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Is there a pdf reader with an ibooks style "look-up" function ?

Asked by Staalesen (2722points) March 23rd, 2014

On my Ipad Ibooks and other pdf software have a handy function for looking up the definition of a word. Is there any pdf reader for windows that has something similar?

I work a lot with english pdfs, and while i am a decent english speaker, some words often need clarification, so such a program would be really helpfull if it exists.

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funkdaddy's avatar

This is a feature on Macs as well. It works in your browser, pdf reader, most chat clients, etc.

It looks like WordWeb is the closest thing for Windows.

Vincentt's avatar

You could try an add-on for Firefox that allows you to look up a word, since Firefox can open PDFs as well, and it’s cross-platform :)

bolwerk's avatar

Try Calibre. I use it for converting ebooks, but I’m pretty sure it reads PDFs too.

Staalesen's avatar

Well, after trying out some of the suggestions for a while I find that, sadly, none of the were perfect in my eyes, so I guess ill just keep looking :) (or get a mac eventually)

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