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Like Debbie, the inability to search Google downloads is not useful. I
put a TinyURL in bookmarks and go back and forth between the downloaded
version (so I can print certain pages) and the online version (so I can
search the book). Not convenient. I don't have Ray's expertise in
Kathy Gunter Sullivan<br>
Charlotte, North Carolina<br>
<pre wrap=""> I haven't specifically tried this on files created by Google, but suspect simply using any tool which will let you edit an "uneditable" PDF, then making it searchable, would solve this problem. As these PDFs aren't copyrighted, there is nothing to prevent anyone from doing this.
Ray Beere Johnson II
--- On Fri, 9/10/10, Debbie Parker Wayne <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a> wrote:
<pre wrap="">I thought I'd point out for those who haven't discovered it yet --
most PDF files on Google books are scanned images of the book that
do not allow searches after you download the PDF to your computer.
After I learned the Google PDFs are not searchable I always look for
the book elsewhere. Internet Archive (archive.org) creates
searchable PDFs. In the case of some books Internet Archive only has
text and HTML files or links to contributors like Project Gutenberg.
But I much prefer having a searchable version.