I have a project where we are going to put all the documents
that used to be done in Word into PDFs via CF 8. They will then be
stored in an Oracle db. The question is is it possible to perform
searches on the PDFs?
yes, Verity, which comes bundled with cf can index PDF
(though the bundled version of Verity has limits on size of
it can create: iirc it can index up to 250,000 items max; if
more items indexed the you need to get a full license from