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One of the biggest advantages of digitizing notes, if you’re a student, is that you can search for text within Word documents and find where you last saw a phrase that you now need to consolidate with your new lesson. We’ve seen how to use DocFetcherQuickly Search Documents For Words with DocFetcherQuickly Search Documents For Words with DocFetcherRead More to search within PDF files, but if you already have PDF-XChange Viewer, Foxit or even Adobe Reader, did you know you can already search for text inside PDF documents without additional programs? I didn’t know this so I thought it might be something good to share.

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This might be useful too, if you own a large collection of e-books in PDF. I know I have a few copies of the free manuals that MakeUseOf distributes, plus a lot of PDFs for each of my classes so knowing my preferred PDF viewer can do this is tremendously useful.

PDF-XChange Viewer [Windows]

Even with its free version, PDF-XChange Viewer has pretty mind-blowing featuresPDF-XChange Viewer — Give This Free PDF Reader A Second LookPDF-XChange Viewer — Give This Free PDF Reader A Second LookRead More. I’ve been using it for quite some time and absolutely adore the fact that you can customize keyboard shortcuts for any function. However, I didn’t realize you could use it to search entire directories until after searching all over the web for a PDF document search tool. It turns out the Search feature in PDF-XChange is pretty powerful and fast. You can either go to the Edit menu > Search or go to the drop-down menu for the Find feature.

Press Command+F to bring up the in-page search box. Alternatively, you can go to the Edit menu > Find > Find to bring up the search box. Type in your search word or phrase and hit Enter. Sep 15, 2018 Edit Article How to Search for a Word on a Webpage. In this Article: Article Summary Searching on an Open Page Searching a Site with Google Community Q&A Nearly every web browser comes with a Find tool, which allows you to scan the page for matching words or phrases.

You’ll see a sidebar on the right of the open PDF file. What is really neat is that if you have several PDF documents open in tabs, you can search through all of those open files, or only the current PDF. You can also specify a directory. In the Options buttons, you can also choose to search bookmarks and comments.

In the search term box, you can also use the drop-down menu to navigate to the Advanced Search function, which you can use to exclude words, include exact phrases, etc. Once you’ve completed the search, any result you click on will open up the respective file with the search term highlighted.

Adobe Reader [Cross-Platform]

Like PDF-XChange, you will then able to search for text inside PDF documents in your specified locations.

After the search has returned results, clicking on any of them will open up the respective PDF file with the search term highlighted on the correct page.

If you want to preview or open up the results from different PDF files though, Adobe Reader will open them in separate windows since it doesn’t support tabbed documents.

What’s very impressive though, even more so than my beloved PDF-XChange Viewer’s Advanced Search, which has plenty for very specific searches.

If I were in a position to, I’d certainly buy EditPad Pro just so I could pay you for your software (I’m a poor graduate student, so that’s not in the cards just yet). 23 March 2011 Robert Potter ‘I have used the freeware version of EditPad for about a year, and I wanted to thank you for making such a great program available for home use. https://urrenew.medium.com/text-edit-for-mac-download-f494b111e704. ‘Yours is one of the few programs on my PC that I cannot remember ever having crashed, or caused a crash.

Foxit Reader [Windows, Linux]

Similar to PDF-XChange, you’ll also see a sidebar on the right of the open PDF file, you can specify whether to look in the current document or in a specific directory, and the functionality will be really fast.

Unlike PDF-XChange however, you aren’t offered the option to search in all currently open PDF files.

It’s worth mentioning that if you don’t have any of these readers but you’re on a Windows computer, you can actually use Windows Desktop Search (the one you get from pressing Win key + F) to look for text within PDF files with the help of the Adobe PDF iFilter for 64-bit and 32-bit systems. If you do have the latest version of Adobe Reader, it will have bundled the iFilter add-in so you can use Windows Search to index PDF file contents without any problems. PDF-XChange enthusiasts also have the option to use the iFilter add-in.

