Foxit PDF IFilter 2.0 User Manual

Foxit PDF IFilter 2.0 User Manual
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Contents
FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR FOXIT PDF IFILTER
DESKTOP ............................................................................................................... 4
Chapter 1 - Overview ......................................................................................... 11
Operation Systems............................................................................................................... 11
Why PDF IFilter? .................................................................................................................. 11
Why Foxit PDF IFilter? ........................................................................................................ 12
How Foxit PDF IFilter works? ............................................................................................. 12
Key Benefits .......................................................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2 - Getting Started ............................................................................... 13
Installing Foxit PDF IFilter ................................................................................................... 13
Configuring Foxit PDF IFilter .............................................................................................. 13
Updating Foxit PDF IFilter ................................................................................................... 14
Uninstalling Foxit PDF IFilter .............................................................................................. 14
Chapter 3 - Foxit PDF IFilter for WDS ............................................................. 16
Working in Windows 7 and Windows Vista ................................................................. 16
Indexing PDFs ..................................................................................................... 16
Searching PDFs .................................................................................................. 18
Working in Windows XP and Other Operating Systems .......................................... 19
Indexing PDFs ..................................................................................................... 19
Searching PDFs .................................................................................................. 21
More Help ............................................................................................................ 23
Chapter 4 - Additional Information.................................................................. 24
Microsoft Developer Support .............................................................................................. 24
Language Support ................................................................................................................ 24
Contact Us ........................................................................................................... 25
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FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT
FOR FOXIT PDF IFILTER DESKTOP
IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Foxit Corporation (“Foxit”) License Agreement
("License" or “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between You (either an individual or an
entity, who will be referred to in this License as "You" or “Your”) and Foxit for the use of
Foxit PDF IFilter, and which may include associated media, printed materials, and other
components and software modules including but not limited to drivers ("Product"). The
Product also includes any software updates and upgrades that Foxit may provide to You
or make available to You, or that You obtain after the date You obtain Your initial copy of
the Product, to the extent that such items are not accompanied by a separate license
agreement or terms of use. BY INSTALLING, COPYING, DOWNLOADING,
ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE PRODUCT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND
BY THE TERMS OF THIS FOXIT LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO
THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE PRODUCT AND
SHOULD NOT INSTALL, COPY, DOWNLOAD, ACCESS OR USE THE PRODUCT.
The Product is protected by copyright laws as well as other intellectual property laws. The
Product is licensed and not sold.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Foxit grants You a non-exclusive, nontransferable license to
install and use the Product subject to all the terms and conditions set forth here within.
1.1. Single-Use Perpetual License. You may permit a single authorized end user to install
the Product on a single computer for use by that end user only. Remote access is not
permitted without the express written consent of Foxit.
1.2. Single-Use Term License. Same usage terms as the Single-Use Perpetual
License. The period of use is limited to a fixed duration at which the time the Product
must be deinstalled from the computer unless the license is renewed for an additional
period of time.
2. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or
disassemble the Product, except and only to the extent that it is expressly permitted by
applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. You may not rent, lease, lend or transfer the
Product, or host the Product for third parties. The Product is licensed as a single integral
product; its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one
computer. The Product may include copy protection technology to prevent the
unauthorized copying of the Product or may require original media for use of the Product
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on the computer. It is illegal to make unauthorized copies of the Product or to circumvent
any copy protection technology included in the Product. The software may not be resold
either by You or a third party customer without the prior written permission of Foxit. All
rights not expressly granted to You are retained by Foxit. You may not use this product on
any operating system other than Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, or
Microsoft Windows XP.
2.1. Third Party Software. The Product may contain third party software that Foxit can
grant sublicense to use and which is also protected by copyright law and other applicable
laws.
3. EDUCATIONAL USE. If the Product You have received with this Agreement is an
Educational Software Bundle (where the Product is received by virtue of Your participation
in a Foxit program designed for educational or research institutions, or is provided by Foxit
to You under some other arrangement), You are not entitled to use the Product unless
You are an employee or student of such educational institution. Educational Software
Products may be used for educational and research purposes only. Commercial and
general production use of Educational Software Products are specifically prohibited. The
Product is provided under a Single-Use Term License as described above. You may
install one copy of the Product on one desktop computer in a designated computer used
for educational purposes under your license agreement. Your Educational license is
granted for a period of one year, unless stated otherwise, from when the Product license
keys are made available to you. Your Educational license entitles you to email and
telephone support for up to two designated employees and product upgrades during the
term of Your license. You grant Foxit the right to use material created under such license
for marketing and advertising purposes.
4. SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
4.1. Term of Maintenance. Foxit agrees to provide Maintenance (as defined herein) to
You pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein provided that You pay the
Maintenance Fee for each Product for which Maintenance is desired and as further
described in Section 4.4 below. Maintenance will be provided for a period of one year,
unless otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, from the date of purchase of the
Product (the “Initial Support and Maintenance Term”), and with renewals, annually from
the expiration date of the prior Support and Maintenance Term. Failure to renew annual
maintenance may result in You having to purchase a new license in order to receive future
versions of software and associated ongoing support and maintenance.
4.2. Maintenance Services. In exchange for the Maintenance Fee, Foxit agrees to provide
to you during the term of this Agreement support and maintenance (collectively
"Maintenance") as follows:
4.2.1. Support: Foxit will provide email and telephone support to You for current versions
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of the Product. Foxit will investigate all of your questions and problems promptly. You
agree to provide adequate information to Foxit to assist in the investigation and to confirm
that any problems have been resolved. Foxit does not provide guaranteed response time
but will make good faith effort to answer emails and voice mails within twenty-four (24)
hours or less during weekdays, excluding holidays.
4.2.2. Maintenance: Foxit will supply to you, at no additional charge, any improvements,
upgrades, or modifications to the Product that Foxit makes generally available. Any such
improvements, upgrades, or modifications shall become part of the Product for all
purposes of this Agreement.
4.2.3. You acknowledge and agree that the Maintenance to be provided by Foxit
hereunder is limited to the most current version of the Product and the immediately
preceding version.
4.3. Exclusions. Foxit’s obligation to provide Support is contingent upon proper use of the
Product and full compliance with this Agreement. Moreover, Foxit shall be under no
obligation to provide Support should such services be required due to (a) failure to
operate the Product within the systems requirements provided for the Product (b) any
modification or attempted modification of the Product by You or any third party or (C) Your
failure or refusal to implement Product changes recommended by.
4.4. Consideration. In payment of the Maintenance services to be provided by Foxit
hereunder, You shall pay Foxit, or its authorized agent, the applicable fee for the Initial
Support and Maintenance Term as indicated on the related invoice, receipt, purchase
order, or other ordering document ("Maintenance Fee"). At the end of the Initial Support
and Maintenance Term, or any subsequent Support and Maintenance Term, You may
renew participation in Maintenance services for additional annual term(s) provided You (a)
are current on all payments due to Foxit and (b) pay Foxit, or its authorized agent, the
applicable renewal fee, which Foxit, or its authorized agent, shall invoice prior to the end
of the preceding term, unless terminated by You at least 30 days prior to the expiration of
the then current Support and Maintenance Term. The Maintenance Fee for renewal shall
be equal to the Maintenance Fee for the immediate preceding annual term plus an
increase by a percentage not to exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as published by
the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition, Maintenance shall be discontinued for any and
all subsequent Support and Maintenance Terms for which You fail to pay Foxit the invoice
within ten (10) days after the prior Maintenance expiration date.
4.5. Exceptions. For use of the Product or a Beta Software Product, only the
Maintenance Services and Exclusions paragraphs of this section apply. For use of the
Product under Educational Use terms, the Maintenance Services and Exclusion
paragraphs apply as long as You pay for the maintenance period defined under Your
Single-Use Term License.
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5. PAYMENT TERMS. Unless explicitly set forth in this Agreement, all fees and other
amounts due under this Agreement are non-cancelable and non-refundable. Unless
otherwise agreed to by the parties, You shall pay all fees or amounts within 30 days of the
date of the invoice. A late fee shall be charged on any overdue amounts and any other
fees and expenses not paid as provided under this Agreement at the rate of one and
one-half percent (1½%) per month, or the highest rate allowable under applicable law,
whichever is less, commencing with the date payment was due.
6. TAXES. The fees and all other amounts due as set forth in this Agreement are net
amounts to be received by Foxit, exclusive of all taxes, duties, and assessments,
including without limitation all sales, withholding, VAT, excise, ad valorem, and use taxes
(collectively, the “Taxes”), and are not subject to offset or reduction because of any Taxes
incurred by You or otherwise due as a result of this Agreement. You shall be responsible
for and shall pay directly, any and all Taxes relating to the performance of this Agreement,
provided that this paragraph shall not apply to taxes based solely on Foxit’s income.
7. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. If Foxit provides any support services to You, You
agree that Foxit and its affiliates may collect and use all information You provide as a part
of any such support services related to the Product. Foxit agrees not to use this
information in a form that personally identifies You.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. Subject to the license grant hereunder, all
right, title and interest in and to the Product, the accompanying printed materials, and any
copies of the Product are owned by Foxit and its licensors.
9. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that Product is of U.S. origin. You agree
to comply with all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations
governing Your use of the Product. Without limiting the foregoing, in the event that this
Agreement permits export of the Product outside the U.S., You shall be solely responsible
for compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws, rules, and regulations. The Product is
subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be
exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea,
Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports
(including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Parties List or Entity
List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of Specially Designated Nationals and
Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or
biological weapons).
10. WARRANTY
10.1. Warranty. Foxit warrants that for a period of 90 days from the date of delivery
(“Warranty Period”), under normal use, the Product will perform substantially in
conformance with the specifications published in the Documentation. During such period,
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and as the sole obligation of Foxit and Your sole remedy under the warranty in this
Section, if You provide written notice of Foxit’s failure to comply with the above warranty,
Foxit will use reasonable commercial efforts to correct such nonconformity in the Product
as in accordance with the terms of the Maintenance and Support Policy. In addition, if
Foxit determines it is not commercially reasonable to correct the nonconformity, Foxit may
elect to terminate the license to such Product, upon which termination Licensee will
promptly return to Foxit all such copies of such Product. Upon receipt of the Product from
Licensee, Foxit will return to Licensee all license fees (and any unused support fees) paid
to Foxit by You for such Product. This warranty set forth above does not apply to, and
Foxit shall have no obligation with respect to, any non-conformity arising as a result of (i)
use of the Product other than as specified under this Agreement and the related
Documentation; (ii) any modification or alteration of the Product performed other than by
Foxit or its agents, or (iii) transfer of the Product to any computer system other than the
ones on which Product is authorized to be stalled, except as permitted in this Agreement.
10.2. Disclaimer. Other than the warranty set forth in Section 10.1 above, and to the
maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Foxit, its authorized resellers and their
subsidiaries provides the Product and any support services related to the Product
("Support Services") AS IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, and hereby disclaim all other
warranties and conditions, either express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to,
any implied warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability, of fitness for a particular
purpose, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of results, of workmanlike effort, of
lack of viruses, and of lack of negligence, all with regard to the Product, and the provision
of or failure to provide support services.
11. LIMIT OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND
CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FOXIT, ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLERS OR
THEIR SUBSIDIARIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,
PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER
INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR
LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD
FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER
PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY
RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, THE PROVISION
OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN
CONNECTION WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS LICENSE, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF
THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF
CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF FOXIT, EVEN IF FOXIT HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
11.1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES. Notwithstanding any damages that
You might incur for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, all damages
referenced above and all direct or general damages), the entire liability of Foxit, its
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resellers and their subsidiaries under any provision of this License and Your exclusive
remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to the amount actually paid by You for the
Product. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers shall apply to the
maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential
purpose.
11.2. NOTICE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS
11.3. For contracts with agencies of the Department of Defense, the Government’s rights
in: (1) commercial computer software and commercial computer software documentation
shall be governed, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 227.7201 through 227.7202-4, by Foxit’s
standard commercial license(s) for the respective product(s); (2) software and software
documentation other than commercial computer software and commercial computer
software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7014; (3) technical data
for commercial items other than software or software documentation shall be governed by
48 C.F.R. 252.227-7015(b); and (4) technical data for non-commercial items other than
software or software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013.
11.4. For contracts with U.S. Government agencies other than the Department of Defense
agencies, the Government’s rights in: (1) commercial computer software and commercial
computer software documentation shall be governed, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 2.101 and
12.212, by Foxit’s standard commercial license(s) for the respective product(s); (2)
software and software documentation other than commercial computer software and
commercial computer software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14,
Alternative III; and (3) technical data other than software and software documentation
shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14 including, where applicable Alternatives I or II.
