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Hello,


I'm putting online a bunch of PDF files, and I would like to add a search function on the website that would search in the PDFs. Basically like an HTML search, but for PDFs. So, I have an HTML page with links to PDF files hosted on my server. I'd like to add a search field that would search a word/phrase in all the PDF files of a certain folder on the server, display the results, and open the related file at the right page.

I could integrate the Goggle custom search in my HTML page, but it only works if you index the PDFs in Google, which I don't want. Plus, it just opens the PDFs at the 1st page.

The only solution I have for the moment is this: I provide a link to a zipped folder containing all the PDF files and an index.pdx file (made using the full text index with catalog function of Acrobat Pro), but you can only use it if you download all the PDFs locally. Which is a constraint.

I looked at iFilter but it's not going to work with my configuration.

Does Adobe provide a way to do this?

Thank you for your help,

Florent

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Question on PDF search capabilities

New Here ,
Mar 16, 2016

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Hello,


I'm putting online a bunch of PDF files, and I would like to add a search function on the website that would search in the PDFs. Basically like an HTML search, but for PDFs. So, I have an HTML page with links to PDF files hosted on my server. I'd like to add a search field that would search a word/phrase in all the PDF files of a certain folder on the server, display the results, and open the related file at the right page.

I could integrate the Goggle custom search in my HTML page, but it only works if you index the PDFs in Google, which I don't want. Plus, it just opens the PDFs at the 1st page.

The only solution I have for the moment is this: I provide a link to a zipped folder containing all the PDF files and an index.pdx file (made using the full text index with catalog function of Acrobat Pro), but you can only use it if you download all the PDFs locally. Which is a constraint.

I looked at iFilter but it's not going to work with my configuration.

Does Adobe provide a way to do this?

Thank you for your help,

Florent

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