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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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 ...
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How to archive mail in Outlook 2016 with a shortcut?

Outlook 2016 has removed support for AppleScript. I used to use a script to move my mail to the Archive folder on Ctrl-A. How do I restore that functionality?
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Pasting a screenshot into Powerpoint results in truncation: even though in MSWord it is perfect

The following is an image representing the source of a clipboard cut and paste operation. Actually the image shows up better in MsWord: here it is blurry However it is much worse in PowerPoint ...
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HTML Import Error From MS CRM 2013 to Excel 15.14 on a Mac

I have a user that is unable to open an excel file from his mac. He has exported a view from our MSCRM 2013 on-premise application to his mac. He recently upgraded to the new Excel 15.14 version and ...
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Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 “Not Responding” after upgrade to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm experiencing issue with my Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Activity Monitor and/or Force Quit Applications shows Microsoft Outlook is Not Responding. ...
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Office 2016 package will not install

I'm trying to install Office 2016 and it appears as though Installer will not run/install the .pkg file. When you double click on the package itself it instantly exits, leaving behind these errors: ...
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Why can't I change the normal template for microsoft word 2016 for mac?

I did a clean install of Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 from installers from my campus bookstore. I customized the install to include only Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. I have not had the previews, and ...
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Email retrieval

I have emails backed up from outlook 2011 on my iMac on time machine, outlook is no longer working every time I rebuild it says successful but not able to retrieve emails from 3 weeks ago. I've given ...
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OneNote for OS X, How to type a dash then a space without turning it into a list

I am currently using OneNote for OS X to take notes at college. I currently need to do maths when using OneNote. Whenever I type a - then a space OneNote automatically turns that into a list, when I ...
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How to get the hex color of a cell in Excel 2011

I'm trying to write a script to automatically generate an excel sheet. To keep the coloring of cells/rows consistent, I want to get the html color code from Excel to use in my script. I found this ...
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Issue with usernames for Outlook 2016

We've being testing Outlook 2016 for Mac recently and I have ran into an issue relating to authenticating with Exchange mailboxes. If I store all of the logon details into the mail profile it will ...
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Outlook for IOS 8 - default Contacts list has disappeared

I have recently move to using Outlook for IOS 8 on my iPhone 6. All good, other than my phone no longer provides details of who is calling, as my contacts details: are now held under people in the ...
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Is there a way to Time stamp a Word document to only save if opened/saved by the author?

In Microsoft Word for Mac 2008, I have a form template that I fill out multiple times with different information, then Save As another name and send it off. It was formatted with an automatic time ...
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Manipulating messages in Outlook 2011 from on IMAP account with applescript

I am currently using a great applescript that deletes duplicate messages from whatever currently selected folder. I use it mostly on IMAP folders to avoid downloading duplicate messages to POP ...
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“Print Layout” displaying strangely in Word 15 for Mac

When I selected "print layout" in Word, it used to work as intended and display documents as they would print out. Now, when I select "print layout" in any newly created Word document -- or in one ...
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Outlook 2011, displaying error messages

I am trying to set up a new account on Outlook 2011. I have filled all the details in but nothing seems to happen and the account has a yellow ball next to it on the accounts window. There are no ...
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Outlook 2016 shared calendar doesn't show appointments

I'm using Outlook 2016 on my mac connecting to office 365. I can add shared calendars fine, and most calendars work absolutely without an issue for calendars that have permissions set to User = ...
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How to view both power point slide and slide notes at the same time?

When using Microsoft PowerPoint on a Windows computer you can adjust how much of the page is dedicated to power point notes and how much is dedicated to the actual slides. On the tablet version of ...
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Deleting mails from Apple Mail Yosemite 10.10.5

In my previous iMac which was 8 years old, I had it set up to be able to automatically connect to my usual @outlook.com account whenever I clicked on the mail icon to forward a webpage to someone. ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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Word damaged files after hard disk clone

I tried to clone a hard drive to a new SSD. Something went wrong, and the old hard drive wouldn't work with me and was now called disk2s2. The new SSD seemed to have all the data, but wouldn't boot. I ...
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Notifications (outlook mainly) pop up in secondary display OS 10.10

My appointment notifications always pop up in my non-active (I still have the white bar over my laptop display in system preferences) display, as well as if I click on the new email pop-up (which ...
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Equivalent to “Protected View” and “Enable Content” in MS Office 2016 for Mac?

I have been provided with a "form" to fill out in MS Word format. I have MS Office 2016 installed on my mac, and supposedly I am supposed to be able to click "Enable Content" to be able to fill out ...
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How to include a tab in an Excel for Mac cell - Mac equivalent of char(9)

I'm writing some guides for a procedure which involves using an Excel formula which places tabs into a cell. This guide will be used by staff on both Windows and Mac, and I want to make sure it works ...
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Need to close Word documents on Mac Air..I can see no red dot, green dot or yellow dot

When I go to full screen on a Word for Mac document, the dots (red, yellow, green) disappear, and I can't get them back. Therefore, I am not able to close a document. Can someone tell me how to ...
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How do I find the Microsoft Word normal user template?

