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Can you use SP search to crawl a specific Doc Library?

  Asked By: Erik    Date: Mar 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1145

I have a library of about 5 yrs of monthly employee Newsletters in PDF
format. IS there any way to configure SharePoint (2003) to search the
content of those articles?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lee Dickerson     Answered On: Mar 06

If you have SharePoint Portal Server 2003 you can put the PDFs out on a
network file share or a website, install the PDF iFilter, add pdf to the
file extensions searched, and create a new Content Source that points
location of the PDFs. Once crawled you will be able to search  them.

Answer #2    Answered By: Aditiya Kapale     Answered On: Mar 06

I already have them in a doc  library in SPS2003. I think I already did
the iFilter deal to get PDF icons to show up. So I guess all that is
left is to create a content source?

Answer #3    Answered By: Faith Delgado     Answered On: Mar 06

If they are in a doc  library and you've already installed the iFilter
all you need to do is make sure they are on the list of included
extensions to search. They are already in a content source if they are
in a doc library. The only other problem would be if they were scanned
images of a newsletter as opposed to pdfs of the source of the
newsletter. Scanned images would need to be run through an OCR before

Answer #4    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Mar 06

How do I determine if they are in a list of included
extensions to search? I believe they were created in Acrobat by the
print layout person. So I should be able to cap the text.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Mar 06

My apologies.
I found this, and I had already done it.

Would the "Source Group" not be "Portal Content" or do I need to
create a new one like "Outlook Magazine?"

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