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 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. ...
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How do I convert a pages document to a word document without access to pages?

Suppose I didn't have access to a Mac with pages. How can I convert a pages document to a word document using only a windows environment? Is there a freeware converter available?
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Parallels 8 - will iPhone sync with OS X side and VM side?

I've just purchased a 2012 13" MacBook Air. I hope to run Windows 7 in Parallels 8 to access Office 2010, including Outlook 2010. Currently, my iPhone syncs to Outlook via a hosted Exchange for mail ...
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PDF printing bug in OS X

On a PDF created with Office for Windows, special characters are not displaying and not printing correctly in OS X. The rendering is correct on Chrome. The issue is the same as this one: Some PDFs ...
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Sent items listed by sender's name (my name!) not recipient in Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2011 on a Mac (OS X 10.7 Lion), on a (mostly PC) office network using Microsoft Exchange server. In Outlook 2011, in the network "Sent Items" folder, all emails are listed showing the ...
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Ribbon tabs in Office/Word/Excel 2011 stop working

Occasionally some of the ribbon tabs in Office/Word/Excel 2011 become unclickable so you can't choose that tab. It's usually the ones on the left in my experience like Home or "Header and Footer". The ...
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What program(s) can I use to open an .xlsx spreadsheet for editing on my Mac

I can double-click the file and a browser preview opens that looks like excel.... but it is basically just a browser preview feature and it is read-only. The file came from a Windows machine.
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How can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?

I want to use Migration Assistant to transfer my data from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air. I'm told that I need my product key for MS Office 2011. Is there a way to find my product key on my mac?
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How can I save my PowerPoint 2003 presentation (.ppt file) in Windows so that it can be viewed (including animations) on PowerPoint for Mac?

I have created a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation (a .ppt file) using Windows XP. My colleague has a Mac computer and PowerPoint for Mac. I would like to share my presentation -- including ...
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Needs Office for Mac 2011 Outlook Spotlight?

I have deactivated Spotlight, because the mdb process used a lot of memory and I use Spotlight not really often :-) Today I searched some emails in Outlook (Office for Mac 2011) and the mails could ...
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iPhone is not finding Outlook calendars from other profiles

I am trying to sync an iPhone 3GS with Outlook calendars on my PC (Windows XP, MS Office Professional Plus 2010). In Outlook we have several profiles set up for different emails. At first the sync ...
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GMail and Outlook Attachment Not Showing in Mail after Upgrading to Mountain Lion

I used to see Word and PDF attachements with my GMail account in Mail. Recently I added my new Outlook account to Mail and found that attachments are missing. So I asked my friends to send ...
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How to use Automator to upload my real estate listing to web?

I want to use Automator to extract any text in a set region of a PDF, extract all images from the PDF, place all the text in corresponding fields of an Excel spreadsheet, and then upload that ...
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Microsoft true type fonts on mac

How do I install the mainstream Microsoft Hebrew true-type fonts (David, Arial, Times New Roman Hebrew) in Mac? I would like to use these fonts both in MS-Office and Latex documents. In the ...
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Sending e-mail attachment from MS Office

There's an option in MS Office 2011 for Mac programs that allows to send current document as an e-mail attachment. However in my case this option is inactive: I can't find any option to setup ...
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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 ...