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    I'm using Foxit Reader to view contract drawings. I can do a search for a term that I can plainly see on the screen, yet Foxit tells me it has searched the entire document and no matches are found. What am I doing wrong. The search function used to work at one time.


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    Hi Scotty,

    Please first check if it is a scanned PDF document by going under "View"->"Text Viewer". If it comes blank after you click on "Text Viewer", that's to say, the PDF document is a scanned PDF document. In this case, the text in the PDF document needs to be OCRed first for searching. You may use the OCR feature in Foxit PhantomPDF program to make the text recoginizable for searching. PhantomPDF is free to try out for 30 days, you may download it from Foxit website:

    If you're not sure about this, please upload the PDF document here or email it to [email protected] and let us know which text you'd like to search for processing. Attn: Cherry

    Thank you.