I tried to use the ADDITIONAL FIELD and place category names in there to at least get them to display in a search and NO GO.
What fields exactly does the search look at?
I used the PAGER field to add some text tags then made the pager field visible using the settings and the search does not even search the pager field.
why not open up the search to all fields?
If I have contacts setup with categories attached and EXPORT as VCARDS then delete all contacts then import the VCARDS the categories will come back. This will not happen with CSV import so I am assuming this is a BUG?