- November 22, 2013
Say you’ve got lots of PDF documents. Like, Library-of-Congress lots. And within some of those PDF documents somewhere is precious information you’re searching for. It could be the key details for closing your next big deal. Or the evidence that supports your argument in a litigation case. Or the secret ingredient in your friend’s grandmother’s prize-winning chili recipe.
What can you do to speed up the process for searching through all those PDF files? You can use a PDF IFilter.
Why PDF IFilter?
A PDF IFilter is really a plug-in that lets Microsoft search engines index PDF files so that you can search them for that precious chili ingredient. Without an appropriate PDF IFilter, you can’t index the contents of a PDF file, which means you can’t search it. This is especially valuable since PDF is the most commonly used file format to archive documents and forms.
Also, PDF IFilters are very useful since they’re integrated into Microsoft search, so they provide search results for multiple file formats at the same time. Which means, if the evidence that supports the closing of your next big deal is located in different file formats (like .doc, .docx, .xls, .ppt, etc.), you can get all these files returned in a single search.
Why Foxit PDF IFilter?
Foxit PDF IFilter provides super-fast indexing, even for a huge number of PDF documents, and then lets you quickly find desired documents by specifying search criteria. Built on Microsoft’s IFilter indexing interface, Foxit PDF IFilter extracts data from PDF documents and returns the index results to search engine software.
It goes beyond what Adobe® does by indexing PDF content, titles, subjects, authors, keywords, PDF portfolios, annotations, text and data from forms (both standard PDF and XFA forms), bookmarks, attachments, create time/date, number of pages, and the names of the creating applications. This gives you more accurate search results.
Best of all, Foxit PDF IFilter can handle virtually any type of PDF document—files, email attachments, even annotations.
You can search your indexed PDF documents on your desktop, corporate server, or online. All you need are the right keywords.
Governments and enterprises favor Foxit PDF IFilter because:
- It supports multi-threading and makes full use of multi-CPU/core in a server
- It supports native 64-bit code
- It’s faster than all other PDF IFilters
- It supports most languages
- Its performance and scalability lowers your organization’s costs of server hardware, data center floor space, power and cooling, and administration.
What’s more, Foxit PDF IFilter supports PDF 1.7 specification and can be used with your existing PDF files. It supports Microsoft search engines, such as Windows Indexing Service, MSN Desktop Search, Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), Site Server, Exchange Server, and SQL Server. With Foxit PDF IFilter, all these search engines can find PDF files with ease.
So the next time you’re staring down a haystack of PDF documents looking for the veritable needle you need, consider putting Foxit PDF IFilter to work for you. There’s a free 30-day trial in it for you if you do.