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Search inside documents

Have a search function which searches not only in descriptions, but also inside documents. Like the components PDF Indexer and Doc Indexer, but only for the documents the user is allowed to view.


Posted 6 years ago by Ercan Ozkaya Staff


DOCman v3 File indexing and automatic thumbnail generation for PDF and Word documents are ready

Please note that these features are provided as part of our Joomlatools Connect webservices. Business and agency subscribers have access to these webservices. If you have another subscription and would like to upgrade your account to have access to these features let us know.

Here is how you can test this:

* Download and install the Joomlatools Connect plugin:

* Install the following DOCman 3.0 test package:

Now try creating a few documents such as PDFs or Word files. The indexer should do its job in the background and the files should be indexed and thumbnails should be generated in a few minutes.

If all goes well, the document search in frontend will now search through document contents as well and you will see the thumbnails in both backend and frontend.

Two limitations:
* Please note that this can only work on a public website so localhost installations won't support indexing. This is because the indexing service needs to reach your site over the internet to deliver results.
* Right now indexing works reliably on English documents. Support for all alphabets are coming in a later phase.

Looking forward to your feedback!

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Johan Janssens

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