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  • FAQ How to search from the current location in PDF file?

    1) If I am on page 22 of the PDF file, I'd like to search for "abc" from that page onwards. When I use Search in FoxIt Reader 5.3 it insists on searching from the first page. As it happens, "abc" appears in the table of contents at the start of the document several dozen times. I can't seem to jump over those pages and start searching at the current page.

    2) I also need to change the highlight color to purple instead of yellow for the document. I can change existing highlighted text from yellow to purple, but there should be a way to change the default highlight color to purple (or any other color).

    Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to do this?

    TIA

  • #2
    Hi TIA,

    1) The search mechanism in Foxit Reader 5.3 is set to start from the page you're at. Could you please re-check?
    2) The highlight color will maintain to the one you selected until you make the change. E.g. If I change my highlight color from yellow to purple, then it will be purple everytime I use the highlight tool and it won't change until I make it.

    Please let us know.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cherry View Post
      Hi TIA,

      1) The search mechanism in Foxit Reader 5.3 is set to start from the page you're at. Could you please re-check?
      2) The highlight color will maintain to the one you selected until you make the change. E.g. If I change my highlight color from yellow to purple, then it will be purple everytime I use the highlight tool and it won't change until I make it.

      Please let us know.
      I came here because I have the same problem (#1). Foxit does not recognize that I have "changed pages" and continues to search from the last search result.


      This is a huge bug.

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      • #4
        Hi superstar555,

        Foxit Reader works as it is in other PDF Reader. Since the cursor focused at current page when searching with last item, if to start a new search from page#1, we need to get back to page#1 then search the new item.
        Last edited by cherry; 06-14-2012, 10:09 AM.

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        • #5
          If you hit F3, the search continues from where the last hit was found - even if you have changed pages in the mean time.

          If you enter a new search that is identical the previous search, it seems to be treated as an F3, and so continues from where the last hit was found. This is annoying if you want to move somewhere else in the document and start the repeated search from there.

          To force a repeated search to go from the current page, you have to start a new search. This can be by editing the search text (e.g. delete the last character if you want to search for the same term), or by changing one of the Whole Words etc options. Note that it is not enough to delete the last character and type it again; Foxit Reader will see the search string is the same as it was before and so will do the F3 behaviour.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hazel View Post
            If you hit F3, the search continues from where the last hit was found - even if you have changed pages in the mean time.
            This feedback has been forwarded to our PM team for reference, reported id:JR640

            Originally posted by hazel View Post
            If you enter a new search that is identical the previous search, it seems to be treated as an F3, and so continues from where the last hit was found. This is annoying if you want to move somewhere else in the document and start the repeated search from there.

            To force a repeated search to go from the current page, you have to start a new search. This can be by editing the search text (e.g. delete the last character if you want to search for the same term), or by changing one of the Whole Words etc options. Note that it is not enough to delete the last character and type it again; Foxit Reader will see the search string is the same as it was before and so will do the F3 behaviour.
            Even though you delete the word you search and re-type it, our Foxit Reader will recognize and search it from the next word you searched it last time.
            Other PDF Reader also works in this way.

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            • #7
              You can search for PDF file by pressing f3 and the search will continue from the last found hit, even if the pages are changed by you in the mean time. so this way you can search for your file and for more clarification you can check on different web sites on google to solve your problem.

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              • #8
                The search should NOT reset to the old position after changing pages. Hitting F3 (or Search arrow) should begin the search from the new location. For example, when a search term is located, it is normal to read a page--or maybe several pages--and then hit F3 again to find the next reference. Why would anyone want to reset completely back to the previous location? It would take forever to get through all of the found locations. Adobe Reader doesn't have this strange behavior and I don't believe any of the Foxit 4.* releases did either. Clearly, this is a bug.
                Frank

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                • #9
                  How do you change the default color for finding text? It's currently light blue and very hard to see with smaller text.
                  Thanks!
                  Joe

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                  • #10
                    Hi Joe,

                    Currently Foxit Reader doesn't support to change the default color for finding text. I've forwarded your request as suggestion for Reader PM team's processing. Suggestion ID#: READER-1825.

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