To search for words using the Find toolbar
- Open the document.
- To display the Find toolbar, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) in the toolbar area, and select Find.
- In the Find box, type the word, words, or partial word that you want to search for.
- From the Find Options menu , select options as desired. (See Search options.)
- To view each search result, click the Find Previous button or the Find Next button to go backward or forward through the document.
If you want to switch to the Search PDF feature for additional search options, choose Open Full Acrobat Search from the Find Options menu in the Find toolbar.
To search for words in a PDF document using the Search PDF window
- Open the document.
- Click the Search button on the File toolbar.
- If you want to perform an advanced search, click Use Advanced Search Options.
- Type the word, words, or partial word that you want to search for.
- Set options as desired. See Search options and Advanced search options.
- Click Search. The results appear in page order and, if applicable, show a few words of context. Each result displays an icon to identify the type of occurrence: the Bookmark Result icon , the Comment Result icon , the Layer Result icon , or the Attachment Result icon . All other searchable areas display the Search Result icon.
- To display the page that contains a search result, click an item in the Results list. The occurrence is highlighted. Choose Edit > Search Results > Next Result or Edit > Search Results > Previous Result, or use the Back button and the Next button at the top of the Search PDF window to move forward and backward through search panes.
Note: During a search, you can click a result or use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the results without interrupting the search. Clicking the Stop button under the search-progress bar cancels further searching and limits the results to the occurrences already found. It does not close the Search PDF window or delete the Results list. To see more results, you must run a new search.