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

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How can I record a video of my screen, without any noticeable compression?

So I have a client who wanted us to design them a screensaver... In PowerPoint... "The client's always right!" I have created it and need to record the animated output into a .mov file, for import ...
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Outlook 2011 - favorites folder or similar solution

From what I understand, Outlook 2011 doesn't support a favorites folder. I have three shared inboxes, with lots of subfolders in each. I want something on the top left sidebar with each inbox in it, ...
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Is office for the mac the only way I can open and save as word documents?

When apple people interact with people who use MS word, is the only way to do this by purchasing Office for the Mac or can pages make do? I believe pages can output to a format that is word friendly ...
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Windows Live POP email and folders “On my Computer” vanishes?

I have a strange Outlook 2011 behavior on my OS X 10.8.3 MBA. I have 2 accounts in Outlook: the Gmail using IMAP and the Windows Live using POP When I open the Outlook both accounts are showing ...
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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Automator: Rename Powerpoint footer with file names?

I have a bunch of different pictures that I need to import to Powerpoint, and I need someway to label them once they're there. I know how to import them and make a Picture Slide Show, but I'm stuck on ...
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Sending and receiving data via POST in Microsoft Word 2011 for OSX

I asked this question on Stack Overflow, but I thought that this might be a better place for it. I am trying to port a macro that we have working for MS Word on Windows that uses a website to ...
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Can spotlight locate/find files in a VM, specifically Outlook 2010?

I run Windows 7 via Parallels 8 on my MBA running OS X10.8.4. Is there a way to configure spotlight to locate/find contacts or emails in Outlook? Spotlight finds other VM created files such as Word, ...
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Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac in tracked changes - How to prevent colors of “Authors” from automatically changing while tracking

Tracking is on, each author has a color, I "save as", re-open and sometimes the colors JUST CHANGE all on their own, not just on that saved doc BUT any previous version before. What is causing this ...
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sync data in outlook to iphone; change sync options

What does it mean to sync contacts and calendars in outlook and on the iphone? Will new data on both hardware tools be saved to the other? or will one hardware tool's data overwrite the other every ...
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Incorrect apostrophe character in MS Word 2011 on Mac

I'm using Word for Mac 2011. When using the default font - Cambria - extra spaces appear when I type an apostrophe followed by another character. See the screenshot at: As you can see in the ...
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Is there a way to hide some events from an Outlook calendar?

I have an Outlook calendar synced to my iPhone which has a lot of "reminders" that I don't really want to see on my actual calendar. How can I hide some of these items from my iPhone, without ...
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Backing up Adobe CS6, Microsoft office, Camtasia on Time Machine - will they completely restore?

I have a hard drive problem. If I use Time machine to make regular backups, will Adobe CS6, Microsoft office, Camtasia and other installed programmes completely retore on a new hard drive without any ...
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Sort files according to kind in Office for Mac save dialog

I would like to arrange my folders above files so that finding where I want to file project details becomes more straightforward. I have been able to do this in Finder but when using Office for Mac ...
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How can I change the default save location of Office for Mac?

I have Office for Mac 2011 and unlike Office PC, I can't find how to change the location where my files are to be saved. The default position doesn't suit my needs and I spend a lot of time ...
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Excel 14.1.0 (110310) on OSX 10.7.5 doesn't have Full Screen function

I have OSX 10.7.5 on 2009 MacBook with Excel 14.1.0 but I don't have Full Screen function. I Googled and am sure that this version of Excel and OSX should have Full Screen, but I just can't find it. ...
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Outlook for Mac 2011: How to find the folder where a message is stored?

When I perform a search in Outlook for Mac 2011, I can't seem to figure out how to determine which folder each of the search results is stored. This questions has been answered for Office for ...
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Customize delimiter character with Excel CSV save-as

Is there any way to do this? I need to use a pipe "|" as my delimiter. On Windows you can change this during the export. On Mac I haven't found a way. As a side note, my files have commas in the ...
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Not able to send emails through Microsoft Outlook on iPhone

I use Microsoft Outlook as my email client but I also have separate Gmail account on my iPhone 4S which has no problems sending or receiving emails. On my Outlook account at home I can always receive ...
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How to not compress inserted pictures in Powerpoint 2011 for Mac?

I am trying to make a presentation for a conference, and am facing a problem that I cannot solve. I have a powerpoint presentation initially created with Powerpoint 2010 for Windows. I am facing ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 Default Language

Hi I am a first timer here. My dictionary on MS Word 2007 keeps switching back to English North America and I really want it in UK English. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
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Import other peoples calendar from Outlook

I don't think this is possible but still not sure, maybe it is: Can I import other people's calendar into iCal? Those calendars are Microsoft Outlook Exchange Calendars.
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Shortcut for subscript in PowerPoint

Is there a keyboard shortcut to format as subscript in PowerPoint 2011? Most sources point to command-= but this zooms out. Is there a way to customize these shortcuts, or more importantly to ...
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how to set CSV delimiter in OSX Lion?

