I am looking for a PDF viewer with the following features:

  • Supports Regex search, preferably Perl compatible
  • Runs on Windows (7 and up)
  • Is portable, or can be made portable
  • Gratis

Nice to have:

  • Ability to scan through mulitple files or directories
  • Can you provide an example of the type of search you might be performing that requires regex? – RockPaperLizard Mar 14 '15 at 0:19
  • @RockPaperLizard Yes. For example, if I want to look through the pgfmanual to remind myself how to mark a path with an arrow, it's much faster to search for /mark.+arrow/ than even reading through the table of contents to find the corresponding subheading. Some pdf handbooks even lack an indexed table of contents – Tymric Mar 14 '15 at 0:37
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    Great example! Very useful. – RockPaperLizard Mar 14 '15 at 4:45

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