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I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit.

I downloaded a PDF file for my academic requirements. When I open this PDF with Document Viewer, it displays the contents of the file. However, when I start searching (with Ctrl+F) for a word in the file, it gives me "no word is found" for every attempt even though it is present the file?

How can I search for the word in the PDF?

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Maybe the pdf is just an image, with no OCR behind? – GabrielF Jan 15 '14 at 10:09
are you able to select text in the document? If not the text is probably only pictures. and as far as I know there is not a lot you can do. – Wouter Jan 15 '14 at 10:45
Another possible explanation: the PDF library evince is based on, poppler, isn't capable of searching across newlines. If your term extends across two lines sadly you won't be able to find it with any PDF viewer that is based on poppler (e.g. evince, okular, qpdfview...). – Glutanimate Jan 15 '14 at 21:30

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