Advanced Search

PDF Studio comes with an Advanced Search tool that allows you to see a complete list of all the results. This tool allows you to see the results of the search in context with the text around the result to help locate the section of the document with the correct text.

How to use Advanced Search

  1. Open the document that you wish to search
  2. Click on the Text Search button on the toolbar, press Ctrl + Shift + F (Cmd + Shift + F on Mac), or choose Edit > Advanced Search from the menu.
  3. Enter the text to search for in the text field, and press the Enter key or click on the Search button. All occurrences of the text in the document will appear in the occurrences list.

To navigate through the results:

Advanced Search Options

Previous Occurrence: Navigates to the previous occurrence of the word in the document

Next Occurrence: Navigates to the next occurrence of the word in the document

Note: Pressing the "Enter" key will also continue to the next occurrence

Case-Sensitive: If checked, searching for the string "The" will not return the same results as searching for the string "the".

Whole words only: If checked, searching for "the" will not return occurrences of "they". But when this option is left unchecked, all occurrences of "they" will appear in the occurrence list.

Include comments: If checked, the search will include text in annotation comments.

Include fields: If checked, the search will include text in form fields. (this is on by default)