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Indexable File Formats

This documents lists the file formats that the Google Search Appliance can crawl, index, and search.

Overview

The following sections list word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and other formats that the Google Search Appliance can crawl, index, and search. Please note the following:

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The Google Search Appliance cannot index text contained in graphic file formats, such a JPEG, GIF, or TIFF. When a file in a graphic format is submitted for indexing, text embedded in the graphic is not indexed. However, the file name is indexed. If any metadata is associated with the graphic in HTML meta tags, that metadata is indexed. If a JPEG file has Exchangeable Image Format (EXIF) data, the data is indexed as metadata.

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Crawled with empty body: Conversion error

To make Excel spreadsheets indexable, disable encryption on the Excel Tools > Options > Security tab and resave any affected spreadsheets.

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How the Google Search Appliance Determines the Document Title

The Google Search Appliance analyzes documents during the indexing process to determine which text is the document title and which is the body text. How the search appliance makes the determination varies by the document type.

If you want titles extracted from document metadata, do not use a value for the title metadata that is the same as the file name.

The search appliance ignores the title tag in a web page if it has only one character.

PDF Documents

The search appliance uses the PDF document title property as the title in the search index. If the document title is the same as the file name, the search appliances uses the first text it discovers in a large font within the document itself. In all cases, the values of the metadata fields are indexed as part of the document content.

Only documents without copyright protection (documents with printing, copying, and editing enabled) will show cached versions and document previews.

XLS Documents

The search appliances uses the Properties > Title property as the title in the search index. If the search appliance is unable to do this, it uses the name of the first worksheet.

Extracted document properties become metatags in the HTML representation of an XLS document. For example:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Latin1">
<meta name="Producer" content="Acrobat Distiller 4.05 for Windows">
<meta name="ModDate" content="D:20011129112148-06’00’">
<meta name="Author" content="Charles Dickens">
<meta name="CreationDate" content="D:20011129112114">
<meta name="Creator" content="Microsoft Word 9.0">

Text Documents

Text documents do not have titles associated with the document. The search appliances uses the first 70 bytes of the document as the title when it serves search results.

Indexable Word Processing Formats

The following table lists supported word processing formats.

Adobe FrameMaker

mif

Versions 3.0–6.0

Adobe Illustrator Postscript

ppd

Level 2

Ami

sam

Ami Pro for OS2

sam

Ami Pro for Windows

sam

Versions 2.0, 3.0

ANSI Text (7 & 8 bit)

ans

All versions

ASCII Text (7 & 8 bit)

txt

All versions

DEC DX

dx

Versions through 4.0

DEC DX Plus

wpl

Versions 4.0, 4.1

DisplayWrite

rft, dca

Versions 2.0–5.0

DOS character set

EBCDIC

Enable

wpf

Versions 3.0–4.5

First Choice

pfc

Versions 1.0, 3.0

Framework

net

Version 3.0

Hangul

hwp

Versions 97–2007

HTML

html, htm

Versions 1.0–4.0 (some limitations)

IBM DCA/FFT

fft

All versions

IBM DCA/Revisable Form Text

rft

All versions

IBM Writing Assistant

iwa

Version 1.01

JustSystems Ichitaro

jaw, jbw, jtd

Versions 5.0, 6.0, 8.0–13.0, 2004, and 2010

JustWrite

jw

Versions through 3.0

Kingsoft WPS Writer

wps

Version 2010

Legacy

leg

Version 1.1

Lotus Manuscript

doc

Versions through 2.0

Lotus WordPro

lwp

Versions 9.7, 96–Millennium 9.6

Lotus WordPro (non Win32)

lwp

Versions 97–Millennium 9.6

Macintosh character set

MacWrite II

mcw, mw, mwii

Version 1.1

MASS11

m11

Versions through 8.0

Microsoft Publisher (file ID only)

pub

Versions 2003–2007

Microsoft Rich Text Format

rtf

All versions

Microsoft Word for DOS

doc

Versions 4.0–6.0

Microsoft Word for Macintosh

doc

Versions 4.0–6.0, 98–2008

Microsoft Word for Windows

doc

Versions 1.0–2010

Microsoft Word for Windows

doc

Version 2003 XML (text only via XML filter)

