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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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 save sent messages in Outlook to the same folder as message being replied to?

If I am replying to an email in Folder "TEST", how do I get a reply to automatically go to the Folder "TEST" as opposed to the Sent folder? This helps with productivity so that I don't have to move ...
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Solver Window Resize in Mac Office 2011

For what ever reason the Solver add-in for Mac Office's Excel 2011 produces the following dialog box when attempting to add a constraint to Solver: Does anyone have a similar problem? Or know how ...
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How to add shortcut for Insert Equation in PowerPoint 2016?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac finally includes the new-style equation editor (which was already available in Word for Mac and PowerPoint for Windows). An equation can be inserted using a ribbon button ...
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How to prevent Mac Outlook from inserting line breaks in sent plain text emails?

When I send plain text emails with Mac Outlook, line breaks are automatically inserted. This is annoying for several reasons. (1) long URLs are split over multiple lines which confuses readers; (2) ...
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Exporting PDF with table of contents hyperlinks in Microsoft Word 2011?

When I save a document in Word 2011 to PDF, the hyperlinks in the documents' table of contents and other cross-reference links aren't clickable. That is in the PDF document when I click on a table of ...
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How to fix «event coreslct» error?

I have an AppleScript source with this code: tell "Microsoft Word" «event coreslct» (last row of table X of document Y) insert rows selection position below number of rows Z end tell After ...
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Is there a way to preserve the formatting of inline images in emails in Outlook for Mac?

At my office, most users are PC based. However, a few teams have Macs. The standard email tool is Outlook, and the Mac users have Outlook for Mac. When someone sends me an email that has images ...
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Word 2016 for Mac is truncating the PDF page

When I try to "Save as PDF" a single-page, 8.5" x 14" Microsoft Word 2016 document, it's cutting off the edge. Does anyone know how to resolve this? It almost seems as if 8.5" x 11" (standard letter ...
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Can I disable the MS Word import warning in Pages?

Every time I open a MS Word file in Pages, I get the little warning window that says the fonts aren't going to be perfect or whatever. OK, Pages! I get it. You might not be perfect. Is there any ...
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In Outlook for Mac is it possible to set “Respond Without Comments” to be my default when accepting an invite?

As it is, the default action on the "Respond" button is "Respond with Comments" and I have to click the drop down to send the response without comments. 99% of the time if I'm accepting an invite I ...
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Tell application “Microsoft Outlook” not working after Yosemite upgrade

I have two Macs. The AppleScript code below runs on one Mac ("Mac 1"), but not on the other ("Mac 2"). Mac 1 is running Snow Leopard, where Mac 2 was upgraded to Yosemite, and the AppleScript below ...
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Spotlight always asking if it should reopen already opened xls file

I am a fan of Spotlight and always tend to use it for navigating through my opened apps and docs. However I found out, that when it comes to xls files that are already opened, I get a popup with a ...
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Outlook force closes because Avast finds malware

Almost as soon as I open Outlook 2011, Avast pops up with it's shield warning: That's MSIL:GenMalicious-ALS [Trj]. Outlook has then "encountered an error and needs to close"; too quickly for me to ...
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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 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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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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No Data in cells when opening older excel files in Office 2011 for OS 10.8

I have older excel files saved as xls. When I open them in Excel 2011 on my Mac with OS 10.8, I get all of the formatting but no data in the cells. This happens whether I double-click to open or open ...
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Unable to add Exchange 2010 account to Outlook 2011

I have a user who is trying to setup Outlook 2011 with his Exchange 2010 mailbox/account. When entering the details for the account Outlook 'freezes'. This is the window it freezes at. I have tried ...
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Taglocity “Clone” For Mac Outlook 2011?

I'm a huge user of Taglocity on Windows (Outlook 2010). Being a recent convert to a Mac, I'm very interested in using the Outlook app from Mac Office 2011. However, I can't get by without some at ...
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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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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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Outlook for Mac 15: Show unread count by day in conversation view

In a previous version of outlook for Mac, there was a little bubble showing the unread count by day when viewing the messages arranged by conversation. However, in Outlook for Mac 15.18, this unread ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 smb server file saving issues

I have a network with Macs and Windows PCs connecting to a server with the SMB protocol (CIFS with Macs). The users share files on this server. Some of the Macs have Microsoft Office 2016. If one of ...
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PPT Mac: Any way to easily remove animations from a slide?

