A good desktop search tool with LibreOffice

asked 2017-09-07 03:04:12 +0100

AHoerner gravatar image

updated 2017-09-08 19:16:44 +0100

Dear Folks-- I have spent I don't know how many hours -- far too many -- I have spent trying to get Windows 10 to index my LibreOffice documents. I have given up. I understand that some people have made it work for them, but I have tried every fix I could find on the net, and I can't make it work on my machine.

So now I am looking for a good alternative desktop search service -- something that will search, and index, the contents of LibreOffice documents, and text and PDF documents, and MS-office documents, some of which unavoidably come my way. Also my own documents from more than four years back are in MS format. I assumed that any contemporary well-reviewed search tool would also cover the Open/Libre Office format. Not so. I installed Lookeen and let it index my whole machine before realizing that it ignored all the Open formats completely.

There are a lot of things that would be nice -- Boolean search, grep capacity, search external drives, and so forth -- but all I really need is the ability to search for a word or phrase across document types.

Can anyone recommend such a tool or service?

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