How to Find Text in PDF

How to Find Text in PDF

GoodReader comes with a primary search function that allows you to search PDF content for specific words or phrases. To execute a basic search request complete the following steps:
First, transfer a file to GoodReader (see: How To Import Files & Folders), then tap a file name to open it.
Press the Search button to open the Find dialog, then enter the text to find, or choose a recently used text.

Please note that some PDF files may be unsearchable. The most likely reason for that is a scanned page that may look like a text, but in reality, it is a picture. However, it's easy to verify. Tap on the text and hold it for a second to see if it gets selected as a text. If it does, then this text is going to be searchable.
There may be an issue with searching for text in right-to-left reading languages (Hebrew, Arabic.) While the nature of this text is right-to-left, some PDF Composing Engines may encode it within the file in a left-to-right manner. This means that in order to find a text, you may have to enter it backward – this is how this text is stored within the file. To make it easier for you, we're offering the Flip String switch on the Find Text dialog, specifically for cases like this.
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