Search function within Acrobat Reader 6.0 running in the Mozilla window don't give any results



15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: tacke, Unassigned)





15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031030
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031030

If you display a PDF file within Mozilla (with the Acrobat Reader 6.0 plugin)
and then try to use the search function to search for any word in the displayed
document it won't give you any search results (the search expressions I tried
are definitely within the documents I tested).
This seems not to hapen when you start mozilla and then use Acrobat Reader
within mozilla for the first time, but any subsequent times this error/bug occurs.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start mozilla and display a PDF file
2.Go on with browsing to any other URL/site
3.Start acrobat reader outside of mozilla and open a document and close it again
4.Browse with mozilla back to a PDF document
5.Try to use the search function of Acrobat Reader

Actual Results:  
You're not able to use the search function of Acrobat Reader 6.0 anymore (to be
more precise you don't get any search results)

Expected Results:  
Display search results within the PDF document

Acrobat Reader 6.0 was installed with the default settings.

Comment 1

14 years ago
I see this too. Saw it with previous versions also. The Acroread search works
fine in IE.

Adobe Reader 6.0 Version 6.0.0 19.5.2003
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803
Windows 2000 SP3

Comment 2

14 years ago
Have been living with this for some time now. Thought it was a acroread problem.
But searches do work with acroread embedded in i.e.  Have to save the pdf and
open it directly in acroread for search to work (or use i.e.). Definintely
should be moved from UNCONFIRMED to NEW. Using 1.7.2 moz and 6.0.2 acroread in

Comment 3

14 years ago
Hey folks, since acroread 7 has been released, can you give that a try and see
how it works?
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9 years ago
Component: Plug-ins → PDF (Adobe)
Product: Core → Plugins
QA Contact: plugins → adobe-reader
Version: Trunk → unspecified


3 years ago
Product: Plugins → Plugins Graveyard
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