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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Deleting mails from Apple Mail Yosemite 10.10.5

In my previous iMac which was 8 years old, I had it set up to be able to automatically connect to my usual @outlook.com account whenever I clicked on the mail icon to forward a webpage to someone. ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel in only shown on screen and not printed I then tried with a large image as header ...
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Word damaged files after hard disk clone

I tried to clone a hard drive to a new SSD. Something went wrong, and the old hard drive wouldn't work with me and was now called disk2s2. The new SSD seemed to have all the data, but wouldn't boot. I ...
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Notifications (outlook mainly) pop up in secondary display OS 10.10

My appointment notifications always pop up in my non-active (I still have the white bar over my laptop display in system preferences) display, as well as if I click on the new email pop-up (which ...
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Equivalent to “Protected View” and “Enable Content” in MS Office 2016 for Mac?

I have been provided with a "form" to fill out in MS Word format. I have MS Office 2016 installed on my mac, and supposedly I am supposed to be able to click "Enable Content" to be able to fill out ...
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How to include a tab in an Excel for Mac cell - Mac equivalent of char(9)

I'm writing some guides for a procedure which involves using an Excel formula which places tabs into a cell. This guide will be used by staff on both Windows and Mac, and I want to make sure it works ...
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Need to close Word documents on Mac Air..I can see no red dot, green dot or yellow dot

When I go to full screen on a Word for Mac document, the dots (red, yellow, green) disappear, and I can't get them back. Therefore, I am not able to close a document. Can someone tell me how to ...
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How do I find the Microsoft Word normal user template?

The path provided elsewhere in this forum—~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates—doesn't exist on my MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5 and Office 2011. I can't ...
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How To Remove Individual Office 2016 for OS X Applications

I have Office 2016 installed - Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word. I want to remove Outlook 2016 and leave the rest. I want to leave no trace behind, a complete remove of Outlook as if I installed ...
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How do I install Skype for Business on my Mac?

I have been to the Office365 website and looked in the software section but I cannot find it. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Yosemite 10.10.3 strangeness and Adobe CC compatibility

I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite a couple of months ago and had no issues until I tried to upgrade Adobe Creative Cloud from 2014 to 2015. Long story short, I managed to get the CC desktop app ...
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Create orange Warning Symbol in FrameMaker [migrated]

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask this but, here goes. In FrameMaker I have created a variable using SegoeUISymbol font and "\u2621" which creates a black and white warning triangle ⚠ ...
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Formatting issues resulting in overlays of text from Pages to Word (either version)

I've drafted a contract in Pages and exported it to Word for a back and forth redline exchange (track changes). I cannot use pdf as my colleague states that he does not have editing capabilities in ...
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How do I make Outlook download images automatically/by default

Outlook currently puts a banner at the top of my emails asking me for permission to download images. How do I make it download this automatically and not ask me?
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I can't accept tracked changes on a Word doc - help!

I'm a proofreader checking a document for a client. I've tracked the changes made and sent to him but he cannot accept the changes. Now I've looked at the document, I cannot accept them either! What's ...
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Why does Powerpoint for Mac not preserve filenames with a slash (/)?

I am designing lectures in Powerpoint (the latest released version this year) for a class I'm teaching soon, and created filenames based on the date that I will give them: But if I open 9/22.pptx ...
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Outlook 2016 email and events not showing in Spotlight preview

I am running Outlook 2016 on Yosemite. I noticed that the Spotlight indexed Outlook files, such as mail and events, are not showing in the Spotlight preview. Please see screenshot. Anyone seen this ...
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connection to the server dropped error 3253

Have had a problem constantly since about June on my mac book pro with Outlook 2011: -connection to the server dropped Error 3253. I was told that it is because my computer was old and that I should ...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac won't return “current messages” from main window

In Outlook 2011 for Mac, I was able to use an AppleScript to move currently-selected messages from the main Outlook window. The script started like this: tell application "/Applications/Microsoft ...
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How can I suspend the default open document of Office for Mac?

I have Office for Mac 2011 and unlike Office PC, I can't find how to suspend the "default location" where all my files are to be opened. The default position doesn't suit my needs and I spend a lot ...
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Looking for charting recommendations beyond Excel and Numbers

Recently both Numbers and Excel failed me in my charting needs. I got the job done in Numbers, but only with brute force by creating 28 charts in what should have been two. Back in the 90s, when I ...
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Office for Mac 2016, my Outlook can't connect with my company Exchange Server

Installed Office for Mac 2016 last night, but after I've setup Outlook with my Exchange account, it did not work! Which previously in Office for Mac 2011 version, it works just fine, any ideas why?
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Excel Mac - Some txt files can't be opened/imported (“Grayed out”)

A bit of an odd one. I'm using Excel for crunching some data I have in several .txt files. When I'm trying to import them via Data > Get External Data > Import Text File: Like as I've done many ...
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Office 2016 beta on Mac

I have coworkers that are using many features that are in office 2013, 2016 for Windows, and I want to get office 2016 for Mac. I don't have office 365, I just want the local version. How can I get ...
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Can Numbers create stacked column charts with two columns for each category?

