Search PDF content from outlook

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
How does one configure outlook/adobe to allow PDF content in attached emails to be found using search box in outlook

e.g. if a PDF attachment in an email had invoice # 1234 in the content of the PDF document, how can this be found using outlook search?

(Adobe reader; Outlook 2010; Win 7 64bit)
Question by:stakest
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to install the iFilter if you're using a 64bit OS.  See the link below for more info:

    Author Comment

    The link referred to windows desktop search and iFilter. My understanding is that functionality in the OS (Win 7) has replaced windows desktop search (is this correct)? I have downloaded the iFilter from adobe and installed...I assume its now running as a service. Not sure how long it'll take to index - but will try search again in a few hours. Thank you for feedback. If this works, I'll close the question

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the quick response!

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