Forward search in Acrobat Reader from windows command line


In order to use my latex editor more efficiently, I’d like to know the command line syntax for forward search in Adobe Acrobat reader for windows. Haven’t found any documentation on this so far.

Asked by Martijn


This should do the trick:

AcroRd32.exe /A "search=pdf" C:\path\to\file.pdf

This will search forward for the string pdf inside file.pdf. Ensure you have the directory of AcroRd32.exe in your PATH environment variable, or you are situated in that directory from command prompt when you run the command.

Answered by John T