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  Asked By: Marla    Date: Apr 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 950

Can I just install the Adobe PDF iFilter on my SPS2003 server to get my PDF
documents indexed? Is it as simple as that?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Delilah Mcpherson     Answered On: Apr 21

Yes and no. You need to install  it on every server  that does indexing, and this
will make the results appear. There are some additional steps to get an icon to
appear in the search results, but unfortunately I don't have those instructions
here to send.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gobinda Navalagi     Answered On: Apr 21

I'd be interested in seeing how you got the .pdf icon to appear.
I've included the file extension in SharePoint, and manually added a
self-made.gif icon to the folder on the server, but it's a 32x32 icon and
looks horrible (and it's not the same standard Acrobat icon either). I've
scoured my computer to find the 16x16 Acrobat icon that appears in Windows
file lists, but I can't find it anywhere, even using icon extractor tools on
the various Adobe resource files. It has to be coming from somewhere!
Installing Acrobat Reader on the server  made no difference either.

Answer #3    Answered By: Rose Silva     Answered On: Apr 21

To get a 16x16 gif for pdf  just do a search on google under images for
pdf16.gif. Some of the results will turn up the icon you want.

Answer #4    Answered By: Maegan Ellison     Answered On: Apr 21

The process to take in order to get a document icon to appear with
your search; this works with PDF or any other document type you want
to add outside those that come standard with SPS.


Answer #5    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Apr 21

I was able to get the icon to appear in the search results, but how can
I get it to appear in the document library?

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