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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Excel Data Analysis ToolPak available for download for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011?

Does anyone know how to download the data analysis toolpack add-in for Excel 2011 for Mac? I have looked around quite a bit and can't seem to find it anywhere... did Microsoft discontinue this ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 constantly crashing

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac last week. Outlook CONSTANTLY crashes. I have tried everything… uninstall and re install twice, rebuilding main identity. Please help! I am so frustrated ...
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Disable Office for Mac 2011 First Use Registration

I'm setting up some macbooks for use in a cart for a school. Students would share the computers. When users first run any office applications, they get a window saying that they need to put in their ...
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I want to upgrade my mac but not my microsoft package - can i transfer it?

I'm going to get a new machine but would rather invest my pennies in new illustrator software than Office - can I transfer my MS package? Thanks
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Command line tool to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF

Is there any command line tool to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF? If no, can it be automated by some Automator script (open-print to PDF-close)?
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Powerpoint: compress or downsample large images/graphics

I'm using Powerpoint 2011, and I'm not able to find an option to easily downsample or compress images to produce a smaller output PPTX or PPT file. I don't need the high resolution in some of the ...
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How to batch convert word documents to pdf?

Is there a scriptable way that I can convert several MS Word documents to PDF? I thought this might be possible using python, but I am unable to find any advice online on how best to do this.
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Word for mac 2011 - How to use ONLY the custom dictionary?

I would like to use spelling corrections in Word for mac 2011. Since my language (slovenian) is not included, I had to find and include a custom dictionary. The installation goes like this: I import ...
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Stop Office for Mac from loading with earlier documents on top of the one I opened?

Here's an irritation that annoys me almost every working day: I need to work from a Word or Excel (for Mac, Office 2011) document. So, I find the document on the shared server, and open it. The ...
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Imported contacts are empty

I have an odd problem. I got an iphone5 and of course, I want all my contacts from my nokia into my iphone, I imported the contacts into outlook, then exported to an csv file, then imported to gmail ...
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what is format painter shortcut in mac excel 2011?

I'm looking for shortcut in the internet. No luck so far, it seems there's no shortcut for such tool. Maybe someone here knows better.
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How do I make comments visible in Microsoft Word 2011 for OS X?

I had my comments in Microsoft Word showing up on the right had pane as usual, but I must have done something to make it disappear. I can't figure out how to make it visible again. When I attempt to ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to insert a comment during track changes in Word?

When I am editing a Word document using track changes it would be nice not to have to got to the mouse to insert a comment at the cursor (since this is most of what my editing consists of). What is ...
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How to fix iCloud Outlook calendar pasting?

I have a client that has Outlook 2007 on Windows 7. He's unable to right click and paste into the notes section of an appointment (the contextual menu doesn't even appear). I've seen other people ...
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Apple Automator Question Copy and Paste

How would I copy all of the text from a powerpoint presentation and paste it into a word document?
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Display PowerPoint notes on iPhone during presentation?

When presenting a PowerPoint (.pptx) document, I'll likely have a clicker but cannot count on having visible access to the notes I've written inside it for each slide to help me present. The ...
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Outlook for 2011 automatically moving messages to on my computer

Recently upgraded corporate computers to Mac running on a premise Exchange Server (2010) from PC. 8 of the 9 computers have no problem synchronizing between the Exchange Server and Outlook. However, ...
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Outlook 2011 Search Email

How can search email in outlook? my outlook seems didn't have search bar like in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jbRYk_Cc0U Here is screenshot of my Outlook: As you can see, my outlook ...
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Why won't Office 2011 install on Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to install Office on my mother-in-law's MacBook. The installer fails every time with: 12/28/12 12:26:42 PM installd[1798] PackageKit: Install Failed: PKG: pre-install scripts for ...
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Bidirectional sync between Outlook and iPhone?

I use an iPhone 4S with iTunes 11 on Windows 7. I still haven't found a way to change the syncing direction with Outlook: The first time I used sync, I checked the option "Sync from Outlook to iPhone" ...
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vba split() not working in Mac Word 2004

I was trying to run a Word macro on a Mac. That macro contains the split() function. When I run this it is throwing an error saying function or sub not defined. StrArr = Split(InputString, ":", -1, ...
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Why does Microsoft Office 2011 open automatically upon start up?

Why do Microsoft Office Word, Excel, et cetera open automatically upon login although I've disabled the 'Open at login' feature?
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Expunge a corrupted Excel program

All my downloaded spreadsheets are going to Excel which is totally corrupted. I want them to open in Numbers instead and ditch Excel if possible.
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Word 2011: In track changes mode “final showing markup”, most text missing in some table rows

I'm using track changes to edit a large table (several columns, many rows spanning multiple pages). Some columns have only one or a few words, while others have two or three paragraphs of one to three ...
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Can't find Excel 2011 Auto-recovered spreadsheet

Yesterday morning my colleagues Excel 2011 (on Mac OSX 10.8) crashed. He reopened Excel and was asked if he wanted to recover the previous document. Yes, he said and then got a document named ...
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Word 2011 for Mac: How to delete a Quick Style Set?

