search problem with evince

Luqman luqman_ngs at
Wed Dec 20 16:07:04 UTC 2006

hi Shelagh,

> Shelagh Manton wanted us to know:

>> 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.

Thanks for clarifying this. 


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