Making Spotlight Search Inside .pptx Files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dj420118, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. dj420118 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    I have scavenged the internet for a solution to this problem, including this forum, and no one really has a fix for it. My mac never had a problem indexing the inside of .ppt files but ever since I converted them all to .pptx files, since they save so much space on those 20+ MB PPT files that people love to make, I have lost all searching ability with them. This makes it hard when you have 30+ PPT's for a class to search through. Has anyone else run into this problem and found a solution?


  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Can you please provide more details?

    What version of OS X are you using, and what version(s) of Office do you have installed?
  3. dj420118 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    I am running Leopard 10.5.5 and Office 2008 with the latest update of 12.1.5 on a MacBook Pro Early 2008 version.

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