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Adobe pdf ifilter help

  Asked By: Maulik    Date: Nov 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 12464

Has anyone successfully used adobe's ifilter? I still
cant search the contents on any of my pdf's. Im
testing it on indexing service' (from the windows
management console) query form.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Bernice Puckett     Answered On: Nov 23

Actually, I finally got it to work.

Step 1, read the readme file in the Ifilter installation folder.

Step 2, uninstall then reinstall the Ifilter following the readme files
instructions. You have to stop/start MSSearch

Step 3, go to the content web part and click on additional settings. Make
sure PDF is listed under file types

Step 4, create a new content source point to a local folder on the SPS box.
Place a few PDFs in the folder and create a content source for it.
Right-click on the name of the new content source, choose properties, and
then click on Advance. Enter a name for new search  scope. Click OK and run
a full index

Step 5, go to the search web part, select the new content source and try to
search the PDFs. If it works great, you are up and running.

Step 6, go to the content source logs and let us know what it says.

Answer #2    Answered By: Mackenzie Lewis     Answered On: Nov 23

I'm working on MS Indexing service  Console. I followed
every instruction from the readme file. I tried to
embed fonts to the pdf  as well as not to embed it to
pdfs, still no luck in querying pdf folders.
However,this instruction=> "4c3. Windows 2000 and XP:
Use the Services snap-in to the Computer Management
console. In the results pane, right click on service
named Microsoft Search and choose Start." is somewhat
inconsistent cause i don't have this service. Btw, im
running XP pro without sharepoint. What may be the
problem here?

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