Searchable pdf documents

PDF documents in searchable format are handy for quickly locating a word or subject matter within a large printed document.

Fortunately, most Tax Office downloadable PDF documents are in searchable format.

To view a PDF document you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar) program. Usually just double-clicking the document will cause the default pdf reader program to open the document for viewing.

Once open, in Adobe Reader you can use the search box on the top right hand side to locate specific text within the document. The keyboard shortcut command Ctrl + F will highlight the search box.

Typing your search term in the search box followed by Enter will cause the program to highlight all instances of the searched-for keyword or phrase within the document. Your search term must be an exact match.

The free Adobe Reader program is installed on most computers, but if you don’t already have it, you can download it from here:
Reader  Get Adobe Reader

A similar program which we use ourselves in preference to Acrobat because the free version has plenty of features, is PDF-XChange Viewer from Tracker Software. You can get it here:

pdf-x-change-viewer(1299)_152x162 Get PDF XChange Viewer


This page was last modified on 5 October 2015