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Can I search Office Documents (Excel, Word etc) in WSS 3.0 without having to install MS Office?

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


Does WSS 3.0 come with the filters for searching MS Office Documents or do you have to have MS Office installed on WSS 3.0 Server?



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