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Can Confluence search PDF Contents

Can Confluence search PDF Contents. Is there a way to change or customize what confluence searchs? We need to be able to search contents of attached PDF doc? Content option by space does not work

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Yes, Confluence will index and search the contents of certain types of attachments (including PDF). For more details, please see...

Searching the content of attachments

Indexing happens every 60 seconds by defualt so it may take a moment for the PDF to be searchable after being added.

The URL gets 404 error loops back to this record

Sorry about that, link should be fixed now.

Oops, sorry abou that...the link should be fixed now :)

I'm unable to open the Link.


Broken Erro Link. Can you help me out with this topic?


I need to search the PDF content placed in Confluence Repository Page

@Andrew  Link is still broken. 

Please fix link as that exploring searching in PDFs is my next item to research!

Andrew Atlassian Team Oct 22, 2019

Hi Mark, different Andrew Campbell here. I'll do a bit more research and find some more detailed documentation, but for now seems to be the correct link. Is there anything in particular you'd like to know about?

that did not answer my specific question, just a canned response isn't good enough

Does the cloud version provide indexing ? 

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 27, 2017

Hi Anthony,

yes, it should. Do you have any problems with indexing your content?

Hello Thomas, I can't find the content of the attached word document. I can find the word from the file name, so the file is visible, but the content is not.

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