A suite business software designed by Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or Entourage) are the main programs available on OS X. For Outlook 2015, use the office-365 tag.

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How to keep a MS Word installation working after exchanging HDD without license key at hand?

I changed the HDD of a Macbook with OS X Yosemite by taking the HDD out of the computer and making a byte-by-byte copy with dd on Linux. Now MS Word refuses to start saying the copy isn't licensed. It ...
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Importing .acl files (MS Office autocorrect dictionaries) from Windows to Yosemite

I am a lucky new (and hopefully a long-time) user of a Mac mini 2014 with Yosemite onboard. My question is, whether I am able to use by somehow importing my Windows ACL files I've been using with MS ...
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How do I specify placement of email signatures in Outlook for Mac 2011?

I cannot seem to find a way to set my automatic signature to be placed inline with my replies - that is, above the conversation thread and NOT at the bottom of the entire thread. It just doesn't make ...
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Auto send an email on alternate Saturday in outlook

We have weekend off on 2nd and 4th Saturday in our company and each time we have to send an email to all our client to inform them. We're using outlook. Is there any trick to send an email ...
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Problems of programs after upgrade from 10.10.2 to 10.10.3

I did this upgrade today. I found these bugs Some program-specific passwords gone such as Outlook 15.6 and System password for Google Mail All passwords for email-accounts in Outlook had to be ...
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iPhone with Outlook 2013

I recently installed Outlook 2013 on my iPhone 5C. But I cannot find any option how to add a new contact to my list. Secondly, how can I sync my iCloud contacts with my Outlook 2013 installed on ...
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PowerPoint 2011: How to Insert image with “crop to fit” by default?

I am preparing technical presentations with a lot of graphics using PowerPoint 2011 for Mac (version 14.4.9). Whenever I insert an image, it is set to crop to fill by default (the most useless option ...
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Automator Workflow - Reply To Outlook Messages with Template Text

I have pulled together the following workflow in Automator because my Scripting knowledge is non existent: Problem It pastes the text in unformatted, losing all paragraphs, bold, underlined, ...
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Fixing pixelated images in Microsoft Word docx? Or fixing pixelated equations (doc)?

My question is related to this question about MS Word 2011 compressing images. Despite scouring the web, I cannot find a solution for placing images in Word without it pixelating (or blurring) the ...
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How can i create my iphone microsoft account using gmail logon

I have a Gmail account (my email ends with @gmail.com) Using my iPhone, I open the Outlook app but I am unable to retrieve my mail. How can I configure the Outlook iOS app to retrieve my Gmail ...
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Shortcut for conditional formatting in Excel 2011 in OS X

How do I create a keyboard shortcut for conditional formatting for Excel 2011 in OS X? I am unable to find any such shortcut.
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Word cannot be opened in Yosemite

I have updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro, and suddenly i cannot open Word. It gives this info: Process: Microsoft Word [594] Path: /Users/USER/Desktop/Microsoft ...
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seeing mails on macbook

I live in Shanghai for last 5 years operating a microsoftonline.com email account on my macbook (version 10.10.2) and iphone6. Until few months ago, it always went well. Lately, many a times I ...
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Using Applescript to paste the current date into a range of Excel cells

I have a simple script written that successfully saves the current date in the format I need. I also have saved a destination range in the active sheet. I just need syntax to paste/insert it into that ...
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How to specify non-breaking space on Mac Excel - Mac version of char(160)

On Windows, you can specify non-breaking spaces in Excel formulas with char(160), for example: =A1&char(160)&A2 =substitue(cell_ref,char(160),"") On Excel for Mac (2011), however, char(160) ...
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Outlook for Mac IOS X Yosemite - convert email to a task and keep the email as an attachment to that new task?

On Outlook for OS X Yosemite, how do I convert an email into a task and keep the email as an attachment to that new task?
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Excel always opens spreadsheet in read-only mode

I understand this issue arose over the past 2-3 years, but I haven't seen any solution. A workbook created on a Windows PC using Office 365 - transferred to Mac (Yosemite installed) - opens in ...
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How do I determine what TLS ciphers are being used in OSX, Outlook 2011?

I just limited all my SSL ciphers to TLS 1.X and TLS1_RSA_AES and my up-to-date OSX machine is no longer able to connect to the server via Outlook 2011. I can use Safari to connect to the same ...
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Getting quotation marks to the bottom of a line

Quotation marks go to the top of the line in MS Word, like “this”. However, official EU text as well as some Dutch publications use quotation marks as follows: Van Slingelandt: „We vinden het ...
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Software: Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 have a “save versions” feature?

Apple pages has a "save versions" feature that is akin to the Time Machine "save backups" version. Word for windows also seems to have a "save versions" feature. Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 ...
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Using the Outlook Web App with Exchange 2013

I'm using Outlook Web App with my Exchange server hosted with 1and1.co.uk. Can I make the Outlook web app my default email client on Yosemite and get notifications in Notification Center?
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Dotted underlines in Word for Macbook users 2011

I am doing an editorial job and need to underline some words with red dotted underlines. How do you do this using Word for Mac users? The version I have is 2011, on a MacBook with Snow Leopard ...
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Updated Mac to 10.9.5 and Excel won't work

Updated my system to 10.9.5 and kept getting a error message when I tried to open Excel. It suggested I reinstall, which I did. But I'm still getting the same message. My office is a 2010 version. I ...
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MathType Incompatibility between Windows and Mac

