Can't search PDF's in iBooks and Adobe Reader

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by RadekSkylark, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. RadekSkylark

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    Hello everyone!

    A few days ago I made a decision to try out an Apple product - I bought a 2018 iPad with 32gb of memory. The main reason I wanted a tablet is for reading some books as well as having some options for doing multimedia activities when I'm out of my house.

    Anyway, the problem I encountered is that after uploading some PDF books to my iPad from my PC I can't search them in either iBooks app, nor Adobe Reader (free version), although they're searchable on my PC.

    For example, in iBooks app, I can actually highlight all words in those files, but when I do a search it doesn't do (return) anything. In contrast, when I share those PDF's to Adobe Reader I cannot highlight the words for copying, for example (although when I want to make write a comment or highlight text in yellow it is possible to select exact words and letters).

    My question is - what is the problem and what can I do to solve it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RadekSkylark

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    Hello.

    Just wanted to update everyone - app called "PDF Max" solved this issue the best - I can search for words in my PDFs in that app, as well as highlight text and more. The best thing is that this all comes free.

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  3. JezzerP

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    Thanks for updating us and sharing your find :)
     

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