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Search for a PDF by text content

Written by James Calleja
Former MindTouch Employee at MindTouch
This page applies to:MindTouch (current)

Search for an uploaded PDF file on your MindTouch site by some text it contains.

PDF files that are over 5 MB will not appear in search results if searched by text content but will appear in search results if searched by the file name or the .pdf extension.


Requirements to search a PDF file

  • The PDF must contain the text you are searching by.
  • The PDF must be attached to a MindTouch page or be filed in your media repository.  
  • The PDF cannot be larger than 5 MB.

Example of a PDF search

The file Test.pdf attached to a page:


The text "string" contained in Test.pdf


A search for the text "string" in MindTouch:

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