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Greetings.

I know that I can search inside office docs. However, when I type a word I know it's inside an office doc I can't see where Evernote found the match (see the note with the power point file); instead, I get the file highlighted. I suppose Evernote is saying: "I found your keyword here". I saw this feature on Mac in this great tutorial (minute 12:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WAabg7ZsQI

How can I set Evernote for windows to show me Office docs as in the tutorial, so I can see the exact part where Evernote found the keyword?

Thank you.

 

 

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Hi.  Sadly there are still some important differences between the document types that Mac and Windows can easily show on screen.  For the moment all you can do if the file is found,  but the word is not highlighted on the page,  is to open the file and use the document's own search process (if it has one) to locate the word exactly.  If all you have in the note is the filename as a title,  you might use the opportunity to write or copy/ paste an 'executive summary' of the file's content into the note so you can parse it more easily next time.

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On 8/11/2016 at 1:08 PM, gazumped said:

Hi.  Sadly there are still some important differences between the document types that Mac and Windows can easily show on screen.  For the moment all you can do if the file is found,  but the word is not highlighted on the page,  is to open the file and use the document's own search process (if it has one) to locate the word exactly.  If all you have in the note is the filename as a title,  you might use the opportunity to write or copy/ paste an 'executive summary' of the file's content into the note so you can parse it more easily next time.

Thanks for the answer and the tip. 

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If you don't need the file saved as a PP, you can save the PP as a PDF, and attach the PDF. Unlike MS Office docs, PDFs can be displayed inline. With PDFs, matching search results will be highlighted.

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15 hours ago, Austin G said:

If you don't need the file saved as a PP, you can save the PP as a PDF, and attach the PDF. Unlike MS Office docs, PDFs can be displayed inline. With PDFs, matching search results will be highlighted.

Even in Windows? 

 

that used to not be the case. I will test when I get to work. Good news if that now works like it does on macOS. 

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