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Re: Fast Search NICAP APRO & MUFON

From: Giuliano Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:21:37 +0200
Archived: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:10:02 -0400
Subject: Re: Fast Search NICAP APRO & MUFON 

>From: Theo Paijmans <paijm001.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:59:46 +0200
>Subject: Re: Fast Search NICAP APRO & MUFON Journals/Bulletins

>>From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:33:07 +0100
>>Subject: Fast Search NICAP APRO & MUFON Journals/Bulletins

>>I thought it worth mentioning on this List a technique I've been
>>using during the last week or so to do very fast searches of
>>multiple issues of the MUFON Journal plus APRO Bulletins and
>>NICAP Bulletins.


Another great post from Isaac. For the same purpose I was using
for years default option inside Adobe Reader called "Advanced
Search" that can also do search of multiple files sorted inside
folders (as Isaac also points in his original post on ATS
thread). Of course sometimes, some journals and documents should
be OCR-ed before using this method (most of the journals already

I have done some tests with International UFO Reporter DVD from
CUFOS that is available here.


My PC has 2 GB of RAM and the strength of the processor is 2.21

Those are comparable results with the CUFOS DVD. I have not
included other journals (like "Frontiers of Science") that are
also available on the same DVD. So, I have done searches only
within IUR journals - issues from 1976 to 2005.


PDF-XChange Viewer
Keyword: Exeter
Search results: 8 documents, 43 entries
Time of search: 3 minutes and 55 seconds.

Adobe Reader X
Keyword: Exeter
Search results: 6 documents, 40 entries
Time of search: 17 minutes and 45 seconds.

So, like Isaac said, PDF-XChange Viewer is extremely faster
compared with Adobe Reader X. Results speak for themselves
(about 350% faster on my PC configuration using DVD as a source
for files).

>Do you know of a similar program suitable for Macbook Pro? PDF
>Xchange viewer is sadly only Windows based.

Theo, at least for now you can try temporary solution with Adobe
Reader although it is much slower.

Open Adobe Reader.

Choose Edit and then Advanced Search.

Choose "All PDF Documents in" and then in the additional options
choose "Browse For Location".

Set the hard drive or CD/DVD path for the folder where the OCR-
ed PDF documents are located.

Set the phrase for search.

Click Search.

Hope it helps.

Best Wishes,


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