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Can Confluence search the content of attachments in Confluence and return it in search results?

A large number of our Confluence pages contain attachments or Google documents that are embedded using the G-drive macro.

Is there the ability for searching in Confluence to also search the contents within attachments e.g. PDF, Google Docs to return search results? 

For example, we have a Google doc glossary of terms that is embedded into one of the team's Confluence pages. If we go to search a key term (that's within the Google doc), Confluence doesn't return any results. 


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Brant Schroeder Community Leader May 24, 2022

@Steph Lau That functionality does not exist.  It does not index attachment content nor does it index google documents.  It can however find attachments by name as it searches page content and other page meta data.

Thanks for the quick reply Brant! 

I'd love if Atlassian could consider Confluence search capability to incorporate this. Would make discoverability of content in Confluence next level! 

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader May 24, 2022

@Steph Lau you can submit a feature request here:

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