If the document contains live text, find should work.
It could be something in your scan or OCR settings but it's hard to say. Can you attach a sample file of one that doesn't work so we can look at it?
I will send you a copy of the file but cannot figure out where I can attach it on this form. Please advise.
Typically you would have an option to attach a file to your post but it seems to have gone missing here in the Reader forum.
It looks like the only way to do this would be to post it to a web space somewhere and supply a link. I'd say email it to me but I don't have access to my personal email until later tonight plus it would be good if others can see it.
Not sure where I could post it online...can I send it to you as a private message via your adobe account?
Finally figured it out...I am doing my happy dance as I type. The problem appears to be that the document must be scanned as a TEXT OCR file FIRST then converted to a PDF file. The scanner cannot do both actions at the same time. So I scanned the document as a TEXT OCR file type and then went to the scanner menu and selected save as PDF. Once that is done, I switched to Adobe Reader and opened my file. Word of caution, if the text is too crooked, the FIND feature will not work accurately.
Hope this helps someone else who is trying to use scanned items and the FIND feature.
Thanks for trying to help.
Glad you got it worked out. I checked in the forum comments forum and was informed that they have disabled file attachments in posts for security reasons ( I KNEW I wasn't crazy and that it used to be here).