current PDF, starting from the current pageand looping through the
document. Choose whether to match case or not, find whole words only
and to include or exclude bookmark and comment texts.Use the Previous
or Next buttonsto determine the search direction. If you search multiple
words, the program finds only occurrenceswhere those words appear one
after the other in the given order. A found string is highlighted.
The tools Findand Searchare not available for Image PDF files.
Searching Text in multiple PDF files
The Searchtoolin the File toolbaror Searchin the Edit menu(Shift + Ctrl
+F) opens a dialog box where you canenter a search string with the
options described above.
The search can be inthe current documentonly, selected PDF files inthe
current PDF portfolio (see later), all PDF files in the portfolio (including
those in sub-folders) or in a folder on your computer that you specify,
including or excluding its sub-folders. In all cases, only PDF files are
To do a portfolio search, the current document must be a portfolioor a
package.Packages can also be searched using the portfolio commands,
since they are a simplified form of portfolio and are displayed in the
Search results are presented in the lower part of the search dialog box.
Each occurrence shows a line of text with the found string colored blue.
Click on a line to jump to the page containing the text. The number of
occurrences isshown bottom-right.
For a folder search, after entering a search string, you can click Advanced
to specify additional search criteria that help you find a specific file among
many. Under Keychoose a PDF file information category (Subject,
Author, Creation date etc.). Under Valueenter a search string or a date
and under Operationchoose whether the search string should be included
or excluded, ormakedate searching choices. Add criteria as desired;
searches will find only files that meet ALL the criteriayou define.
An improved interface allows you to search multiple words or strings
more efficiently. This type of search returns all occurrences of ANY of the
words or strings defined. Searching can also be done by supplied
patterns: US Social Security Numbers, US phone numbers with or without
area codes, credit card numbers or dates. Searches can be done by
Hint:To search just a few PDFfiles, copy them to a temporary folder
masks (user-defined patterns), using the following symbols:
and do a folder search or put them into a portfolio and search that.
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Here is a selection of other actions you can perform:
View PDF properties:Choose Document Propertiesin the Document
menu(Ctrl+D) to see the properties ofthe current document under the
tabs Description, Securityand Fonts. The first tab shows which keywords
and other descriptions are added to the PDF –these can help you find the
PDF later. If you cannot perform certain actions on the PDF (printing,
copying, form filling etc.) the security settings may explain the reason. If
parts of the PDF have an unusual appearance this may be due to some or
allfonts not being embedded in the PDF file. The fonts listing tellsyou
which fonts are embedded and the coding convention used. That may
help you determine which fonts are present in the document but not
embedded. If you install those fonts on your system, the PDF should
View bookmarks:Choose Bookmarksunder Navigation Panelsin the
View menuor toolbar. If the PDF contains bookmarks, these are
displayed. These function like a table of contents in a book; typically each
section with a title has a bookmark. Click a bookmark to jump to the start
of the namedsection in the document. Choose Options/Collapseto
reduce the number of bookmarks and Expandto see all the entries.
Print the PDF:Choose the Print toolfrom the File toolbaror Printin the
File menu(Ctrl + P). Choose a printer, a page range and other options.
Under Print Content, choose toprint the document with comments
(default) using the currently set display method, the document only or
form fields only (see below). To change the display method of comments,
choose Print with Commentsfrom the File menu.
Openattachments:Choose Attachmentsunder Navigation Panelsin the
View menuor toolbar. Selectanattachment in the list and clickthe Open
button at the top left of the panel. The application associated with the file
type starts and the file is displayed.
Save attachments:Choose Attachmentsas described above. Selectone
or moreattachmentsand clickthe Save buttonat the top left of the panel
and define asaving location. Files are saved with their original file typeto
the chosen folder.
Play sound:A PDF file may have an attached or embedded sound file.
Double click its icon to hear the sound using your default media player
using all its current settings.Microsoft Silverlight content is supported.
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Playmovies: A PDF file may contain attached or embedded movie files.
Click the fileicon or other control to play the movie. Use Edit/
Preferences/ Movieto set which media player to use and which
accessibility options should be applied whenever available.
Check Spelling: In PDF Readerthis is a new option available under Edit
menu / Check Spelling. Two further submenu itemsare: In Comments
(F7)and Edit Dictionary.
Click on In Commentsto bring up the spell-checker window and click
Startto beginthe process.The message Ready to spell checkchanges to
No misspellings foundif the commentis free of spelling mistakes. The
Startbutton changes to Restartafter the process ends.Spelling mistakes
found are listed in the Suggestionswindowand the Replace, Replace All
buttons become active.
