5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2007 6:31 AM by Captiv8r

    Search capability within PDF file

      Hi, is there a way to search (search option within MS-Internet Explorer) information from within PDF files that are included within my Help Application ?
      Thank you for your answers.
        • 1. Re: Search capability within PDF file
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          RH's search will not do that. You will need a third party tool such as ZoomSearch. See the topic on my site.

          • 2. Re: Search capability within PDF file
            Bob_177 Level 1
            Thank you Peter. I'll take a look at your document and I might ask you some questions.
            • 3. Re: Search capability within PDF file
              RoboWizard Level 4
              Hi Bob_177

              I'd like to expound on the answer my fellow Adobe Community Expert Peter gave. Indeed it is correct that the basic functionality included with RoboHelp won't allow this type of searching. But there is another component you may acquire called the RoboHelp Server. It must be installed on your server and configured by your IT staff. But it allows you to place .PDF and .DOC files on the server and perform searches that will include the contents of these file types.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Search capability within PDF file
                Bob_177 Level 1
                Hi Rick,
                Your answer is interesting since we bought RoboHelp Server as well. This is our first help project using RoboHelp. RoboHelp Server is not yet installed, but will be pretty soon. Do you mean that if the user clicks on the 'Search' button within MS-Internet Explorer, the search will include the PDF files part of the Help application? Is there anything that I have to do in order to implement this functionnality? If you can tell me where could I find any pertinent instruction would be very appreciate.
                Thank you very much.
                • 5. Re: Search capability within PDF file
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  Hi Bob

                  I'm not sure how the Search in Internet Explorer would work. I suspect that type of search would fail. But if you clicked the Search tab or button in the RoboHelp output and typed the search term into the RoboHelp search field, it will be included there.

                  Cheers... Rick