Apple - Can I create an alias or a shortcut to a file in Spotlight?
- Right click on the file you want
- Select "Tags"
- Type in the custom text for the tag (i.e. "Chemistry Textbook")
Now, in Spotlight, execute your search by prefacing it with
tag: Chemistry Textbook
As an example, I assigned a sample text file (
Chemistry.txt) the tag "Chemistry Textbook". Upon doing a Spotlight search, it found it immediately.
You can find more information on how to fully use Tags from the Apple Support Document: OS X: Tags help you organize your files