Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Reader -- Print Pages By Search Results

Direct purchase using PayPal ($40 only per license)!

This simple tool allows you to search a PDF file in the free Adobe Reader and then print just those pages where a match was found.

The search is currently case-sensitive and limited to a single word only.

Imagine you have a very large file, like this 180-pages Raspberry Pi Manual, but you're only interested in some pages from it, those that contain a certain term, such as "Install".
How do you separate those pages from the rest and focus only on them? By running this tool and printing only those pages, of course.

So after you've installed the script (instructions are included), you open the full file in Adobe Reader and click on the menu item it adds under the Extended panel:

Running the script from the Extended panel in Reader
  You then enter the search term you're interested in:

Entering the search term

The script searches all the pages of the file:

Search is in progress...
 And at the end of the process it opens up the Print dialog and populates the "Pages" field with just those page numbers that contain the search term:

The Print dialog at the end of the search. Notice the Pages list.
All you have to do now is press Print and you're done!

Of course, this tool will also work in Adobe Acrobat if installed there.

If you have any questions about this tool you can contact me directly.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Reader -- Word Count (FREE)

Using this free tool I've developed one can easily count the words in a PDF page, or in the entire file, using the free Adobe Reader. You can download it from here.

Here's how it looks like in Reader XI:

Single page mode (click to enlarge)

Entire document mode

As always, if you have any questions about this tool, or any other tool I've developed, you can contact me directly, and if you find this tool useful and would like to donate, it's always appreciated!