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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Moving Microsoft Office from one Mac to another

I recently bought a new MacBook to replace my iMac where used Microsoft Office for Mac. I set up my MacBook and transferred everything over, but couldn't run Office without the activation key. I ...
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Do applications preserve xattrs when saving?

Do applications on Mac OS X (specifically the MS Office applications, but interested in others as well) generally preserve xattrs (Extended Attributes) on documents when saving them? For example, if ...
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How to view Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files on a Mac?

I've received a bunch of MDI files which I need to open on a Mac Snow Leopard. Any way around this e.g. free readers available?
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Install Office 2008 on MAC MINI (no disk drive)

I need to install a Office 2008 on a MAC MINI that do not have disc drive. I follow the instructions on the apple site, to use the remote disc. I install the "DVD and CD Sharing" on laptop windows ...
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How to “snooze” events until 1 minute before start in Outlook 2016 for Mac

I recently switched from Mac Calendar to Outlook 2016 for Mac. I have calendar reminders set to the default 15 minutes before the event. I have an option to "snooze until 5 minutes before event" or ...
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How to automatically refresh external data in excel 2011/osx?

I have an excel spreadsheet that is pulling in data from an external CSV. I want it to refresh every time I open it, because eventually it's going to be pulling data in from 20 different files. At ...
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Duplicate calendar events in Outlook 2011

Does someone have a script to merge or delete Outlook 2011 duplicate calendar entries?
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Where is the auto save option in Microsoft Office 2016 for Word and Power Point?

Yesterday, I managed to lose a couple of hours of work, because I had forgotten to save my file. Now I wanted to enable the auto save option for Power Point and Word, which I thought would also be ...
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Where is the Autocorrect file for Word 2016 stored in El Capitan?

I recently installed Word 2016 in El Capitain alongside Word 2011. 2016 picked up my preference files, including my autocorrect options, which I had used extensively in Word 2011. I then removed some ...
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Cannot close Microsoft Word document

I am using Microsoft Word for Mac on my MacBook Pro OS X (Yosemite). I tried closing a word document but the red button turned gray and nothing happened. I can minimize it, but can't move it to trash ...
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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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exporting numbers 09 to excel with photos in spreadsheet

When I export my numbers spreadsheet with photos in the column the photos do not transfer when I import it into excel. How can I do this?
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MSFT Word window won't resize in office 2011

My MSFT Word document won't resize, beyond a point. I'm trying to compared multiple documents on the screen at once. Thus, I'm trying to shrink them to fit on my screen. The window doesn't shrink ...
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Office 2011 issue with emailing an attachment

My laptop was recently upgraded to Mavericks and has Office 2011. With an office document, I like to use file>>share>>email(as attachment). When I do this now, I get an alert that Word was unable to ...
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Enable “Total Editing Time” in Word for Mac 15

For a certain document I want to know the total editing time. In many versions of MS Word, this is a common feature, which has sometime ago - at least in Germany - been disabled due to legal issues. ...
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how can I import figures from a pdf into a power point slide?

I have tried importing from a PDF, and using the insert tool. I tried copy and paste, I also tried converting the pdf to pptx then importing it. Each time, the figure is missing, and the caption is ...
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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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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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How do I add German public holidays to my Outlook 2016 OSX App

How do I add German public holidays to my Outlook 2016 OSX App? I currently have the UK holidays but want to add the German ones.
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Emails being received with winmail.dat even when sent as plaintext

My colleague is sending emails with Microsoft Excel 2016 attachments, from Microsoft Outlook 2016, to a business partner who uses a Mac (I am not sure what version of OS) He has tried sending as ...
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Opening Excel ODC under OSX

A company database system is generating ODC files which, under Windows, work great at opening datasets in Excel. When I try opening these in Excel under OSX, I just get a blank screen. Any thoughts ...
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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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Macbook pro 15 inch mid 2012 outlook 2011

I am trying to archive my old emails on my Mac. Is there any way I can archive a specific folder, including its sub-folders, from Outlook 2011 Mac? Few methods tried, please see below, but it archives ...
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Excel 2011 crashes when I work on a large Excel file

I have a MacBook Pro running on Mavericks with 8GB of RAM. I am using a large Excel file with roughly 250k rows of data (170MB). I would like to delete several sheets in the file but every time I do, ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 constantly crashing

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac last week. Outlook CONSTANTLY crashes. I have tried everything… uninstall and re install twice, rebuilding main identity. Please help! I am so frustrated ...
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MS Word 2016 Turn Off Formatting Marks

I'm no longer able to control the visibility of formatting marks in MS Word documents using the "paragraph" button on the top menu/ribbon. I'm unable to locate an override setting that specifies to ...
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Outlook for Mac 2016: To: email address does not appear in Replies. And sometimes the “From: address field” also

A) Outlook for Mac 2016 replies does not show the email address of the “To:” Field. I know that the email is sent to me, but I like to see my the email address (I have more than one account). When I ...
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How can I troubleshoot issues with saving files to a Windows server?

