pdf files are not supported in Sharepoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • how to enable PDF documents and pictures in sharepoint. I have stored a adobe illustrator picture in Sharepoint Picture Library but can see the Preview is there any third party tools or anyway i can have the same property for pdf files as for .jpg,or other image files in sharepoint
    Monday, November 2, 2009 6:12 PM


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  • The picture preview is available for only certain types of image formats (for example *.jpg, *.jpeg), I recommend this article for further information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/ha011233351033.aspx

    However there is a commercial third party support intended for this purpose "Equilibrium" http://www.equilibrium.com/eq_software/mediarich_for_sharepoint/mediarich_for_sharepoint_at_work/

    Incase of PDF's try PDF IFilter 6.0 from Adobe.
    Balaji Baskar
    Monday, November 2, 2009 6:29 PM
  • For indexing and searching PDF:

    Four steps:

      Add PDF to the list of File Types  (Shared Services, Search Settings, File Types)

      Install a PDF iFilter (Adobe or FoxIt)

      Add the PDF icon (copy to ...\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES and add to ...\12\TEMPLATE\XML\DOCICON.xml)

      Rerun a full crawl on the content.

    For viewing PDFs the user will need Acrobat.  Are you asking about thumbnails for PDF?  FAST search will do that.

    Mike Smith TechTrainingNotes.blogspot.com
    Monday, November 2, 2009 6:55 PM
  • thanks for the solution,
    Mike yeah actually i am looking for that preview images as we can see for the jpg or any other supportable formats in Picture Library.

     Just the display of icon wouldn't work in my case.
    I can search and view the icons of pdf files but incase of pictures from Adoble Illistrator in formats liek(.eps,.ai) I need the actual preview picture of that file.

     That is what i am working on.

    As Balaji provided me the link for the solution i guess that one works fine and i am looking on that too
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:00 AM