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Tutorial

Select a category below to learn how you can effectively use the available features on NewspaperARCHIVE.com

Searching Within the PDF Viewer

When logged in and viewing a newspaper from our archives, you can choose to use either our JPEG or PDF viewers. Both offer a variety of features, and we recommend new users try both to determine which they prefer.

Switching between the two viewers is easy with the controls illustrated below, which appear above the newspaper being viewed, in both viewers:

If you arrive at the viewer after performing a search, the matching search term will be highlighted everywhere it is found on the newspaper page. But if you arrive at the viewer from another path, or if you want to search for another term, that’s not a problem. Just click the magnifying glass icon illustrated below:

Once you click the magnifying glass, you’ll see a field where you can enter your search term, as illustrated below:

Once you've entered a search term, we will automatically begin searching for that term in the text of the newspaper page you're viewing. If the term is found multiple times, the first occurrence will be highlighted by default.

To see the next occurrence, click the next arrow button.

If you want to see everywhere on the page that the search term is found, click the "Highlight all" checkbox.

To restrict the matching results further, you can click the "Match case" checkbox, which will narrow the results to those that exactly match the capitalization of your entered search term.

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