The path provided elsewhere in this forum—~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates—doesn't exist on my MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5 and Office 2011. I can't ...
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How To Remove Individual Office 2016 for OS X Applications

I have Office 2016 installed - Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word. I want to remove Outlook 2016 and leave the rest. I want to leave no trace behind, a complete remove of Outlook as if I installed ...
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How do I install Skype for Business on my Mac?

I have been to the Office365 website and looked in the software section but I cannot find it. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Yosemite 10.10.3 strangeness and Adobe CC compatibility

I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite a couple of months ago and had no issues until I tried to upgrade Adobe Creative Cloud from 2014 to 2015. Long story short, I managed to get the CC desktop app ...
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Formatting issues resulting in overlays of text from Pages to Word (either version)

I've drafted a contract in Pages and exported it to Word for a back and forth redline exchange (track changes). I cannot use pdf as my colleague states that he does not have editing capabilities in ...
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How do I make Outlook download images automatically/by default

Outlook currently puts a banner at the top of my emails asking me for permission to download images. How do I make it download this automatically and not ask me?
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I can't accept tracked changes on a Word doc - help!

I'm a proofreader checking a document for a client. I've tracked the changes made and sent to him but he cannot accept the changes. Now I've looked at the document, I cannot accept them either! What's ...
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Why does Powerpoint for Mac not preserve filenames with a slash (/)?

I am designing lectures in Powerpoint (the latest released version this year) for a class I'm teaching soon, and created filenames based on the date that I will give them: But if I open 9/22.pptx (...
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Outlook 2016 email and events not showing in Spotlight preview

I am running Outlook 2016 on Yosemite. I noticed that the Spotlight indexed Outlook files, such as mail and events, are not showing in the Spotlight preview. Please see screenshot. Anyone seen this ...
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connection to the server dropped error 3253

Have had a problem constantly since about June on my mac book pro with Outlook 2011: -connection to the server dropped Error 3253. I was told that it is because my computer was old and that I should ...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac won't return “current messages” from main window

In Outlook 2011 for Mac, I was able to use an AppleScript to move currently-selected messages from the main Outlook window. The script started like this: tell application "/Applications/Microsoft ...
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How can I suspend the default open document of Office for Mac?

I have Office for Mac 2011 and unlike Office PC, I can't find how to suspend the "default location" where all my files are to be opened. The default position doesn't suit my needs and I spend a lot ...
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Looking for charting recommendations beyond Excel and Numbers

Recently both Numbers and Excel failed me in my charting needs. I got the job done in Numbers, but only with brute force by creating 28 charts in what should have been two. Back in the 90s, when I ...
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Office for Mac 2016, my Outlook can't connect with my company Exchange Server

Installed Office for Mac 2016 last night, but after I've setup Outlook with my Exchange account, it did not work! Which previously in Office for Mac 2011 version, it works just fine, any ideas why?
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Excel Mac - Some txt files can't be opened/imported (“Grayed out”)

A bit of an odd one. I'm using Excel for crunching some data I have in several .txt files. When I'm trying to import them via Data > Get External Data > Import Text File: Like as I've done many ...
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Office 2016 beta on Mac

I have coworkers that are using many features that are in office 2013, 2016 for Windows, and I want to get office 2016 for Mac. I don't have office 365, I just want the local version. How can I get ...
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Can Numbers create stacked column charts with two columns for each category?

I'm trying to create a column chart in Numbers where each column is also stacked. For example, consider the following data. Here we have numbers for the total sample and numbers for how that total ...
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MS Outlook closing on send and receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4

Outlook for Mac 2011 v14.5.3 running on MacBook Pro Retina (2012) repeatedly closing on send/receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4. Can see old emails but cannot send or receive with this ...
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Incomplete text displayed in reply emails for Outlook Mac 2011? The problem is intermittent and I can't reproduce it on demand, but it happens often

After hitting reply, most of the original text is missing and also prior emails. It works correctly after cancelling and re-attempting the reply a second time. I see no pattern, but it happens to me ...
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How to enlarge the reading pane font in Office 365 (Outlook)?

The font is too small on the reading pane of Outlook 2016. Is there a hack to enlarge the reading pane font? I've had Macs for years but then Helvetica Neue font is too small for me.
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Excel for Mac 2011 calculation results equaling zero are formatting as a positive zero value instead of zero suppressed zero?

I am having a very frustrating problem with zero values in a conditional calculation. I have a running balance column (E) with the custom number format of #,##0.00 ; [Red]-#,##0.00 ; ; when I use ...
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MS-Office 2011 Print command crash

I have Macbook Air from 2011 with yosemite and while trying to print with MS-Office 2011 programs (word PPT Excel) I get the following error message: Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0 Error ...
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Problem setting up Outlook 2011/2016 with Google-apps email

I have an email address managed Google Apps (it uses the imap.googlemail.com and smtp.googlemail.com servers, but the part after the @ is not gmail but the domain of my university). I use exactly the ...
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Opening Calendar Windows in new windows

I have a client with over 5 different shared calendars. Is there a way to open each individual calendar in their own window without having to manual uncheck and check calendars? I showed a client how ...
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Launch an older version of an application by default?

There are two sets of applications where I'm running into this issue: iWork, where I only have the new stuff installed because Software Update harasses you to install the new stuff if it detects you ...