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Jonathan
(@jonathan)
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We have 10s of thousands of MS Word documents and need to pull out only those documents that were created by a specific user.

Would like to receive recommendations for the best/quickest way to do this.

Thanks.

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Posted : 08/03/2006 3:40 pm
keydet89
(@keydet89)
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Get the FileMSWord Perl module here

http//www.cpan.org/modules/by-authors/id/H/HC/HCARVEY/

Drop the .pm file in the correct directory for your platform (on Windows, if Perl is in C\Perl, put the .pm file in the C\Perl\site\lib\File directory.

Create/modify a Perl script to suit your needs…with that many documents, you may need to wait overnight, regardless of what application you use.

HTH,

Harlan

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Posted : 08/03/2006 4:54 pm
Jonathan
(@jonathan)
Senior Member

Thanks Harlan, will give that a go.

Jonathan

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Posted : 08/03/2006 5:26 pm
Nigel
(@nigel)
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You may want to use DT Search.

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Posted : 09/03/2006 5:41 am
koko
 koko
(@koko)
New Member

the dirtiest, cheapest way to do it though, if you're interested, is to just display the Author property (i assume this is the property you care about) in explorer and then sort by it. of course this is assuming that the files are all in one directory (or a manageable number).

there must be some way to specify a search by Author in the built-in windows search but i can't figure it out.

i'm not aware of dtsearch allowing you to specify the Author property of a file.

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Posted : 16/03/2006 12:40 am
Jonathan
(@jonathan)
Senior Member

Sometimes the most straightforward things elude us!

Thanks Koko.

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Posted : 16/03/2006 1:42 pm
fsmith
(@fsmith)
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Sorry, a bit late to this discussion, but that is exactly what our forager tool does. See www.inforenz.com where you can download an evaluation version.

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Posted : 28/03/2006 10:45 pm
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