Tryig to delete a quick style set from Word 2011 for Mac. This link claims the styles are in "/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Style Set" and the save dialog seems to ...
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Outlook 2011: Added an Exchange profile, lost previous profile data

A friend of mine wanted to use an Exchange account additionally to his normal profile (POP3 email, calendar etc.) in Outlook 2011. He said he just added and configured the profile. When he re-openend ...
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How effective is a Time Machine backup?

I'm having a problem with Office not installing correctly and not being able to update. I have one last resort which is Backing up and formatting my system. However I would like to know how effective ...
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Can I export my account configuration from Mail app and import it into Outlook?

I am meeting an unexpected issue where Mail app connects just fine to my Exchange 2007 server given my email address, login and password (autodiscovery), but Outlook 2011 fails to connect. If I try to ...
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Open Outlook new message window from terminal

I would like to open a new message Outlook window from terminal and ideally prefill the message body too. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? Txn!
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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Why do I get “double greater/less thans” instead of double quotes in Word?

I am using Word 2011 on my Lion iMac. Sometimes as I write, when I hit the "double-quote" key, I don't get double-quotes, but another symbol that looks like "double-less-thans" or ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office Word 2011 to 14.2.3 on OSX

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC and installed it on my rMBP OSX 10.8.2 running Mountain Lion. The installed version from purchase is 14.2.0. I tried installing 14.2.3 but it failed due ...
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Error when trying to export a multipage document from Excel (2011) with both landscape and portrait pages as a PDF file

We use Excel 2011 for OSX at work and we are consistently encountering the following problem. When we have a multi sheet(page) workbook(document), with both landscape and portrait pages, an error ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to focus on the Ribbon in Microsoft Office 2011 products?

I would like to be able to create charts in Excel using my keyboard only. Is there some way of moving focus to the Ribbon with the keyboard?
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How to prevent Mac Outlook from inserting line breaks in sent plain text emails?

When I send plain text emails with Mac Outlook, line breaks are automatically inserted. This is annoying for several reasons. (1) long URLs are split over multiple lines which confuses readers; (2) ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 OS X and unicode

I have problems with my Word files when I try to open them on Windows machines. So, I checked the file and got that Word file has Unicode symbols. How to fix it? Thank you.
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What's the best way to edit Microsoft Word documents on iPad?

I'm on the road and have the need to update my CV which is a Microsoft Word document. My CV is accessible via WebDav but I've also got it stored on the iPad using the Synology DS File app. What is ...
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Solver Window Resize in Mac Office 2011

For what ever reason the Solver add-in for Mac Office's Excel 2011 produces the following dialog box when attempting to add a constraint to Solver: Does anyone have a similar problem? Or know how ...
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Outlook: How to move all mail from a certain recipient into Junk

How can I force Outlook to move all incoming messages with certain recipient to the Junk folder?
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Office for Mac Excel app doesn't show thousand separator

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, with Microsoft Office 14.2.4. Problem: Ever since I installed new updates of OS X, Excel can no longer display the thousands separator. I made a little video ...
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Undoing calendar sync between iPhone and Outlook

I was trying to save the calendar data on my iPhone to my Outlook calendar. I connected via iTunes and the sync caused all my iPhone calendar data to disappear, overwriting it with the data from the ...
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Unwanted table formatting during cut and past in MS Word:Mac 2011

When breaking up a table in order to comment on each section separately, I cut and pasted the sections, which worked well, but then I tried to include introductory paragraphs and these seems to be ...
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Outlook calendar won't synch with iPhone 3 and software v6.0

Microsoft Office 2010 was syncing with my iPhone 3 calendar until c. 2 weeks ago - I think it's an iPhone software upgrade issue? I have 2 email accounts in Outlook - a POP acct which I don't synch - ...
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Problem entering accented characters with Mac OS X 10.7.4 and MS Office

When I first installed MS Word for Mac on this MacBook Air, pressing and holding characters such as o and u produced a little menu of accents for that character - wonderful! But all of a sudden, this ...
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iPhone sending invitations to appointments it didn't create

Ok at work I received an appointment invite from a colleague in Outlook which I accepted. This event is an out of hours social event so I thought I would forward the invitation as an iCal event to my ...
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MS Office not fully Retina compatible?

I have MS Office 14.2.4, a.k.a. “the Office 2011 update that added Retina support”. However, when I insert a PDF into my document, it seems to me that it does not display at the native Retina ...
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Can I open a PST file without importing it?

In Outlook for PC I can open or close PST files. This allows me to keep my PST at a reasonnable size, while being able to consult older messages. In Outlook Mac (2011) I can only find the option to ...
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How can I change the shortcut keys for my MacBook Pro so it doesn't conflict with my remote Windows shortcuts?

From my MacBook Pro, I use a Java program that allows me to remotely connect to my Windows computer. I use Outlook on this Windows computer where normally I use shortcut keys like ControlF2 or ...
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How to run Excel on headless Mac?

I'd like to run applescript to control Excel on a headless Mac. I want to do it from the command line via ssh, and I cannot - there is no display to run applescript on, so osascript throws an error. ...