12. GENERAL. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the
laws of the State of California excluding that body of laws known as conflicts of law. The
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not
apply. Any legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought
exclusively in the federal or state courts located in San Jose, California and the parties
hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein. You may not
assign this Agreement or any right or interest hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise,
without Foxit’s express prior written consent. Any attempt to assign this Agreement,
without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Subject to the foregoing, this
Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party's successors and permitted
assigns. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of
any of its remedies under this Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies
under this Agreement or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds
any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, that provision of the Agreement
will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of this
Agreement will remain in full force and effect. All notices or approvals required or
permitted under this Agreement will be in writing and delivered by confirmed facsimile
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transmission, by overnight delivery services, or by certified mail, and in each instance will
be deemed given upon receipt. All notices or approvals will be sent to the addresses set
forth in the applicable ordering document or invoice or to such other address as may be
specified by either party to the other in accordance with this section. Neither party will be
responsible for any failure or delay in its performance under this Agreement (except for
any payment obligations) due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including, but not
limited to, labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages of or inability to obtain labor, energy
or supplies, war, terrorism, riot, or acts of God. The failure by either party to enforce any
provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that or any
other provision. This Agreement, including Foxit’s support and maintenance services
terms constitutes the entire and exclusive agreement between the parties concerning its
subject matter and supersedes all prior written and oral understandings and agreements
between the parties regarding its subject matter. The terms and conditions contained in
any customer purchase order or other ordering document that are inconsistent with or in
addition to the terms and conditions of this Agreement are hereby rejected by Foxit and
will be deemed null and of no effect.
13. COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSES. If You are a business, company or organization,
You agree that upon request from Foxit or its authorized representative You will within
thirty (30) days fully document and certify that use of any and all Foxit Products at the time
of the request is in conformity with Your valid licenses from Foxit.
14. DISCONTINUING OR MODIFYING SERVICES. You acknowledge that Foxit has the
right to discontinue the manufacture and development of any of the Product and the
support for that Product, in its sole discretion at any time, including the distribution of older
Product versions, provided that Foxit agrees not to discontinue the support for that
Product during the current annual term of this Agreement, subject to the termination
provisions herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Foxit discontinues the manufacture
and support for a particular Product, Support for any remaining Products covered by this
Agreement shall not be adversely affected. Foxit reserves the right to alter the Support, in
its sole discretion but in no event shall such alterations result in: (a) diminished support
from the level of support set forth herein; (b) materially diminished obligations for Foxit; or
(c) Your materially diminished rights.
15. MARKETING. You agree that You and Your business, company, or organization may
be identified as a customer of Foxit and Foxit may refer to You and your business,
company, or organization by name and logo, and Foxit may briefly describe Licensee’s
business in Foxit’s marketing materials and website.
16. Should You have any questions concerning this License, or if You desire to contact
Foxit for any reason, please call (510) 438-9090.
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Chapter 1 - Overview
Welcome to Foxit PDF IFilter -- a professional tool that helps you to index PDF files.
Foxit PDF IFilter is an application that extracts the contents, properties, bookmarks from
PDF documents, index them, and return the indexed results to the search engine so that
users can search PDF documents with keywords.
Foxit PDF IFilter supports PDF 1.7 specification and can be used in many Microsoft
search engines, such as Windows Indexing Service, MSN Desktop Search, and all other
products based on Microsoft Search technology. With Foxit PDF IFilter, all these search
engines can find PDF files with ease.
Operation Systems
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Microsoft Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack
2 or 3 (32-bit & 64-bit).
Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with
or without Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit).
Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit).
If you want to run Foxit PDF IFilter on both desktop and server environment, please try the
Foxit PDF IFilter Server Version. Foxit PDF IFilter Desktop Version and Foxit PDF IFilter
share the same features and capabilities.
Why PDF IFilter?
PDF IFilter is necessary for several reasons:
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Microsoft creates and maintains office file formats, such as .doc, .xls, .ppt, etc.
However, many other file formats are created and maintained by other companies.
For example, PDF was created by Adobe.
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With the advantages of security, reliability and accessibility, PDF is now being used
by more and more people all over the world.
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PDF IFilter is a plug-in that allows Microsoft search engines to index PDF files so that
they become searchable. Without an appropriate PDF IFilter, contents of a PDF file
cannot be indexed.
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Why Foxit PDF IFilter?
Foxit PDF IFilter is favored by a large number of governments and well-known companies
because of the following reasons:
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Foxit PDF IFilter helps to do index, which makes finding information much easier.
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Foxit PDF IFilter supports native 64-bit code.
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Smaller and faster than other PDF IFilters.
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Supports twelve languages. Please go to Language Support part for details.
How Foxit PDF IFilter works?
Foxit PDF IFilter acts as a plug-in for full-text search engines. A search engine usually
works in two steps:
Step 1, the search engine goes through a designated place, e.g. a file folder or a
database, and indexes all documents or newly modified documents, including PDF
documents, in the background and creates internal data to store the indexed result.
Step 2, a user specifies some keywords for search and the search engine looks up the
indexing result and responds to the user with all the documents that contains the
keywords.
