xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

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xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#1 Post by pOpY » 16.06.2018, 10:02

Hey guys.

Running the "FreeCommander XE 2018 Build 775 64-bit donor" version and have downloaded and setup xdoc2txt Version 2.16 as described in the wiki here: https://freecommander.com/en/faq-search ... f-for-text
Sadly it doesnt find anything inside an test pdf. but it works on windows explorer, is this feature broken?

Here are my settings: and some pics: https://imgur.com/a/lQ9nWqt

Is this a known issue or what i am doing wrong?
Is the Version of xdoc2txt the issue?

PS.: Did not see any xdoc2txt proccess during search in task manager!?

pOpY

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#2 Post by Marek » 16.06.2018, 13:53

It is characters encoding on the html pages.
I have added this comment to the FAQ :
If you copy this text into the program via the clipboard, then re-enter the characters " using the keyboard.

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#3 Post by pOpY » 16.06.2018, 16:20

Thanks it's working now!

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#4 Post by rjut » 11.08.2018, 12:44

I have the same problem. This fix did not do it for me.
I am using FC 770a donor version and xdoc2txt 2.16.1 64bit
xdoc2txt works in command line mode.
Have xdoc2txt installed in subfolder of AppData FC folder.
I test on a pdf which in abobe i could find tekst 'profiel'
Used xdoc2txt in command line more to produce a .txt file of a .pdf file.
Searching with FC only found text in the .txt file and not in the .pdf file
I have double tripple and quadraple checked the converter settings and believe these are ok.
Re-entered quotes as suggested. Even copied line to notepad first and then to FC.
Is there a way to check if FC kicks off the xdoc2txt program? Is there a temp file in a folder somewhere?
Any suggestions on how to get this working are highly appreciated.

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#5 Post by pOpY » 11.08.2018, 13:00

@rjut:
Had also issues with version >2 of xdoc2txt.
Currently running 1.52 without issues.

Please try the older version.

pOpY

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#6 Post by rjut » 11.08.2018, 13:28

@popy
As suggested installed v1.5.2. Same result :x
Noticed that FC makes temp files in the TEMP folder with same name as pdf file but with extension .txt.
The file size of these files is 0 bytes. When I open them in notepad these are empty, as expected.
If I run xdoc2txt from command line then I can create such a .txt file manually from the pdf and it constains readable text.
So it looks like the xdoc2txt converter is indeed executed by FC but returns empty result.

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#7 Post by rjut » 11.08.2018, 13:41

Found it!
My previous post made me look again at the parameter “%ConvertSourceFile%” >%ConvertTargetFile%.
Although it looked ok and I already retyped the quotes as suggested in the FAQ, I decided to delete the line completely and type in again manually. Now it works!

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#8 Post by rjut » 11.08.2018, 13:47

Installed xdoc2txt 2.16.1 64bit again
Also updated FC to latest version 777 donor
... and it still works :P

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Re: xdoc2txt 2.16 converter not working for searching inside PDFs

#9 Post by pOpY » 11.08.2018, 13:52

Nice to hear that it works.

pOpY

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