I'm trying to create a column chart in Numbers where each column is also stacked. For example, consider the following data. Here we have numbers for the total sample and numbers for how that total ...
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Outlook 2016 non default SMTP server

i have several accounts set in MS Outlook 2016, every account have its own IMAP/SMTP server set. Problems starts when I came home, my ISP is !$#@$@#! and he let me sent emails only through its SMTP. ...
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MS Outlook closing on send and receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4

Outlook for Mac 2011 v14.5.3 running on MacBook Pro Retina (2012) repeatedly closing on send/receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4. Can see old emails but cannot send or receive with this ...
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Incomplete text displayed in reply emails for Outlook Mac 2011? The problem is intermittent and I can't reproduce it on demand, but it happens often

After hitting reply, most of the original text is missing and also prior emails. It works correctly after cancelling and re-attempting the reply a second time. I see no pattern, but it happens to me ...
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How to enlarge the reading pane font in Office 365 (Outlook)?

The font is too small on the reading pane of Outlook 2016. Is there a hack to enlarge the reading pane font? I've had Macs for years but then Helvetica Neue font is too small for me.
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Excel for Mac 2011 calculation results equaling zero are formatting as a positive zero value instead of zero suppressed zero?

I am having a very frustrating problem with zero values in a conditional calculation. I have a running balance column (E) with the custom number format of #,##0.00 ; [Red]-#,##0.00 ; ; when I use ...
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MS-Office 2011 Print command crash

I have Macbook Air from 2011 with yosemite and while trying to print with MS-Office 2011 programs (word PPT Excel) I get the following error message: Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0 Error ...
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Problem setting up Outlook 2011/2016 with Google-apps email

I have an email address managed Google Apps (it uses the imap.googlemail.com and smtp.googlemail.com servers, but the part after the @ is not gmail but the domain of my university). I use exactly the ...
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Opening Calendar Windows in new windows

I have a client with over 5 different shared calendars. Is there a way to open each individual calendar in their own window without having to manual uncheck and check calendars? I showed a client how ...
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Launch an older version of an application by default?

There are two sets of applications where I'm running into this issue: iWork, where I only have the new stuff installed because Software Update harasses you to install the new stuff if it detects you ...
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Open Word Doc with Pages using Applescript

How can I get the following to work in Pages? I get an error message saying the file can't be opened but if I change the path to a .pages file it works fine. tell application "Pages" activate ...
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Word. Page numbering and section breaks

Mac Word 14.5.3. Page numbering. I inserted page numbers when first starting this document. I then inserted several section breaks (next page) in my document so I could change page orientation. On ...
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SMIME cannot assigned in iOS

I can send encrypted and signed e-mails from Thunderbird and Outlook eMail Client. I can also decrypt and verify the emails. The problem is that on iOS I can't enable assign my certificates. In ...
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Changing Word 2011 Save Location Drop-Down Menu

Right now when I try to save a document the location options are simply: Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc. and then "Recent Locations". I want to be able to browse through my documents for the ...
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Microsoft Excel - Conditional formatting, finding duplicates

I need to highlight duplicates in column A, but only if column B is equal to 10. 67890 10 67891 10 67891 20 67891 30 67892 10 67892 20 67894 10 67895 10 67891 In this ...
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How do I clear out “Recent Rooms” in Outlook 2011 when I am creating a Meeting or Appointment?

How do I clear out "Recent Rooms" in Outlook 2011 for Mac when I am creating a Meeting or an Appointment? Deleting from the UI will not clear for the next time I try to schedule a meeting.
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Stop MS Word opening files automatically on launch

Continual opening of files from history. I clear history, but they appear on startup the next time. If I use option (alt) button on 'Word' dropdown, I get Quit and keep files rather than Quit and ...
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What can make Word for Macintosh turn on image placeholders?

In Word for Macintosh (14.5.2), I recently lost sight of the images contained in my Word documents. The graphics were clearly still in the document since they appeared in print (and print preview), ...
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In Microsoft Word 2011, Shift seems to be acting as a Command - how do I make it stop?

Some specific behaviors I'm observing in Microsoft Word 2011 on my Mac: Shift + F moves the cursor into the Find box on the toolbar, instead of typing a "F" character. Shift + 9 opens help instead ...
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Prevent MS Office Outlook Reminders from Stealing Focus and Changing Active Workspace

When I'm working in full screen, typing away, it's extremely disruptive to have an application steal focus. It suddenly takes keyboard focus away from where I'm typing, and immediately accepts that ...
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Applescript to emulate key strokes [duplicate]

I want applescript to input into microsoft excel "No, (tab, tab again), Yes". I can't seem to make this work. I would preferably like it to start whenever I press a hotkey or something, but having to ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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Excel 14.4.7 - Issue saving “read only” excel spread sheets

When I save “read only” spread sheets that I receive as attachments, excel doesn’t save them as their original name. The pop-up window shows the title of the document as “Untitled”. We work with ...
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Can I disable the MS Word import warning in Pages?

Every time I open a MS Word file in Pages, I get the little warning window that says the fonts aren't going to be perfect or whatever. OK, Pages! I get it. You might not be perfect. Is there any ...
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Import vcf to Outlook contacts

How do I import a contact stored in a VCF file into Outlook for Mac (v15)? I already tried Dropping the VCF file from the finder onto the Outlook UI Searching for some Import functionality in ...
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I cannot edit Excel file in Excel for Ipad - Convert buttons does nothing

I have been trying to use a feature to open and edit Excel files from Dropbox app using Excel for iPad app. I open the Excel file in this app, and I see a notice that I cannot edit the file but I ...