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WordPerfect Office IFilter - Release Notes

WordPerfect Office IFilter - Release Notes

Contents:

Minimum system requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of the following operating systems with the latest service pack and critical updates:
    • Windows® XP
    • Windows Server® 2003
    • Windows® 7
    • Windows Server® 2008
    • Windows Server® 2008 R2
    • Windows Server® 2012
    • Windows Server® 2012 R2
    • Windows® 8.1/8
  • 4 MB of available hard-disk space for minimum installation
  • One or more of the following installed indexing search engines:
    • Windows Search 4.0 for Windows
    • Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2007
    • Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2010
    • Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2013
    • Windows Desktop Search
    • Other IFilter-compatible search engines

Overview

The WordPerfect Office IFilter is a program that allows multiple search engines to index and search from within WordPerfect and Quattro Pro document formats.

The following file extensions are registered automatically for the IFilter:

  • .qpw
  • .wp
  • .wpd
  • .wpt

When installed, the WordPerfect Office IFilter is used by the compatible search engines to index the content of the supported documents stored at specified locations and directories specific to the particular indexing server. The WordPerfect Office IFilter conforms to the specifications to work with Microsoft® Index Server as well as other IFilter-compatible search engines. The WordPerfect Office IFilter can be installed and used regardless of whether WordPerfect Office is also installed on that computer.

This setup also adds the following features when installed on SharePoint document-management systems:

  • icons depicting WordPerfect Office file formats (includes QPW, SHW, WP, WPD, WPG, and WPT)
  • MIME-type registration for the WordPerfect (WPD) file format
  • descriptions for WordPerfect Office file formats
  • registration of the aforementioned file-format features as SharePoint resources
  • WordPerfect Office IFilter compatibility for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 for WordPerfect Office file formats (QPW, WP, WPD, WPT)

Functionality

WordPerfect documents

  • Searches include the main document body, plus internal subdocument objects such as text boxes, footnotes, endnotes, headers, footers, comments, and captions.
  • Searching is supported for the following WordPerfect file format versions: 4.2, 5.0, 5.1/5.2, 5.1/5.2 Far East, 6.0 and later; WordPerfect Compound documents; and WordPerfect 6.0 templates.
  • Searching extended characters is supported.
  • Searching under different codepages is supported.
  • Searching document properties is supported.

Known limitations

  • Compressed, encrypted, or password-protected files cannot be searched.
  • External, embedded, or linked documents within a WordPerfect document cannot be searched.

Quattro Pro documents

  • Searches include text and numerical cell content.
  • Searches include dates stored as Julian values. 
    Note: You must use the DD/MM/YYYY format when searching for date values.
  • Searching extended characters is supported.

Known limitations

  • Compressed, encrypted, or password-protected files cannot be searched.
  • Searches do not include formulas and their results, textboxes, chart labels and values, form controls, comments, headers, footers, sheet names, cell names, XML tags, and object names.

SharePoint content-server setup

Click here for instructions on setting up the WordPerfect Office IFilter with various search engines, such as Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Installation instructions

Prerequisites:

  • Critical: Stop any indexing services before installing or uninstalling WordPerfect Office IFilter. Restart the indexing services only after the completion of the setup.
  • Log in as an administrator or as a user with local administrative rights.
  • To avoid file and memory conflicts, close all running programs.
  • Critical: If WordPerfect IFilter and WordPerfect Office X5 or earlier are required on the same computer, you must install WordPerfect Office first. If WordPerfect Office X5 or earlier must be installed on a computer that already has the WordPerfect IFilter installed, do the following:
    1. Uninstall WordPerfect IFilter.
    2. Install WordPerfect Office.
    3. Install WordPerfect Office IFilter.


Note: You can only install the 32-bit version on 32-bit operating systems. On 64-bit operating systems, however, installing both 32-bit and 64-bit versions ensures WordPerfect Office IFilter works with all installed search engines.

Additional notes for SharePoint-based installations:

  • You must configure SharePoint before running this setup.
  • The WordPerfect Office IFilter setup requires access to SharePoint files installed on the server to properly configure searching within SharePoint.
  • The keys required for Microsoft SharePoint Server searches are installed only on detection of the appropriate search engine.
  • For server-farm configurations, this setup must be installed on each server instance of the farm.
  • Complete the installation of WordPerfect Office IFilter, and then restart the related indexing service. Please refer to the indexing service's documentation to determine the correct procedure for restarting the applicable indexing service.
  • WordPerfect Office does not have to be installed on the SharePoint Server.

To install WordPerfect Office IFilter

For CD- or DVD-based installations from WordPerfect Office:

  1. Insert the CD/DVD in the CD/DVD drive. 
    If the initial screen does not appear automatically, click Start on the Windows taskbar, click Run or use WIN-R to access Run dialog box, and type D:\Setup\Setup.exe (where D is the letter that corresponds to the CD/DVD drive).
  2. Follow the instructions in the setup.

For Internet-downloaded installations:

  1. Double-click the downloaded executable.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Windows 7, if the User Access Control dialog box appears, click Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Windows Vista).
    • On Windows XP, if the Security Warning dialog box appears, click Run to continue.
  3. Follow the instructions in the setup.

To uninstall WordPerfect Office IFilter

On Windows XP or Windows Server 2003:

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Choose WordPerfect Office IFilter from the list in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, and click Change/Remove.
  4. When the setup appears, enable the Remove option.
  5. Click Next to proceed with the uninstallation.

On Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2:

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program under Programs.
  3. Double-click WordPerfect Office IFilter on the Uninstall or change a program page.
  4. Follow the uninstallation instructions in the setup.

On Windows 8.1/8, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2:

  1. With a mouse, move your pointer into the upper-right or lower-right corner, and then move it up or down to click Search.
  2. Type Control Panel in the search box, and press Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program under Programs.
  4. Double-click WordPerfect Office IFilter on the Uninstall or change a program page.
  5. Follow the uninstallation instructions in the setup.

Note: If you have both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the WordPerfect Office IFilter installed and remove one version, you must repair or reinstall the remaining version.

 


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