Microsoft Word for Windows

doc

Version 98-J

Microsoft WordPad

rtf, doc

All versions

Microsoft Works for DOS

wks, wps

Version 2.0

Microsoft Works for Macintosh

wks, wps

Version 2.0

Microsoft Works for Windows

wks, wpf

Versions 3.0, 4.0

Microsoft Write for Windows

wri

Versions 1.0–3.0

MultiMate

dox

Versions through 4.0

MultiMate Advantage

dox

Version 2.0

Navy DIF

dif

All versions

Nota Bene

nb

Version 3.0

Novell PerfectWorks

wpw

Version 2.0

Novell WordPerfect for DOS

wpd

Version 4.2

Novell WordPerfect for Mac

wpd

Versions 1.02–3.1

Novell WordPerfect for Windows

wpd

Versions 5.1–X4

Office Writer

ow4

Version 4.0–6.0

OpenOffice Writer

odt, ott

Versions 1.1–3.0

Oracle Open Office Writer

odt, ott, sxw, stw

Versions 3.x

PC File Doc

Version 5.0

PFS: Write

pfb

Versions A, B

Professional Write for DOS

pw

Versions 1.0, 2.0

Professional Write Plus for Windows

pw, pwp

Version 1.0

Q&A Write for Windows

dtf

Versions 2.0, 3.0

Samna Word IV

sam, sm

Versions 1.0–3.0

Samna Word IV+

sam, sm

Samsung Jungum Global (file ID only)

gul

Signature

sig

Version 1.0

SmartWare II

smt

Version 1.02

Sprint

spr

Version 1.0

StarOffice Writer

sxw, odt

Versions 5.2–9.0

Total Word

tw

Version 1.2

Unicode Text

txt

Versions 3.0, 4.0

UTF-8

utf

Volkswriter 3 & 4

vw

Versions through 1.0

Wang IWP

iwp

Versions through 2.6

Wireless Markup Language

wml

All versions

WordMarc

wmc

Versions through Composer Plus

WordPerfect for DOS

wpd

Version 4.2

WordPerfect for Macintosh

wpd

Versions 1.02–3.1

WordPerfect for Windows

wpd

Versions 5.1–X.4 (recheck)

WordStar 2000 for DOS

ws1, ws2, ws3

Versions 1.0–3.0

WordStar for DOS

ws

Versions 3.0–7.0

WordStar for Windows

ws, wst, wsd

Version 1.0

XML (text only)

xml

XHTML (file ID only)

xhtml

Version 1.0

XyWrite

xy3, xyp, xyw

Versions through III Plus

Indexable Spreadsheet Formats

The following table lists supported spreadsheet formats.

Enable

300, wpf, ssf, dbf

Versions 3.0–4.5

First Choice

ss, fol

Versions through 3.0

Framework

fw3

Version 3.0

Kingsoft WPS Spreadsheets

wps

Version 2010

Lotus 1-2-3

wku, wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks

Versions through Millenium 9.6

Lotus 1-2-3 Charts (DOS & Windows)

wku, wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks

Versions through 5.0

Lotus 1-2-3 (OS/2)

wku, wk1, wk2

Versions through 2.0

Lotus Symphony

wr1

Versions 1.x through 2.0

Microsoft Excel Charts

xlc

Versions 2.x through 7.0

Microsoft Excel for Macintosh

xls

Versions 98–2008

Microsoft Excel for Windows

xls, xlw

Versions 3.0 through 2010 (2007 with extensions xlsx and xlsm)

Microsoft Excel for Windows

xlsb

Versions 2007–2010 (binary)

Microsoft Excel for Windows

xml

Version 2003 XML (text only via XML filter)

Microsoft Works (DOS)

wps, wks, wdb, wcm

Version 2.0

Microsoft Works (Windows)

wps, wks

Versions 3.0, 4.0

Microsoft Works (Macintosh)

wps, wks, wdb, wcm

Version 2.0

Multiplan

col, cod, mod

Version 4.0

Novell Perfect Works

wpw

Version 2.0

OpenOffice Calc

odc, sdc

Versions 1.1–3.0

Oracle OpenOffice Calc

ods, ots, sxc, stc

Versions 3.x

PFS: Plan

tid

Version 1.0

QuattroPro (DOS)

wkq, wq1

Versions through 5.0

QuattroPro (Windows)

wb1, wb2, wk3

Versions through X4

SmartWare II

ws

Version 1.02

SmartWare Spreadsheet

ws

StarOffice Calc (Windows and UNIX)

sdc, sxc, ods, ots

StarOffice versions 5.2–9.0, and OpenOffice version 1.1 (Text only)

SuperCalc 5

cal

Version 5.0

VP-Planner

np

Version 1.0

Indexable Database Formats

The following table lists supported database formats.

DataEase

dba, dbm, dql

Version 4.x

DBASE

dbf

Versions III, IV, V

First Choice

pfc

Version 3.0

Framework

fwk, fw, fw2, fw3

Version 3.0

Microsoft Access

mdb

Versions 1.0, 2.0

Microsoft Access Report Snapshot (file ID only)

mdb

Versions 2000–2003

Microsoft Works (DOS)

wdb, wks

Versions 1.0, 2.0

Microsoft Works (Macintosh)

wdb, wks

Version 2. 0

Microsoft Works (Windows)

wdb, wks, dbf

Versions 3.0, 4.0

Paradox (DOS)

fsl, db, px

Versions 2.0–4.0

Paradox (Windows)

fsl, db, px

Version 1.0

Q&A

qa, qw, dtf

Versions through 2.0

R:Base 5000

rbf, dbf

R:Base 5000

R:Base System V

rbf

R:Base System V

Reflex

r2d

Version 2.0

SmartWare II

db

Version 1.02

Indexable Graphics Formats

The following table lists supported graphics formats. Note that text that is part of a graphic is not indexed. Only file names and metadata are indexed.

