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Old 04-23-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
Howard Allen
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Acrobat (the Pro version for sure, and possibly the "Standard" version) has an indexing feature where you point it toward a bunch of documents (say, a folder full, or a bunch of folders, or a volume) and it will build a keyword index. Depending on how many documents you're indexing, it can take quite a while to grind away building the index, but once it's done, keyword searches are very fast--much faster than the standard "search" routine. You can choose to omit minor words ("the", "it", "and") to keep your index files smaller and quicker. And if you add more documents to your collection at a later date, you can update the index.

In Acrobat Pro 8 it's under the Advanced menu, Document Processing/Full Text Index with Catalog...

I see the "OCR ScanSoft Paperport" in your signature, so I guess I don't have to tell you that the PDF'd news items have to be OCR'd...yeah, I didn't think so.


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