The Add todrop down list lets you select All Languagesor fifteen
Clicking on Edit Dictionarybrings up the custom dictionary editor window.
Use the Entryfield to type a new word, then the Addbutton to include it
in the dictionary. Once a word is added, use the Deletebutton to delete it
from the list.
If a word is already in the list and a new word is entered in the Entryfield
pressing the Changebutton causes the freshly entered word to replace
the word already in the list. It is possible to make a dictionary of Added
and Excludedwords with radio buttons to toggle between the two. This
feature is relevant only in PDF Reader and does not influence any
document editor software.
Filling PDF Forms
Some PDF files include fillable forms, based on XFA or other form-
handling standards. If you receive such a form, and form filling is
permitted by the file’s security settings, you can fill the form in PDF
Readerand then return it via e-mail.
To fill the form choose the Hand toolthen click in the fields one after the
other to enter text or make choices. You can also use the Tab or arrow
keys to move between controls. The range of form controls are as
Checkbox:Click on it to select it. Click again to deselect it. When
checkboxes are grouped, they can be selected or deselected
Radio button:Click on it to select it. Click again to deselect it. Radio
buttons are always grouped and only one button in the group can be
Text field:Click the field to select it, click again to set a text cursor,
enter a response.
Comb box:This is a specialtype of text field that defines character
spacing. Each character entered is placed in its own comb cell.
List box:Click the control to open a list and choose an item.
Combo box:Click the control to select it. Either choose a response from
those in the list or enter text.
Signature field:If you havea form with anunfilledsignature field you
can add your own digital signature. Please consult the Help system of
your operating system on how to create a signature identity. You can also
verify the authenticity of asignaturefield that someone else signed(see
A button control typically leads to an action being performed when it is
clicked –such as jumping to another page or submitting the form to a
The Formtoolbarhas two controls(only activeif the PDF page contains
active form fields):
Highlight Fields:Puts a highlight on all form controls so they are easier
Reset Fields:Removes all data entered into the form so you can start
Use Edit / Preferences / Formsto decide how forms will be displayed and
function. Choose to have field values automatically calculated whenever
the form contains numerical controls with calculations defined. Choose
whether the focused form control should have a border or not and choose
colors for the field highlighting –required fields can be given a different
color. An auto-complete function can be defined to speed up repeated
Returning the filled form
To return afilled form, click its Submit buttonif it has one (this may
Alternatively, you can print the whole filled form and send it by fax or
post. Another option is to print the empty electronic form before filling it,
then fill it in PDF Reader, place the empty form in your printer and print
your responses onto it by choosing Form fields onlyin the Print Content
list box. If you receive the form as an active PDF and also on paper
(maybe in color),you can fill the electronicform, put the form in your
printer and print just your responses onto itas described above.
Signature verification is improved as compared to the previous version.
You may receive a document (not necessarily a form) containing a digital
signature. You can verify the signature if the sender also sent you a
security certificate file (extension .p7b, .p7cor .cer). Click inside the
signature to verify it. A dialog box tells you whether or not:
the document has been modified since it was signed
the signature can be verified as authentic.
Choose Trusted Identitiesin the Document menuto browse for certificate
files. Once added, they allow verification. The dialog box displays
certificate file information (name, issuer and expiry date) and lets you
remove or export the files.Under Preferences / Securitythenew ability to
verify signatures with digital IDs stored in Windows Certificate Storecan
be turned on.
PDF Readeralso supports opening files protected by FileOpen DRM
A portfolio is a set of files grouped into a single PDF file. It can contain all
file types and can have sub-folders. XPS files retain their file type when
placed in a portfolio. PDF Reader can open portfolios and display the PDF
files inside it. It can also displayMS Office filesinside the portfolio
window, providing the source program is available. After viewing a file,
click Hometo return to the portfolio (the close button shuts the whole
The portfolio interfaceusesFlash technology, so you will need a recent
Flash media player
on your system to gain the full benefitfrom it.
First the interfacedisplays document thumbnails and subfolders (if any).
Double-click on a file to display it. Use the leftand rightarrows in the
portfolio bar at the top of the window to move to the next or previous
Click Hometo return to the starting view with thumbnails.
Click List viewto see a list of files and folders with related information.
Both displays let you move to sub-foldersand view the files there. The
current path is displayed under the portfolio bar, top-left. Use it to
navigate between folder levels.
Non-PDF files are displayed as thumbnails; double click the thumbnailand
choose the Open in Portfolio buttonto view the file, or choose Open
Attachmentto display and optionally edit the file in the application
associated with the file type. Click the Save Attachment buttonto save
non-PDF files to your local file system, outside the portfolio.To save a
PDF file, select it and click the Save buttonin the portfolio bar and choose
Save File from Portfolioin the drop-down list.
