Last Reviewed: September 27, 2016
Applies to: dtSearch Web 6, 7
How to use dtSearch or dtSearch Web with OCR,
Adobe Reader DC, XI, and X information
PDF viewers that support highlighting hits
dtSearch Web can index and search PDF files, and can highlight hits in retrieved files. For information on highlighting hits in retrieved PDF files using the dtSearch Engine API, see "Highlighting hits in PDF files" in the dtSearch Engine API reference.
1. Install dtSearch Web.
2. Copy the PDF files to a folder that is defined as virtual directory in IIS. A subdirectory of the root folder for your web site (i.e., c:\inetpub\wwwroot\docs) will work.
4. Index the PDF files with dtSearch Desktop. See the dtSearch Quick Start for more information on how to index documents with dtSearch.
5. Use dtSearch Web's "Build Search Form" to build a search form. See the dtSearch Web Quick Start for more information.
Client machines will need a plug-in to highlight hits in PDF files using Adobe Reader. For more information, please see Adobe Reader DC, XI, and X information.
Changing the Highlight Color
The color used to highlight hits in Adobe Reader is controlled by the client machine's Display Options in Windows. The specific option is the "Selected Items" color, which defaults to white-on-blue. If you change it to black-on-yellow, Adobe Reader will show highlights in yellow. (This will also make your Windows menus and list boxes use yellow highlights.) There is no way to control this from the server.
Adobe Acrobat can restructure PDF files so they can open
more quickly in a web browser. This Adobe article explains
how it works:
Using the Action Wizard in Adobe Acrobat, you can optimize an entire folder of PDF files in one step: