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Microsoft outlook is not finding names or numbers that are contained in pdf attachments in emails.  It will find them in excel spreadsheets however .... any ideas ?  Microsoft support are telling me it will only find things that are in the subject line  !!

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Make sure your copy of Office is up to date.

You need to install all updates to Office and OS X.


As far as I can still remember, the folder must first be selected in folder to be able to search for content in the inserted PDF files.

Only if you have several public folders.

Only the currently selected ones are searched for.


Additional Information

Search Mail and People in Outlook.com


hope that I could help you with this information.


Thank you for your patience and time.



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