Recent PDF editors can compile portfolios: Nuance PDF Converter
Professional 6and abovehavethat feature.
Working with Packages
A package is a set of files grouped into a single PDF file. It can contain
only PDF filesand cannot have sub-folders. PDF Reader can open
packages and display the filesin the Portfolio viewer. It showsdocument
thumbnailsor a document list. Navigate and save files as described
above.Many PDF products can create packages, for instance Nuance PDF
Some PDF files contain layers that separate elements on the page. These
are typically used by architects or designers and also when submitting
publications in PDF format to printing houses. PDF Readerallows you to
view single layers separately or any combination of layers.
Converting PDF to Editable Formats
The Filetoolbarincludes a button Convert PDFthat leads to a free Nuance
web-based conversion service from PDF to editable formats. Select a PDF
file and click the button. A dialog box lets you choose a target file type:
RTF, DOCX, (Word in Office 2010 or 2013), XLS (Excel) or WP
(WordPerfect). You must also supply an e-mail address and a password.
When the conversion is complete, you receive an e-mail notification with
a web address. Click it and provide the password to access and download
the converted file.There is a limit to the number of pages that can be
converted free of charge.
If you request a conversion and have PDF Converter Professional 7 or 8
on your system, it is opened and the chosenPDF is loadedinto it.
Use its Open in PDF Converter Professional/Enterprise button(see above)
to convert the file locally, with a wider range of targets and settings than
in the web-based service.
Reading Texts Using Jaws
Jawsisawidespread screen-reader application used to read texts of
interface elements as well as document content. If Jaws is installed on
your computer, PDF Reader works in close cooperation with it.
With Jawsrunning, as soon as a PDF is opened its content will start to be
read out. The following keyboard actions are available:
Left arrow: read previous word
Rightarrow: read next word
Uparrow: read previous content element in tag tree
Downarrow: readnext content element in tag tree
Ctrl+Up: read content of previous tag
Ctrl+Down: read content ofnext tag
Page Up: read first content element of previous page
Page Down: read first content element of next page
Home: read first content element of document
End: read last content element of document
Escape: cancel reading
Removing the Program
1. Select Add or Remove Programsfrom the Control Panel. Under Vista,
Windows 7or 8, select Programs and Featuresfrom the Control Panel.
2. Select Nuance PDF Reader 8.0
3. Click Remove to uninstall the programor Changeto auto-repair itor
to change the installation choices (make PDF Reader the default PDF
Twelve Reasons forUpgradingto
PDF Converter Professional 8
1.Create PDF files from multiple file type input to one or more PDF files
or packages, with the ability to generate tags, and use powerful MRC
compression. Use PDF creation buttons integrated into Microsoft
Office and other applications – with links, bookmarks, comments and
metadata transferred from MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents.
2.Call on the program inside mailing applications to create or unlock PDF
mail attachments to be saved to your file system or create and attach
PDF files from local files; archive whole mail folders to PDF format.
3.Switch to the new Advanced Edit t mode to use word processor-like
tools to modifyPDF pages inside the program.
4.Edit PDF files in web browsers – – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and
Google Chrome – – and save the results locally. Transform PDF files or
selected areas from a PDF page to editable formats such as MS Word or
5.Access a wider range of storage sites via the Nuance Cloud
Connector. Use the new PDF Collaboration service to enjoy multi-
user PDF file editing, with document and screen sharing, chat and voice
6.Perform document assembly just by dragging thumbnails within or
between documents; group files from a wide variety of file types into
PDF portfolios for efficient project transfer.
7.Listen to PDF content using the included Nuance RealSpeak Solo on
your media or mp3 player; dictate notes using a Dragon Notescloud
8.Employ digital signatures, passwords and powerful encryption (up to
256-bit) to protect your PDF files. Document inspection and flattening
also help in preparing documents for public distribution.
9.Perform batch processing by assembling commands into savable
sequences; batch conversions between PDF and TIFF also supported.
10.Enjoy a full range of drawing and commenting tools, clipart and
stamps, text box and Typewriter tool texts. View, edit and create
layers.Apply highlights, cross-outs or underlines by searching.
11.Create electronically fillable PDF forms from static scanned forms with
the FormTyper utility; extract data from multiple forms to a
In PDF Converter Enterprise, redact sensitive information by
selection or searching, gain extensive DMS support, use a PDF/A
compliance checker r and monitor multiple inboxes for arriving PDF
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