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  Asked By: Elvis    Date: Aug 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 893

I've posted this question on more newsgroups than I can count - on
at least one hand anyway ;) - but has anyone else found the Visio
Ifilter to not index text in Visio files? I've installed the
Ifilter numerous times on different machines running SPS2003 and
WSS2003 and I'm seeing only a couple of them showing up in search
results (after typing text that I am positive is in these different
files). The filename and other metadata seems to work fine, but it
appears to be picky about indexing text. It indexes some files, but
not all.

The only pattern I can see is that it only indexes files that are
created in Visio 2003 and no other version (again, it only indexes
some of these files that I know were created using 2003)...other
than that, I can't find anything that would warrant text being
indexed in some files, but not others.

We've been revisiting this on and off for nearly a year and a half,
so any help would be appreciated!



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alphonso Mckay     Answered On: Aug 28

The only IFilter I've seen for Visio is for Office 2003. But it seems
like there should be an Office 2000 version.

Answer #2    Answered By: Daron Oneill     Answered On: Aug 28

Here is the download page for the Visio Ifilter:

Also, most Visio files  are available by default if you go to the
Configure Search and Indexing page, and click on Include File
Types. As I mentioned, the files DO get put into the content
indexes - I just have had pretty bad luck as far as searching the
content within those files. This might become a high-priority
requirement for our organization, as we have numerous flowcharts and
process diagrams.

Answer #3    Answered By: M Juarez     Answered On: Aug 28

Here’s the 2002 version … www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

However, that doesn’t explain the text  issue – and installing this will likely break the 2003 support…

Answer #4    Answered By: Marty Mcdowell     Answered On: Aug 28

Only one can be installed  per machine anyway, is that correct?

Answer #5    Answered By: Dakota Shaffer     Answered On: Aug 28

I’ve not tried to install both. I suspect, however, that because only one will be trying to process the incoming stream that one or the other will be effectively disabled when the other is installed. I suspect but haven’t verified that the last one installed  will be the one that’s operational.

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