I have a document in MS Word in Windows with equations in MathType. When I edit it in MS Word on the Mac, the equations get corrupted, even though we have the same version of MathType and Word on both ...
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Lync alternatives on Mac

Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate ...
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Add account Microsoft Outlook

I have a iPhone 5C with Microsoft Outlook installed. When I try to add an Exchange account in Microsoft Outlook this does not work, the app tells me that it cannot connect to the server. When I try ...
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OS X 10.9.5 (13F34): CMD+TAB Won't Switch Away From PowerPoint 2011 (for Mac)

Since I threw out my Windows machine six months ago, I've appreciated not having to deal with "techie" stuff anymore as I only use text programs and the Internet. However, one annoyance has persisted ...
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Emails not read in Outlook

I can read emails on iPhone 5c running iOS 8.2 but they do not show up in Outlook 2010 when I open Outlook 2010.
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Reviewing documents in Word for Mac - unable to change user name for commenting

I am reviewing a document on behalf of someone. I use Track Changes and I am inserting comments. I want the name of the my colleague to appear in the comments and not mine (mine appears by default as ...
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Why are .docx files shown as blank paper instead of blue Word icon?

I want to know if I can change this behaviour. .doc files are shown in the usual Word icon, as well as .dot and .dotx files. .dot files. Only the .docx files are shown as blank paper. I have attached ...
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32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft Office on Windows 7 64-bit bootcamp?

I wanted to ask which version I should download and install. First, I need to tell you that I use Windows 7 64-bit bootcamp on my Mac. I access it mostly via a virtual machine (VMWare). My Macbook has ...
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weird character on end of folder name in Finder

I'm seeing multiple folders with this character at the end on my nfs mounted external volume.  which is ASCII  (ampersand-pound-61480-semicolon) When I try to delete the character, the ...
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Microsoft (Preview) Outlook Quit Unexpectedly

I got the preview release of Office for Mac and everything works but Outlook. Every time I launch it immediately crashes with Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: ...
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How do I open my local OneNote 2007 notebooks from the Mac version of OneNote?

I only want to open local files which have no business being in the clouds. But even after creating the required account (why?!) it still doesn't offer any option to open local files. I am not going ...
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Changing dots per inch (DPI) in Powerpoint Office 2011 for Mac

I want to increase the resolution of my images in PowerPoint for (2011 for Mac). In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save and from there you can change the dpi...here's a fuzzy screen ...
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using functions and conditional formatting together in excel 2011

I am a teacher and am trying to create a mail merge to autocomplete a "cover sheet" showing their results for an assessment my students took recently. I have a spreadsheet where I put an 'x' (or ...
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Mac Outlook 2011 - moving folders from On My Computer to Exchange Server

I've just noticed a very odd peculiarity about using Mac Outlook 2011 with an Exchange server. I am hoping to write a script that will allow me to highlight a folder On My Computer and move it onto ...
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Anyone know of an “Office Timeline” plug in for Powerpoint on Mac?

Anyone know of an "Office Timeline" plug in for Powerpoint on Mac? I love https://www.officetimeline.com, but it's for Windows only. Mac must run Fusion or such to support Windows Office, not Mac ...
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How to restore Outlook 15 email database?

I have got the latest version of outlook 15 for mac. Synced it with my email account and after hours of downloading i was finally able to access my emails. The next day when i opened outlook again, I ...
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matching text data on 2 excel spreadsheets

I have 2 excel spreadsheets with customer information that I need to match. The 1st has the customer name format in Customer Name, Surname Format and the 2nd sheet has it in Surname, Customer Name ...
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Automate Fn key switch when opening Excel

So Microsoft released a free preview of Office for Mac, and it is pretty sweet. One of my biggest problem when using Excel on a mac has always been that the most popular/frequent shortcut (F2 -> edit ...
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Mac book Air and Yosemite: presentation mode

When I present sth in presentation mode (powerpoint) I cannot switch to safari or whatsoever. My background screne is showed and I cannot get rid of it. Can someone help?
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Yosemite with exchange server : Inbox email is not updated with the latest message

I have tried this on both Outlook for Mac 2011 and native Mail app on Yosemite. The issue is all folders of email i.e Sent will be updated with the latest email but not on inbox. I can only download ...
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Outlook 2016 Exchange Error

I'm using the beta of the new Outlook 2016. When I try to add my own exchange account I constantly get the dialog telling me the server is being redirected. So then I tried to use the 'import' feature ...
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How to mass-organize iTunes library?

I'd like to try to organize the songs in my iTunes library (rename artists and albums, etc.), but my library's pretty large and it would be time consuming to manually edit my songs via the Get Info ...
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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Image Compression Power point Presentation 2011

I am trying to make a presentation, and am facing a problem. I am facing picture compression issues . In addition to this saving problem, that pictures become worse quality every time I save the ...
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Quick and reliable solution for accessing Outlook 2011 .olm files on Windows Outlook

As I am currently using Outlook 2013 for Windows 8 and I have some crucial mails to access, which are in the form of Outlook für Mac-Archiv.olm and Harrison.olm in My Pen drive, I just carried out ...
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Merge PowerPoint presentations with Javascript Automation

The goal is to do a 3-way merge with git using PowerPoint's mergeWithBaseline method. I can load and access a presentation with the following: PPT = Application("Microsoft PowerPoint") original = ...
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How to open a .zip file which is embedded in .xlsx file?

I have a .zip file which has been embedded in a .xlsx file (excel ). But everytime I double click on the file it keeps giving this message: Cannot start source application for this object. There may ...