Microsoft Office 2010 Filter PacksSP1
Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack is a bundle of IFilter components for the Office suite. These plug-ins are designed to enable a support for wider and more sophisticated search actions.
The product is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms and there should be no problems during the installation process if all the instructions on the screen are followed.
Search for content
The filters have been created specifically for Microsoft’s search services such as Sharepoint, SQL, Exchange or Windows Search. The availability of the pack on the system allows the services to parse the supported file types. As a result, even the content of a file can be found among the returned results.
The filters included in the package offer support for legacy Office file formats (DOC, PPT, XLS - ‘97-2003), Metro Office filter for the newer types (DOCX, PPTX, XLSX – 2007), as well as filters for ZIP, Visio, OneNote, Publisher files and the Open Document Format (ODF).
As the name of the bundle informs, the package is intended for Office 2010. It works on older operating systems with this version of the suite installed, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 as well as Windows 7. Keep in mind that the latest service packs need to be installed as well.
The package may not come in handy to the average user but in some cases it can help reach a specific file quickly and with less effort as they enable the search for content as well.