Highlight all instances of a given word in a PDF.

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I want to highlight, preferably permanently, all instances of a search result in a PDF. For example, I want to highlight all examples of the word 'class' in a piece about Karl Marx to make finding the material I need to make notes on easier.

I suspect the reason I can't do this on either Foxit or Adobe Reader is that they both re-scan the document every time you highlight a search result, and this takes a long time.

Is it possible at all?

Best Answer

  • Open the PDF using Firefox browser and click the "highlight all" button after you open the Find dialog.

    Find Dialog

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