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OS 10.4 - Search Imac for all pdf's - how?


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How can I do a search for all of the pdf's on my imac? On MS it is *.pdf - any ideas? Thanks!
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Type in ".pdf" (without the quotes and no *) into spotlight. Then you can select Show All at the top of the search and it has a section titled PDF Documents that will show all of them.

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You can also use iTunes as a place to store your PDFs. Just drag the PDF folder or a group of PDFs to the Library column You will be prompted to name the grouping and the PDF collection now appears as a *playlist*. Just click on a PDF in this *playlist* to launch it.
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Or better yet... Get a copy of yep -- it's like iPhoto for your PDFs. If you've lots of them, it makes it suuuuper easy to find what you're looking for.
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If you upgrade to Leopard, spotlight can find all your PDFs by searching for "kind:pdf" If you are interested, below are some of the other search terms available in Leopard (list taken from Leopard's help). They work great in conjunction with boolean operators.

Applications
kind:application
kind:applications
kind:app
Contacts
kind:contact
kind:contacts
Folders
kind:folder
kind:folders
Email
kind:email
kind:emails
kind:mail message
kind:mail messages
iCal Events
kind:event
kind:events
iCal To Dos
kind:todo
kind:todos
kind:to do
kind:to dos
Images
kind:image
kind:images
Movies
kind:movie
kind:movies
Music
kind:music
Audio
kind:audio
PDF
kind:pdf
kind:pdfs
Preferences
kind:system preferences
kind:preferences
Bookmarks
kind:bookmark
kind:bookmarks
Fonts
kind:font
kind:fonts
Presentations
kind:presentations
kind:presentation
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Or better yet... Get a copy of yep -- it's like iPhoto for your PDFs. If you've lots of them, it makes it suuuuper easy to find what you're looking for.
I agree, Yep is the program for anything to do with PDFs.
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