[texhax] search for text in a pdf file

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Aug 6 13:04:58 CEST 2004

Maybe use Adobe Acrobat ?  That has inbuilt search facilities.
Philip Taylor
 > hello smart folks.  i have a pdf file that is some 350 pages.  and i need
 > to search for one phrase.  gv doesnt seem to have a search function, i've
 > tried ps2ascii and pstotext after converting the pdf with pdf2ps.  the
 > resulting txt files just have a bunch of ^L over and over.  I'm stumped.
 > how do i search for a phrase in a pdf file?
 > thanks for any help from a forum that's not really about pdf.
 > bobby

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