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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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Search all your ebooks with a keyword by putting them on Google Drive

If you research a lot and have a large collection of ebooks, you can search within those books first  before hitting the Web to search from external resources. If you upload these ebooks onto Google Drive, it will index the content for you. So when you have to search with a keyword, instead of searching each ebook individually you can use the search box within Google Drive.

Google Drive was able to fetch results for a specified keyword from an uploaded ebook, even though I didn't ask for it to "Convert text from PDF and image files to Google documents".

The "Convert text from PDF and image files to Google documents" feature only works PDF files less than 10MB in size.
I found it annoying that Google doesn't validate the file size immediately upon upload but rather accepts the upload & then informs that it cannot convert thereby wasting bandwidth.

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