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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Disable Microsoft Office for one user

I share a Macbook Pro with another user (we are both Admins). The other user has a Microsoft Office 2016 account, and I do not. I work with a lot of CSV files, and it's extremely annoying that MS ...
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How to stop Mail.app filling up with downloaded mail

I have started using MS Outlook for mail and calendar management because of its tight integration and ease of handling mail. I have a Gmail account an iCloud account and a POP account with an ...
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Fresh Install of OS but what about the apps?

I currently have OS X El Capitan installed on my iMac I have backed up the whole HD to my 3TB NAS using "Timemachine". I have formatted a USB flash with the El CApitan installer on it ready to ...
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MS Word 2011 forces wrong keyboard change

For some strange reason, and since a very long time, every time I open word, the keyboard is automatically changed to Japanese Hiragana. Obviously, being Italian, I do not at all want such an auto ...
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Powerpoint 2011: How to set default picture box

I am working on a PowerPoint presentation template for a client. They are wanting to know if it's possible to have the picture box default automatically to a rounded corner box with a small border, ...
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Change the default save location for Excel 2016

I want to change the default save location for Excel files (Office Mac 2016), but cannot find anywhere to do it (unlike Word).
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Preserve formatting when copying from Excel for Mac 2011 to table in Word for Mac 2011

I have this table in a .xlsx file in Excel for Mac 2011. If I select the whole table and copy into a table in Word for Mac 2011, this is the result: How can I preserve the formatting when ...
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Lync sends clipped text

I use Lync in Mac OS El Capitan. I installed Lync 14.2.1. When I send some text to somebody, he gets this text as clipped. tail of chars are clipped. it is impossible to read "y" or "g". because they ...
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How to remove locally stored Exchange emails?

VIP in company who uses several people's mail boxes purchased Mac Air. Outlook 2011 by default insists on locally storing everything. 50k+ items, plus attachments later the HDD is full. I've set the ...
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Copy menu is greyed out in Microsoft Word

I'm running Word for Mac 2011 and the Copy menu is greyed out. Command-C works. This is on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. My mother-in-law has the same problem and she's on 10.9 Mavericks (I think).
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Word/Office save dialog not showing Favorite folders in sidebar [duplicate]

Somehow in the last few days Word is no longer showing any of the folders in the sidebar that are usually there. The sidebar is still in the dialog but all I see is Devices (Remote Disks) and Shared (...
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save several xls files to xlsx using automator.

I am trying to create a very basic automator app that changes a lot of .xls to .xlsx using automator. Using automator I simply searched on the left panel for excel, dragged the convert format of excel ...
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Should I expect restoring Yosemite from a Time Machine backup to take forever?

El Capitan was a disaster for Office Mac 2011, specifically Outlook. The recent Microsoft update resolved the problem with Outlook crashing, but it didn't fix the problem I had where email sent to me ...
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Default file location in Word for Mac 2011

When installed on OS X 10.10.1, Word for Mac 2011 uses an initial default file location "Macintosh HD:Users:Me:Documents". I keep MS Office documents in a sub-folder called "Office" and so changed the ...
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Opening Large Excel Files on Mac

I've got a moderately large excel (xlsx) file with around 400,000 rows over 3 sheets but it will not open without crashing on the Mac. Much to my horror it opened perfectly on Windows 7 so I'm ...
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How to insert auto-updating images in Word 2011 for Mac?

My document contains many PDF and PNG images that I create in another program. I am frequently updating these images. I would like the Word 2011 document to automatically update the images when I ...
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Word 2016 for Mac is truncating the PDF page

When I try to "Save as PDF" a single-page, 8.5" x 14" Microsoft Word 2016 document, it's cutting off the edge. Does anyone know how to resolve this? It almost seems as if 8.5" x 11" (standard letter ...
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Outlook for Mac 2011: Can one default or keyboard-shortcut to searching “All Mail”?

I file all my email away and want my searches to default to All Mail in Outlook for Mac 2011. Anyone know how I can default to All Mail (current default is Folder)? Or how I can create a keyboard ...
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Can Microsoft Office apps for iOS play linked embedded video?

Can Microsoft Office apps for iOS play linked embedded video? From excel, doc or ppt files?
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Unable to open Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac on my MacPro

I keep getting the following error message when I try to open any of my PowerPoint files on my Mac Pro. Any suggestions?
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Outlook 2016 - show sent messages in conversation list on the left

I use the conversation view so I can keep track of threads, but it's confusing not seeing my own replies in the list. Is there a way to get it to show my replies by default? I can see my replies if ...
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Cannot add an exchange acount on outlook 2016 for OSX El capitan

I recently install office 2016 on my macbook pro late 2011, osx El capitan I'd like to add my exchange account to the outlook my domaine is @ofsl.ie well I add the email and the password and I click ...
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Microsoft Word to accept incoming network connections

Lately whenever I open Microsoft Word 2008 I get a prompt Do you want the application “Microsoft Word.app” to accept incoming network connections? I always click Deny (I can't think why anyone ...
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Microsoft Office theme file (.thmx) editing problems

I wish to edit the fonts in a Microsoft Office 2011 .thmx file so as to have my own (Mac) Theme Heading as Helvetica Neue, not available as one of the Theme Headings in PowerPoint (where you can ...
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Need a formula for a conditional formatting of a cell based on another cell's data

I'm trying to highlight a cell based on another cell's data Example: A B 100% (green) 1 0% (red) 1 or greater 0% (white) 0 So I need to conditional column A so ...
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Automator workflow only works when clicking “step”