If all you’re looking for is a small utility that’s fast and can search inside files, PDF or not, check out FileHound (here’s the portable version). I haven’t tried searching within scanned PDF files, but if anyone has, please share your experience in the comments.

What do you use to search for text inside PDF files?

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  1. can any body please tell me the war to convert pdf to word if the book having maths fonts also or without maths
    i have already used many software
    please its urgent
  2. can any body please tell me the war to convert pdf to word if the book having maths fonts also or without maths
    i have already used many software
    please its urgent
  3. Sorry, but FoxIt Reader is not available for all major platforms (Mac and Windows). It’s available for Windows and Linux, but that’s it. You need to actually check your facts before committing them to publish, and provide direct links.
  • Have you ever heard of a MISTAKE buddy?!?! You need to check your manners and attitude before commenting!!
  • I’d say it’s you who needs to check your attitude and manners. Anyone who uses all caps in their comments is obviously just throwing a temper tantrum. If you can’t act like an adult, don’t open your mouth.
  1. Or you can just use PDF Stacks at http://www.pdfstacks.com
    So much easier to search multiple PDF’s and to do other stuff.
  • thanks for the share!
  1. Or you can just use PDF Stacks at http://www.pdfstacks.com
    So much easier to search multiple PDF’s and to do other stuff.

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Is there a way to search for text in all files in a directory using VS Code?

I.e., if I type ‘find this’ in my search, it will search through all the files in the current directory and return the files that matched. Basically like if I did a grep. My coworker told me Sublime has something like this.

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There is an ellipsis on the dialog where you can include/exclude files, and options in the search box for matching case/word and using Regex.

DaveShawDaveShaw

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In VS Code..

  1. Go to Explorer (Ctrl + Shift + E)
  2. Right click on your favorite folder
  3. Select ‘Find in folder’

The search query will be prefilled with the path under ‘files to include’.

Keshan Nageswaran

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Jesper WilfingJesper Wilfing

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Ctrl + P (Win, Linux), Cmd + P (Mac) — Quick open, Go to file

Hamza ZymawyHamza Zymawy

Press Ctrl + Shift + F

click on 3 dots under search box.

type your query in search box

type ./FOLDERNAME in files to include box and click Enter

Alternative way to this is, Right click on folder and select Find in Folder

Sajeer BabuSajeer Babu

I think these official guide should work for your case.

VS Code allows you to quickly search over all files in the currently-opened folder. Press Ctrl+Shift+F and enter in your search term. Search results are grouped into files containing the search term, with an indication of the hits in each file and its location. Expand a file to see a preview of all of the hits within that file. Then single-click on one of the hits to view it in the editor.

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Milan LeškaničMilan Leškanič

This action is not bound to a key by default, to bind it do this:

  1. File > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts (Ctrl+K, Ctrl+S)
  2. Search for ‘find folder’
  3. Press the + icon on the left of ‘filesExplorer.findInFolder’ search result
  4. Enter your desired key combination

fotcornfotcorn

A simple answer is to click the magnifying glass on the left side bar

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  1. Enter Search Keyword in search (CTRL + SHIFT + F)
  2. Exclude unwanted folder’s/files by using exclude option (!)
  3. ex: !Folder/File*
  4. Hit Enter

Search For A Certain Text In Mac

Shiva Prasad AdiralaShiva Prasad Adirala

If you have a directory open in VSCode, and want to search a subdirectory, then either:

  • ctrl-shift-F then in the files to include field enter the path with a leading ./,

or

  • ctrl-shift-E to open the Explorer, right click the directory you want to search, and select the Find in Folder.. option.

robocatrobocat

To add to the above, if you want to search within the selected folder, right click on the folder and click ‘Find in Folder’ or default key binding:

Alt+Shift+F

As already mentioned, to search all folders in your project, click Edit > ‘Find in Files’ or:

Ctrl+Shift+F

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