Adobe FrameMaker Graphics

fmv

Vector/raster 3.0–5.0

Adobe Illustrator File Format

ai

Versions 4.0–7.0, 9.0

Adobe Illustrator

xmp

Versions 11–13 (CS 1–3)

Adobe InDesign

xmp

Versions 3–5 (CS 1–3)

Adobe InDesign Interchange

xmp

Adobe Photoshop File Format

psd

Version 8.0–10.0 (CS 1–3)

Adobe Photoshop

psd

Version 4.0

Adobe Portable Document Format

pdf

Versions 1.0–1.7 (Acrobat Versions 1–9, including Japanese PDF)

Adobe Portable Document Format Package, Portfolio

pdf

Version 1.7 (Acrobat Versions 8–9)

Ami Draw

sdw

AutoCAD Drawing

dwg

Versions 2.5, 2.6

AutoCAD Drawing

dwg

Versions 9.0–14.0

AutoCAD Drawing

dwg

Versions 2000i–2010

AutoShade Rendering

rnd

Version 2

CALS Raster Format

gp4

Type I and Type II

Computer Graphics Metafile

cgm

ANSI, CALS NIST Versions 3.0

Corel Draw

cdr

Versions 2.0–9.0

Corel Draw Clipart

cmx

Versions 5.0, 7.0

Encapsulated PostScript

eps

tiff header only

Enhanced Metafile

emf

Escher graphics

GEM File (vector)

gem

GEM Image (bitmap)

img

No specific version

Graphics Environment Manager

gem

Bitmap and vector

Graphics Interface Format

gif

No specific version

Hewlett Packard Graphics Language

hpgl

Version 2

IBM Graphics Data Format

gdf

Version 1.0

IBM Picture Interchange Format

pif

Version 1.0

IGES Drawing

igs

Versions 5.1–5.3

JBIG2

jb2

(Graphic embeddings in PDF)

JFIF (jpeg not in tiff format)

jfif

All Versions

JPEG (including EXIF)

jpeg

All versions

JPEG 2000

jpeg

JP2

Kodak flash pix

fpx

Kodak Photo CD

pcd

Version 1.0

Lotus PIC

pic

All versions

Lotus Snapshot

snp

All versions

Macintosh PICT and PICT2

pict

Bitmap only

MacPaint

pntg

No specific version

Micrografx Designer

drw

Versions through 3.1

Micrografx Designer

dsf

Version 6.0

Micrografx Draw

drw

Versions through 4.0

Microsoft Windows Bitmap

bmp

Microsoft Windows Cursor

cur

Microsoft Windows Icon

ico

Microsoft XPS (text only)

xps

Novell PerfectWorks

draw

Version 2.0

OpenOffice Draw

sda, odg, otg

Versions 1.1–3.0

Oracle Open Office Draw

odg, otg, sxd, std

Versions 3.x

OS/2 Bitmap

bmp, ico, ptr

OS/2 Warp Bitmap

bmp

Paint Shop Pro 6 (Win32)

psp

Version 5.0, 6.0

PC Paintbrush

pcx, dcx

All versions

Portable Bitmap

pbm

All versions

Portable Graymap

pgm

No specific version

Portable Network Graphics

png

Version 1.0

Portable Pixmap

ppm

No specific version

PostScript

ps

Level 2

Progressive JPEG

jpeg

No specific version

StarOffice Draw

sxd

Versions 6.x–9.0

Sun Raster

srs

No specific version

TIFF Group 5 & 6

tiff

Versions through 6

TIFF CCITT Group 3 & 4

tiff

Versions through 6

TrueVision TGA

targa

Version 2.0

Visio (Page Preview mode)

wmf, emf

Version 4

Visio

vsd

Versions 5.0–2007

Visio (file ID only)

xml, vsx

Version 2007

WBMP wireless graphics format

wbmp

No specific version

Windows Enhanced Metafile

emf

No specific version

Windows Metafile

wmf

No specific version

WordPerfect Graphics

wpg, wpg2

Versions 1.0, 2.0–10.0

X-Windows Bitmap

xbm

x10 compatible

X-Windows Dump

xdm

x10 compatible

X-Windows Pixmap

xpm

x10 compatible

Indexable Presentation Formats

The following table lists supported presentation formats.

