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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How to get Outlook email indexed by Spotlight after reinstalling Office 2011?

I reinstalled Office 2011 and my Outlook email index stopped updating. I forced a reindex of the entire drive, but the email still wasn't indexing. Stopped by the Genius Bar and they suggested ...
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How can I get Apple mail or Outlook 2011 to look up SMIME encryption certificates for users?

I want the ability to lookup an encryption certificate for SMIME in Outlook for recipients who have SMIME certs, but I just don't have their public key. I noticed the keychain has a directory ...
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AppleScript to find lost Outlook mail and archive them

I'm working with a friend who uses Outlook on his Mac (I don't know why). He has several folders that were stored on his computer through Outlook that are now missing. If I run a search on his ...
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Is there a mail merge solution on OS X besides Microsoft Office?

I've been using Microsoft Office for mail merge and it is fraught with character encoding issues. I'm curious if there is another solution for mail merge besides Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. I've ...
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Word cannot save this document due to a naming or permissions error on the destination volume

I have a mapped network folder on my Mac. About a week ago everything was fine and I could save Word documents to my personal folder on the network drive. Now, I've been getting the following ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 meeting updates don't actually update my meeting

When I receive a meeting update to an existing meeting, there is a header message that shows "Your calendar has been updated automatically. No response is necessary." However, the new meeting ...
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Character encoding issue with mail merge using Outlook and Word 2011

I'm using Word 2011 to generate a mail merge to Outlook 2011 (it has an Excel datasource, but I don't believe that is specifically relevant). I consistently get some characters that show up as ?? in ...
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Mavericks - set-up for multiple screens

At work I use a MacBook Pro in combination with a Thunderbolt Display. I use the laptop screen as secondary screen while I work on the large display. I updated my OS last week and am now using ...
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How to export a list of recently opened files from Office:MAC? 2011?

I recently inherited some old mac machines and was told to look for anything important on the before formatting them. One of the things that is installed on these machines is Office:MAC 2011, and ...
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Outlook 2011 Exchange Connectivity Issues

For the last few days I've been having issues with Outlook where it drop it's connecting to the exchange server and won't reconnect. It has been working fine for months now without any issues. It ...
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Outlook - Keyboard shortcut for searching across all folders

Say I want to run searches like the following: from: John to: Emily across all my Email folders (i.e. inbox, sent, etc.) in Outlook 2011. How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Outlook ...
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Open Office files from Finder in the same screen

When opening files from a Finder window, I want them to open in the active Space, regardless of the application already being open on another Space. Instead, they open in whatever Space already ...
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Discard email in Outlook 2011

Say I start a new email, and I decide to discard it. If I press Alt+W, a window prompts me with the following three options shown below: Most of the time I want to "Discard Changes", but OS X does ...
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Select “Sent Items” on Outlook with Keyboard Maestro

Is there any way to have Keyboard Maestro select "Sent Items" on an app like Microsoft Outlook upon pressing a hot key? I have tried with "Select Menu" and "Press Button" but none of these options ...
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How can I use Keyboard Maestro to select all content in an Excel cell?

How to enable select all contents in KeyboardMaestro? I don't see any option but I saw a guide here. It wasn't clear though. Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel
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Forced switching between Spaces when opening Microsoft Office files

Since time immemorial, opening a Microsoft Office file has had the side effect of restoring an already-open window in the same application before displaying the newly opened file's window. This was ...
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Outlook - Smart search

Say I want to quickly find all emails by one person. In some email editors you can type "from: John" and it would understand that you are only interested in messages that John sent. Is this ...
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Stop Excel for Mac (2011) continuing formatting from last cell entered?

This drives me loopy. Sometimes (see below for when), Excel gets fixated on some cell formatting and starts applying it every time I fill in any new blank cell. I don't think this happens on Excel ...
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Mac Lync Conversation History Storage Location

Anyone know where Mac Lync 2011 stores its conversation history? Since it isn't tied to Outlook, it isn't stored on the Exchange server is it? If not, I need to back it up...
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How to import Outlook vCard into iCloud.com

I am trying to export a single contact from Outlook on Windows to iCloud.com. I successfully exported the vCard but when I import it I get: 1 contact could not be imported because there was a ...
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Keyboard shortcut to view next page in Microsoft Word for Mac?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to view the next page in Microsoft Word for Mac? In Adobe Reader, when I press the Right Arrow key, the view jumps to the next page. I am looking for something similar in ...
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apple 10.9.1 MS office two screens simultaneously working on MS word on one screen and PPT on the other

I cant have the two applications visible at the same time, one on each screen. The full double screens switches every time I switch application, it is very inconvenient, any idea on how to avoid ...
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Visualizing Data on a Mac? (MySQL db is source)

I'm having difficulty finding a promising OS X app for connecting to and visualizing data which resides in a MySQL database; it seems like there are various options for Windows, but not so much for ...
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How can I deactivate iCloud to avoid “MobileMe Services Stopped Working” message?

