Find text in PDFs in Preview on Mac
You can open a PDF or other document in Preview, then search for a word or any set of characters.
In the Preview app on your Mac, open a PDF.
In the Preview toolbar, type a word or phrase in the search field (you may need to resize the window to see it).
To find an exact phrase, enclose the phrase in quotation marks.
Do any of the following in the search results:
Go to the next or previous search result: Click the Next or Previous button.
Sort the search results by number of matches: Click Search Rank.
Sort the search results by page number: Click Page Order.
When you’re finished, click the Delete button in the search field.