PDFs: A Useful Source of Information
Companies often prepare PDF documents that contain information such as terms and conditions, product descriptions, etc. Using Smart Tracker it is easy to keep an eye on what's newly posted on the subjects that interest you.
Use Smart Tracker
Smart Tracker is an easy way to add sources to an agent. For more on this feature of Digimind, please follow this link.
Inside Smart Tracker, write in the following:
This will bring back all the pdf documents contained on Google News Search. You now need to do two things to ensure that you get the information you really need.
- Complete your search request
- Specify News or Web
Complete your Search Request
Let's say that I am only interested in documents about Terms and Conditions.
I need to specify this in the search field in Smart Tracker.
To do this I will complete my original request using keywords:
filetype:pdf terms condiitions
Depending on the search terms you include, you may find that like me, there are no results.
Specify The Search Engine
The operator filetype: only works for Google Search engines, so for this type of search you will be able to select either News or Web, which contain Google News or Google Web search results.
By modifying the search options, I can click to select Web. This gives me:
If necessary, I will be able to apply a query to my agent, which will filter this information flow and allow me to receive only the alerts I am interested in.