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Simple PDF question, I hope!

Posted by rorydale 
Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 14, 2007 06:28PM
Hi, I'm hoping there is a simple answer to this question. In the installation and usage documentation it says to enable PDF and DOC indexing capabilities I should "Download and install pdftotext and catdoc and set there location(path) in conf.php."

Sorry if the following question is really stupid, but where do I install them? On my server? Is this just a case of FTPing these files to a directory? Which version do I use for a server that's running Linux?

Thanks!
Anonymous User
Re: Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 15, 2007 10:39PM
You must install pdftotext in your server. Make sure you use an absolute address (not a relative one).

Either you compile pdftotext from the source, or you download a specific version for your operational system.

Your solutions are here
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html
Re: Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 16, 2007 03:22AM
Ok, so I just copy the entire "xpdf-3.02-linux" folder to my server and point to that?

Thanks, I'll give it a try.
Re: Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 16, 2007 06:53AM
I think that worked. I'm now getting "page contains less than 10 words" errors.

Can anyone help?
Anonymous User
Re: Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 16, 2007 08:24PM
Try this

http://www.sphider.eu/forum/search.php?2,search=less+than+10+words,page=1,match_type=ALL,match_dates=30,match_forum=ALL
Re: Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 16, 2007 11:14PM
recortes Wrote:
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> Try this
>
> http://www.sphider.eu/forum/search.php?2,
> search=less+than+10+words,page=1,match_type=ALL,ma
> tch_dates=30,match_forum=ALL

I'm not sure I follow. None of these posts address my question. The problem I am having is with the PDF file apparently not containing more that 10 words. The PDF file definitely does contain more than 10 words though.
Anonymous User
Re: Simple PDF question, I hope!
April 17, 2007 01:21AM
Sometimes, I work around that problem reindexing in a differente way. If I am indexing full site, I try 20 levels, for example. I am not sure why it works.
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