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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OS X Lion Excel 2011 data lost and undeletable Excel file

OS X Lion 10.7.4. I did work on a Microsoft Excel 2011 spreadsheet (saved in .xls format) and noticed a file on my desktop that said it could not be trashed. It disappeared when I re-started the ...
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Retina compatible Word Processor?

Microsoft Office for Mac does not have Retina support, which is a pain to look at while working on documents. Is there a similar application that delivers the same efficiency and experience as ...
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Categories from Outlook for contacts in iPhone

I use Outlook and have my contacts under categories, e.g. home, clients, family, etc. When I sync from Outlook to my iPhone I get all the contacts, but I cannot find the categories. How can I search ...
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User Authentication in Microsoft Document Connection

How can I change the username that is used to connect to a SharePoint site in Microsoft Document Connection. When I try to connect to a site, it's showing the authentication screen, but only allows me ...
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Outlook 2011 and autoaccepting meetings

So I’m about to ditch Outlook for Mac because I’m missing too many meetings. I’m not sure if anyone is experience the same issues but when using Outlook on Windows, if I get a meeting invite sent to ...
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Windows-PowerPoint presentations on an iPad with great typography distortion

I have a PowerPoint presentation created on Microsoft Windows. When I play it on an iPad there are great typography distortions. There are a lot of fonts not found on the by iPad. Could I install my ...
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Making Microsoft Office Reminders get your attention

Does anyone know how to have Office reminders pop up in front of any application? Now, if I'm working on something, they silently pop up in the background. It's one of the few features I miss from ...
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How to move from text to text by keyboard in Powerpoint?

How do I move from text item to text item using the keyboard in Powerpoint? (Apologies for the Windows keyboard terminology in the following) tab just adds a tab, as does Shift + Tab, Control + Tab, ...
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Mac office 2011 keep asking me to save doc that I didn't make change

Sometime I just open a doc for viewing, Mac office 2011 keep asking me to save doc that I didn't make change. I've been experiencing this gimmick for the last 12 months. And it got to stop since it ...
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Microsoft Office 2004 reinstall?

I bought a used iMac with OS 10.4.11 installed. It also has Microsoft Office 2004 on it. I'd like to upgrade the OS to 10.6 but don't want to lose the Microsoft Office applications. I do not have the ...
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Unable to run Office with same product key

I'd bought MS Office which was allowed to use on 3 Mac OSX with same product key. It was/is working fine when I'd installed it on 1st Macbook Pro. When I'd installed it on my iMac then MS Word, ...
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Is there a newer version of Office for the MacOS anytime soon?

I was wondering if Microsoft is planning to release Office 2012 anytime soon ? Shall I wait for it or purchase Office 2011 ?
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Save as PDF from Word makes pixelated PDF in Acrobat but not Preview

I have a 2 year old MBP. I'm using Word 2008 and if I create a PDF using Save As... or Print > PDF, the resulting PDF will look fantastic when viewed with Preview. However, if I open the same ...
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Which video/movie file format would be most convenient for inclusion into a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation?

I am a Windows user, and I have never used Keynote or PowerPoint on Mac. My colleague would like me to send him a video/movie file that he can incorporate into and play during a scientific ...
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What image file formats are commonly imported into Keynote and PowerPoint for Mac?

I am a Windows user, but my superior colleague is a Mac user (he has a MacBook). He has asked me to send him some images that I used in a PDF report. He would like to include these (original ...
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Spaces and some other fonts are changed to rectangles?

I installed Microsoft Office 2011 yesterday on my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. I already had Microsoft Office 2008 on this device and simply added 2011. Now for some reason, many of my fonts have ...
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Is there a way to stop MS Word from automatically opening previously opened documents?

I know there's probably a setting in preferences, but I need to be able to do it without Word being open. The problem is one of my docx has become corrupt, so every time Word opens it immediately ...
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Why is Outlook 2011 constantly writing to my hard disk?

I recently installed a hard disk write monitoring program (MenuMeters), and for some reason it was reporting that my drive is constantly being written to. By closing programs one at a time, I've ...
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Markdown to .doc or .rtf

I'm interested in using a variation of Markdown for my work, but my target format is Word files (this is what my clients use, it's non-negotiable). Most implementations of Markdown would leave me with ...
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With WebDAV provided by Microsoft SharePoint, how can users of OS X minimise risks of corruption and multiuser overwrites?

There are various OS X approaches to using the WebDAV service provided by Microsoft SharePoint. Integrity of data Answers to this question focus on integrity: when a file is used by a single ...
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Equation Options on Word 2011 for Mac

I use both Macs and PCs. In the PC version of Word, I can modify the equation options directly from the Equation ribbon bar. One option I need is the ability to copy the equation as plain text. Does ...
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Creating folders from the Open File dialog

I need to know how to create client file folders and reference or matter subfolders to be saved within each client folder from within the Open File dialog. For example, "Smith Manufacturing Corp." ...
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Office for Mac buy from Sweden

I am interested in buying Office for Mac 2011. I am in Sweden. Whenever I want to buy it from a website it shows like Office för Mac Hem och Student 2011 - 1 Paket (Svenska). Does it means software ...
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How do I view comments in Microsoft Word 2011 for OSX?

How do I view comments in Microsoft Word 2011 for OSX? I can turn on the review pane, but that shows me every edit I've done to this document and it's impossible to find the comments. I just want a ...
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Is there an undo column feature in Word?

