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Search for a Word in PDF using GroupDocs.Search using Java
Search for a Word in PDF using Java
1. Create an Index using Java
2. Subscribe to index events
3. Add files to the index
4. Define search criteria
5. Perform search operation
6. Print search results
7. Highlight search results
String indexFolder = "C:\\Index\\"; // Specify the path to the index folder
String documentsFolder = "C:\\Files\\"; // Specify the path to a folder containing documents to search
// Create a new index or
// Open an existing index
Index index = new Index(indexFolder);
// Subscribe to index events
index.getEvents().ErrorOccurred.add(new EventHandler<IndexErrorEventArgs>() {
public void invoke(Object sender, IndexErrorEventArgs args) {
System.out.println(args.getMessage()); // Writing error messages to the console
// Add files synchronously
index.add(documentsFolder); // Synchronous indexing documents from the specified folder
// Perform search
String query = "elementum"; // Specify a search query
SearchResult result =; // Searching in the index
// Use search results
// Printing the result
System.out.println("Documents found: " + result.getDocumentCount());
System.out.println("Total occurrences found: " + result.getOccurrenceCount());
for (int i = 0; i < result.getDocumentCount(); i++) {
FoundDocument document = result.getFoundDocument(i);
System.out.println("\tDocument: " + document.getDocumentInfo().getFilePath());
System.out.println("\tOccurrences: " + document.getOccurrenceCount());
// Highlight occurrences in text
if (result.getDocumentCount() > 0) {
FoundDocument document = result.getFoundDocument(0); // Getting the first found document
String path = "C:\\Output\\Highlighted.html";
OutputAdapter outputAdapter = new FileOutputAdapter(path); // Creating the output adapter to a file
HtmlHighlighter highlighter = new HtmlHighlighter(outputAdapter); // Creating the HtmlHighlighter object
index.highlight(document, highlighter); // Generating output HTML formatted document with highlighted search results
System.out.println("Generated HTML file can be opened with Internet browser.");
System.out.println("The file can be found by the following path:");
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