I understand that I have to install adobe ifilter if I want to be able to search through the content of PDF files but I don't need that. I have a custom content type for files stored in the library where the PDF's are (among other file types) and I only need to be able to search for the meta data I have set up. I added PDF file extension in search service settings as recommended, reset index and new full crawl but no luck.
Is adobe ifilter really necessary when I do only want to be able to search on meta data tags and not what's in the actual file?
Thanks in advance.