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When I receive a pdf document, how do I know if it's searchable?

I obtain pdf documents many ways: website downloads, via email, subscriptions, etc. And I use Copernic Desktop search. Some pdf documents simply are not searchable, even though they contain plenty of text. When I find these, I upload them to Google Drive which makes them searchable using Google Drive search. Is there a way to know immediately from the pdf itself if it is searchable? [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy on Dec 4, 2015 - 7 answers

Solutions for searching a large collection of pdfs web available

I have a lot of (50GB) pdfs and some epub documents. I would like to find a way to search through them quickly and accurately, in a way that is web accessible. I would like highlights of matches from inside the document to display. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Apr 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Search multiple PDF files

I have a multi-thousand PDF library of books. They are organized by directory (C:\Lib\Science, C:\Lib\History, etc..) I would like to be able to search across part or all of the library. For example, find all occurrences of "Charles Dickens" in PDF's in the C:\Lib\Literature directory. What (freeware) Windows software can do this and other features?
posted by stbalbach on Jul 11, 2010 - 17 answers

Handling pdfs in Google docs

Is there a way to seamlessly add a .pdf opened in Quick View (from a Google search result) to my Google docs? (Or even to save one to docs from the main search page?) [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jan 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking to go paperless but afraid to shred everything.

I'm looking to digitise all of my documents or as many as possible, but am slightly weary about shredding everything what sorts of documents should i keep original paper copies of and which should I digitise? I ask because I don't want to end up in a sticky legal situation where I would require the original paper copy. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Apr 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Software for organizing local digital library

Looking for a file/library management program with the following features : ability to look for duplicates by CRC comparison, search for text inside files (PDF,Djvu,doc, chm etc) extract and catalog metadata, display on which disk is the file located, even if it's offline. Yes I know about google desktop, but.. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Nov 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Is there a way to search PDF metadata in Vista?

Is there a way to search PDF metadata in Vista? [more inside]
posted by chrisWhite on Aug 16, 2007 - 3 answers

My kingdom for a highlighter

PDF/ search filter: Highlighter, highlighter, where for art thou highlighter? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Nov 30, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I convert a scanned pdf to searchable text?

I need to convert a scanned pdf to searchable text, without printing it out and scanning it back in using OCR. Also, I'd like a cheap or free solution since I'm not likely to use it often ever again.
posted by nomis on May 6, 2004 - 17 answers

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