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How to move app window when app is trying to use second monitor that's not present

I have OS X10.8.5 (fully patched). I'm using Office for Mac 2011 (fully patched). Earlier in the week, I was working on a PowerPoint presentation. During the earlier work, I had a second monitor ...
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Office 2011 - option + left / right keyboard shortcut not working

When using Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) on my Macbook Pro (running OS X 10.9.5) the option + left arrow, option + shift + left arrow, option + right arrow and option + shift + ...
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Can the excessively limited “Recent Items” list be adjusted to include more document types?

Recent Items under the Apple menu or in the Dock could be an excellent way to quickly access files that you have been working with recently. Alas, it's functionality is destroyed by obvious document ...
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Microsoft Office crashes

After installing on my iMac the new system upgrade OS X Yosemite I cannot open any Microsoft office programs anymore, they crash while starting up. The following error message appers: Microsoft Error ...
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Spotlight always asking if it should reopen already opened xls file

I am a fan of Spotlight and always tend to use it for navigating through my opened apps and docs. However I found out, that when it comes to xls files that are already opened, I get a popup with a ...
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Safari Share Submenu

I would like to be able to have both mac mail and outlook show up in the "share" folder of Safari. It appears that I can have one or the other, depending upon my 'default' mail app, but sometimes I ...
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Outlook 2011 doesn't show flagged messages

I have Outlook 2011 installed (owa access) if a flag an e-mail to follow up, it doesn't appear in the smart-folder flagged mail. I tried rebuilding the database, delete and recreate my account nothing ...
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Conditional Formatting based on range of cells in two pivot tables

I have two pivot tables set up. One pivot table contains training items that employees have completed based on the training system we have in place. The other pivot table has training that is required ...
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Automatically update Outlook details when password is changed

We've set up our Macs to use Mobile Accounts, so that the passwords get changed and these changes are reflected on our AD server. The problem we're having is that our clients use MS Outlook 2011, ...
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doc to docx conversion in Automator

Can someone point me to an automator workflow that: Loops through finder items (I know how to do this) Converts each .doc file to .docx Save the converted file in the same directory as the original ...
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MIcrosoft Outlook stopped working on Yosemite

I ran Outlook for a day after updating to Yosemite, but after a reboot, it no longer works. When I click on the Outlook icon, it bounces a few times but never runs. Looking in system.log (via ...
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Convert XML to CSV or XLSX

I have a large XML file (11MB) which I need to open in Excel for processing. I have MS Excel for Mac 2011 and when I try to open the XML file, it just opens it as plain text (seems that this is a ...
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Outlook for Mac - do not automatically add meetings to calendar

In Outlook (both for Windows and for Mac), the default behavior is to automatically respond with tentative to meetings requests, which results in meetings automatically added to the calendar. I ...
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On Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, is there a keyboard shortcut that allows you to jump to a particular folder?

On the Mac, you can press ⌘ Cmd+⇧ Shift+M to file a message. A pop-up is then generated which allows you to type to select the folder to file the message in. What I'm wondering if is there's a ...
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Shortcut to left align objects in PowerPoint

I would like to know the shortcut to left align selected objects in PowerPoint Mac. Some web pages show that it is alt+1, but I don't think it works. By the way, I have a french keyboard. Could ...
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View message source application reset back to TextEdit

When I right-click on a message in Outlook 2011, and click View Source, it used to open in TextEdit. I recently installed http://www.texts.io which has set itself as the default editor for that file ...
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Can't open PDF's in Outlook using Parallels 8 vm

All of the sudden, I am not able to open PDF's that are attached to emails, UNLESS I save/copy them to different location. Once I save it/copy it or drag it from the email to my OSX 10.8.5 Desktop, ...
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Is it possible to create a new OneNote note in Outlook?

On Windows you have a superb integration between Outlook and OneNote: you can directly create meeting notes from Outlook appointments. This adds automatically the subject, date, location, the ...
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Microsoft Word for Mac files are not closing

When trying to close a document, it won't close. A message appears stating: Word has quit unexpectedly. I've tried rebooting, moving files to different folders and deleting files, but nothing ...
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Microsoft OneNote Version 15.2.2 - Embedding Emails from Outlook

I am utilizing Microsoft OneNote version 15.2.2 on a Mac. Is it possible to embed emails from Outlook in the Notebook that can be opened? I have figured out a way to drop the email into the Notebook, ...
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word freezing after installing yosemite… help!

Can anyone advise me please. Word has completely frozen. I can open a doc but not eidt, copy, paste ... anything ... it's as though I'm doing nothing ... this is to various word doc's that I've edited ...
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How to get calendar notes on your phone to show in outlook calendar?

My iPhone syncs my calendar events to outlook. However, when I take down some notes on the phone event, they don't show... Is there an easy way to get them to sync? This would save me a ton of time.
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How do I preserve leading zeroes in Mac Excel?

I'm using Excel (v 14.4.4) on my Mac (10.9.5). I have opened a CSV file and I wish to save it to an .xls format (Excel 97-2004 Workbook). I have a column that has 6 digit numbers, some of which ...
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Outlook 2011 for Mac “could not synchronize record”error

I keep getting hundreds of these "could not synchronize record.." errors, but the meetings and emails refered to in the Errors panel do not exist - I deleted them, and confirmed that they are not in ...
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how to I access a file that was saved to my outlook templastes? [closed]

Help me. My file was saved to Outlook Templates, I remember seeing it, was in a rush to shut down, and now cannot access my file! I cannot find the folder at ALL for Outlook Templates. Can you help ...
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Outlook 2011 crashing at startup (main window buggy)

I was using Outlook (last v., updated) since the Mavericks update without any issue. But since couple of days, when I start it, the main window takes 1 or 2 real minutes to display, and is very buggy ...
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Locally created excel file does not open in Numbers

I have a local process which creates an excel file using the python library openpyxl. I am not able to open the file in Numbers. When I try I receive the simple message "filename can't be opened." I ...
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What is keyboard shortcut to cycle through worksheets in excel (office 2011) workbook on mackbook air?