During Step 1, the search engine looks in the windows registry for appropriate IFilter
implementations and uses those filters for indexing. It filters out embedded formatting and
extracts text from the document and returns the result. Foxit PDF IFilter is one such
implementation. Further information about the IFilter specification can be found on the
Microsoft Web site.
Key Benefits
Integrates with existing operating systems and tools within your company.
Provides an easy solution to search within PDF documents located on the local
computer, local network, and/or internet.
Greatly increases your ability to accurately locate information.
Much smaller and faster than PDF IFilters offered by other vendors.
Supports Chinese/Japanese/Korean PDF documents.
Supports native 64-bit code.
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Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Installing Foxit PDF IFilter
Download Foxit PDF IFilter from the Foxit Website (http://www.foxitsoftware.com).
Foxit PDF IFilter has a 32-bit package and a 64-bit package. Please download
accordingly
Stop all appropriate clients.
Uninstall any previous version of Foxit PDF IFilter.
Make sure that Windows Desktop Search has been installed
Double-click the downloaded Foxit PDF IFilter.msi file and follow the on-screen
instructions.
After installation completes, start all appropriate clients.
Notes:
1. Foxit PDF IFilter appears in the list of programs on the Program Start Menu after
installation.
2. Foxit PDF IFilter has no user interface.
The installation package will unzip a language file called fpdfcjk.bin into the installation
folder, which will help you to index PDF documents containing Chinese/Japanese/Korean
characters.
Configuring Foxit PDF IFilter
Foxit
PDF
IFilter
adds
four
configurable
registry
items
under
“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Foxit Software\Foxit PDF IFilter” directory:
FilterBookmarks [REG_DWORD] – sets the value to decide whether to filter out
bookmarks. 0 represents no and other values represent yes.
FilterAttachFile [REG_DWORD] – sets the value to decide whether to filter out
attachments. 0 represents no and other values represent yes.
LogLevel [REG_DWORD] – sets the log level. Value can be from 0 to 3.
0 - no output
1 - error log only. Includes error information when errors happen, and stack message
when the application crashes.
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2 - simple log which only includes the main calling functions and returned values.
3 - detailed log which includes specific information such as date, and chunk.
LogFilePath [REG_SZ] – sets the output path of log file.
Note: The default setting in Foxit PDF IFilter is to filter out bookmarks, but it doesn’t filter
out attachments and any log information either. Restart application if you made any
changes to the registry.
Updating Foxit PDF IFilter
You need to uninstall the old version of Foxit PDF IFilter to install the new one. You do not
have to reboot your machine after update.
Foxit PDF IFilter consists of a core layer and an installation layer. When you upgrade the
installation layer, you do not need to re-do a full index. But when you upgrade the core
layer, you can decide if you need to rebuild index on your computer according to the
importance of the updates by checking “Pricing & Upgrades” on the Foxit Official Website.
Uninstalling Foxit PDF IFilter
Open the Start Menu and select “Control Panel”.
Click on the “Add or Remove Programs” tab.
Click on the “Foxit PDF IFilter” record and then on the “Remove” button to uninstall it.
Or you can double-click the Foxit PDF IFilter.msi setup file that you have used to install
Foxit PDF IFilter, and do the following:
In the Foxit PDF IFilter dialog box, select Remove Foxit PDF IFilter.
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Click the Finish button to uninstall.
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Chapter 3 - Foxit PDF IFilter for
WDS
Foxit PDF IFilter is able to search text in PDF files, Email PDF attachments, and PDFs in
Database Fields (BLOB), etc. After you install Foxit PDF IFilter, you should index all
documents and re-build index data with Windows Desktop Search (WDS) before you start
a search.
Working in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
WDS functionality is already built into Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Indexing PDFs
With Foxit PDF IFilter, you can index PDF properties and file contents. After installing
Foxit PDF IFilter, please note that “Index Properties and File Contents” will be selected
automatically in File Types tab of Advanced Options dialog box.
The Advanced Options dialog box with Foxit PDF IFilter
Note: Before installing the Foxit PDF IFilter, “Index Properties Only” is selected by default.
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Setting index locations
You can have Microsoft Windows Desktop Search index any locations that contain PDF
files. Once the index is complete, Windows Desktop Search is able to use this index to
find text in PDF quickly. Please make sure all desired locations are included.
To select the locations where PDF files exist and you want to search, do the following:
Select Start > Control Panel > Indexing Options to open the Indexing Options tool.
Click the Modify button to add or subtract specific files/folders from the search index.
