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Re: Indexing a notebook library

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  • Subject: [mg53498] Re: [mg53323] Indexing a notebook library
  • From: Omega Consulting <info at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:54:56 -0500 (EST)
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If you have an XML indexing tool (and there are many out there), then 
I'd suggest saving the notebooks to NotebookML via File>Save As.

This is an XML version of the nb format. It will still open in 
Mathematica like a normal nb. So you'll only need to manage one file.

Omega Consulting
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On Jan 6, 2005, at 1:51 AM, Gerry Flanagan wrote:

> We're starting to use document indexing and search tools within our
> company to find technical documents (think Google on an intranet). The
> problem is that none of the indexing applications we've found recognize
> the Mathematica *.nb files, even though they're mostly just text. Does
> anyone have suggestions for ways to automatically catalog/index large
> numbers of notebooks so that they can be searched.
> One messy approach we thought of was to always create a companion HTML
> version of the notebook and search on the html.
> Gerry F.

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