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How to fetch FAST Search preview thumbnails, via webservice? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I make a search via FAST, in the browser, my docx and pptx files appear with a thumbnail image. I can even preview pptx documents in the search page.

    How can I fetch those FAST preview images via webservice (_vti_bin/search.asmx or another)?

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thumbnails have nothing to do with FAST, but are generated by Office Web Apps :) (as I wrote about in a blog post a while ago)

    Take a look at http://blog.slalom.com/2011/04/13/office-web-apps-image-generation/ for some samples. Also look at http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/F/16F4E321-AA6B-4FA3-8AD3-E94C895A3C97/%5BMS-OMPWHP%5D.pdf and http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/F/16F4E321-AA6B-4FA3-8AD3-E94C895A3C97/%5BMS-OMWWH%5D.pdf for the protocol documentation around this.

    Thanks,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/MCT/MCPD - If you find an answer useful, please up-vote it.
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    Author of Working with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

    • Proposed as answer by Thilosh V N Monday, December 3, 2012 5:50 AM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:07 PM