In the Indexed Locations dialog box, select the locations that you want, and click OK.
Indexing selected items
Once you select the locations and click OK, Windows Desktop Search will start the
indexing task automatically.
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Indexing complete
Notes:
1. If you just installed Foxit PDF IFilter or the IFilter has just been upgraded, you’ll have
to index all documents and rebuild index data.
2. Windows Desktop Search updates the index every time that you add or change a file
or an e-mail message. You don’t need to re-index PDF files unless the IFilter is
reinstalled or updated.
Searching PDFs
After you finish indexing PDF files, you can start a search for the contents and properties
such as author, title, etc. of your files.
To start a search, do the following:
Click to open a drive or a folder that contains the PDF file that you want to search.
Type your search words in the search box at the top right corner of the window.
The search box
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Windows Desktop Results appear immediately as you type the search words.
Window Vista
Window 7
Search results
Double-click one of the search results to open it with your default PDF Reader.You
can select “How does indexing affect searches” in Indexing Options for more help.
Working in Windows XP and Other Operating Systems
Indexing PDFs
With Foxit PDF IFilter, you can index PDF properties and file contents. But before
installing Foxit PDF IFilter, Index Properties Only is selected by default in File Types tab of
Advanced Options dialog box.
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The Advanced Options dialog box with Foxit PDF IFilter
Setting search locations
By default, Windows Desktop Search indexes your e-mail files and files saved in the My
Documents folder. However, you can have Microsoft Windows Desktop Search index
other locations.
To select the locations where PDF files exist and you want to search, do the following:
Right-click the indexing icon
in the notification area of the Windows taskbar >
click Windows Desktop Search Options > click the Modify button.
In the Indexed Locations dialog box, select the locations that you want, and then click
OK.
Indexing selected items
Once you select the locations and click OK, Windows Desktop Search will start the
indexing task.
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Indexing in progress
Or right-click the indexing icon
in the notification area of the Windows taskbar >
click Index Now.
To check the indexing process, right-click the indexing icon
in the notification area of
the Windows taskbar > click Indexing Status.
Notes:
1. If you just installed Foxit PDF IFilter or the IFilter has just been upgraded, you’ll have
to index all documents and rebuild index data.
2. Windows Desktop Search updates the index every time that you add or change a file
or an e-mail message, because of which, you don’t need to re-index PDF files unless
the IFilter is reinstalled or updated.
Searching PDFs
After you finish indexing PDF files, you can start a search to find text within PDF files. Also,
you can search PDF document properties, such as author, title, etc.
There are two search boxes for you to search PDF files – Deskbar search box and
Microsoft Windows Desktop search box in the main window of Windows Desktop Search.
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Searching with deskbar search box
To start a search with deskbar search box, do the following:
Type your search words in the Deskbar search box.
The search box
Windows Desktop Results appear immediately as you type the search words.
Click one of the search results to open it with your default PDF Reader.
Searching with Microsoft Windows Desktop search box
You can type either in the search box on the taskbar or the Microsoft Windows Desktop
Search box in the main window of Windows Desktop Search.
To open the main window of Windows Desktop Search, click the search icon
select Search Now by right-clicking the indexing icon
or
in the notification area of
the Windows taskbar.
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The search box
The main window of Windows Desktop Search
Type your search in the Microsoft Windows Desktop Search box in the main window
of Windows Desktop Search > Press Enter to search your desktop, or click Web to
search the web.
Click one of the search results so that you can get a quick view in the preview pane.
To search text in the preview pane, use Ctrl + F to activate FindTool dialog box.
More Help
For more information on how to work with Windows Desktop Search, please refer to
Windows Desktop Search Help included in the product.
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Chapter 4 - Additional Information
Microsoft Developer Support
Foxit PDF IFilter is a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file that provides a bridge between a
Microsoft indexing client and a library of PDF files. It consists of code that understands the
PDF Format as well as code that can interface with the indexing client. When an indexing
client needs to index content from PDF files, it will look in its registry for an appropriate
DLL and will find the Foxit PDF IFilter. Foxit PDF IFilter will return text to the indexing
client. The indexing client will then index the results and return the appropriate results to
the user.
Language Support
This section lists languages supported by Foxit PDF IFilter.
German
French
Italian
English
Spanish
Portuguese
Russian
Chinese (traditional and simplified)
Korean
Japanese
Arab
Hebrew
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Contact Us
Feel free to contact us should you need any information or have any problems with our
products. We are always here, ready to serve you better.
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Foxit Corporation
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USA
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