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Can the "search feature" in Robohelp search for words in imported pdf documents?

New Here ,
Feb 10, 2019 Feb 10, 2019

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Hello,

I've put together a collection of imported .pdf documents into a topic. Is there any way to have the search feature in Robohelp search the contents of the attachments?  I'm sure this is a NO but was wondering if there are other ideas out there?  Thank-you!

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Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019

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If the pdf files are baggage files and included in the output (not just links to a different server location), the search should find terms in the pdf files without any other work. However, do check your single source layout/output settings to make sure you haven't excluded pdf files from search in the "Exclude Baggage File Types from Search" field

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Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019

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Hi Amebr,

Thank-you very much for your reply, and information.  I will try it out tonight, this is good news!!  Appreciate your help

Sarah

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Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019

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Hello again,

I went into the Microsoft HTML SSL Properties, but don't see anything about excluding .pdf files. Am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks,

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Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019

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No, you are using the wrong type of help for this feature.

CHMs are an old but still valid type of help output. RoboHelp lets you create your content and then feeds that in the Microsoft Help Compiler. The search feature that Amber has referred to was added by Adobe for WebHelp and also Responsive HTML5 outputs. It would require an update to the compiler for CHMs and Microsoft stopped updating that in 2004.

Could you change your output?


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

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