6172pdf file readers with searchable text feature
- Oct 19, 2010On 18 Oct 2010 Judith Rempel wrote, in part:
>> The "free" and "shareware" pdf-making softwares out there may also> be able to make them searchable. But if not, this may be one of> the reasons to buy the real thing. I make many pdfs annually for my> home business, and so it's a business expense and helpful to my tax> situation as well. Smile. Perhaps that would work for you too.>
There are two programs that have been mentioned at Computer SIG meetings that have a search for text feature, as well as other useful features. Among the list of freeware from our Feb 13, 2010 meeting was Foxit. It is available at:
I have recently been using a program called PDF-XChange Viewer, also known as pdfxviewer. I prefer it to Foxit as it allows you to add comments, etc. to your pdf file and then save the modified file without a "watermark". It is available at:
This enable you to search and comment pdf files produced by your scanner.
I hope this helps with scanning and seaching your paper documents.
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