Greetings from Server Fault! We are a mixed PC/Mac environment. Recently at least one user has been having problems saving files to one of our Windows server shares. The issue at hand occurs when ...
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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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Creating an adding and subtracting formula in Numbers

I'm creating a financial spreadsheet and need to ask the spreadsheet to calculate the new balance after subtracting and adding sums. For example, I want to calculate the running total in E column. I ...
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Opening .msg file in Outlook for Mac 2011

Most of my colleagues use Outlook on Windows and I need to access emails stored in .msg format (don't ask, it's complicated). My understanding is that .msg is an Outlook file format, but Outlook 2011 ...
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Dark theme Office 2016

I've searched, but I couldn't find any Mac specific information. I know that Office 2016 introduced the support for different interface color schemes, including a dark one. This is supported on ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 no longer working with Yosemite 10.10.2?

When trying to open either Word or Excel, I get an error saying Microsoft Word (or Excel) cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure Microsoft Word works with ...
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Doing a “mail merge” from Microsoft Office to send out an individualized email

I have an Excel spreadsheet with the grades of my students. Every so often I'd like to email out their current grades, one email per student, that will only include their last three homework grades or ...
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Changing the target DPI when saving slides as images in PowerPoint 2011

I want to increase the target resolution when exporting slides as images in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save, and from there you can change the dpi. ...
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Tab not working on Microsoft Word 2011

I'm not sure what's going on here, but whenever I go to a new line, tab doesn't work. It doesn't work in other lines of the same paragraph either, but if I go back to a previous paragraph, hit tab, ...
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I cannot send GMAIL using Outlook 2016

I have Outlook 2016 and I'm trying to pickup my gmail using IMAP. I can receive emails, but it does not send when doing a test send on setting up the email. Error code: 0x800cce05 SMTP Server: ...
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Viewer for excel files

Other than openoffice, can you suggest a light free viewer for excel files?
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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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Reinstall Office for Mac 2011

I downloaded Office 2011 to my old computer that crashed and no way to retrieve HD contents. I lost everything. Now I have a new computer MacBook Pro and I have the key number that I had printed out ...
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How to make Finder show icon thumbnail for some Excel documents?

I have two Microsoft Excel documents that are, except for the data contained within, virtually identical. One was created as an offshoot of the other. In the Finder, the original displays a thumbnail ...
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Outlook quick-steps functionality on Mac

In Outlook 2010 on Windows, I use the quick steps functionality a lot to automatically sort incoming messages to different folders. The good thing is it applies these rules on subsequent messages as ...
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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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How to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx files

Is there a way to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx (Word) files? How do you do it? I'm wondering because I do not have access to Microsoft Word and this is the preferred format for ...
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How do I make comments visible in Microsoft Word 2011 for OS X?

I had my comments in Microsoft Word showing up on the right had pane as usual, but I must have done something to make it disappear. I can't figure out how to make it visible again. When I attempt to ...
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Embed Keynote presentation on website

Is there any way to get a Keynote presentation up on the web somewhere? There are things like SlideShare, but they seem to only work with PowerPoint. I see that Keynote provides a variety of export ...
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Insert vector-based PDF to Powerpoint WITHOUT loosing resolution

It seems there is no solution for inserting a vector-based figure (e.g. PDF) into MS Office (Word and Powerpoint). Someone suggest to convert into a high-resolution image first, e.g. this oneand this ...
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Mac Mail with Outlook calendar invites

A user has an Exchange account configured in the "Mail" app on their Mac. When they send calendar invites to users (these users all have Outlook) they receive the invite into their Inbox, but it does ...
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Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 15.12.3 [closed]

Does the Microsoft PowerPoint 15.12.3 have a trigger feature? And the Selection Pane?
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Where is a “Save As” button in Excel on my MAC Pro to save as a New File Name?

Where is a Save As Button in Excel (or Word) on OS X to save as a New File Name in a specific folder?