I have a self-opening CD that launches web-based archival information on Internet Explorer (IE). When the CD is inserted into an end-users PC, IE launches from the end-users hard drive. All the datasheets that are launched from IE are Acrobat 7.0 PDF files. An index catalog was created to index the entire CD (over 1,200 PDF files). Each PDF file is set to open in browser view and launch the specific index that was created to search the entire CD content.
My question is this,
Can any version of Acrobat Reader be used to launch the indexes from CD for searching capability?
And if NOT,
What version of Acrobat Reader is required and can this version of Reader be forced to launch from the CD? Launching Reader from the CD would alleviate possible compatibility/functionality issues.
An index across PDF files cannot be accessed from a Web browser interface using a CD-ROM collection. We typically use PDF as the interface, and attach the index from a start file or if we use a Web interface running from a CD, we use a product called dtSearch publisher or Xtreeme Search Engine Studio (http://www.xtreeme.com/search-engine-studio/) - both of which can index and search PDFs.