Is there a way to search PDF metadata in Vista?
August 16, 2007 7:30 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to search PDF metadata in Vista?

I've been playing with PDF Metadata in Vista with Acrobat Pro and it looks great, but I can't seem to search for author information, keywords or anything of the kind. Is there something I'm doing wrong or do I need to install Google Desktop, Copernic or the like to actually be able to search my PDf's?

posted by chrisWhite to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Best answer: not sure, but you may need to google for the "PDF ifilter" and install it in order for vista's built in search to work with them properly
posted by Good Brain at 9:09 PM on August 16, 2007

Best answer: Adobe PDF iFilter.
posted by paulsc at 4:06 AM on August 17, 2007

Response by poster: Well, that didn't fix the problem, but it pointed me toward the right solution! It looks like that is exactly what I would need if I war running Vista 32, but Adobe doesn't support 64-bit yet.

This is where Foxit comes in to the rescue, they've got their own PDF iFilter that supports 64-bit and apparently some other handy things like multi-threading.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction guys, who knows how much longer I would have searched before I found the term iFilter. You guys rock!
posted by chrisWhite at 8:03 AM on August 17, 2007

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