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You could just open the PDF in Safari. Safari has a more standard approach to searching PDFs -- it looks for exactly what you type. Preview used to behave this way, but somewhere around OS X 10.5, Apple tried to make it smarter, e.g., looking for pages that contain some or all of the words you type, instead of treating your words as a phrase. This new ...
For me the issue was that my email account was set to automatically download all attachments. Go to mail->preferences->accounts->(click on an account)->advanced->uncheck "automatically download all attachments" After doing this you might have to remove and add your account for mail
Start your Search from anywhere else except "All My Files" I don't know why, but that has no + possibly because it's already a smart list, under the skin
Sometimes you might need to have Spotlight reindex the target location. You can add and then remove the target location to the Privacy pane of Spotlight under System Preferences. The action of adding and removing the target will force Spotlight to reindex that location. You can add either by drag and drop or the [+] button and then remove with the [-] ...
You can add the Volume to your Spotlight index. Go to System Preferences then to Spotlight. Click on the Privacy tab Click the + button and browse to your external drive to add it Now, remove the drive you just added by selecting it and clicking the minus "-" button. (Yes, I know, crazy right! But this tells Spotlight that the Volume exists.) Close ...
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