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dtSearch™ Publish

dtSearch™ Publish is an easy "point and click" solution for publishing documents on CD, DVD or equivalent media. dtSearch™ Publish can also mirror an existing Web site on CD/DVD. With the "Web Combo Pack," dtSearch™ Publish allows for publishing simultaneously a wide range of documents with advanced searching on CD/DVD and the Internet/Intranet.

How dtSearch™ Publish Setup Works

With dtSearch™ Publish, a CD/DVD wizard sets up a browser-based user interface that runs dtSearch™ Web from a Web server (Apache) that the wizard installs on the CD/DVD. Creation of the CD/DVD master — including dtSearch™ Web, the document collection, and associated search indexes — is "point and click" easy, requiring absolutely no programming. Documents can be in multiple formats: HTML, PDF, XML, word processor, database, spreadsheet, ZIP, Unicode, etc.

What dtSearch™ Publish Looks Like to the CD/DVD User

For the end-user, accessing the resulting CD/DVD containing dtSearch™ Web and the document set involves simply inserting the CD/DVD into a drive. The only software that the end-user needs to access the CD/DVD is a Web browser. And the installation process itself installs absolutely nothing on the user’s hard drive! When the user does a search, the user's browser sends a request to the CD/DVD just like any other Web server. The CD/DVD displays retrieved documents with multiple browser-based hit and file navigation options, just like dtSearch Web:

•PDF and HTML support includes highlighted hits as well as display of embedded images and links.

•XML support includes hit-highlighted indexed searching using the full range of dtSearch™ features across an entire XML database, or limited to a highly specific combination of fields or sub-fields.

•Support for other database, word processor, spreadsheet, and ZIP file formats includes "on-the-fly" conversion to HTML, with highlighted hits.

•Supports searching of OCR'ed files in PDF format, including full images with "hidden text" hit highlighting.

A dtSearch™ Published page from the dtSearch Web site

Web Combo Pack" Option dtSearch™ Publish is a stand-alone solution for publishing documents on CD/DVD. dtSearch™ Web runs on an Internet/Intranet site. The "Web Combo Pack" offers both dtSearch™ Publish and dtSearch™ Web, allowing for quick publication of the same document collection on the Internet/Intranet and on CD/DVD.

Technical Note

Both dtSearch™ Publish and dtSearch™ Web include setup wizards, making them easy for non-programmers to use. For programmers, the dtSearch™ Text Retrieval Engine also includes sample source code to these products, as well as access to the full dtSearch™ Engine’s programming APIs. See dtSearch™ Engine for information.

Quick Start Click here for dtSearch™ Publish support article.

Related Topics

•See dtSearch™ Web for more information on that product.

•For "The New Paper Trail: Alternative Information Distribution" article, click here

•For additional information, see Search Features – Full-Text, Fields, Compatability, Display, OCR and Capacity & Speed.

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