Re: Acrobat Catalog - Files and Filenames

Subject: Re: Acrobat Catalog - Files and Filenames
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 06:24:54 -0700 (PDT)

Responses below...

> 1. Can anyone confirm this point about how Catalog
> works? I've built my
> index definition (PDX) file and Catalog's generated
> its myriad "support"
> folders (assists, morgue, etc.). Am I right in
> thinking that, when building
> a CD containing my collection of searchable PDFs,
> the build process must
> copy all the support files on to the CD (not just
> the PDX file or a subset
> of the support files)? These extra support files are
> fairly large and I want
> to simplify the build process as far as possible.
> Does anyone have any
> advice on this?

I believe you need the support folders, but mine have
never been "fairly large"... and I've created Catalogs
for as much as 12,000 PDF pages of documentation. What
do you classify as "fairly large" and what rules do
you specify in creating the Catalog? Do you use a stop
word list?

> 2. Filenames - the Acrobat Help suggests using both
> MS-DOS and ISO 9660
> filenames. Any advice on using these conventions for
> creating trouble-free
> PDF collections on CD? Do I have to rename all of my
> PDFs using only 8
> characters? :-(
> And do I really have to use uppercase filenames?
> :-((

That's for the catalog filename only. Your PDFs can be
named whatever you'd like, though I always suggest
against using spaces or special characters in

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