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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What is Format Painter shortcut in Excel 2011 for Mac?

I've been looking on the Internet for the shortcut to the Format Painter tool. No luck so far, it seems there's no shortcut for this tool. Maybe someone here knows better.
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Manipulating messages in Outlook 2011 from on IMAP account with applescript

I am currently using a great applescript that deletes duplicate messages from whatever currently selected folder. I use it mostly on IMAP folders to avoid downloading duplicate messages to POP ...
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Word:mac 2011 preserve table formatting on copy-paste

In Microsoft Word 2010 for Windows, I can duplicate a table simply by clicking its handle at the top-left (which selects the entire table), copying it and pasting it. When I do that in Word:mac, the ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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“Print Layout” displaying strangely in Word 15 for Mac

When I selected "print layout" in Word, it used to work as intended and display documents as they would print out. Now, when I select "print layout" in any newly created Word document -- or in one ...
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Outlook 2011, displaying error messages

I am trying to set up a new account on Outlook 2011. I have filled all the details in but nothing seems to happen and the account has a yellow ball next to it on the accounts window. There are no ...
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Lync alternatives on Mac

Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate ...
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Outlook 2016 shared calendar doesn't show appointments

I'm using Outlook 2016 on my mac connecting to office 365. I can add shared calendars fine, and most calendars work absolutely without an issue for calendars that have permissions set to User = ...
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Why isn't iPhone syncing Calendar items with Outlook?

I am trying to set up a new (Verizon) iPhone to sync Contacts and Calender entries with Outlook 2007 on a Windows Vista Ultimate PC. The Contacts sync both ways, and calendar entries created in ...
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How to view both power point slide and slide notes at the same time?

When using Microsoft PowerPoint on a Windows computer you can adjust how much of the page is dedicated to power point notes and how much is dedicated to the actual slides. On the tablet version of ...
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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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How to embed a file as an icon in MS Word 2011

This should be fairly simple and it appears to be a bug in MS Word. I have a MS Word document and I simply want to embed an image in the document, but have it show up as an icon instead of the full ...
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Deleting mails from Apple Mail Yosemite 10.10.5

In my previous iMac which was 8 years old, I had it set up to be able to automatically connect to my usual @outlook.com account whenever I clicked on the mail icon to forward a webpage to someone. ...
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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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Word damaged files after hard disk clone

I tried to clone a hard drive to a new SSD. Something went wrong, and the old hard drive wouldn't work with me and was now called disk2s2. The new SSD seemed to have all the data, but wouldn't boot. I ...
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Notifications (outlook mainly) pop up in secondary display OS 10.10

My appointment notifications always pop up in my non-active (I still have the white bar over my laptop display in system preferences) display, as well as if I click on the new email pop-up (which ...
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Equivalent to “Protected View” and “Enable Content” in MS Office 2016 for Mac?

I have been provided with a "form" to fill out in MS Word format. I have MS Office 2016 installed on my mac, and supposedly I am supposed to be able to click "Enable Content" to be able to fill 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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How to include a tab in an Excel for Mac cell - Mac equivalent of char(9)

I'm writing some guides for a procedure which involves using an Excel formula which places tabs into a cell. This guide will be used by staff on both Windows and Mac, and I want to make sure it works ...
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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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Need to close Word documents on Mac Air..I can see no red dot, green dot or yellow dot

When I go to full screen on a Word for Mac document, the dots (red, yellow, green) disappear, and I can't get them back. Therefore, I am not able to close a document. Can someone tell me how to ...
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Changing dots per inch (DPI) in Powerpoint Office 2011 for Mac

I want to increase the resolution of my images in PowerPoint for (2011 for Mac). In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save and from there you can change the dpi...here's a fuzzy screen ...
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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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Free .CSV text file editor for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.
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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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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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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 2011 for Mac “could not synchronize record”error

I keep getting hundreds of these "Could not synchronize record: [...]" errors, but the meetings and emails refered to in the Errors panel do not exist - I deleted them, and confirmed that they are not ...
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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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Sending e-mail attachment from MS Office

There's an option in MS Office 2011 for Mac programs that allows to send current document as an e-mail attachment. However in my case this option is inactive: I can't find any option to setup ...
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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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How do I find the Microsoft Word normal user template?

The path provided elsewhere in this forum—~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates—doesn't exist on my MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5 and Office 2011. I can't ...
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How To Remove Individual Office 2016 for OS X Applications

I have Office 2016 installed - Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word. I want to remove Outlook 2016 and leave the rest. I want to leave no trace behind, a complete remove of Outlook as if I installed ...
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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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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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Yosemite 10.10.3 strangeness and Adobe CC compatibility

I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite a couple of months ago and had no issues until I tried to upgrade Adobe Creative Cloud from 2014 to 2015. Long story short, I managed to get the CC desktop app ...
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Create orange Warning Symbol in FrameMaker [migrated]

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask this but, here goes. In FrameMaker I have created a variable using SegoeUISymbol font and "\u2621" which creates a black and white warning triangle ⚠ ...
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Microsoft Word does not respond to keyboard shortcuts

I have a MacBook Pro with Microsoft Word 2011 installed on it. For some reason, all the editing keyboard shortcuts - such as Cut: Cmd + X, Copy: Cmd + C, and Undo: Cmd + Z - does not work in it. My ...
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Word crashes with documents with “track changes” on

Word suddenly started crashing every time either a document with «track changes» is opened «track changes» is activated in a document and the document is changed This behaviour started without an ...
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Formatting issues resulting in overlays of text from Pages to Word (either version)

I've drafted a contract in Pages and exported it to Word for a back and forth redline exchange (track changes). I cannot use pdf as my colleague states that he does not have editing capabilities in ...
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How do I make Outlook download images automatically/by default

Outlook currently puts a banner at the top of my emails asking me for permission to download images. How do I make it download this automatically and not ask me?
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I can't accept tracked changes on a Word doc - help!

I'm a proofreader checking a document for a client. I've tracked the changes made and sent to him but he cannot accept the changes. Now I've looked at the document, I cannot accept them either! What's ...
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Why does Powerpoint for Mac not preserve filenames with a slash (/)?

I am designing lectures in Powerpoint (the latest released version this year) for a class I'm teaching soon, and created filenames based on the date that I will give them: But if I open 9/22.pptx ...
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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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Export Keynote to PowerPoint in high resolution

When I take a Keynote (5.3 or 6.0) presentation with images (all pasted PDF files), then export the presentation to a PowerPoint presentation, all of the images become severely degraded. For ...
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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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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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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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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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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?