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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Finding all files that contain a string in Finder

This should be easy, but for some reason it is alluding me. For background, I am trying to completely remove Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 due to a bug that renders the application nearly unusable. ...
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Outlook 2011 - Cannot cancel large synch operation, cannot remove and start anew

I have installed the native Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 client on my MBP and it's been running fine for 6 months. Two weeks ago, I moved all emails to a subfolder I created with the name ...
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Office for Mac 2011 Font Tahoma working but not showing in font list

I have the following problem: Using office for mac 2011 on Mac Os 10.9.4, I can use the font Tahoma in Word and Excel, but it doesn't show in the list, where you have to pick the font. If I just ...
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outlook for mac - wrong date on the sent items

I have a problem using outlook for mac 2011, after I imported my emails, the sent items shows wrong date, When i open the message, it shows the right date, how can I fix it? i want to show the right ...
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Live dashboard for presentations

I run my school's theatre, and I'm looking for some kind of software that we can put on the projector screen before our school assembly. I want to have some elements update themselves automatically ...
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Unable to open multiple documents in Word or Pages using Command-O in OS X 10.9.4

When using Microsoft Word 2011 on a Mac PowerBook running 10.9.4 I am unable to use the Command-Open command to open more than one file at a time. I can open each file, one at a time, but if I drag ...
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Why does Pages, export to *.doc a file that is larger than expected?

I authored a 1 page document of about 900 words, and an embedded image (a chart). Storing/exporting this document from Pages 5.2 causes the file to expand to 1.6 MB in size. However, opening and ...
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Always show text cursor while moving it in Word

The text cursor, or caret, is normally in the visible form in applications at the start of its display cycle. It then goes to the flashing sequence once you stop moving it with arrow keys or typing. ...
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Create image links in PDF

I have a Word document that has an image link (it has a URL associated with it). I would like to create a PDF rendition of this document, preserving the image link. When I save the document as PDF ...
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Increase attachment size limitation with Outlook 365

I'm having issues with sending large amounts of attachments via Outlook 365 (Home Edition) On OSX. I Can find a ton of information and fixes online for this issue in a Windows environment, or an ...
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Outlook sporadically stops checking mail

I use Outlook 2011 (14.4.3) to connect to my organization's exchange server from my Mac (OS 10.9). Normally I receive mail shortly after it was sent, but on occasion Outlook will refuse to check my ...
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Microsoft Word freezes when changing font size

With MacBookPro6,2 and OS X 10.8.5, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel Mac 11 freeze when changing font size in dedicated box in top bar. Have to force to quit because Apple Beach ball keep ...
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Outlook 2011 won't close in Macbook Air

Outlook 2011 has frozen in the middle of moving an email and won't close. How can I close it?
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Outlook 2011 not displaying CC in headers of forwards

I have an Outlook 2011 user for whom, when they forward emails, the CC list from the forwarded message isn't displayed, only the To and From fields. User's Attribution setting is correct in ...
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Export an email from Outlook to PDF?

Is there way to export a specific email from Mac Office 2011 in PDF (or some other portable document format)? I don't want to export a whole archive, just a particular e-mail to attach to a ticket. ...
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how to restore attachments in mac outlook?

I had an email sent to me back in february of this year with an attachment. Now when I view that email, instead of seeing the attachment, i see this: How do I recover this attachment?
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Word for Mac license

Have MacBook Pro 2010 running Mavericks. Hard drive crashed/replaced at Apple Store Minneapolis in June. Now cannot access Word for Mac. 3 choices: 1) enter product key 2) sign in to existing Office ...
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Export Folders as MBOX Files Using a Script

You can manually drag your folders to desktop to create an MBOX file, but need to create using AppleScript. please help me. thanks
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Lync and automatic reconnect

I am using Microsoft Lync (14.0.8) with Mavericks (10.9.3) on a laptop. When my IP address changes Lync does not reconnect automatically. From time to time I see a big red X icon in the dock but in ...
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How to find errors in Excel for Mac 2011 in a large sheet?

For Excel for Windows, there's an option to search a sheet for errors and go straight to them, under the "Find and select" icon in the ribbon. Excel for Mac 2011 doesn't have a "Find and select" ...
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OPEN RECENT FILE command vanished in Word for Mac Office 2008

I am running OS Maverick 10.9.3 on my Mac Book Pro and have worked happily on Office 2008 through several versions of OSX. After a recent "update" by Apple, my "Open Recent Files" vanished from my ...
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Auto Complete search suggestion drop down list in Excel 2011

I am using excel 2011 For Mac. Is it possible to have Data Validation set up so that the person can type into the cell and have the text auto complete based on the range that the DV is pulling from? ...
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How to highlight cells based on another cell's value in Excel 2011

How do I use conditional formatting to highlight a cell in one column based on the value of another cell in another column? Case in point, I'm running some tests right now. Based on input data into ...
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How do I configure an archived Outlook folder

Is there a way of configuring an archived folder in Outlook for Mac, one which I can regularly move email into and it is stored on either my hard drive or a remove drive? So I don't want to go ...
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Windows Word License for Mac Windows

Will my Office for windows license work for office on mac? I don't think it will, but I was just checking.
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Outlook 2011 - how to disable auto correction?

How can I turn off the Auto Correct feature in Outlook 2011? I was not able to find anything about that in the web. Edit: Disabling all Auto Correcting in the Preferences as Buscar웃 suggested did ...
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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 “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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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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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 ...