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Text Search in JavaScript PDF Viewer control

08 May 2023 / 2 minutes to read

The Text Search option in PDF Viewer is used to find and highlight the text content from the document. You can enable/disable the text search using the following code snippet.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="/styles/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="system.config.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <!--Element which will render as PdfViewer -->
    <div id="PdfViewer"></div>

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import { PdfViewer, Toolbar, Magnification, Navigation, Annotation, LinkAnnotation,ThumbnailView,BookmarkView, TextSelection} from '@syncfusion/ej2-pdfviewer';

PdfViewer.Inject(Toolbar,Magnification,Navigation, Annotation, LinkAnnotation,ThumbnailView,BookmarkView, TextSelection);

let pdfviewer: PdfViewer = new PdfViewer({enableTextSearch: true, documentPath:'PDF_Succinctly.pdf'});
pdfviewer.serviceUrl = '';

The following text search methods are available in the PDF Viewer,

  • Search text:- Searches the target text in the PDF document and highlights the occurrences in the pages.
  • Search next:- Searches the next occurrence of the searched text from the current occurrence of the PdfViewer.
  • Search previous:- Searches the previous occurrence of the searched text from the current occurrence of the PdfViewer.
  • Cancel text search:- The text search can be cancelled and the highlighted occurrences from the PDF Viewer can be removed .

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