For some reason when I activate spotlight search and type in "Excel" or "Word" the actual applications are never displayed in the search results. My Outlook search also isn't returning the results it should. I've read this is linked to spotlight's indexing as well.
I've googled this issue and seen several websites recommending adding the Office folder to the privacy section of Spotlight's settings and then removing it.
I also tried reindexing my entire hard drive using
sudo mdutil -E /
I am running OSX 10.8.2
Spotlight still will not work. Any suggestions?