I just could “convert” another friend of mine to linux. I installed him Linuxmint. He is a language-oriented teacher who writes a lot of documents. His documents have the doc or docx format.
He asked me about not beeing able to search for a file in Linuxmint’s filemanager nemo “by content”. So, he searches for a termin that is part of his document. He tells me if this would not work (like it did for him in Windows 10), he wants to return to Windows. All apart from this works fine for him. He has ca. 1000 documents.
I tried this in Vbox and with Linuxmint 20, and he is right: Nemo does not search in doc-files. Neither does Catfish do this.
Am I missing something or is this not possible with nemo?
Edit: Nautilus doesnt work either in Linuxmint for this.
(I myself use Manjaro KDE)
Edit2: I tried and created a txt-file. I can find its content with catfish. But not the doc-files. So is it a problem with doc-format?
Edit3: Ok, and even Plasma’s Dolphin isnt able to search in doc-files content.