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I wanted to search inside a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader for MacOS (or the one built in with MacOS). I want to search, for example, for the capital letter "U".

Is it possible and, if yes, how?

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Adobe Reader.. yuck :( Unless you need to edit pdf files, you should check out Skim: skim-app.sourceforge.net – username Jun 27 '12 at 18:11

A tutorial online here for Adobe Acrobat Reader indicates in step 4 how to do a case-sensitive search, which is what you're looking for.

Press Ctrl-F to start a search in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Enter the letter U and then tick (select) the check-box next to "Case-Sensitive" search. Press the Search button to start the search.

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