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 can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?

I want to use Migration Assistant to transfer my data from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air. I'm told that I need my product key for MS Office 2011. Is there a way to find my product key on my mac?
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Is it possible to mount SharePoint as a volume in 10.6?

Background My office uses: Microsoft SharePoint to store and version our documents Microsoft Office, with Microsoft Document Connection to connect to the SharePoint site. Question 1 Can Finder ...
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What is the best way to move Microsoft Office 2011 to a new Mac?

I've purchased Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Office 2011 (single computer), and have installed and activated on my current Mac. Given that I've already activated the software for my current Mac,...
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Why doesn't Microsoft Office/2008(& later) support RTL languages?

I have Microsoft Office/2008 on my MacBook Pro. Office doesn't support RTL languages like Farsi and Arabic, and I know that Office/2010 (for Windows) also has the same problem. Do you think the lack ...
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With WebDAV provided by Microsoft SharePoint, how can users of OS X minimise risks of corruption and multiuser overwrites?

There are various OS X approaches to using the WebDAV service provided by Microsoft SharePoint. Integrity of data Answers to this question focus on integrity: when a file is used by a single ...
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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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Word for Mac - Equations

I am finally making the switch from Windows to Mac and one big impediment/irritant is in the switch from Word for Windows to Word for Mac. I do a lot of mathematical work and have a large number of ...
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Convert XPS to PDF

I have been given an XPS file which seems to be readily opened only on Windows based machines. I was under the impression that I could use Acrobat Pro to convert the file to PDF, but it doesn't seem ...
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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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Is there a way to make Windows-style SMB share paths launch correctly?

We have a mixed Windows/Mac network, with Windows fileservers, and an Exchange/Outlook mailsystem. The Windows users send out emails with links to the shared files that look like: \\FileServer01\...
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Following Mavericks upgrade, Microsoft Word closes silently right after opening

After the Mavericks upgrade, I'm seeing Microsoft Word close silently, no error message, about a second after opening. If I open a .docx file directly, the file displays during that one second, so it ...
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Is there a way to stop MS Word from automatically opening previously opened documents?

I know there's probably a setting in preferences, but I need to be able to do it without Word being open. The problem is one of my docx has become corrupt, so every time Word opens it immediately ...
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Excel CSV export encoding

According to my tests, Excel on Mac, when asked to save data as CSV file, uses MacRoman encoding. My questions are: Does it always happen or there is some setting that controls it? If there's a ...
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Note taking for school

I'm considering getting a Macbook or a Macbook Pro (I use Windows on my desktop computer), and I'm thinking about how note taking could be done. Most I'm thinking would use Microsoft Word/Pages, but ...
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Ribbon tabs in Office/Word/Excel 2011 stop working

Occasionally some of the ribbon tabs in Office/Word/Excel 2011 become unclickable so you can't choose that tab. It's usually the ones on the left in my experience like Home or "Header and Footer". The ...
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How do I request a read receipt when sending e-mail with Outlook for Mac 2011?

I've been using MAC OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. How do I request a read receipt when sending e-mail with Outlook for Mac 2011?
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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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How do I script Powerpoint to save a directory of PPTX files as PDFs?

If I have a directory of PPTX files I would like to save as PDFs. How do I script this operation?
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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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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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How to keep PowerPoint from mirroring my monitors when switching apps?

When I'm in presentation mode in PowerPoint 2008, and I deliberately or accidentally switch to another app, PowerPoint forces my dual monitors into mirrored mode. Apart from shrinking my desktop and ...
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How to import Apple Mail archive files in Outlook 2013?

I need to import Apple Mail archived files in Outlook 2013 on Windows, but every time I open the import wizard and reach the file selection step, I cannot select the archived file. It doesn't even ...
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Outlook 2011 category colors - Windows Color Palette?

