Make PDF Searchable Online (Free)

Make an existing PDF searchable. Online software that converst a non-readable PDF to a readable document, without Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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How to make an existing PDF searchable

Make an existing PDF document searchable with SignHouse. Upload your document, click the button to convert it to a searchable document, then apply changes and download the searchable files.

Quickly make a PDF searchable online by following these steps. First of all, upload the document, then click the button in our system to enable the search function for your PDF file, and then wait a couple of seconds before you can download the new, searchable PDF. That’s all you have to do!

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1. Upload a file

Choose the document that you wish to make searchable.

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2. Enable searching

Click the button to turn on the search function for your PDF document.

3. Download the new PDF

Save the document that is now searchable.

Make a PDF searchable without Acrobat

You can make a PDF searchable without Acrobat by uploading it in our system. Then, click the button to make it searchable, and download your new readable file.

Looking to turn on the search function in your PDF document? If so, then look no further, as SignHouse's PDF searching function is here to help you. We're not going to bore you or waste any of your time, as our goal is to first help you make a PDF searchable, and then help you save time. That's precisely why the whole process of making a PDF searchable with SignHouse takes only a single click and less than 10 seconds of your time. Save more time and spend it on other to-dos!

How to make a PDF searchable

Search in a PDF

Turning on the search function in a PDF document is going to help you easily find any data in a PDF file. With SignHouse's PDF search-enable function, you'll save time that's better spent on other to-dos.

Free software

Our software that lets you turn on the search function in a PDF document is completely free. Everyone must have free access to a tool like this PDF searching tool that helps improve the way you work.

Unlimited files

Aside from the fact that our PDF search function enabling software is free, you should also know that it's free forever. That's why you can make as many PDFs searchable as you need. No limits here!

You've got full control

When uploading a PDF file to SignHouse to make it searchable, you're the only one in charge of what happens to that document. Feel free to customise your PDF document as much as you want.

Why make a PDF searchable with us?

At SignHouse, accessibility is one of the pillars that sit at the very base of our software. We're more than happy to say that we've optimised our PDF search function to work on any type of device - may that be a desktop computer or a mobile phone. Accessibility is one of the facts that help you save more time.

Any platform

Feel free to use any of your mobile or desktop devices to make a PDF document searchable. SignHouse is a browser-based app that's going to run smoothly on any of your favourite smart devices.

Serious privacy

When making a PDF document searchable with our software, know that your data is 100% private. We delete data from our system hours after usage (at most). Read more about this in our privacy policy.

Easy to use

Don't worry, making a PDF searchable is not as hard as it may sound. Enabling the search function for a PDF file is as easy as clicking one button on your mouse, or just one tap on your device's screen.

We're here for you

Need any help with making your PDF file searchable? Get in touch with us right now by clicking the bubble in the bottom-right corner of this page. Our live agents are always happy to answer your questions!

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Tried the product. Worked like a charm. Never had any problem + the clean UI got us. Wish there would be more features, but I believe in the team behind.
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Founder, CEO
SignHouse has been nothing short of convenient, efficient and fast. Oh and top notch customer support too...

Couldn't ask for more!
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Executive Administrative Assistant
SignHouse has made a big difference in the workflow of my business. Sure there are other, more mature e-signing platforms out there, but they are all convoluted and too focused on big, enterprise companies. It feels like SignHouse is on our side.
Michael B.
Photography Consultant
Getting documents to parents is significantly simpler now. However, even more importantly, parents aren't getting lost in the signing process anymore. 👍
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SignHouse was AMAZING for what we needed. "Do one thing and do it well" - they've nailed that, as everyone is very happy with the product here.

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Frequently asked questions

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

Then we're standing by to help. Contact us, and we'll do our best to help 🤗

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