Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatically

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Armin Mutscheller
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Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatically

Post by Armin Mutscheller » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:27 am

Hello,

Is there a way to perform a word or phrase search in PDF-XChange Viewer and jump to the first or only occurrence of the search phrase automatically? (Similar behaviour as in Adobe Acrobat.) Any input is much appreciated!

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Re: Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatica

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:49 am

Hello Armin,

Yes - if you use the search toolbar and not the advanced search - this is the exact behabiour.

So the simple search is activated with pressing Ctrl-F, and the advanced search is with Ctrl-Shift-F

Using the simple search once the first occurence is found pressing Enter or F3 jumps to the next result if it exists.

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Re: Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatica

Post by Armin Mutscheller » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:44 am

Thank you very much. I think it would be great if this behaviour could be made the default also for the advanced search, i.e. when searching across multiple documents.

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Re: Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatica

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:03 am

Hi Armin,

When using the advanced search - and specifically when you are searching through multiple documents - it's, in my opinion, better to just list the results and then let you pick up the one you want to see. For example there might be 5 results in 4 different files - and opening the first occurrence in file A might not be the one you need, and when you can see the text surrounding your search criteria in the list of results - you can correctly recognize that file B is the one you really need.

Also there are other factors like e.g. windows sending the files in an order that does not always match the order you see in file explorer - so if you search through a folder - the first result and the first file found could be e.g. the 5th in the list you were looking, so there's a lot of "guessing" which result to show you first - and we'd rather avoid that.

And in any case - you are just a click away from seeing the file you want once the results have been listed in the advanced search window.

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Stefan

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Re: Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatica

Post by ZoNi » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:40 am

Tracker Supp-Stefan wrote:advanced search is with Ctrl-Shift-F
I didn't know there is advanced search :D

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Re: Searching documents: Jump to first occurrence automatica

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:57 am

Now you do ZoNi! ;)

And hope you will like it!

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Stefan

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