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search inside microsoft documents

I am looking for a way to be able to search inside microsoft documents.
I am especially thinking about Microsoft Word documents.

Is it something that is possible ?
If it isn't possible, is it something in development?

United Kingdom


Its possible with modifications to the codebase. A search index of the content, but it relies on the host having anti-word or some other compatible library to open the Word documentation as a plain text file for indexing.

Contact me if you have funding for this development. I have all the necessary snippets that just need putting together to provide the feature.

Damian
http://tikihost.net


Ireland

> I am looking for a way to be able to search inside microsoft documents.
> I am especially thinking about Microsoft Word documents.
>


I do it on a couple sites. My servers are all Linux flavors and need some extra public domain programs on them. If you go to Admin -> File Galleries, at the bottom is the File Galleries Search Indexing. I use:

MIME TypeSystem command
application/msword /usr/local/bin/catdoc %1 -
application/pdf /usr/local/bin/pdftotext %1
application/vnd.ms-excel /usr/local/bin/xls2csv %1
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint /usr/local/bin/catppt %1
text/html strings %1
text/plain strings %1


The programs in /usr/local/bin need to be manually installed on your server.
I do not have any Windows Servers, The same philosophy would work, but would need different external programs.

gg

i am using tikiwiki 1.8.4 and i can't find that 'File Galleries search indexing'. am i blind or is there something special to do in order to activate this option ?
Ireland

> i am using tikiwiki 1.8.4 and i can't find that 'File Galleries search indexing'. am i blind or is there something special to do in order to activate this option ?

This is in 1.9.x . I have never used the 1.8.x so I don't know if it is in that branch. It is at the very bottom of the /tiki-admin.php?page=fgal

This page has 5 sections: Home Gallery, Gallery Features, Gallery Listing Configuration, File gallery Comments Section, and File Galleries Search Indexing. There is no option for enable/disable these sections.


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