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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PDF viewer to find text in a Searchable Image PDF

I'm looking for a PDF Viewer that will allow me to find text easily within scanned documents that have been converted, using OCR, into searchable PDF files.

Polaris Office (the default PDF viewer that came with my Samsung phone) doesn't seem to find text within such PDFs.

Adobe Viewer has a Search option that effectively finds the first hit but I can't find how to get it to "Find Next".

The ideal software would bring up a list of hits, showing a snippet of each in its context.

Any suggestions, please?

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RepliGo Reader
ezPDF Reader
Mantano Reader

RepliGo creates this list, the others have an other way

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Thanks, Harry, for the suggestions. Do any of these show a list of hits, or do you have to repeatedly "find next"?

(I now see that Adobe Reader pops up < and > buttons at the bottom of the screen.)
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RepliGo Reader has the hit list with the search words's sentences.

ezPDF Reader shows icons with the search words's pages and Mantano Reader has the simple "next".

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The Kindle app displays searchable image PDFs well and the Search facility throws up a list of hits with brief snippets of surrounding text.
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This is a fine PDF editor, not only for viewing, but also for commenting, highlighting etc

Mac OS Edit PDF, A versatile powerful PDF editor as well as PDF converter
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