Search Capabilities for Imported Files & New Data

We are in the process of designing and implementing our Confluence configuration, and want to ensure we maximize the function of the search tools.

How do we best accomplish the following:

A) Structure the system to "find" imported files & content stored in MS Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 formats.

B) Accomplish the same as item "A" with newly created files and content.

I suspect that this will involve both the approporaite use of core capabilities and some other tools or plugins.


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Structuring your system for optimal search results is a trade off with useful/usable space count. Too few spaces and there is too much in one place, too many and it may become non intuitive in locating the right space, see

AFAIK all files are indexed and therefore searchable and all files are considered equally important. Your ability to locate content is based on the search parameters you provide. Searching by keyword is one way, searching by labels that you allocate is another, uou can also limit searches to type eg blog, or by page.

There isn't anything specific you can do to improve/affect searching outised confluence search criteria. The only thing I can think of is that the 'extractors' that are run against uploaded files may not be compatible with the latest microsoft office format, Im sure someone will clarify.

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