Re: Indexing and searching a webpage of PDFs?

Subject: Re: Indexing and searching a webpage of PDFs?
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:49:07 -0500

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 2:40 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I belong to an association that publishes a quarterly newsletter. Present
> and past issues are available as PDFs on a certain members-only page.
> There is no search function on that page, nor is an index provided.
> 1) Is it possible to add a search function that could comb through the
> PDFs, as it they were regular HTML pages?
> 2) Or might there be a nifty tool that I could aim at that page and build
> an index? Or maybe download the PDFs and index them locally using some
> nifty tool?


Adobe Pro (used to be Acrobat Pro, not sure what it is called today)
can generate a searchable index from a folder full of PDFs. Easy as
pie. The search result presents the search string in context and will
take you to the doc if clicked. I have not tried it across the web,
but the index itself is such a nice thing that it would be worth a
try. I used this functionality to index thousands of pages at a time
and it works well.

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