I am trying to write a workflow that will use Shell to apply SHA256 to cells in an Excel spreadsheet. The Workflow (which may be a bit of a hack) is working, but only when I click through it using "...
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Lync auto achieving correspondences in outlook “Conversation History” folder

I'm using Lync 2011 and I wish to set rule to auto send all my correspondences to "conversation History" folder in outlook for achieving. Currently, all my correspondences are located locally under ...
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Force the downloaded Excel file to open in Excel.app rather than in iPad Safari

I am trying to export a workbook to Excel in my IPAD. I am able to achieve this using the Apache POI. The Excel document however is getting displayed in Safari browser itself which is not the intended ...
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Batch convert Power Point files to PDF in Mac

I'm looking for a way to batch convert PPT files to PDF for school. I've found that it's very easy to annotate and browse PDF files, and I'd like to be able to easily convert all of the powerpoint ...
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Single spacing pages versus word

Is there a way to get the spacing in Pages and Word (version 2016) to exactly match up? I have a single-spaced document in 12 pt Times New Roman, and it fits exactly two pages in Word. When I open the ...
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Outlook 2011 Keychain entry rewritten - prompting for password after 10.10.5 update - keychain issue?

After applying the Yosemite 10.10.5 update and Security Update 2015-004 (1.0), my installation of Outlook 2011 prompts me for a password every time I check for mail. I have tried repairing Keychain ...
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How to export contacts from outlook and import them into icloud

I have my 800 contacts in a windows outlook 2010 datafile. I have been using windows 6 and android phones for the last 10 years, and am now trying an iphone (9.1). On the phone are just 3 test ...
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Outlook on OS X and Sharing Photos

I have a Yosemite iMac with Outlook 2016 set up as my mail client and do not use OS X's built-in email accounts. Is there anyway to share files, or more pressingly for me, photos from Photos.app, ...
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Applescript: Automate Excel to convert .xls to .csv

I'm trying to batch process converting a folder of .xls files to .csv using Applescript for MS Excel V15.15. I'm using a sample I found online to model it : set theOutputPath to (path to desktop ...
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El Capitan Mail Reply Question

At work I am using the latest version on Outlook for Windows and when I reply to an email it open right in the viewing window. Guess it is called "Reading Pane Compose." Is there a way to do that on a ...
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Open embedded objects in word on OS X

I need to open zip files embedded in a word doc on Mac OS X. However that functionality is not available upon clicking or through any of the menu options on Word for Mac. So I tried to copy paste the ...
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Remove picture compression for Word 2011 for Mac

I'm trying to stop Word 2011 from compressing my pictures. In Windows, I can apparently do this by going to File > Options. However, there is no File > Options for Mac in Word 2011. Does anyone know ...
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Office for Mac 2015 crashing when syncing calendar data

Wondering if anyone else has experience this issue. I have a user who's Office for Mac 2015 install crashes when attempting to sync calendar data. All other functions (mail, contacts, etc) seem to be ...
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Convert XPS to PDF

I have been given an XPS file which seems to be readily opened only on Windows based machines. I was under the impression that I could use Acrobat Pro to convert the file to PDF, but it doesn't seem ...
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Outlook 2016 Item List Format

I recently upgraded from Outlook 2011 to Outlook 2016. I'm quite irritated that with the Reading Pane on the right (how I had it setup with 2011) that each message in the Item List takes up 3 lines. ...
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In Outlook for Mac, is there any way to find large attachments on my Calendar items?

I have discovered that more than half of my Exchange mailbox is being taken up by my Calendar folder. I'm sure there are a handful of meetings with obnoxiously large attachments, but I can't find any ...
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Outlook 2016 unable to connect to Exchange 2007

I have just been hired at a new company that does not seem to have much of a Mac presence... yet. They aren't blocking Mac's specifically(as far as I can tell and others have told me). On my company ...
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Where is the auto save option in Microsoft Office 2016 for Word and Power Point?

Yesterday, I managed to lose a couple of hours of work, because I had forgotten to save my file. Now I wanted to enable the auto save option for Power Point and Word, which I thought would also be ...
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Outlook for Mac - archive single email with a keyboard shortcut

In Thunderbird I can press the "A" key and archive the highlighted email to a folder named after the current year. In Outlook I've seen various ways to move to a folder via a keyboard shortcut and ...
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How to extract MS Office for Mac keys from my Mac OS X 10.6.8? [duplicate]

I have an old Mac Air 1,1 that has Office for Mac 2011 installed on it. I paid for the software and it installed the version on my machine. I don't have access to my live.microsoft.com account anymore ...
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What happened to my macros after update to Word for Mac 14.5.7?

AutoUpdate loaded the Office Service Pack 14.5.7. When I open MS Word, my macros are no longer there. I tried restoring my Normal.dotm file from ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User ...
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Transfer outlook 11 contacts from an old account to a new one

My HDD on my Mac was failing on me, so I quickly copied a lot of the files/folder to a new hdd I bought and had to reinstall everything. After this, the old HDD started to become unstable and wouldn't ...
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I cannot send GMAIL using Outlook 2016

I have Outlook 2016 and I'm trying to pickup my gmail using IMAP. I can receive emails, but it does not send when doing a test send on setting up the email. Error code: 0x800cce05 SMTP Server: smtp....
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Office 2016 performance issues

I just upgraded to a Macbook Pro at work with Office 2016 installed and noticed that all of the Office applications (particularly Excel) take nearly 30 seconds to open (compared to roughly 7 seconds ...
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Mail notifications without Mail.app

This is an odd request I'm sure, but does anyone know of a way to get mail notifications without setting up Mail.app? I check my Gmail and Outlook (not my choice) via a browser due to often limited ...