I have hundreds of Word doc (Word for Mac 20111) files in a specific folder and now discover that I need to search through those files for specific items. Word Search seems to gag on this and give me dozens of returns that don't match my search requests. Has anyone found an efficient search engine that will dig into a =larg= Word folder and allow me to get specific?
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Don't use the spotlight search at the top of the Finder menu bar on the right. Open the folder the word docs are in, type your search string in the search box of the window, choose the folder to the right of Search: near top of the window.
Works fine here, found the doc with the search string in.
Thanks, guys. Guess I need to look more closely at Spotlight. I've been using the method method mentioned by Reboot but it gives me a lot of false positives. Will boolean searches work in Spotlight? Say I'm looking for a name in a doc? Is there any way to narrow that down?
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