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Hi,
I wanted to embed a PDF catalog online (PDX file).
I did that on my local hard disk and it works perfectly, but it doesn't work online. I read on forums that it is not possible to do it online (strange isn't it?)

I'm looking for an simple alternative solution (free if possible) that is doing the same job with the same fonctionnalities. May be by converting the PDX file?

I use a PHP/MySql apache web server.

Thanks for your help
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Do you want to enable users to search one PDF fast, or do you want your user's to be able to search over a number of PDF documents, and then just come up with the ones that contain the search string?
In the first case, you can use the new Acrobat 8 feature of embedding the catalog into the PDF document (this will of course require that your users will have Acrobat or Reader 8 installed). The document needs to be downloaded first, but then you can search by using the embedded catalog.
In the second case, there is a solution for Microsoft's server (Adobe's IFilter module).
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by:MarcFrancey
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I want to search over a number of PDF documents!

And I use LAMP!, so the Microsoft's server solution doesn't suits my needs.

Thanks anyway !
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 1000 total points
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There are a number of commercial search products available that you can run with your configuration. Take a look at http://www.dtsearch.com (http://support.dtsearch.com/webhelp/dtengine/readme_dtsearchlinux.html)
It's not free!
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by:MarcFrancey
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I've already tried the ZOOM search engine from http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/, which works fine, but I'm looking for a search solution embeded in the acrobat reader application, with the same (advanced) search functionnalities of the Acrobat Catolog that seems to work only on local drives...

Is there really no scripts, plugins or something else to do it?
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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No, there is nothing (I'm aware of) that would be embedded in Reader or Acrobat.
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