A robust family of business software designed by Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or Entourage) are the main programs available on OS X.

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Why can't I paste Chinese characters to Word?

I have a strange problem with Word, every time I paste Chinese characters into Word, it looks like this: However, I have no problem pasting Chinese characters to Pages(both 09 and 13 versions are ...
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Outlook for Mac 2011: is there a way to make this calendaring dialog never appear?

People often send me Outlook meeting invitations to give me a heads up about events (in this case, mostly video shoots) about which I need to be aware, but which I don't need to attend. For the ...
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How to “un-maximize” or “restore” an Excel window

In Excel, I have a window that uses all of the display real estate, apart from the dock area. Is there any way to make it use only part of the display, apart from resizing the window by dragging the ...
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MS Word for Mac, show outline on the left panel

In MS Word for Windows, I can see an outline panel that shows headings so that I can jump to desired section quickly. But I don't have such an outline panel in Word for Mac. It does not have 'view' ...
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Hide doesn't work (intermittently) on Microsoft Office applications

I find it SO annoying when Command + h doesn't hide an application. Somehow Microsoft's developers seemed to find a way to break that functionality on most Office apps. Anyone know why this is? ...
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Remove end-of-line hyphens in Word 2011 for Mac

I have a Word file that was created from a 2-column, fully justified PDF file. Since I want to convert it next to a Mobi format via Calibre, I need to remove the end-of-line hyphens that break words, ...
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AppleScript to save active Microsoft Word document IFF there is one

I use this with Keyboard Maestro to automatically save the front-most document in Microsoft Word whenever Word deactivates: tell application "Microsoft Word" if it is running then save ...
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Keyboard shortcut in Word 2011 to send document as email attachment?

In MS Office 2011 for Mac, there is a useful menu option under: File > Share > Email (as Attachment)... It's a very quick way to get from editing to email. Is there a way to assign this to a ...
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Outlook for Mac: links within emails open Mac mail instead of safari

I have just bought a new Mac Air and has Office for Mac installed on it together with all my data. I use only Outlook and not Mail. When I get an email in my Outlook which contains a link to a ...
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Outlook “select an identity”, how to get this window?

I'm familiar with the Microsoft Database Utility app / window that you can trigger by opening Outlook while holding option, like this one: However I received a different window this morning when ...
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Very slow to open Outlook on Parallels 8 with Windows 7 on OS X 10.8.5

When I wake my MacBook Air after being in sleep mode, and open Outlook 2010, it can take 30+ seconds to open. This is a relatively new phenomenon. My system is a MacBook Air (i5 and 8GBs memory) ...
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Powerpoint 2008 crashes

I can't seem to launch my ppt/pptx in slideshow mode. it crashes each time and relaunches again. weird thing is it happens only for the last 2 slides i created. my previous slides are ok. anyone ...
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Show categories in the sidebar of Outlook?

Is it possible to show Categories in the Navigation Pane (left sidebar) of Outlook 2011? If so, how?
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Outlook Identity is too large - help!

I am an 'email packrat' I suppose, since I have emails from several years that I keep. That, combined with me trying to sync my outlook calendar with the my work Exchange calendar, and my identity ...
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Why does this AppleScript not run in Outlook?

I would like set up an inbound rule in Outlook to run applescript on certain messages. However the rule fails with the following message: While processing message "Test" (ID 39523), the rule ...
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How does one get around the missing sync agent problem in Mavericks to sync with Outlook?

How does one get around the missing sync agent problem in Mavericks to sync with Outlook? If one tries to sync calendars or contacts through Itunes or with Outlook there is a whole part of the OS ...
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Excel error : “Not enough memory”

A friend of mine just bought an MBA. He installed Office 2011 in order to work mainly with Excel. As he opened one of his file (6.5MB - multiple sheets - company logo - no graphs) and wanted to save ...
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Font rendering issue with Word 2011 and 3rd party font (Admiration Pains)

I downloaded the Admiration Pains font, installed it via Font Book, and verified it works fine in applications like Adobe CS and TextEdit. Unfortunately, when I try to use the font in Microsoft Word ...
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Generate PDF with table of contents from Microsoft Word on Mac OS X

I need to generate PDF documents with a PDF table of contents from Microsoft Word 2011. The PDF table of contents can for example be viewed in Preview using View -> Table of Contents. This ...
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How to import from OneNote on Windows to the Mac edition of OneNote?

I have been working on Windows 7 with Microsoft OneNote 2010. I have a huge amount of work store in OneNote. I need to open those notebooks in OneNote running on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, which has been ...
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How to insert up arrow in microsoft word for mac using keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to insert uparrow that is not a wingding in word with a keyboard shortcut? Whenever I insert the symbol from the character browser it switches my font to wingdings and it's frustrating ...
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Contacts have unsolicited entries

I am using Office365 with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminder, Notes (i.e. no Outlook). Why do I get e-mail addresses added to Contacts? These addresses are of people I do have in Contacts already. ...
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Inline equation editor

I am very frustrated by the equation editing capabilities of Word on the Mac (such as I have been able to discover them). While it is possible to create nice looking equations, it takes an enormous ...
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MS Outlook Calendar with color categories sync to iPhone

I have a problem with the iPhone calendar and the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync calendar category colors. Is there a app which is compatible with the MS Exchange category colors? I understand that ...
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Help with password recovery for Word for Mac 2011 doc

I have misplaced the password for an important doc created with Mac 2011 Word. Is there a way to recover or remove the password?
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Where can I find default Microsoft fonts Calibri, Cambria?

