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Adobe PDF IFilter v5.0

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting with Acrobat and Reader 7.0.5, iFilter functionality is now bundled within the Acrobat and Reader products. Improvements to iFilter in Acrobat and Reader 8 include support for Vista and Windows Desktop Search, as well as improved performance and stability. It is recommended that you update your copy of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader in order to get the most current iFilter functionality, rather than download and install the stand-alone iFilter plug-in.

Note: On February 18, 2004, Adobe posted a KnowledgeBase Document describing a known issue with Adobe® PDF iFilter 5.0 and Windows XP®. It is recommended that you read this document before installing Adobe PDF iFilter on this operating system.

Adobe PDF IFilter is designed for technically savvy administrators who manage or implement solutions for their users. Adobe PDF IFilter lets you index Adobe PDF documents with Microsoft indexing clients so that your users can easily search for text within Adobe PDF documents.

Key benefits:
• Integrates with existing tools within your company
• Provides an easy solution for users to search within Adobe PDF documents located throughout your company's network and intranet
• Greatly increases the user's ability to accurately locate information

IFilter is a Microsoft specification for filtering text. Further information can be found at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/indexsrv/ixrefint_9sfm.asp.

Adobe PDF IFilter is a free downloadable Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file that provides a bridge between a Microsoft indexing client and a library of Adobe PDF files. It consists of code that understands the Adobe PDF file 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 find the Adobe PDF IFilter. Adobe 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.

For all known issues, please reference the ReadMe file, which is included with the Adobe PDF IFilter.

File Information

Product Acrobat
Version All
Platform Windows
File Name ifilter50.exe
File Size 3.8MB
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System requirements

Adobe PDF IFilter v5.0 requires one of the following environments:
• Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 Server with Service Pack 3 (or higher) and Option Pack 4. At a minimum, this environment should include Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0 and Microsoft Index Server 2.0.
• Microsoft Windows® 2000 Professional. At a minimum, this environment should include Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 and Microsoft Index Server.
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional. At a minimum, this environment should include Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 and Microsoft Index Server.

Adobe PDF IFilter also supports the following components, as an addition to one of the above environments:
• Microsoft Site Server 3.0
• Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2001

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".exe" file in Windows, double-click on the ".exe" file to access the file's contents.

Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.

1) Uninstall any previous version of Adobe PDF IFilter.
2) Stop all appropriate clients.
3) Double-click the ifilter50.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions.
4) After the installation process finishes, start all appropriate clients.
5) Reindex your site with all appropriate clients.

Additional notes

Language notice:
Adobe PDF IFilter has no user interface and therefore is language-agnostic. It is tested and supported in Tier 1 languages (English, French, German, and Japanese), utilizing Tier 1 operating systems and Tier 1 text within Adobe PDF documents. However, it has also undergone additional limited testing utilizing Adobe PDF documents in all Acrobat languages and correctly returns text to the Microsoft indexing client. Since the Adobe PDF IFilter is based on the Microsoft indexing client, it is this indexing client that is responsible for interpreting the returned text and then presenting the information to the user.

License agreement

License agreement

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