Curiouser and curiouser.
No, the text contents are not included. What I've found is this:
(Debug) Import: file:/Users/LingoJango/Dropbox/Glossaris/myfile.xls plugin:file://localhost/Library/Spotlight/Microsoft%20Office.mdimporter/ /Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter
2012-11-14 10:12:02.865 mdimport[476:707] Error loading /Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Office: dlopen(/Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Office, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Office: mach-o, but wrong architecture
2012-11-14 10:12:02.866 mdimport[476:707] Cannot find function pointer OfficeImporterPluginFactory for factory BFA4E323-1889-11D9-82C8-000A959816BE in CFBundle/CFPlugIn 0x7fd854001ad0 </Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter> (bundle, not loaded)
(Error) Import: Could not create instance for plugIn 'file://localhost/Library/Spotlight/Microsoft%20Office.mdimporter/'
(Error) Import: BAD IMPORTER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ file://localhost/Library/Spotlight/Microsoft%20Office.mdimporter/
2012-11-14 10:12:02.867 mdimport[476:707] Imported '/Users/LingoJango/Dropbox/Glossaris/myfile.xls' of type 'com.microsoft.excel.xls' with plugIn /Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter.[/QUOTE]
How do I get the right plugin? I should perhaps point out that I'm working with LibreOffice on the Mac and I have Microsoft Office 2010 installed on Win 7 under Parallels. Does the plugin have to come from MS proprietary software or can it be obtained in a different way?
Thanks for the help so far - at least we've pinpointed the problem.