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I cann't find the"define" option in adobe reader when I read a PDF file in iPad 3.

Aug 7, 2012 7:22 PM

I cann't find the "define" option in adobe reader when I read a PDF file in my iPad 3. I have already latest reader version and iOS 5.1.1 installed.

 
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    Aug 7, 2012 7:49 PM   in reply to dieppo

    What do you mean by the "define" opton? What are you trying to do with a PDF file in Reader 10.3?

     
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    Aug 7, 2012 9:08 PM   in reply to Steve Werner

    I found the define (and copy, highlight, stikeout, underline) by tap hold on a word, which popped up a menu with all of these choices.

     
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    Aug 7, 2012 9:32 PM   in reply to axqzycw

    Thanks. I hadn't tried that function. I remember now that in iOS, Reader can make use of the iOS dictionary. Hence, the "define" function.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 6:25 PM   in reply to dieppo

    Hold down your finger over a word. You'll see the iOS selection handles around the word. You'll see the contextual menu just above the word.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:06 PM   in reply to dieppo

    I believe that I figured it out.

     

    holding finger over a word, will bring the copy/define menu

     

    holding finger where there is NO text, empty space or image, will bring up the annotation menu.

     

    but note that if you have a scanned document, where the words are actually an image, you will get the annotation menu, since there really is no text, just a bunch of pixels that look like text...

     

    you can turn scanned text into "real" text by using OCR functionality of the desktop version of Acrobat Pro (not Reader), it would then create a layer of invisible text under the image of the text.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:44 PM   in reply to axqzycw

    @azqzycw,

     

    That is correct.

     
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