Harvard Graphics Chart (DOS)

hgs, cht, ch3, prs

Versions 2.0–3.0

Harvard Graphics (Windows)

hgs, cht, ch3, prs

Windows versions

IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations

odp

Version 1.x

Kingsoft WPS Presentation

wps

Version 2010

Lotus Freelance

pre

Version 1.0–Millenium 9.6

Lotus Freelance for OS/3

pre

Version 2

Lotus Freelance (Windows)

flw, shw, drw, pre

Versions 95, 97

Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows

pptm, pptx

Versions 3.0–2010

Microsoft PowerPoint for Macintosh

ppt, pptx

Versions 4.0–2008

Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows Slideshow

pps, ppsx

Versions 2007–2010

Novell Presentations

shw

Versions 3.0, 7.0

OpenOffice Impress

odp

Versions 1.1, 3.0

Oracle Open Office Impress

odp, odg, otp, sxi

Version 3.x

StarOffice Impress (Windows and UNIX)

text only

StarOffice versions 5.2–9.0 and OpenOffice version 1.1 (text only)

WordPerfect Presentations

wpd

Versions 5.1–X4

Indexable Email Formats

The following table lists supported email formats.

Apple Mail Message

emlx

Version 2.0

Encoded mail messages

mht, multipart (alternative, digest, mixed, newsgroup, signed), tnef

IBM Lotus Notes Domino XML Language DXL

dxl

Version 8.5

IBM Lotus Notes NSF (file ID only)

nsf

Versions 7.x, 8.x

IBM Lotus Notes NSF (Windows, Linux x86-32 and Oracle Solaris 32-bit only with Notes Client or Domino Server

nsf

Version 8.x

MBOX Mailbox

mbox

RFC 822

Microsoft Outlook Message (MSG)

msg

Versions 97–2007

Microsoft Outlook Express (EML)

eml

Microsoft Outlook Forms Template (OFT)

oft

Versions 97–2007

Microsoft Outlook OST

ost

Versions 97–2007

Microsoft Outlook PST

pst

Versions 97–2007

Microsoft Outlook PST (Macintosh)

pst

Version 2001

Indexable Multimedia Formats

The following table lists supported multimedia formats.

AVI (Metadata extraction only)

avi

Flash (text extraction only)

swf

Versions 6.x, 7.x, Lite

Flash (file ID only)

swf

Versions 9, 10

Real Media (file ID only)

rm

MP3 (ID3 metadata only)

id3

MPEG-1 Audio layer 3 V ID3 (file ID only)

mp3

Versions 1, 2

MPEG-1 Video (file ID only)

mpg

Versions 2, 3

MPEG-2 Audio (file ID only)

mpg

MPEG-4 (metadata extraction only)

mp4

MPEG-7 (metadata extraction only)

mp7

Quicktime (metadata extraction only)

mov, qt

Windows Media ASF (metadata extraction only)

wma, wmv

Windows Media DVR-MS (metadata extraction only)

dvr-ms

Windows Media Audio WMA (metadata extraction only)

wma

Windows Media Playlist (file ID only)

wpl

Windows Media Video WMV (metadata extraction only)

wmv

WAV (metadata extraction only)

wav

Indexable Archive Formats

The following table lists supported archive formats.

7z (BZIP2 and split archives not supported)

7Z

7z Self Extracting .exe (BZIP2 and split archives not supported)

exe

LZA Self Extracting Compress

LZH Compress

lzh

Microsoft Office Binder

obt

Versions 95-97

Microsoft Cabinet

cab

RAR

rar

Versions 1.5, 2.0, 2.9

Self-extracting .exe

exe

UNIX Compress

z

UNIX GZip

gz

UNIX tar

tar

Uuencode

uue

Zip

zip

PKZip

Zip

zip

WinZip

Other Indexable Formats

The following table lists other supported formats.

AOL Messenger (file ID only)

aim

Version 7.3

Microsoft InfoPath (file ID only)

xsn

Version 2007

Microsoft Live Messenger (via XML filter)

eml

Version 2010

Microsoft OneNote (file ID only)

one

Version 2007

Microsoft Outlook Message
(Also listed in new Email table; if we keep the new email table, remove from this table)

msg

97 through 2007

Microsoft Project (table view only)

mpp

Versions 98–2003, 2007, 2010

Microsoft Windows Compiled Help (file ID only)

chm

Microsoft DLL

dll

Microsoft Executable

exe

Microsoft Windows Explorer Command (file ID only)

scf

Microsoft Windows Help (file ID only)

hlp

Microsoft Windows Shortcut (file ID only)

lnk, url

Trillian Text Log File (via text filter)

txt

Version 4.2

Trillian Text Log File (file ID only)

txt

Version 4.2

TrueType Font (file ID only)

ttf, ttc

vCalendar

vcs

Version 2.1

vCard

vcf, vcard

Version 2.1

Yahoo Messenger

log

Versions 6.x–8

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