I am new to Microsoft Word. I accidentally formatted a section as columns and now cannot undo it. My whole (large!) document is now in column mode and I cannot get it back to normal mode. I have ...
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can I use the license keys from a Microsoft office family pack between friends not in the same household? [closed]

The note on the site for this says its for 3 Macs in the same household. A friend and I want to split the cost of the family pack. We don't live in the same household. I had a chat on the MS Office ...
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Outlook 2011 Keyboard Shortcut for going to Inbox

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Outlook for Mac 2011 that allows me to jump back to the main Inbox folder? Under my Inbox, I have a long list of folders that spans more than a full screen. If I'm at ...
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Preserve subfolders when archiving in Outlook for Mac

Outlook for Mac 2011 (14.2.2) doesn't appear to have any archive (auto, or otherwise) functionality. Most of the advice on the web seems to suggest rule based archiving, however this seems to only ...
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Can the formula bar font in Excel 2011 be changed?

Is it possible to change the font, specifically the size of the font, in the formula bar of Excel 2011? I've found a number of resources to do this in the Windows version but none of those ...
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How to convert Keynote to PowerPoint online

Is there a way to convert a downloaded Keynote (from slideshare) file to a PowerPoint file (or an open format like Open/LibreOffice) online?
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Keep message selection in Outlook 2011

When I open the Outlook window, the topmost message (the most recent) becomes selected. I've got Outlook set to automatically mark messages as read when selected, so it becomes read. This is a problem ...
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What is this odd Excel file doing here?

Recently, I was working on an Excel file when the program closed unexpectedly; luckily, my work was mostly saved by the recovery feature of Excel. However, Excel created a file on my desktop, titled ...
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Syncing iCal with Outlook2011

No matter what I do, I can't get new items that I add to Outlook 2011 calendar to actually show up in iCal. Is this a bug? Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Word:mac 2011 preserve table formatting on copy-paste

In Microsoft Word 2010 for Windows, I can duplicate a table simply by clicking its handle at the top-left (which selects the entire table), copying it and pasting it. When I do that in Word:mac, the ...
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Word 2011: Keyboard shortcuts for accepting/rejecting a tracked change AND moving to the next change

Is there such a built-in shortcut for doing such action pairs? (e.g. accept+move to next, using a single shortcut) If not, how can I define such a custom shortcut?
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Word 2011: Create caption header without numbering

I want to create a header for each page which displays the caption. But i don't want to show the number of the caption. How can i manage this? For now, i did it with StyleRef, but it displays ...
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Can MS Outlook work with iCloud? Can I iCloud-sync my iPad 2, iPhone 4S and Outlook 2010?

I haven't been successful getting iCloud to work with Outlook 2010 on my Windows 7 PC. My iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are iCloud synced. Is it hopeless to get all 3 together: iPhone, iPad and Outlook 2010? I ...
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How do add new proofing languages to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac?

How is possible to add new spellchecking languages to Office 2011 for Mac? I am referring to languages that are not listed in the relatively small (~20) default list of languages.
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Possible to open/convert Office 98 for Mac PowerPoint file

Is it possible to open or convert a Mac Office 98 PowerPoint file (.pp)? I don't need to edit it, just either convert it to a more recent version or save as a pdf. I don't have access to anything ...
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Can't login to Lync for Mac 2011

I am unable to login to my corporate Lync 2010 server. I'm up to date with Microsoft updates to Mac Office 2011. I've tried automatic and manual configuration. I've tried with and without Kerberos ...
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Dragging cropped .pdf file to Mac Powerpoint 2011 - Result is completely different area of original!

I am trying to copy/drag a .pdf file into a powerpoint presentation for Mac PPT 2011. I do the following: 1. Select and copy the top right corner of the original .pdf page 2. Save this 'corner' as ...
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How similar is Microsoft Excel for Mac to Excel for Windows?

Like the title says - how similar is Microsoft Excel for Mac to Excel for Windows? Is it confusing when you have to keep switching from one to the other when working on a complicated excel file? (For ...
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Exporting PDF with table of contents hyperlinks in Microsoft Word 2011?

When I save a document in Word 2011 to PDF, the hyperlinks in the documents' table of contents and other cross-reference links aren't clickable. That is in the PDF document when I click on a table of ...
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Outlook 2011: where are mail message in my archive file stored?

I use Outlook to access Exchange. I store old mail in an Outlook Archive folder. I know that Outlook 2011 stores data in /Users/<user>/Documents/Microsoft User Data but where exactly are these ...
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Microsoft Word does not respond to keyboard shortcuts

I have a MacBook Pro with Microsoft Word 2011 installed on it. For some reason, all the editing keyboard shortcuts - such as Cut: Cmd + X, Copy: Cmd + C, and Undo: Cmd + Z - does not work in it. My ...
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How to remove color formatting of links in Microsoft Word?

In Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, I'm trying to edit the Hyperlink and FollowedHyperlink styles so that they don't modify the text's color that I'm hyperlinking. For example, let's say I have the ...
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How do I script Powerpoint to save a directory of PPTX files as PDFs?

If I have a directory of PPTX files I would like to save as PDFs. How do I script this operation?
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Navigating forward/backward in Microsoft Word?

I have a Word document with internal links (i.e. a link will jump to anchor in the same document). When I click on one of these links, it jumps to that location, as it is supposed to. How can I get ...
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How to open a .lwp file on a Mac?

I need to fill in a form that was sent to me in .lwp format... So far: The App Store couldn't find any compatible apps; I found out it's a Lotus WordPro document; By using Word's Recover text from ...
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Mac Powerpoint 2011 “play” presentation w/out full screen?

I'm trying to play a presentation with Powerpoint without seeing it in full screen. (my goal is to take notes on the presentation in a separate window/app). Any ideas how to do this? I want to be ...