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 do I specify placement of email signatures in Outlook for Mac 2011?

I cannot seem to find a way to set my automatic signature to be placed inline with my replies - that is, above the conversation thread and NOT at the bottom of the entire thread. It just doesn't make ...
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Markdown to .doc or .rtf

I'm interested in using a variation of Markdown for my work, but my target format is Word files (this is what my clients use, it's non-negotiable). Most implementations of Markdown would leave me with ...
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Outlook 2011 Reading pane: wrap the subject text instead of truncating with ellipsis

When viewing a mail with longer subject, in reading pane it shows the subject only in one line and if it exceeds it truncates with ellipsis notation. Is there any way to display the complete subject ...
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Auto send an email on alternate Saturday in outlook

We have weekend off on 2nd and 4th Saturday in our company and each time we have to send an email to all our client to inform them. We're using outlook. Is there any trick to send an email ...
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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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Outlook 2011: Keyboard shortcut to assign categories?

In Outlook 2011, is there some way to assign keyboard shortcuts to specific categories, so I can categorize messages without having to use the mouse to select the drop-down from the Categories menu in ...
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Problems of programs after upgrade from 10.10.2 to 10.10.3

I did this upgrade today. I found these bugs Some program-specific passwords gone such as Outlook 15.6 and System password for Google Mail All passwords for email-accounts in Outlook had to be ...
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Stop Office for Mac from loading with earlier documents on top of the one I opened?

Here's an irritation that annoys me almost every working day: I need to work from a Word or Excel (for Mac, Office 2011) document. So, I find the document on the shared server, and open it. The ...
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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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iPhone with Outlook 2013

I recently installed Outlook 2013 on my iPhone 5C. But I cannot find any option how to add a new contact to my list. Secondly, how can I sync my iCloud contacts with my Outlook 2013 installed on ...
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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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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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Outlook 2011, where are located messages placed in “On my computer”?

I'm using Outlook 2011 under OS X Mavericks. I moved some messages to my Exchange account to folders located in the section "On my computer". I need to know where these messages are physically ...
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Powerpoint can't close a file

Powerpoint has a file open that I simply can't close. If I try to, I get a white screen - and the Powerpoint Title Line - but I cannot switch windows to a different pptx. I've tried saving it with a ...
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How to sync mail between PC and Mac

I have both a Mac and a PC. On the PC I use Outlook. My question is, how do I sync mail between the PC and Mac? Previously I was keeping the .pst file from the PC on an external HD so I could see it ...
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PowerPoint 2011: How to Insert image with “crop to fit” by default?

I am preparing technical presentations with a lot of graphics using PowerPoint 2011 for Mac (version 14.4.9). Whenever I insert an image, it is set to crop to fill by default (the most useless option ...
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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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Word cannot be opened in Yosemite

I have updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro, and suddenly i cannot open Word. It gives this info: Process: Microsoft Word [594] Path: /Users/USER/Desktop/Microsoft ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 right-to-left (Arabic) doesn't work

I'm facing a problem with Office 2011 for MAC, for example, when you open WORD 2011, and key in some Arabic letters, each word will appear as discrete letters not connected as one single word as it ...
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How do add new proofing languages to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac?

How is possible to add new spellchecking languages to Office 2011 for Mac? I am referring to languages that are not listed in the relatively small (~20) default list of languages.
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How to open a file in Excel from the command line

Is it possible to tell Excel to open a file from the command line? In Linux, I could do this using the command libreoffice --calc test.xlsx
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Fixing pixelated images in Microsoft Word docx? Or fixing pixelated equations (doc)?

My question is related to this question about MS Word 2011 compressing images. Despite scouring the web, I cannot find a solution for placing images in Word without it pixelating (or blurring) the ...
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Automator Workflow - Reply To Outlook Messages with Template Text

I have pulled together the following workflow in Automator because my Scripting knowledge is non existent: Problem It pastes the text in unformatted, losing all paragraphs, bold, underlined, ...
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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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MIcrosoft Outlook stopped working on Yosemite

I ran Outlook for a day after updating to Yosemite, but after a reboot, it no longer works. When I click on the Outlook icon, it bounces a few times but never runs. Looking in system.log (via ...
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How can I solve false duplicate in Mail.app?

