Spotlight can now search in Word files!!!

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  1. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one that thinks that this is a huge update! I was able to search for random keywords and those Word files that had those keywords in them popped right up. Amazing!!
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    This isn't new behavior for Mac OS X 10.4.6, if that's what you mean.

    Mac OS X could do spotlight searches within Word documents even before yesterday's update.

    But yes it is handy.
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yup i could always search my word docs with spotlight......well if its new to you then its new right:)


    Bless
     
  5. nylon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then how come this is listed as a new feature in 10.4.6.
     
  6. rdowns Suspended

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    Must be an error. I haven't installed update and spotlight has always searched my Word docs. Microsoft's recent Office upgrade made Entourage emails searchable which was much appreciated.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The technical notes for 10.4.6 mention Word integration with Spotlight. I guess it's just better in some way now. Not sure how though. :)
     
  8. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Spotlight always seemed to search all my files fine. So useful. :)
     
  9. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    If you read the detailed page about the update, you'll see that it now can index documents created in older versions of Word.

    AppleMatt
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, okay, thanks for that. It's always worked for Word X. I guess earlier versions didn't work though. It's interesting this is an Apple-side update and not a Microsoft one considering it was Microsoft who updated Entourage.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wondered what they meant by that. It didn't seem to have any trouble with Word 2000, .X, 2003, or 2004. I guess, when they say "older" versions, they must mean *really* old.... :eek:

    *pulls out Word for Windows 1.x document*
     

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