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Search Syntax for Microsoft Word documents (e.g. .doc ; .docx)

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Tried searching the web and here; but couldn't find the answer.

Does anyone know what the search syntax for Microsoft Word documents is?

I'm asking for the common file extensions like Word 97-2003 (.doc) and Word Document [Word 2007+] (.docx).

I had noted the syntax resource:application/msword used to pull up Word documents; but I am only getting this search to hit some of my notes (in EV


Going off on a tangent (to help other people), other file specific syntax, for example, resource:application/pdf , works flawlessly to pull up Portable Document Format (.pdf) files.

Image formats like .png, .jpeg (but not .jpg), and .tiff work well too:




resource:image/* (asterisk standing for wildcard - which will pull up results for all of the above image types)

However, .svg (resource:image/svg) does not work; but it is included in the wildcard search (strangely).

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Thanks DTLow. I tried playing around with various MIME types. Somewhat difficult to find the right ones that would cover all the bases.

For example, resource:application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet will pull up .xlsx but not .xls spreadsheets.

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