Open a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Pro. The program icon is a red Adobe How to search within a pdf icon with a stylized “A.
Once the program has started, click File, then Open. Then select the PDF file and click Open.
Type a word or phrase in the “Find” dialog box. The next instance of the word or phrase you’re looking for will be highlighted in the document. Click on Next or Previous to locate all places where the word or phrase occurs in the document.
Open a PDF document in the Chrome browser. In the Chrome browser, you can go to the PDF document on the web, or you can open a PDF file from your computer by right-clicking on the file, then click Open with and select Google Chrome. It’s in the upper-right corner of the browser.
It’s near the bottom of the drop-down menu. Type the word or phrase you want to search for. Chrome will highlight the results that appear in your document as you type.
Yellow bars on the right-hand scroll bar mark the location of matching results within the page. Open a PDF document in the Preview app. Do so by double-clicking on the blue Preview icon that looks like overlapping snapshots, then clicking on File in the menu bar and Open in the drop-down menu.
Select a file in the dialog box and click on Open. Preview is Apple’s native image viewer app that’s automatically included with most versions of Mac OS.