After I have read that since version 1.2 EagleFiler makes use of installed Spotlight importers to index documents it doesn’t understand itself, I just had to test this. So I created an OpenOffice document, and imported it into an EagleFiler library. However, when I then searched for a phrase that I put into the document, it didn’t show up as search result. Spotlight itself, however, found the document, so the importer definitely works.
Did I miss something here, or should EagleFiler really be able to index that document?
Now this is just a wild guess, but maybe it’s useful: OpenOffice saves its documents as zip files (just with a different file extension). Maybe EagleFiler detects this and tries to extract the content, instead of just using the importer on the file itself?
(I used EagleFiler 1.2.7 for this test)