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  Asked By: Roland    Date: Sep 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1046

We currently have a scanning department that now uses adobe Acrobat 5 to
create context searchable PDF files.

Unfortunately, Sharepoint (EVAL at the moment) seems incapable of
indexing these files. I have read about an Adobe ifilter4.1 and I have
followed the installation instructions but no joy.

I have also made sure that Sharepoint has PDF files included in its
extension search.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yogendra Zarapkar     Answered On: Sep 13

I have now resolved the problem and in actual fact it had nothing to
do with sharepoint  Portal! Rather it was a permissioning issue and
some sub folders as the account used by sharepoint had no access to
the pdf  files in the those folders.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jerad Mercado     Answered On: Sep 13

They were Adobe pdf  files, but I have now resolved the problem as it was
a sub folder permissioning problem and I required the installation  of
the Adobe Ifilter to allow full indexing.

Answer #3    Answered By: Riley Scott     Answered On: Sep 13

sorry that I can`t provide you with a solution but at least I can tell you
that it works here. It is also an EVAL-Edition. Indexing and Search works
well. It scans PDF-Documents for Keywords etc.

Answer #4    Answered By: Adya Khavatekar     Answered On: Sep 13

I have heard that sometimes the PDF files  store the text as images
rather than text. In this case you will not be able to index the files.

Answer #5    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Sep 13

which PDF are you talking about? Adobe Acrobat files, or Microsoft SMS
files? The former are images, the latter are text.

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