findinsite-cd advanced options
To put the FindinSite-CD search engine on your CD, follow the Getting Started
instructions. Use FindinSite-CD-Wizard to index your CD, ie build a search
database of words found in many types of file. FindinSite-CD-Wizard then
builds a search page which you can view in any browser -
see the computer compatibility information.
If you are evaluating the software and want to
release the file display limits, then
email sales for a Temporary licence id.
If you need any help at this stage, consult our Frequently
Asked Questions. Or try out one of example searches now to see
how FindinSite-CD looks. For background information on producing a CD from a web site,
see our HTML CDs article.
Alternatively, you can index your CD using the Findex
Java application. This is platform-independent, and indexes HTML, PDF, DOC, PPT, RDF and TXT files,
but does not generate a search page and has no editor.
Findex finds meta-data and stores this in the search database for field searches
(FindinSite-CD-Wizard does not find meta-data);
RDF files only contain meta-data describing other files.
Advanced users can add to the file types scanned by Findex - see the
indexing parser plug-in specification.
The FindinSite-CD CD runtime is a Java applet that can be configured in many ways
using applet parameters. Indeed, if you really want to,
you can build a search page manually.
Some people like to configure how FindinSite-CD looks on screen. See the Screen
layout page for details of the many ways to do this. (You need a Professional Subscription
licence to change the FindinSite-CD icon at the top left of the applet.)
and generate HTML with FindinSite-CD in
an invisible window.
If you want to do field searches, then you must use
Findex to build your search database.
If you want to let your CD users search more than one index, or break an index up
into subsets, then consult the indexes and subsets page.
This documentation also explains various advanced features of FindinSite-CD.
The index loading page describes how FindinSite-CD optimises
its file accesses to work well from CD and - if need be - from the net or an intranet.
You can also configure how FindinSite-CD does word highlighting.
FindinSite-CD uses a rules file to do word stemming, match synonyms and
correct spellings. English, French and German rules files are supplied with FindinSite-CD,
with English used by default.
FindinSite-CD-Wizard builds a search page from a template
which you can alter if you use FindinSite-CD-Wizard to generate many search pages.
Here are some suggestions for ensuring that the correct
frameset is shown
The FindinSite-CD runtime has built-in support for several languages. By default it
displays its prompts using a language that matches your CD user's locale.
The Languages page shows how to configure the available
languages. You can alter the built-in languages or provide whole new
FindinSite-CD-Wizard and Findex cope well with files written in many languages. Many web page
character sets are supported. In FindinSite-CD-Wizard,
all characters in Microsoft Office files should be recognised, and most, but not all,
characters in Abobe PDF files are recognised.
The Japanese, Simple Chinese and
Traditional Chinese pages detail the support for these languages in the
FindinSite-CD runtime and when indexing with FindinSite-CD-Wizard. Western users
are recommended to use Windows 2000, XP or later
when editing non-Western characters in FindinSite-CD-Wizard.