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[ale] HOW2 search for text in a "PDF" file ?



Just for fun I did a little testing.  I am using Mac OSX and the new  
spotlight search in 10.4.  Spotlight can search for words inside  
PDF's.  I could not get spotlight to search the CD though.  I copied  
the PDF folder to my HD then I could pull up keyword inside the PDF's  
just fine.

Isn't there a search engine for Linux out there on the horizon?  Was  
Beagle a microsoft product?


Mark


On Aug 31, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Courtney Thomas wrote:

> Thanks Mark. Sounds like you did a lot of work to get it usable,  
> which I
> may ultimately have to do, but don't have time right now.
>
> I have a similar [Official MB Service Manual Library], though not the
> same, CD, since all my pdf files are not in one folder.
>
> The pdf files work fine once opened one at a time. I guess I'll just
> have to do what you did, i.e. open'em one at a time and list what's in
> it  :-(
>
> Appreciatively,
>
> Courtney
>
>
> On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 08:52, Mark Wright wrote:
>
>> I have a service manual library on CD for my car.  When I open it
>> there are a dozen files for the .exe to play with then there is a
>> folder labeled PDF.  In it are about fifty PDF's all label 10001 and
>> on.  Once I open them everything works like it should.  I had to open
>> each one at a time and create a table of contents for myself since
>> 20004.pdf isn't very informative.  I don't think there is a way to
>> search the files without opening them in xpdf, acrobat or in my case
>> Preview.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>> On Aug 31, 2005, at 9:37 AM, Courtney Thomas wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I have a CD with lots of *.pdf files and since I can't boot it on my
>>> linux box [a Winders CD & Wine won't work either], I hope there's a
>>> way
>>> to find among many, many PDF files... particular files that contain
>>> the
>>> information I seek.
>>>
>>> Suggestions ?
>>>
>>> Thanks once again,
>>>
>>> Courtney
>>>
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