Does anybody know what are the RGB "equivalents" of the category colors that MS uses in the Windows version of Oulook 2010? Just starting to use a Mac "for real work" (vs tinkering with it as a set-...
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Microsoft Word Forcing “Spaces” Switching

When I have Microsoft Word on one space, sometimes clicking anything on another desktop forces me to go back to the "space" where the Word window is. How can I prevent word from behaving this way?
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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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Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel

Is there a keyboard shortcut key to select all the text in the current cell in Excel, if you are in the process of editing the cell?
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Command line tool to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF

Is there any command line tool to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF? If no, can it be automated by some Automator script (open-print to PDF-close)?
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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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How to disable all notifications in MS Office 2008, Entourage?

The subject says it all, but for further explanation, MS Office has this (what I consider annoying feature) of notifying me of pretty much anything that happens in Entourage—emails, calendar events, ...
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How can I save a Pages document as .docx?

I've tried to save a pages document as a *.docx for Microsoft Office. Pages is able to open, edit and (auto-)save existing *.docx documents. However, there is no option to export or save a duplicate ...
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Why are cursor keys in Excel moving the viewport rather than the active cell?

Excel for Mac (2011) should move the currently active cell when I use the cursor keys. Currently, it is moving the viewport in the document. Is there a way to switch this back to the default setting? ...
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Problem setting up Exchange server on Outlook 2011

I have an Exchange server account which works fine on my Windows Vista pc. I have set it up with no problem on my iPhone. However, on my MacBook Pro it does not work: the icon under "Default Account" (...
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Some PDFs created by MS Word 2007's Save-as-PDF feature (on Windows) don't display correctly on Mac OS / iOS

Some PDFs created by MS Word 2007's Save as PDF feature (on Windows) don't display correctly on Mac OS using the built-in PDF handling. They display correctly using Acrobat, Photoshop, Inkscape, or ...
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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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Mavericks: MS Word crashing on documents with comments

In short, Word crashes silently upon opening certain documents. The problem seems to be with documents that include Comments. I have tested by using WinWord to remove the comments from a file that ...
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Create 128 Barcodes within Excel

Is there a way to create Barcodes (128 standard) on a Mac, preferably via an add-in? I need it to create barcodes in Excel sheets (or moreso a friend of mine needs it). I have tried all VBA macros ...
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How to mass-organize iTunes library?

I'd like to try to organize the songs in my iTunes library (rename artists and albums, etc.), but my library's pretty large and it would be time consuming to manually edit my songs via the Get Info ...
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How does Office 2008 for Mac store its Recent items?

I don't have access to Office 2008, but require the information for a project I'm working on. I'm mainly interested in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. This is the information I have gathered so far... ...
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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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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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Can I open Office 2013 files in Office 2011 Mac?

Can I open Microsoft Office 2013 files that were made on Windows with Office 2011 for Mac? Will I need wait for Office 2014 for Mac to be released?
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Microsoft Outlook does not properly handle redefined “Paste” keyboard shortcut

I've been a windows user for a long time, and I hate the ⌘ shortcuts for stuff. Since I only use my Mac for work stuff, I figured I'd just redefine the App Shortcuts from the keyboard menu so I could ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 -How to Migrate Autocomplete and Contacts Settings

I've been using Office for MAC 2011 on running Mountain Lion 10.8.5. My question is: How to migrate from Microsoft Office 2010 Outlook Auto-Complete list and contacts to Outlook for MAC 2011?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to focus on the Ribbon in Microsoft Office 2011 products?

I would like to be able to create charts in Excel using my keyboard only. Is there some way of moving focus to the Ribbon with the keyboard?
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Use a combining macron in Word 2011

I need to utilize numerals with macrons positioned over them for the mathematical notation involved in the Hermann–Mauguin notation of crystalline space groups. OS X has nice Unicode support, so ...
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Can Numbers create stacked column charts with two columns for each category?

I'm trying to create a column chart in Numbers where each column is also stacked. For example, consider the following data. Here we have numbers for the total sample and numbers for how that total ...
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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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Exchange 2011 keeps asking for password

I am running Outlook 2011 on Yosemite/10.10.3 with all the latest updates installed. When I try to add an Exchange account to Outlook, it initially runs the sync just fine. However, for any ...
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Force Splotlight to search a subfolder

Background: I moved the Microsoft User Data from ~/Documents to ~/Library/Preferences because I didn't want Google Drive to sync my Office files. I can run Office products fine, but I can't search my ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...