How to search a PDF on a Chromebook.

This article explains and outlines why you’d need to search a PDF and details step-by-step guidance for doing just that.

Tired of manually skimming through pages and pages of PDFs to find the right word, phrase, or section? We understand. That type of search can quickly turn into a time-wasting endeavor. Instead, use this detailed shortcut to learn how you can quickly and easily search a PDF on your Chromebook — and never spend time skimming again.

Why search your PDF?

Often, PDFs can be lengthy and wordy — finding the right phrase, term, or section can take time if you’re trying to search manually. Because PDFs are pretty common in work, school, and other areas of life, you’ll likely deal with them at some point.

Here are a few common scenarios when searching your PDF might be needed:

How to search a PDF on a Chromebook.

Ready to learn how to search a PDFusing your Chromebook? Open Acrobat and just follow the easy steps below:

  1. Press CTRL + F
  2. In the text box that appears, search your selected term or phrase
  3. Click the arrows to navigate the highlighted results

After you’ve found your text, you can do more work on your PDF or move on to the next task. Whether you’re searching, adding, redacting, highlighting or more, it really is as easy as that.

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