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How to Crawl Open Document Text (odt) files using SharePoint Server 2010?

How to Crawl Open Document Text (odt) files using SharePoint Server 2010?

Open Document Text files can be created by IBM Lotus Symphony. SharePoint Server 2010 can crawl this file types by registering    StarOffice/OpenOffice IFilter .

We can download StarOffice/OpenOffice IFilter from  this site http://www.ifiltershop.com/sofilter.html

Installation Instructions

Setup file is a self-extracting archive that must be downloaded and opened on the machine where you wish to use StarOffice/OpenOffice IFilter.

  1. Stop all appropriate Search services.
  2. Uninstall any previous version of StarOffice/OpenOffice IFilter.
  3. Start setup file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Start all appropriate Search services.
  5. Re-index catalogs containing OpenOffice Writer, Math, Impress, Draw and Calc files.

 

 

Additional Setup Steps

Some Microsoft Search products require additional setup steps as described below:

SharePoint Server 2010:

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration go to “General Application Settings” page
  2. In the “Search” section click on “Farm-Wide Search Administration”
  3. Click on ” Search Service Application” link
  4. On the left side menu select “File Types”
  5. Make sure that “.odt”, “.odp” and all other StarOffice/OpenOffice file types you are planning to index are included

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