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Old 05-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #7
RJ Emery
Join Date: Mar 2005
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To answer your questions:

1) Virtually all the PDFs are searchable. If they aren't searchable, I make them so via OCR recognition, all except those that are established as SECURED. For those that are SECURED, I haven't yet figured out a method, if there is one, to make them searchable.

2a) The latest Acrobat Pro purports to have an index making capability, but I do not believe it can work on multiple directories.

2b) Standard Windows XP Search cannot understand what it may see inside a PDF. Windows Desktop Search presumably can, but Windows Desktop Search is too intrusive, always running in background and slowing down my system.

Google Desktop Search can handle PDF files, but again, I don't wish a search tool running all the time in background. That is why I seek a static indexer, one that I can run as needed and retain the results.

It is only the PDF corpus I wish indexed. Nothing else on my system needs to be indexed.

RJ Emery, Eastern USA
WordPerfect 8 User on XP Pro SP3 System
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