How to search a PDF on a Mac.

This article outlines a few, quick steps you’ll need to know to search a PDF using a Mac.

If you’ve ever spent time skimming through a PDF looking for a specific keyword, note, phrase, or section, then you’re in the right place. You probably know how quickly that type of seeking can turn into minutes-long hunts — this article teaches you a shortcut to ensure you never waste valuable time again.

Keep reading to learn how you can search a PDF on your Mac.

Why search your PDF?

PDFs are common documents. Whether you’re creating and sending them or receiving them to review, you often need to identify important words and phrases to check, evaluate, and confirm. Here are a few reasons you might need to search your PDF:

How to search a PDF on a Mac.

Ready to learn how to search a PDF using your Mac? Simply open your PDF with Acrobat and follow these three easy steps:

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

Unleash your PDF potential.

Whether you’re in the office or on the go, see how simple it is to search your PDF — no matteryour device. With a little practice and the help of a few intuitive, functional products, you’ll be a PDF pro in no time, seamlessly resizing, rotating, highlighting, and redacting your PDF with ease.

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