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Aug 6th, 2022
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Search and Highlight Text in PDF with DocHub

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Editing documents doesn't have to be a tedious and time-consuming process anymore. With the DocHub editing solution, it has become easier than ever to modify contracts, invoices, as well as other documents. The service enables you to adjust your document to your needs. It supports multiple formats, such as PDF, DOC, XLS, DOCX, XLSX, PPT, TXT, and RTF.

You can use online document editing services to change nearly any type of document with ease. You just need to upload your document on the website and use the toolbar to make the necessary corrections. DocHub has all essential editing tools allowing you to insert and erase text and images, add signature fields, annotate and highlight parts of the document, and more.

Follow this guide to Search and Highlight Text in PDF with DocHub

  1. Upload a file to DocHub using the Drag-and-Drop area.
  2. Use the toolbar to Search and Highlight Text in PDF and make other changes to the document.
  3. Click the Download / Export icon in the top right area to proceed.
  4. Select the storage location for your document.
  5. Click Download or Export, depending on your preferred storage location.

If you want to send the edited document directly from the editor, you should click on the Share or send icon instead of Download / Export. Then you can choose the suitable sharing method: via a link, an attachment, or a signing request.

Whether you need to Search and Highlight Text in PDF or use other editing tools, DocHub is a perfect solution for modifying any document type. Create a DocHub account and benefit from our comprehensive editor.

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How to Search and Highlight Text in PDF

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welcome to fast it friday this is amy bowser Rollins with litigation support guru in todays tip I want to share with you an docHub action then will automate highlighting terms that you search for across PDFs the first thing I found is this action that was created for Acrobat 10 and I use acrobat 11 in this step by step the instructions say to edit the action and I cant edit the action because I have 11 I cant edit an acrobat 10 action so I recreated the action in Acrobat 11 and in doing so I decided to change a few things I have a small list of PDF files here and were going to use search terms and search across these pdfs and automatically highlight everywhere where it finds a term were starting with docHub and were going to click on tools and then were going to go to the action wizard were going to go to manage actions and then im going to import my action sequence its warning me that it has javascript which I already know and its telling me where to find it

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Click somewhere in the document, then press Ctrl + A (Windows) or ⌘ Command + A (Mac) to select all text in the document.
Use Ctrl+A to select all markups.
Searching for multiple words within a PDF Open the PDF in docHub or docHub Reader. Click Edit Advanced Search on the menu bar or specify Shift+Ctrl+F. Within the Search window, select In the current document. Specify the string of words to locate in the text box.
Open the PDF in MS Word (presumably Google Docs as well). Then select replace - enter your search word or phrase and repeat that in the replace word box - then near bottom select the replace Format drop down and select highlight - then select replace all and it will highlight all instances. When done - Save as PDF.
By default, if you open docHub Reader and press CTRL + F, youll get the normal search box. It is located at the top right in the menu bar. To use the advanced PDF search option, you can choose Open Full Reader Search in the drop down menu of the search box or press SHIFT + CTRL + F.

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