How do you make a PDF searchable in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

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Steps to  make a PDF searchable in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC:

  • To make a PDF  searchable in Adobe Acrobat Professional or Standard, perform these steps:
  • Select Tools > Text Recognition > In This File from the drop-down menu.
  • The Recognize Text window appears. Click OK after selecting All Pages.
  • The text recognition process will be carried out one page at a time. Please keep in mind that if your document is quite long, the procedure may take several minutes to complete.
  • Select Tools > Text Recognition > In Numerous Files to enable text-searchability in multiple documents at the same time.
  • The Recognize Text dialogue box appears, allowing you to add the files or folders of documents that you want to text-search.
  • After you've uploaded all of the files or folders, click OK to begin the text-recognition process. Text-recognition processing can take a lengthy time if many files or directories are selected.
  • Once all of the pages in all of the documents have been processed, repeat the search to ensure that each document is now text-searchable.

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