I recently switched to Mail.app from Outlook 2011 and have been importing some of my archive messages. The problem is that for many of the messages, Mail.app seems to think they are duplicates so it ...
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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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How can i create my iphone microsoft account using gmail logon

I have a Gmail account (my email ends with @gmail.com) Using my iPhone, I open the Outlook app but I am unable to retrieve my mail. How can I configure the Outlook iOS app to retrieve my Gmail ...
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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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Shortcut for conditional formatting in Excel 2011 in OS X

How do I create a keyboard shortcut for conditional formatting for Excel 2011 in OS X? I am unable to find any such shortcut.
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Is it possible to automatically back up my mac to Microsoft OneDrive?

I'm not sure there is a way to do what I want to do. Now that I have Office 360 + 1TB of free space, I'd like to set my mac to do monthly backups to OneDrive. I'm looking for the following features. ...
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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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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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seeing mails on macbook

I live in Shanghai for last 5 years operating a microsoftonline.com email account on my macbook (version 10.10.2) and iphone6. Until few months ago, it always went well. Lately, many a times I ...
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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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Sent items listed by sender's name (my name!) not recipient in Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2011 on a Mac (OS X 10.7 Lion), on a (mostly PC) office network using Microsoft Exchange server. In Outlook 2011, in the network "Sent Items" folder, all emails are listed showing the ...
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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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Using Applescript to paste the current date into a range of Excel cells

I have a simple script written that successfully saves the current date in the format I need. I also have saved a destination range in the active sheet. I just need syntax to paste/insert it into that ...
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How to specify non-breaking space on Mac Excel - Mac version of char(160)

On Windows, you can specify non-breaking spaces in Excel formulas with char(160), for example: =A1&char(160)&A2 =substitue(cell_ref,char(160),"") On Excel for Mac (2011), however, char(160) ...
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Outlook for Mac IOS X Yosemite - convert email to a task and keep the email as an attachment to that new task?

On Outlook for OS X Yosemite, how do I convert an email into a task and keep the email as an attachment to that new task?
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Excel always opens spreadsheet in read-only mode

I understand this issue arose over the past 2-3 years, but I haven't seen any solution. A workbook created on a Windows PC using Office 365 - transferred to Mac (Yosemite installed) - opens in ...
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How do I determine what TLS ciphers are being used in OSX, Outlook 2011?

I just limited all my SSL ciphers to TLS 1.X and TLS1_RSA_AES and my up-to-date OSX machine is no longer able to connect to the server via Outlook 2011. I can use Safari to connect to the same ...
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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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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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Getting quotation marks to the bottom of a line

Quotation marks go to the top of the line in MS Word, like “this”. However, official EU text as well as some Dutch publications use quotation marks as follows: Van Slingelandt: „We vinden het ...
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Software: Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 have a “save versions” feature?

Apple pages has a "save versions" feature that is akin to the Time Machine "save backups" version. Word for windows also seems to have a "save versions" feature. Does Word in Office for Mac 2011 ...
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Dotted underlines in Word for Macbook users 2011

I am doing an editorial job and need to underline some words with red dotted underlines. How do you do this using Word for Mac users? The version I have is 2011, on a MacBook with Snow Leopard ...
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Using the Outlook Web App with Exchange 2013

I'm using Outlook Web App with my Exchange server hosted with 1and1.co.uk. Can I make the Outlook web app my default email client on Yosemite and get notifications in Notification Center?
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Updated Mac to 10.9.5 and Excel won't work

Updated my system to 10.9.5 and kept getting a error message when I tried to open Excel. It suggested I reinstall, which I did. But I'm still getting the same message. My office is a 2010 version. I ...
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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 ...