Tag: searching

Searching for PDFs on the web

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Given the sheer amount of content on the web these days, it can be useful to
filter results based on file format. In this PDF article, Dan Shea has a quick
look at a recently released PDF-only search engine, explains how to find PDFs
quickly using Google, and briefly compares the two.

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International versions of Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 released

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Bluebeam Software today announced the release of Swedish and German localized versions of its flagship product. Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 allows users to create, annotate, edit and manage PDF documents, and incorporates specialized features for the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

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Foxit PDF IFilter 2.1 released: improves speed, stability

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Foxit has announced a maintenance release of its IFilter product. According to the company, Foxit PDF IFilter has been designed to capitalize on the strengths of multi-core server architectures to maximize the speed of PDF indexing and text searching.

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This week in PDF: PDF/A conversion software adds support for MS Office

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This week in PDF has seen a PDF/A conversion tool add support for Microsoft Office documents. Meanwhile, a major update was made to a PDF indexing tool.

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Find references within your PDFs

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Want to find a keyword or phrase quickly in your large PDF using Adobe Acrobat 7? It’s easy! Acrobat’s ‘Find’ feature made a triumphant return in Acrobat 7, and allows users to carry out simple searches for text within individual PDF documents, much like the ‘Find’ features in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Word. Acrobat’s ‘Search’ feature is still alive and well, but in this PDF tip, we’ll concern ourselves with its simpler — lightning-fast — cousin.

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Searching and Finding: Basic Principles

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There’s a lot more to searching PDF documents than meets the eye. Which tool is best suited to the task of searching PDFs? It all depends, according to PDFforLawyers.com’s Dave Fishel. He explains in this piece on the basic principles of searching PDF files.

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OCR: Yuor Sarech Enigne Cna’t Raed Tihs

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a godsend to anyone looking to create an electronic archive from large paper records, but just how accurate is it? How can responsible record-keepers compensate for the occasional errors? PDFforLawyers.com’s Dave Fishel explains in this piece on the perils of relying too heavily on OCR.

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