I live in Indonesia and we use the dd/mm/yyyy date format as opposed to America's mm/dd/yyyy. Questions: I changed my Language settings to Indonesia region so that this date format would be ...
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Outlook for Mac “Your database could not be rebuilt [-47]”

Recently, whenever I open Outlook, it tells me that my the database needs to be rebuilt. I attempted to and received an error the first time. I deleted the database file located in ...
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Mark messages the same in: iPad, iPhone, Outlook for Mac and Google Apps

I'll start with the fact that I am not sure if this question goes here, or in WebApps. I have an iPhone, iPad, Macbook air with Outlook for Mac. An Email account is reading my enterprise messages ...
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Mac Excel Control Shift RIght Arrow

It's been a while since I used Excel on a PC. In Excel on a PC, I believe if you have a set of data and want to select all the cells in the same row from where the cursor is to the last cell below a ...
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Which presentation remote controls are OS X compatible with Powerpoint?

I'm looking for a remote control to use for controlling a Powerpoint presentation, and want it to be compatible and reliable w/ OS X. Any recommendations on one that functions well with Powerpoint?
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Are the column width inches in Excel on a Mac the same as those of Windows?

Are the column width inches in Excel on a Mac the same as those of Windows? I was given homework by my instructor and the width is far too much – so do Excel on OS X and Windows behave the same in ...
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Can a new mail be sent using AppleScript + Outlook + IMAP?

I'm trying to use apple script to automate creation of a new outlook mail message. The below code will work when I have my email account sent up as pop3 but I need it to work with an IMAP account. ...
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Where is Remote Desktop Connection for Mac in Office 2011?

I've just installed Office for Mac 2001 (v14.3.3), on this page (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client) it says "Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 is included with every edition of ...
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Is it possible to stream a YouTube video in Powerpoint for Mac 2011?

I would like to have a video in a Powerpoint presentation, without having to download the file. So just insert a link to youtube or vimeo, and then being able to play it directly form the ...
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Office Mac - Open WebDAV URL as a command line paramater

On Windows (and even with OpenOffice), you simply do something like: WINWORD.EXE http://www.webdavserver.com/some/file.docx and Word will open it off the server and allow you to edit it. On Mac ...
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Outlook 2011 crashes when connecting to Exchange server

The problem started this morning when Outlook 2011 tried to connect to the Exchange server looking for new emails. An error message came up saying that Outlook needs to close (see screenshot). I can ...
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Any way to have Outlook 2011 sync imap mail without actually being opened?

I use Outlook 2011 as my preferred "offline" mail client but have a need to use my online Gmail account as my primary day-to-day mail client (job-mandated plugins etc). I have Outlook syncing my ...
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How to Move from outlook 2011 to outlook 2007?

I want to move from outlook 2011 to outlook 2007 but can't create pst from my mac pc. What should I do now??
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Word 2011 creates a 66 MB PDF from a 1 MB Word file

I have a 1 MB Word file (text with 3 or 4 PDF graphics inside, and 1 bitmap JPEG image), which Word 2011 exports as PDF into a 66 MB file. Using the "Print > Save as PDF" feature leads to a file of ...
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MS Excel shortcut Windows vs. Mac

MS Excel for Mac has quite different shortcut keys than Excel for Windows. Is there any comparison table? Rather than this ...
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What's wrong with my Outlook search?

Ever since doing OS X 10.8 updates, a pair of machines with Outlook refuse to look back further than 2 weeks during e-mail searches. Spotlight settings all look OK. I even forced an index ...
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Can I send as someone else using Mail.app on iPad?

Is this possible? In normal MS Outlook you can send as someone else (if you are on the distribution group I think). It's an option when you reply to an email. Can you do the same using Mail.app on ...
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Viewing Composite Document File V2 Documents

Every now and then I receive attachments from Windows users that show up as "Picture (Device independent Bitmap)" and - when I run "file" on the command line, they are identified as "Composite ...
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generate Keynote presentation from text or Markdown?

Is there a way to automatically generate a Keynote presentation from a source file written in text format, Markdown format, or org-mode? I know that Pandoc and other tools can generate HTML-based ...
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Mac Mail won't connect to Exchange 2007

We recently had a mail outage and eventually got mail back - it was a disk space issue. The PCs with Outlook can connect in without issues but the couple of Macs we have won't connect at all. I can ...
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Mac Outlook 2011 pasting text not at cursor

I'm using outlook for emails, each time I paste copied/cut text (from within the same email) it will not paste at the the cursor/ibar but at the top of the email text. Any solutions? Thanks in ...
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How to make Alt+delete delete word in Mac Powerpoint?

Unlike just about every other Mac Program, Alt+delete does not delete the preceding word in Mac Powerpoint 2011. I find this unnecessary inconsistency very annoying. Is there any way of making ...
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How to change default cell formats in Excel 2011?

My employer has provided me with Office 2011 on my MBP workstation, running Mountain Lion. They use networked Excel docs almost exclusively, so I need to adapt to it. There's a handy toolbar item for ...
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Word resizes pictures in document?

Whenever I add a picture to MS Word, the resolution becomes distorted along with the quality of the image. In windows, you can reset a picture and it will be displayed with the correct dimensions. ...
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How to add a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac

What key combination do I have to press to create a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac 2011? The Windows combination of Alt+Enter does not work on the Mac.
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 memory leak

Can anyone tell me why Outlook is using between 650Mb and 1.2Gb of memory? I've googled but can't find anything. Outlook isn't crashing (Seems to be the main problem others are having) but my whole ...
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Outlook in VM not responding - want to bring window to front

All, Every once in awhile, when I click on a window in MS' Outlook 2010 to bring it to the front, it doesn't respond. Sometimes, I see the outline of the window I want to bring to the front, but it ...