search problem with evince

Shelagh Manton oneida at
Tue Dec 19 23:03:13 UTC 2006

On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 16:59:59 +0100, Luqman wrote:

> hi,
> I am a bit confused why evince would search in one pdf file correctly
> but in another not. It does not find any result for text that is
> certainly available in pdf file.
> This is the file that is not searched correctly:
> File needs to be
> gunzipped before viewing in evince..
> Can anyone give me a hint? Or has anyone seen that search problem with
> evince before??

Some pdfs are not made from text and transformed to the pdf format. They
are scanned pictures of pages. I think this might be why you cannot search
for words because the book is actually pictures not words. I tried the
pdftotext utility and it just output gobbledygook. So, not much text in
that document.


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