Problem Note 32003: Text searches return different results in PDF files created by ODS PDF
The Details section for the note clarifies that "different" means "not correct". ;-)
Fortunately, a hot fix is available.
Search strategy -- I searched in Samples and SAS Notes for the words ODS, PDF, and search.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeremy Miles
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:02 PM
Subject: Weird problem with ODS PDF - searching within PDF doesn't work (SAS 9.2 only?)
I've got a weird problem, which might be SAS 9.2 (windows) only. I output a PDF file (using ODS PDF), then I search in the PDF using find, in either acrobat reader or a 3rd party reader. But I don't find what I'm looking for. Specifically, if I search for "Q" (without speech marks) I find lower case d. If I search for "1" I find lower case a. And if I search for "Q1" I don't find anything (even though there are lots of Q1s in the PDF file).
Has anyone else come across this? Is there a solution? It's difficult to search the support site or web for this, 'cos I find lots of PDF files about how to find standard errors. I
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