To mitigate the possibility of a PDF parsing failure, SharePoint 2013 Search introduced a new feature in the July 2014 cumulative update that lets you bypass the built-in PDF parser and configure the use of an IFilter instead.
The following TechNet topic describes how to override the built-in PDF parser to use an IFilter:
There are several PDF IFilter tools available, some free and some commercial. The following are among the most commonly used:
- Adobe PDF Ifilter (free): http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows
- Foxit PDF IFilter (commercial): https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-ifilter/
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