Search is not returning results from PDF documents

Our CV search facility allows you to upload TXT, DOC, RTF and PDF documents with a candidate which we then index and allow you to search later.

If you are uploading PDF documents there are times when the search may not reliably find all the information within the PDF - this is due to the way some PDF documents are formatted.

If the PDF is a "complex" PDF with lots of tables, styling and graphics then, due to the way PDF documents are encoded, these do not always fully and properly index so some data will not be searchable.

This does not impact other file types nor simple PDF's - we are looking for ways around this and will update this note once we find an alternative.

 

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