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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by daiyi » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:51 am

Not working now. Hmmmm. Indexed the entire drive again, and ran the Terminal commands generously provided above. Still no Mellel files on the horizon. Any other ideas? This is not so crucial for me, but...

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by Timotheus » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:55 am

This is typically one of these threads where the silence of the developers baffles me. Do they read, or don't they? Do they care, or dont't they?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by zoul » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:28 am

Second that. QuickLook would be nice, but I can live without it. Spotlight is a must, especially for a word processor.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by jannuss » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:40 pm

zoul wrote:Spotlight is a must, especially for a word processor.
Most of us are having no difficulties with Spotlight and Leopard.
Have you tried the fix suggested earlier in this thread?
Have you reported the problem to Redlers support?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by matthias » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:57 pm

Reindexing did it for me. All Mellel files, including the old .mell format, can be searched again. Before I saw the same behaviour, i.e. only documents that I had open at least once could be searched.
To reindex Spotlight, just add your Mac's HD to the list of items to be excluded form Spotlight searches, close the preference pane, reopen it, and remove the HD from the list again. Reindexing should start after that.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by zoul » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:24 pm

jannuss wrote:Most of us are having no difficulties with Spotlight and Leopard. Have you tried the fix suggested earlier in this thread? Have you reported the problem to Redlers support?
I do have difficulties, the thing does not work. I have installed the plugin, got the “failed” message, ran the mdimport thing, tried to save some Mellel documents and lo behold, nothing appears when I search for some word that I know it’s there. Problems with the Spotlight plugin have been reported on this forum for months now.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by bashosfrog » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:16 am

I'm told by the developers that Spotlight-for-Leopard is coming in 2.5 "real soon". Hopefully that means "in the next few days", but that might be wishful thinking. It's been a long and trying wait. But from past experience with the Redlers, if they don't whiz a fix out the door as soon as it's needed, something even more trying is happening at their end.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by mtp » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:51 pm

I am having a trouble with Spotlight, too. But, for me, Spotlight does not search any content of Mellel Document Package files (files with the .mellel extension). It does search old Mellel documents (.mell). I did the privacy-setting thing (re-indexing) in the Systems Preferences, but it does not seem to solve the problem. Any suggestions?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by verma » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:11 am

mtp wrote:I am having a trouble with Spotlight, too. But, for me, Spotlight does not search any content of Mellel Document Package files (files with the .mellel extension). It does search old Mellel documents (.mell). I did the privacy-setting thing (re-indexing) in the Systems Preferences, but it does not seem to solve the problem. Any suggestions?
Did you force re-indexing with the Terminal line (given in a previous post in this thread)? Did you wait long enough? Before forcing the re-indexing, check that you have the Mellel plugin (mellel.mdimporter) of 2006 - in your Spotlight Folder in the Library (or Users/Library).

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by mtp » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:18 pm

verma wrote:
mtp wrote:I am having a trouble with Spotlight, too. But, for me, Spotlight does not search any content of Mellel Document Package files (files with the .mellel extension). It does search old Mellel documents (.mell). I did the privacy-setting thing (re-indexing) in the Systems Preferences, but it does not seem to solve the problem. Any suggestions?
Did you force re-indexing with the Terminal line (given in a previous post in this thread)? Did you wait long enough? Before forcing the re-indexing, check that you have the Mellel plugin (mellel.mdimporter) of 2006 - in your Spotlight Folder in the Library (or Users/Library).
Thank you for your tip and sorry for the belated reply. I re-installed the Mellel spotlight plugin and tried reindexing by "/usr/bin/mdimport -r /Library/Spotlight/Mellel.mdimporter" but it does not seem to have worked. I still cannot search contents of mellel documents.

Actually, the spotlight was working fine when I was using Tiger. Could it be a Leopard issue? In fact, I cannot search contents ("Entire Message") in Mail, either, which is a major inconvenience. I wonder if these are related problems.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by daiyi » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:07 am

Not working here either. Tried terminal command and Spotlight indexer. My drive was re-indexed but Spotlight does not list any Mellel files.

Any other ideas?

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by verma » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:17 am

daiyi wrote:Not working here either. Tried terminal command and Spotlight indexer. My drive was re-indexed but Spotlight does not list any Mellel files.

Any other ideas?
Sorry, MTP and Daiyi - my bad. It doesn't work on Leopard! I thought it worked because I rely on a tag-system. Spotlight finds the tags, but not the Mellel innards. I was wrong.

Sorry for waiting your time!

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by verma » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:08 am

OK, after waisting your time, I decided to see what happened.

Did the whole process and indeed: nothing. No normal content search in 10.5.2 for Mellel.

What does work: when you specify (Document Info > Keywords) a keyword, that keyword is found. But Mellel.mdimporter can't see "normal" contents.

I sent a mail to the Redlex support address.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by jannuss » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:23 am

verma wrote:But Mellel.mdimporter can't see "normal" contents.
Running Leopard 10.5.2 and Mellel 2.2.7.2, my searches with Spotlight do see normal content.
[I don't use keywords]

Just yesterday I updated a set of mailing lists I keep on Mellel -- I flipped/flopped in and out using Spotlight dozens of times to find the files I needed.

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Re: Spotlight for Leopard

Post by jolinwarren » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:17 am

mtp wrote:Thank you for your tip and sorry for the belated reply. I re-installed the Mellel spotlight plugin and tried reindexing by "/usr/bin/mdimport -r /Library/Spotlight/Mellel.mdimporter" but it does not seem to have worked. I still cannot search contents of mellel documents.
Searching Mellel documents with Spotlight does work in 10.5.2 for me, but the above method of reindexing did is not what got it working. After installing the Mellel Spotlight plugin in 10.5.2, you need to re-index your drive using the 'Privacy' tab in the Spotlight preference pane as described by matthias above.

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