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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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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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 ...
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Open Word Doc with Pages using Applescript

How can I get the following to work in Pages? I get an error message saying the file can't be opened but if I change the path to a .pages file it works fine. tell application "Pages" activate ...
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Word. Page numbering and section breaks

Mac Word 14.5.3. Page numbering. I inserted page numbers when first starting this document. I then inserted several section breaks (next page) in my document so I could change page orientation. On ...
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Changing Word 2011 Save Location Drop-Down Menu

Right now when I try to save a document the location options are simply: Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc. and then "Recent Locations". I want to be able to browse through my documents for the ...
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Microsoft Excel - Conditional formatting, finding duplicates

I need to highlight duplicates in column A, but only if column B is equal to 10. 67890 10 67891 10 67891 20 67891 30 67892 10 67892 20 67894 10 67895 10 67891 In this ...
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How do I clear out “Recent Rooms” in Outlook 2011 when I am creating a Meeting or Appointment?

How do I clear out "Recent Rooms" in Outlook 2011 for Mac when I am creating a Meeting or an Appointment? Deleting from the UI will not clear for the next time I try to schedule a meeting.
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Stop MS Word opening files automatically on launch

Continual opening of files from history. I clear history, but they appear on startup the next time. If I use option (alt) button on 'Word' dropdown, I get Quit and keep files rather than Quit and ...
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In Microsoft Word 2011, Shift seems to be acting as a Command - how do I make it stop?

Some specific behaviors I'm observing in Microsoft Word 2011 on my Mac: Shift + F moves the cursor into the Find box on the toolbar, instead of typing a "F" character. Shift + 9 opens help instead ...
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Prevent MS Office Outlook Reminders from Stealing Focus and Changing Active Workspace

When I'm working in full screen, typing away, it's extremely disruptive to have an application steal focus. It suddenly takes keyboard focus away from where I'm typing, and immediately accepts that ...
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Applescript to emulate key strokes [duplicate]

I want applescript to input into microsoft excel "No, (tab, tab again), Yes". I can't seem to make this work. I would preferably like it to start whenever I press a hotkey or something, but having to ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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Excel 14.4.7 - Issue saving “read only” excel spread sheets

When I save “read only” spread sheets that I receive as attachments, excel doesn’t save them as their original name. The pop-up window shows the title of the document as “Untitled”. We work with ...
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Can I disable the MS Word import warning in Pages?

Every time I open a MS Word file in Pages, I get the little warning window that says the fonts aren't going to be perfect or whatever. OK, Pages! I get it. You might not be perfect. Is there any ...
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I cannot edit Excel file in Excel for Ipad - Convert buttons does nothing

I have been trying to use a feature to open and edit Excel files from Dropbox app using Excel for iPad app. I open the Excel file in this app, and I see a notice that I cannot edit the file but I ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 for MAC, could not send email?

I am getting "Mail Delivery Failed" messages for some of the emails sent. As I am replying an email, I am sure that there isn't any misspelling on the recipient's email address. A typical message ...
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Exchange 2011 keeps asking for password

I am running Outlook 2011 on Yosemite/10.10.3 with all the latest updates installed. When I try to add an Exchange account to Outlook, it initially runs the sync just fine. However, for any ...
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Mac Outlook 15.11 2015 “connection to the server failed or was dropped” (Error # -3253)

In Outlook 15.11 2015 on Mavericks, I am constantly getting a "connection to the server failed or was dropped (Error # -3253)" for my pop accounts when I send/receive. I can send mail, but not receive ...
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How to find my Office for Mac key within the program? [duplicate]

I just removed my CD Optical drive from my Macbook Pro 2009 and replaced it with an SSD. I cloned my original drive using disk utility and now boot to the SSD. Everything transfered well except for ...
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Have Microsoft Word 2015 remember spelling and auto correct preferences

How can I have Microsoft Word actually remember my settings for spelling and auto correct? I am using the Microsoft Word 15 (Preview). I untick all these preferences every single time. Word refuses ...
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In Outlook for Mac is it possible to set “Respond Without Comments” to be my default when accepting an invite?

As it is, the default action on the "Respond" button is "Respond with Comments" and I have to click the drop down to send the response without comments. 99% of the time if I'm accepting an invite I ...
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Is it possible to use Gmail properly via Outlook 2015 for Mac?

I'm a long-term GMail user. I tend to access my GMail via the GMail website or the Inbox app on my phone, but I find it convenient to be able to access GMail via Outlook 2015 for Mac, too. I have ...
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Outlook 2011: Re-mapping keyboard shortcuts?

At work I'm using Outlook 2011 and OSX 10.10. I just sent yet another incomplete email accidentally with the shortcut CMD + right enter. Is there any way to disable this shortcut? Googling around ...
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How do I mark a document as final in word for mac 2011

I have searched quite a few websites and all of them tell to go into "Info" menu and under the "Permissions" group you select the document to be marked as final. The menu is available in Windows but ...
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Shared Calendars not available in Outlook 2011

Shared Calendars is not available in my Navigation Pane. I am trying to add colleagues calendars. I understand they should show up in a Shared Calendars Section in the Navigation Pane. But I don't ...
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Insert GRIDLINES in PowerPoint 2011

Is it possible to insert GRIDLINES (not guidelines) in PowerPoint 2011? If so, how can this be done? Edit: I'm looking for gridlines, as outlined in this post.
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Mac Outlook 2011

I am using an iMac with Outlook 2011 installed. Until last week, there was no issue. Now, when I open Outlook, it initializes but does not open. I tried rebuilding the database, twice. After Googling,...
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Word format change

I am looking at some Word files last edited by a former assistant. With "showing all non-printing characters" off, it looks ok other than some strange font changes. Turning on "showing all non-...
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How to send email from “different accounts” in Outlook iOS app (Outlook.com account)?

And by "different accounts" I mean other email addresses (and aliases) that have been setup as send (or send/recieve) accounts within the one outlook.com account. For example, within my <me>@...
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Using Outlook/Office for Mac 2011 - internal emails sometimes show up with partial code as part of bodytext in Outlook client

Emails do not show this code when viewing in Exchange OWA (any os/browser), or Outlook 2010 on Windows. This is happening to 2 out of the 3 users I have running Office for Mac 2011. Hopefully I have ...
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Outlook for Mac 15.9 missing ribbon

I have installed a fresh copy of Outlook for Mac v15.9 twice now and after a few days of use the ribbon disappears from all of the windows (main window, email window, etc). When I select View > Ribbon ...
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Images are “Faded” Emailed from Outlook 2011 for Mac

I have a rather odd issue. I'm running in a Mac/PC environment at work. When I email an image (JPG or PNG) to someone from Outlook 2011 Mac and they open in Outlook for PC (2010), the picture always ...
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Unable to install Microsoft Office 2001 on Mac OS X

I want to install Microsoft Office 2001 on a Mac OS X whose version is 10.6.8. There is a folder and it has folders named Clipart, Office, Read Me, RESOURCE.FRK, Shared Applications and Templates. It ...
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How to add automatic paragraph numbering in MS Word?

I often "reverse outline" my work by printing out my file, numbering the paragraphs by hand, and then making an "outline" of my essay/piece which then will help me to conceptualize what I am doing - ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to set the language for text in MS Word 2011?

I usually write in English, but I often quote things in other languages like German or French. I know that you can set the language, like the font under Tools -> Language. Is there a keyboard shortcut ...
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Possible to generate html/text/web version of calendar for sharing?

My work uses Microsoft Exchange for our mail system. I've been using Outlook for Mac 2011. Occasionally tried Mail. One feature I really miss from Outlook for Windows is the ability to paste my ...