Re: Full text search engine pdf/doc?

Subject: Re: Full text search engine pdf/doc?
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: Maaike Groenewege <mgr -at- mediasys -dot- nl>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 05:57:53 -0500


Here's one approach (maybe someone else has another):

First convert all the Word doc to PDF. If you need to include the Word
docs on the CD as well, that's fine, just so you also have a PDF copy
(and clear user instructions).

Use Acrobat Catalog to make a full-text index of all the PDF files. This
index will also include any document information you include, such as
subject, keywords, etc. Include the index on the CD.

Distribute--on the CD--the free Acrobat Reader Plus Search, so that any
user who needs to can install it. Again, include clear instructions that
the user needs the Search tool and may need to install this version of
the Reader.



Maaike Groenewege wrote:
> Dear Techwhirlers,
> sorry for being OT, I tried two PDF newsgroups, but didn't get any response
> there.
> I've been asked to create a CD-ROM with loads of PDF and Word documents. Do
> you know a search engine that can perform a full text search on both these
> formats? I've already done something similar for our Intranet, using
> Microsoft Index server with an Acrobat plugin, but this only works in a
> client server environment and not on a CD.

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