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Search within PDF files does not work for sharepoint team sites

  Asked By: Varsha    Date: May 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1984

I did implement the IFilter for PDF, however I can still not search in
the document contents. The documents (pdfs) are stored in Shared
Documents of a team site.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nidhi Tiwary     Answered On: May 06

Are the PDF documents  created from an electronic document  or are they
scanned from a paper document into a PDF?

If they were created by scanning without OCR the image appears as a
graphic type file and SharePoint will not be able to search  the

Answer #2    Answered By: Beatrice Serrano     Answered On: May 06

Can you open up the pdf  and search  for text within Adobe Reader? Are
the pdfs  OCR'd?

Answer #3    Answered By: Maya Lewis     Answered On: May 06

These are created PDF files. Some one mentioned that IFilter works only for the
sharepoint portal site  and not when searching within a sharepoint  services
(Team) site. Is that true?

Answer #4    Answered By: Paola Mcmahon     Answered On: May 06

Not true, but you need to do things a bit differently. For SPS, the iFilter
needs to be installed on each Index server. For WSS the iFilter needs to be
installed on each database machine. If you have both, you'll need to install in
both locations

Answer #5    Answered By: Buyi Wen     Answered On: Dec 03

I find a free online ocr http://www.online-code.net/ocr.html, supports 40+ languages, can convert image to plain txt file and searchable pdf document.