If I want to test or use default Microsoft fonts on my Mac, and I own a post-2006 copy of Windows or Office, I believe I can legally use Calibri and Cambria although IANAL. This would be especially ...
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.csv file strange behaviour on my Mac

I have this .csv file I created and I am in trouble when I open it on my Mac. Both using excel or a text editor the file has a lot of new lines in the middle of each line, i.e. a single line is split ...
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How can I set Word's Zoom to Page width default?

When I open Word, I have to set Zoom to Page width, how can I set Page width to default setting, so I don't have to manually set this every time.
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PowerPoint presentations won't open on mac but I can see their preview on Finder. It says password-protected but it is NOT password-protected

Below is the powerpoint presentation I am trying to view. I can see it through Finder, as you can see below, but when I try to open it on OpenOffice or LibreOffice I get the dialog below. Again this ...
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Office for Mac requires activation password on every boot

I have an Office 365 subscription on a Mac Mini running Mavericks. On every boot, I am prompted to enter my Office 365 account user name and password to activate my Office for Mac installation. Is ...
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How to open a file in Excel from the command line

Is it possible to tell Excel to open a file from the command line? In Linux, I could do this using the command libreoffice --calc test.xlsx
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Outlook for Mac SMTP failing on Google Apps

I have recently set up a client on Google Apps for Business. They would like to use their email via Outlook. Everything from Google Apps is perfectly synced, including folders. The client can receive ...
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Outlook 2011, where are located messages placed in “On my computer”?

I'm using Outlook 2011 under OS X Mavericks. I moved some messages to my Exchange account to folders located in the section "On my computer". I need to know where these messages are physically ...
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Remove spacing between pages in microsoft word for mac

How can I remove the spaces (header/footer areas) between pages in MS word? On my PC, I just double click the spaces and it automatically removes them. When I try on my Mac, it just opens the header ...
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Word 2011: Insert/edit/convert “Content Controls”?

When creating a cover page via (ribbon) Document Elements > Cover Page, Word inserts a pre-designed cover page containing "items" such as the document title and author name. These items aren't ...
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Word 2011: No new paragraph / line break possible in text box?

I have a Word document (didn't create it myself) containing a text box in which I am unable to insert new paragraphs. Nothing happens at all when I hit Return in there. Shift+Return pretends to work ...
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Applescript for Outlook 2011 that moves all messages from a specific folder that match a source account to a different folder

As the Title states "Help with an Applescript for Outlook 2011 that moves all messages from a specific folder that match a source account to a different folder." So, I have a "rule" that moves all ...
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Registering Excel on iPad, when iTunes and Microsoft account emails differ?

I have an Office 365 Home Premium subscription, and so I wish to use the subscription-based features of Excel for iPad. The problem is that I use different email addresses for my iTunes and Office ...
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How to import Apple Mail archive files in Outlook 2013?

I need to import Apple Mail archived files in Outlook 2013 on Windows, but every time I open the import wizard and reach the file selection step, I cannot select the archived file. It doesn't even ...
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How to export Excel 2011 keyboard shortcuts?

I customized my Excel 2011 shortcuts on my MacBook Pro and just wanted to have the same productivity level on my Mac Mini. Is there a way I can export my Excel 2011 shortcuts or will I have to ...
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Microsoft Word notebook layout - insert equation?

Since transitioning to OSX for my everyday use, I've been using Word in notebook layout for taking notes (previously used OneNote on Windows). This works great. However, I need to insert, remove, and ...
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MSFT Word window won't resize in office 2011

My MSFT Word document won't resize, beyond a point. I'm trying to compared multiple documents on the screen at once. Thus, I'm trying to shrink them to fit on my screen. The window doesn't shrink ...
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Microsoft Word file is “being used by 'another user'”

Some MS Word DOCX files, and an occasional Excel XLSX file, appear to be open by another user when opened from a server volume. The error message is "Filename" is being used by "another user". Do you ...
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Resizing a custom image on toolbar button in PowerPoint for Mac 2011 through VBA

I have created a toolbar for PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. I have pasted custom images for icons on the toolbar buttons. The problem is the images appear very small on the buttons and when I increase the ...
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Is there an plugin for Safari that opens certain file extensions?

I have searched for quite awhile and I can't find anything that sounds similar to what I'm looking for. A lot of my files that I access from my schools website have Microsoft Office extensions like ...
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Excel 2011 crashes when I work on a large Excel file

I have a MacBook Pro running on Mavericks with 8GB of RAM. I am using a large Excel file with roughly 250k rows of data (170MB). I would like to delete several sheets in the file but every time I do, ...
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Export Keynote to PowerPoint in high resolution

When I take a Keynote (5.3 or 6.0) presentation with images (all pasted PDF files), then export the presentation to a PowerPoint presentation, all of the images become severely degraded. For ...
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Inserting several pictures into MS Word at once without using Media Browser

In Microsoft Word 2011, we can either "insert picture from file" or "insert from photo (media) browser". For users who do not have pictures stored in iPhoto or Photobooth, we are forced to use "insert ...
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I have BOX MS Office 2010 and run it on my Windows machine. Can I install it/migrate licence to OS X?

I do own BOX version of MS Office 2010. After switching to OS X is it possible to migrate my licence to the OS X version of Office or if not needed than to install it? Is it multi-platform or ...
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Is iWork for iOS a real office document editor?

Can I use iWork on my iPhone and iPad as a complement to my employer issued Windows PC? I know that iWork boasts some Microsoft Office compatibility but how is it implemented? If office documents are ...