It looks like the shortcut is listed as Command+PageDown, but there's no "page down" on a mackbook air. how can I cycle through the tabs (worksheets) in an excel workbook?
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Stop audio alerts for other people's calendars

I use Outlook 2013's calendar and yesterday added iCloud syncing to Outlook. At that point, I saw a plethora of choices for calendars to check. I narrowed it down to three calendars (family members) ...
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Outlook force closes because Avast finds malware

Almost as soon as I open Outlook 2011, Avast pops up with it's shield warning: That's MSIL:GenMalicious-ALS [Trj]. Outlook has then "encountered an error and needs to close"; too quickly for me to ...
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Outlook for Mac - Missing ribbons

Today I was about to send an email when I've noticed that on the Compose screen most ribbons were missing. Ribbons like 'Insert', 'Table' (IIRC), were just not there. All I got was a super simple ...
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Is it possible to automatically back up my mac to Microsoft OneDrive?

I'm not sure there is a way to do what I want to do. Now that I have Office 360 + 1TB of free space, I'd like to set my mac to do monthly backups to OneDrive. I'm looking for the following features. ...
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How do I setup application shortcuts to work without opening the menu manually?

I have setup application shortcuts for my signatures in Outlook 2011 for Mac as described here. However, the shortcuts don't work unless I first click the signatures dropdown. It seems like the ...
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Play powerpoint video or music while using other programs at same time

How can you have Powerpoint to continue to play the music or video while you are working on another program? It always stops the music or video I am showing to the audience while I click out of ...
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Reducing “other” by removing email attachments?

All, I use MS Outlook on Exchange and store emails with attachments in a handful of mailboxes/folders. When looking at storage on my iPhone, like many, the "other" category takes up lots of space. ...
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Format of mail from Apple Mail version 7.3

My work colleagues, who use Outlook, complain that the e-mails I forward to them are not always readable, or have a lot of attachments. Is there anything I can change on my side to prevent this from ...
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Outlook MEGA database

I am the administrator of 10-15 computers, most of them Macs. One iMac Intel Dual Core, 3 GB of RAM (more than 3 y old) is running Outlook 2011 as an email client. The problem is the Mac becomes ...
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Doing a “mail merge” from Microsoft Office to send out an individualized email

I have an Excel spreadsheet with the grades of my students. Every so often I'd like to email out their current grades, one email per student, that will only include their last three homework grades or ...
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Using global DataObject for clipboard copy function in VBA (Excel for Mac): a bad idea?

I'm using a DataObject object just so I can copy to the clipboard in various VBA functions in Excel for Mac. Currently declared at module level: Dim MyDataObj As New DataObject Then in a function I ...
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Save As in MS Office for Mac to a different location

I have Office for Mac 2011 which seems to work OK. However if I open a file from one location and wish to do Save As.. to another location, all I get is the basic list of where I can save, but ...
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.xls files suddenly won't open

Since yesterday my .xls files will not open in Office for Mac 2011. They have always done so till then. I can still open .xlxs files. The default 'open with' option is still the Microsoft Excel.app. I ...
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How do I get Word 2011 back after Microsoft Autoupdate froze?

I had a Microsoft Autoupdate freeze after the end, and after a reboot, Word won't start. How can I reset to a currently updated Office?
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Apple and PC Clients with Excel File Locking on Synology NAS Network Share

Environment: We're almost exclusively a mac-only environment; we have two people in Finance who are less than excited about making the move to OS X, so I've been asked to spin up a file server to ...
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Office 2011 - Folders on Mac OS X Server network share not visible during save

I have a computer I'm servicing running OS X Mavericks and Office 2011. I open Finder, navigate to a network share (under Shared on the left pane), and see a shared server (shows up as a Mac mini ...
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Trying to Restore Lost iCloud Contacts with Outlook

I have destroyed twenty years of Contacts, Account Numbers, doctors information and passwords which I kept all in Contacts. I use the iCloud for my iPhone, iPad Mini and non-Apple laptop. I was ...
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Implement a large email archive on a Macbook Pro 13"

I have a large email archive that I need to make accessible on my Macbook. The archive is currently in a Microsoft Outlook PST file from a Windows machine. I'm aware of tools like O2M to convert it to ...
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How to replicate MS Publisher Booklet/Brochure with Mac software?

I am looking to create a bi-fold Booklet. I have very successfully used MS Publisher in the past - loved the easy to use page set up and printing conversion. Is there comparable Mac software. iStudio ...
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MS Office no longer working

After removing duplicate files, Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac will no longer start. I know the file "mbupgx.dylib" needs to be reinstated, which I tried, following the path of the error message ...
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excel files look different on OSX Desktop w/Parallels

I have two Excel files on my OSX Desktop. One is an alias and it has the double red lines/logo of Parallels, the other does not. See attached screen shot. Can anyone tell me why this occurs? I don't ...
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how to make Terminal (unix) use Microsoft Outlook instead of Apple Mail

We use Microsoft Outlook at work so I need to be able to use Microsoft Outlook instead of Apple's Mail program when I invoke it in Bash. Can anyone help me associate programs inside of Bash?