API to open a PDF file in the browser with the search for a word or phrase

Question:    Do you know if there is any API with which I can open a PDF file in the browser informing search function, so that they appear markings location of this word in the file opened (this feature using Adobe Reader)?I searched and could not find anything. Is there any solution on VeryPDF?

Answer: When you need to view PDF with searching function within browser, maybe you can have a free trial of new version Viewer Cloud API. This function can not be fulfilled by the older version of this cloud based application. By the latest version, you can view PDF in browser and search any word or phrase for locating its location. And we will release the new version recently,in the following part, I will show what has been updated recently.

Step 1. Upload PDF to browser.

  • Same with older version, the usage is not changed. You need to open website of Free Online Document Viewer and follow steps showing on website.
  • Detail steps have not been changed, simply upload PDF file and click view online then you can view PDF in the browser. After clicking that button then you will enter anther tab where you can view PDF with searching function.

Step 2. View PDF with searching function

  • The following snapshot is from the newly bounced tab, please have a check. By the top button, you can search any word casually.

search word when reading in browser

  • In the new version PDF viewer, there are many new functions added. On the top, there are many options for viewing. In the left there is button like magnifier, please click that button then you can search the word you need.
  • Click that button you will see dialogue box Find, in the dialogue box, please input the word you need to find, then the searched word will be shown in the viewer. Click arrow button left or right then you can find next word you searched. If you need to highlight the searched word, this application also can help you make that. There is an option of Match Case option, which will be much more helper when you need to search word more detail.
  • At the end of the toolbar, there is also button, click it then you will see much more options like go to first page or last page, rotate view degree. This function will be helper when you need to view landscape PDF file in browser.

By the new version Free Online Document Viewer, you can view PDF with searching function. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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