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Supported File Formats

The following table provides a list of the document types and formats that the Coveo Platform can index using its built-in converters.

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Supported File Formats
Document type File extension Details
Adobe Acrobat .pdf Version 1.0 to 1.7 inclusively
Image files
(text extraction)
.bmp, .jpeg, .max, .pcx/.dcx, .pdf, .png, .tiff, .tiff-fx Requires the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) module
Image files (metadata extraction) .bmp, .emf, .exif, .gif, .icon, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .wmf Creation of thumbnail
Microsoft Excel .xlam, .xlb, .xlm, .xls, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xltm, .xltx Version 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 97, 95, 5.0
Indexes Excel 2013, 2010 attachments.
Microsoft Outlook files .msg, .oft, .pst Message, archives, and templates
Microsoft PowerPoint .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx Version 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 97
Indexes PowerPoint 2013, 2010 attachments.
Microsoft Word .doc, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx Version 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 98 (for MAC), 97, 95, 6.0, 6.0 (for MAC)
Indexes Word 2013, 2010 attachments.
MIME documents

.email, .eml, .ews, .mime MIME converter available with CES 7.0.5935+ (September 2013 monthly release)

Rich text Format .rtf
Text documents

.ascx, .bat, .cmd, .config, .csv, .dic, .exc, .inf, .ini, .js, .jsl, .log, .nfo, .scp, .sdl, .sln, .txt, .vbdproj , .vbs, .vdp, .vdproj, .vjp, .vjsproj, .vjsprojdata, .wsdl, .wsf, .wtx, .xsd

Note: The Coveo Platform can index any file format that contains only text, even if its extension is not listed above.

ANSI, ASCII, Unicode
Web pages .asp, .aspx, .cgi, .col, .dochtml, .dothtml, .fphtml, .hta, .htm, .html, .jsp, .php, .pothtml, .ppthtml, .shtm, .shtml, .xlshtml  
WordPerfect .wp, .wpd,.wpf Version 5 to 10 inclusively
XML documents .xml
XML style sheets .xsl, .xslt  
ZIP archives .zip PKZip (except PKZip 9.0 64-bits)

Note: Many other file formats such as for Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, OpenOffice, and AutoCAD can be indexed and searched using IFilters (see What Are IFilters?). You can find available IFilters from third-party sites such as

An open converter API is available to easily support additional business-specific non-native file types and include a new content type (see Adding an Open Converter).

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