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Navigating and Viewing a Document

This document describes several ways to navigate and view documents in the PDF Viewer.

The topic consists of the following sections.

Expanded Navigate Between Pages

To navigate between pages, use one of the following.

  • The scrollbars.
  • Previous and Next navigation buttons.

    These buttons allow you to switch to the previous or next page of a document.

  • The Pager that is used to show the current page number and the total number of pages in a document.

    To change the page number in the Pager, type a new page number and press ENTER.

  • The Bookmarks panel located on the Navigation pane.

    To jump to a topic, click a bookmark.

    For more information, see Bookmarks.

  • The Page Thumbnails panel located on the Navigation pane.

    To jump to the page in a document, click a page thumbnail in the Page Thumbnails panel.

    For more information, see Thumbnails.

Expanded Modify the Page View

To change the page view, use one of the following.

  • Right-click this document and select the Previous View or Next View item in the invoked context menu.


    press Alt+Left or Alt+Right.

  • Move a page with the Hand tool.

    The Hand tool enables you to scroll content by dragging the document instead of using scrollbars.

    To activate the Hand tool, right-click the viewing document and select the Hand Tool item in the context menu.

    Then, after you click the document's page, the mouse pointer is changed from to . Drag the mouse pointer to scroll the document.

  • Use zoom toolbars to change page magnification. For more details, see Zooming.

Expanded Search for a Specific Text

To search for a specific text within a document, click the Find button on the toolbar.

Otherwise, to invoke the Find dialog, right-click the document and select the Find item in the context menu, or press Ctrl+F.

To invoke the Find dialog in code, call the PdfViewer.ShowFindDialog method. You can pass text search options represented by the PdfFindDialogOptions object to this method.

To change the default visibility behavior of the Find dialog, handle the PdfViewer.FindDialogVisibilityChanged event.

In the Find dialog, you can input the text to find and specify the following settings.

  • The Case Sensitive option specifies whether to ignore the letter case when searching text.
  • The Whole Words Only option allows the PDF Viewer to take into account only whole words when searching text.

To set the search direction, click the Previous and Next buttons.

To start searching or search again, click either the Previous or Next button, or press ENTER.

To find text in a document programmatically, call the PdfViewer.FindText method. This method has 3 overloads, depending on your search criteria.

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