[reportlab-users] Reportlab text not searchable in Apple OSX Preview.App? but searchable in Acrobat and google-pdf viewer ?
ralsina at netmanagers.com.ar
Tue Aug 4 21:14:29 EDT 2009
On Tuesday 04 August 2009 21:59:26 hari jayaram wrote:
> Hi I have just used reportlab for generating some scientific reports
> Its a great library and I was up and running in no time to create the
> reports ( see links below)
> I noticed however that the text laden pdfs I am rendering are not
> searchable using Apple Mac (Leopard) OSX Preview.App
> When I use the built in search within Preview.App only single characters
> light up ( only single characters show matches like a , b , c , d ) No
> words light up..
> The very same pdfs are searchable in Adobe Acrobat on a PC and in Googles (
> GMAIL) built in pdf viewer . The Google pdf viewer even highlights every
> occurace and gives great statistics.
> But something about my pdfs make Preview not digest the run of characters
> as words.
> Since a lot of the users are Mac users . How can I allow Preview.App to
> understand that "Peg 400" in my pdf is a word and not p , e , g etc etc..
> Thanks a tonne for this great library..
> Your help in making my pdfs searchable in Preview.App will be greatly
If every other PDF viewer works, it looks like Preview.App sucks?
How are you generating the PDFs, via LaTeX or via rst2pdf?
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