Whole Word Search in iBooks

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    I want to search for "reset" and not get "preset" as a search result in a PDF using iBooks. How to do it?

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    I moved this to the Help section, where I think it might receive better attention.

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    It does not look like any of the usual methods work. Disappointing. Using quotation marks is pretty much a standard in searches. I really expected it to be supported.
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    Goodreader does a sorta whole word search, better than the Kindle and iBooks. It is difficult to understand why any competent developer would leave something so basic out of the app. I would expect to see an option for a regex term if it was a really top notch app.

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    It is certainly something that needs to be added before they get their eTextbook programs running. It's only annoying for casual reading. For serious research it would be more than that. Of course, it's not like you can do any decent search in a real text book, other than the index of course. And that should be (hopefully) present in any eTextbook.

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