FYI: Notetab_PDF_w_Enhanced_Indexes posted
- The following file is now available in our group files area
The document text was written and copyrighted by Fookes Software (as
Notetab.pdf). The software version documented is version 4.91. This
version of the PDF takes advantage of search related enhancements in
Adobe Acrobat Reader and also provides some page linkages that were
not previously included.
If you cannot access the file area or the file will not download,
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The zip should be unzipped into a directory (e.g., your Notetab
program directory) using Winzip Extract's "Use folder names" option.
Afterwards, you will have NotetabIndexed.PDF, NotetabPDXIndex.PDX
file plus a new subdirectory named NotetabPDXIndex which contains
components of the Acrobat search catalog.
To use an Acrobat search catalog with Acrobat Reader requires a
Reader version that includes the "Search" plug-in. You can see if
yours has it by looking under Help|About|Adobe Acrobat Plug-ins.
If "Search" is one of the listed plug-ins you are all set. Otherwise
you can download Version 5.1 with plug-ins here:
Warning: the download is approximately 13 MB. It does not appear to
be possible to simply add the plug-in to an existing installation.
Once the Reader is installed, and this zip is properly extracted (as
described above), load the PDF file NotetabIndexed.pdf into Acrobat
Reader. Select Edit|Search|Select Indexes and (if not already in
place) put a check mark to select NotetabIndexed index. (If its not
showing as a choice, select "Add" and browse to the PDX file first).
Now you can use Edit|Search|Query to search for a word or phrase. You
can skip to next occurrence using Ctrl+] or previous occurrence using
You can also search for compound expressions, such as
add and calculate
Then getting next will get either of the words. Various options will
cause a variety of other words to be found as well,
e.g., "adding", "adds", etc. (words stemming), "at", "auto", etc.
(sounds like), "total", etc. (thesaurus). The Word Assistant shows
which words "stem", "sound like" or "thesaurus" match any particular
criteria. Using the "Proximity" option will find the two words only
where they are close together.
The wildcard characters "?" and "*" can be used in search criteria,
to represent one character, or zero or more characters.
Although the boolean operators "OR" and "NOT" are also supported by
Acrobat catalog indexes, they are not particularly useful with single
document index. The search units are documents.
In addition to the Acrobat catalog, the PDF file includes a normal
document index. The document index and Acrobat catalog are unrelated
features. In the new version of the PDF, I have linked the Index page
numbers to the referenced pages. Clicking these links will take you
to their destinations. For convenience, a bookmark to the Index may
be found in the Bookmarks panel (F5 opens this panel). Also, the
document uses logical page numbering, so using Acrobat Reader's Goto
page features can take you to the page numbers printed on the pages
rather than the physical page number.