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  1. RadekSkylark's Avatar
    #1
    Hello everyone!

    A few days ago I made a decision to try out an Apple product - I bought a 2018 iPad with 32gb of memory. The main reason I wanted a tablet is for reading some books as well as having some options for doing multimedia activities when I'm out of my house.

    Anyway, the problem I encountered is that after uploading some PDF books to my iPad from my PC I can't search them in either iBooks app, nor Adobe Reader (free version), although they're searchable on my PC.

    For example, in iBooks app, I can actually highlight all words in those files, but when I do a search it doesn't do (return) anything. In contrast, when I share those PDF's to Adobe Reader I cannot highlight the words for copying, for example (although when I want to make write a comment or highlight text in yellow it is possible to select exact words and letters).

    My question is - what is the problem and what can I do to solve it?

    Thanks!
    12-26-2018 03:20 PM
  2. mogelijk's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I don't use iBooks for PDFs, in fact I don't use PDFs often, so don't have any good ideas. Hopefully someone here might have some better ideas for you.
    12-27-2018 09:35 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm not sure what your issue is. Do you add the pdf to iBooks? Then can't search something? Not sure I follow. What are you searching? A pdf? Something in a pdf?
    When you highlight a word, do you have the black bar with "look up" on it? If so, have you added a dictionary to your iPad?
    If you don't see anything after tapping "look up", look at the bottom or scroll down. It should say "manage dictionaries". Tap that and choose a dictionary.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 12-27-2018 at 02:23 PM.
    12-27-2018 02:07 PM
  4. RadekSkylark's Avatar
    Hello.

    Just wanted to update everyone - app called "PDF Max" solved this issue the best - I can search for words in my PDFs in that app, as well as highlight text and more. The best thing is that this all comes free.

    Cheers
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    12-29-2018 02:27 PM

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