Re: Can't search the PDF file.

Subject: Re: Can't search the PDF file.
From: Penelope Perkins <pperkins -at- SYNERGEX -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 16:31:45 -0700


If your MSW 6 file used True Type fonts, and you created the pdf through
Distiller, as you indicate, the resulting file will not be searchable
with either the Find tool or Acrobat search. This is Adobe's way of
getting you to use Type 1 fonts ;-).

Try using the Acrobat PDF Writer to create the file. I believe that it
will result in searchable text. The other option is to switch to Type 1

Good luck.


Penelope Perkins mailto:pperkins -at- synergex -dot- com
Technical Writer
Synergex Sacramento, California

People who live in windowed environments shouldn't cast pointers.

Fran Madera wrote:
> I have been asked to put a telephone list online.
> Here's what I've done:
> Created the doc in MSW 6.0
> Saved as a list.pdf file using Acrobat Distiller.
> Added bookmarks at each letter of the alphabet.
> Created a web page with a link to list.pdf.
> When I click on the link, the telephone list displays; however, there is no
> search capability for a specific name.
> Is there a way to create the list.pdf file so that it can be searched for a
> particular name on the list?
> Fran

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