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 For information on how to use Zotero'​s search features, see [[:​searching|Searching]]. This page describes the settings in the Search pane of the Zotero preferences. For information on how to use Zotero'​s search features, see [[:​searching|Searching]]. This page describes the settings in the Search pane of the Zotero preferences.
  
-The Sync preferences pane is used to configure and manage Zotero'​s [[:​searching#​PDF_Fulltext_Indexing|PDF ​Full-text Search]] feature.+The Search ​preferences pane is used to configure and manage Zotero'​s [[:​searching#​PDF_Fulltext_Indexing|PDF ​full-text search]] feature.
  
 {{:​preferences_search.png?​nolink&​w=600|}} {{:​preferences_search.png?​nolink&​w=600|}}
  
-==== Full-text Cache ====+==== Full-Text Cache ====
  
 Zotero creates an index to allow the full text contents of PDF and plain-text attachments in your library to be searched with Quick Search ("​Everything"​ option) and Advanced Search (via "​Attachment Content"​). Zotero creates an index to allow the full text contents of PDF and plain-text attachments in your library to be searched with Quick Search ("​Everything"​ option) and Advanced Search (via "​Attachment Content"​).
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     * Before using this option, verify that the item has searchable text and that the text is properly stored in the PDF (e.g., try to copy text out of the document and ensure that it is high quality).     * Before using this option, verify that the item has searchable text and that the text is properly stored in the PDF (e.g., try to copy text out of the document and ensure that it is high quality).
     * You can re-index individual PDF files in your library by right-clicking on the PDF attachment item in your library and choosing "​Reindex Item".     * You can re-index individual PDF files in your library by right-clicking on the PDF attachment item in your library and choosing "​Reindex Item".
-    * If you are still having issues after re-indexing an item, please ask a question on the [[/​forum|Zotero ​forums]].+    * If you are still having issues after re-indexing an item, please ask a question on the [[/​forum|Zotero ​Forums]].
   * **Clear Index…:** Delete the full-text index. Use this option if you intend to disable full-text indexing and wish to reduce the size of your Zotero database (note that the full-text index typically occupies a relatively small amount of storage space on your computer).   * **Clear Index…:** Delete the full-text index. Use this option if you intend to disable full-text indexing and wish to reduce the size of your Zotero database (note that the full-text index typically occupies a relatively small amount of storage space on your computer).
   * **Maximum characters to index per file:** The number of characters to index in PDF and plain-text attachments (default: 500,000, approximately 100,000 words or 180–200 pages of content). Set this value to 0 to disable full-text indexing.   * **Maximum characters to index per file:** The number of characters to index in PDF and plain-text attachments (default: 500,000, approximately 100,000 words or 180–200 pages of content). Set this value to 0 to disable full-text indexing.
  
-==== PDF Indexing ==== 
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-Zotero uses two open-source plugins, ''​pdftotext''​ and ''​pdfinfo'',​ to index the contents of PDF files. These tools are installed with Zotero. If for some reason they are not installed, click the "​Install PDF Tools" button to install them. If installation fails, follow these [[:​pdf_fulltext_indexing|manual installation instructions]]. If the tools are already installed, click "Check for Update"​. 
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-You can also set how pages of a PDF file Zotero will index (default: 100 pages). 
  
 ==== Index Statistics ==== ==== Index Statistics ====
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