I keep getting the message MobileMe Service Stopped Working each time I open Outlook 2007. I have to click on the Close Program button in the error message twice each time it shows up while Outlook is ...
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Missing Print Options in Office and PowerPoint 2011

For about a year now I have not been able to print handouts in Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 (14.3.9). The option is simply not in the print dialog box. I finally discovered that this is due to using a ...
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Found mail message in Outlook for Mac, but want to find the source folder

Because I find that Outlook's internal search is sometimes unreliable, I occasionally use the Mac's spotlight search to find a particular mail message. This allows me to locate the message, which I ...
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Excel Mac Crashing on Mavericks

My excel Mac has been crashing ever since the upgrading to Mavericks. Could anybody with a more thorough knowledge of the problem, maybe look at my Error Message? The full error message is on paste ...
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iCloud Sync with Outlook works only one way

I just tried syncing my office PC's calendar to my iCloud account to get the calendar entries on my phone. After installing the iCloud panel for Windows and activating calendar sync Office got my ...
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Formatting from Word docs in TextEdit

When I open Word docs in TextEdit some formatting is lost, especially numbered lists, the numbers are simply not displayed. Is there some hidden preference? This is really annoying, because I have ...
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excluding Windows 7.pvm from Time Machine

If I exclude the file: MacHD>User>FH>Documents>Parallels>Windows 7.pvm from the backup made by Time Machine, do MS Word and Excel files get backed up? I have configured Parallels 8 to Share Mac User ...
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How do I disable smart quotes, apostrophes in Mac Outlook 2011?

In Mac Outlook 2011, when I type a message that contains an apostrophe or a quotation mark, Outlook corrects it to a "smart" apostrophe or a "smart" quotation mark, and I'd rather it didn't. Is ...
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Spotlight doesn't find the contents of at least one file

Goal - find a clever way to discover what Spotlight has (or hasn't indexed). I have an xls spreadsheet that has the names and emails addresses of people who attended a recent course of mine. In the ...
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Ordered list with capital letters in PowerPoint?

I'd like to create an ordered list in Powerpoint with capital letters as enumeration: Diagnostic Criteria A. Excessive anxiety and worry B. The individual finds it difficult to control ...
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Text “falling” under a table in Mac Word 2011

I'm writing an essay in Mac Word 2011 and I have copy pasted a table from Mac Excel 2011 to my document. If I try to add text above the copied excel-table the text "falls" under the table and the ...
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Updating Word for Mac 2011 Themes to Match Word for Windows 2013

Is there an expedited method of matching the default theme used in Mac Word 2011 to the theme that is used in Windows Word 2013? The default formatting scheme used in Word 2013, for Windows, is so ...
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Pages: How to expand comments by default?

I bought my wife a new iMac for Christmas and she's one of those people who fear change and anything different than what she's used to scares her to no end. She's demanding Microsoft Office without ...
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Mac Outlook identity problem after upgrade to Mavericks

Upgrading a friends' 2011 MacBook Pro 15″ from Snow Leopard to Mavericks went as smooth as expected, however the single problem that's left concerns the Microsoft Outlook application. There seems to ...
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How to stop Microsoft Word for Mac v14.3.9 opening all recently opened files on start up?

When I open up Word for Mac now, it automatically will open the most recent files that were opened up (as many as 10 to 15 files). What command or operation stops word from opening these recent ...
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How to change default font size when preview open microsoft excel document?

I use macbook air, Preview is brilliant, But seems can not zoom out microsoft document(word, excel), So I want to change the default font size. But how?
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Microsoft Office 2011 interface blurred on Retina display

I am using Microsoft Office 2011 Suite on my MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The user interfaces are super blur as shown below. Am I missing out some patches or paddings or MS Office does not ...
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Presentation Without Mirroring on MacBookPro

I know this is similar to other questions, but not quite. I'm used to Windows and now I have a MacBookPro at school. In Windows I can show a slide from a presentation while working on another ...
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Export Outlook Emails (Mac) to Gmail

I'm looking to export emails from Outlook and Entourage from Macs, and import them into Gmail (Google Apps). Any suggestions? Found really simple solutions for Mac Mail and Outlook for Windows, but ...
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Using Hazel or AppleScript to Convert Word to PDF

I use Hazel to sort and rename files. I would like to use Hazel to automatically convert Word docs to PDF. I think this best way to do this is with AppleScript. I have searched extensively online, but ...
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iMac slow and unresponsive after Mavericks

There have been a few questions and answers about memory usage, whether one should pay attention to the Activity Monitor, that Memory Pressure is more indicative of a system being maxed out on RAM, ...
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Which animations will work on Keynote export to PowerPoint?

I have a Keynote (iWork 9) presentation and need to export it as PowerPoint. When doing it using File : Export : PPT the slides work properly, but most of the animations are broken. Is there a ...
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How can I ignore conversations in Outlook 2011 for Mac?

Outlook for Mac 2011 does not include an "ignore conversation" feature out of the box. Is there a way to simulate that with other functionality (e.g. categories, rules, plugins, etc)? What I want to ...
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How to save sent messages in Outlook to the same folder as message being replied to?

If I am replying to an email in Folder "TEST", how do I get a reply to automatically go to the Folder "TEST" as opposed to the Sent folder? This helps with productivity so that I don't have to move ...
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How do I open Outlook .msg files on my iPad

I work with a Document Management System that has my Outlook email archive stored as .msg files... which is nice and all, but I can't get my iPad to actually open them up properly. A search through ...
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No Data in cells when opening older excel files in Office 2011 for OS 10.8

I have older excel files saved as xls. When I open them in Excel 2011 on my Mac with OS 10.8, I get all of the formatting but no data in the cells. This happens whether I double-click to open or open ...
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Change default font in Word Office for Mac 2011

How I can change the default font of Word Office for Mac 2011?