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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by guriausa, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. guriausa

    guriausa Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm looking for a way to be able to search the text on a page in any app (not just browsers or documents).

    My husband's employer sends job info via an app and he'd like to be able to search key words for specific tasks.

    TIA
     


  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I've only seen that in browsers and documents. I can search in my ebook reader app but that's my only exception. What .format does your husband's employer's app send?
     
  3. guriausa

    guriausa Lurker
    Thread Starter

    It's not any kind of format. It's just text on a page.
     
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Just to clarify, there's going to be big difference between actual text (searchable) and an image of text (not searchable).
    For the former, depending on the app you're referring to it might require him to just copy-and-paste the text into a separate file, and then just use any text editor or word processor app to open that file and use the search function. Or if the app includes the functionality of saving to a text file that would be a lot simpler.
    For the latter, when an image is involved (i.e. a jpg or tiff or whatever) it might be more involved. To get actual text, it would require printing out the image (in reasonably high resolution), and use an OCR utility to convert the printed image to text. And don't be surprised if the resulting text has errors, with text to text its all just digital copying but with image to text it's more similar to an analog to digital process, text to image to text.
     
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  5. guriausa

    guriausa Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, I think we'll try copying and pasting into a searchable document.
     
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