I inherited a slide deck full of builds and animations which I don't use. The only way I found to remove animations from a slide is: Click on the "animations" tab Click on the "Animation Properties" ...
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When I send email through Outlook on the Macbook, my font size is different when received in Outlook on PCs

When I send email through Outlook on the Macbook, my font size is different when received in Outlook on PCs. For example, I send a message in font size 14, but when someone opens the message on a PC ...
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Messages unflagged in Mail.app remain flagged in Outlook

When I flag a message in Mail.app (9.2 running on El Cap 10.11.3) on an Office365 account it also gets flagged in Outlook (15.18, also on El Cap). However when I un-flag it in Mail.app this ...
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Force Word 2011 to retain source formatting when pasting to a different document

I frequently copy/cut and paste between one document and another. The text is always in "Times New Roman" but when I paste the pasted text is in "Calibri (Body)", despite the fact that the "Paste ...
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PPT 2016 Beeps when I try and enter text

This must be something obvious but its eluding me. When I type new characters into a slide's text it beeps. I can delete characters. I can add new lines. But regular characters beep. Slides are ...
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Unable to open Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac on my MacPro

I keep getting the following error message when I try to open any of my PowerPoint files on my Mac Pro. Any suggestions?
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El Capitan Mail Reply Question

At work I am using the latest version on Outlook for Windows and when I reply to an email it open right in the viewing window. Guess it is called "Reading Pane Compose." Is there a way to do that on a ...
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Open embedded objects in word on OS X

I need to open zip files embedded in a word doc on Mac OS X. However that functionality is not available upon clicking or through any of the menu options on Word for Mac. So I tried to copy paste the ...
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Outlook 2016 Item List Format

I recently upgraded from Outlook 2011 to Outlook 2016. I'm quite irritated that with the Reading Pane on the right (how I had it setup with 2011) that each message in the Item List takes up 3 lines. ...
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Transfer outlook 11 contacts from an old account to a new one

My HDD on my Mac was failing on me, so I quickly copied a lot of the files/folder to a new hdd I bought and had to reinstall everything. After this, the old HDD started to become unstable and wouldn't ...
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Prevent MS Office Outlook Reminders from Stealing Focus and Changing Active Workspace

When I'm working in full screen, typing away, it's extremely disruptive to have an application steal focus. It suddenly takes keyboard focus away from where I'm typing, and immediately accepts that ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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Shared Calendars not available in Outlook 2011

Shared Calendars is not available in my Navigation Pane. I am trying to add colleagues calendars. I understand they should show up in a Shared Calendars Section in the Navigation Pane. But I don't ...
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Using Outlook/Office for Mac 2011 - internal emails sometimes show up with partial code as part of bodytext in Outlook client

Emails do not show this code when viewing in Exchange OWA (any os/browser), or Outlook 2010 on Windows. This is happening to 2 out of the 3 users I have running Office for Mac 2011. Hopefully I have ...
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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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Reviewing documents in Word for Mac - unable to change user name for commenting

I am reviewing a document on behalf of someone. I use Track Changes and I am inserting comments. I want the name of the my colleague to appear in the comments and not mine (mine appears by default as ...
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Anyone know of an “Office Timeline” plug in for Powerpoint on Mac?

Anyone know of an "Office Timeline" plug in for Powerpoint on Mac? I love https://www.officetimeline.com, but it's for Windows only. Mac must run Fusion or such to support Windows Office, not Mac ...
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Yosemite with exchange server : Inbox email is not updated with the latest message

I have tried this on both Outlook for Mac 2011 and native Mail app on Yosemite. The issue is all folders of email i.e Sent will be updated with the latest email but not on inbox. I can only download ...
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Disabling smooth scrolling in Outlook on Mac

Is there a way to disable smooth scroll in Outlook (email reading pane)?
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Safari Share Submenu

I would like to be able to have both mac mail and outlook show up in the "share" folder of Safari. It appears that I can have one or the other, depending upon my 'default' mail app, but sometimes I ...
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Stop audio alerts for other people's calendars

I use Outlook 2013's calendar and yesterday added iCloud syncing to Outlook. At that point, I saw a plethora of choices for calendars to check. I narrowed it down to three calendars (family members) ...
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Play powerpoint video or music while using other programs at same time

How can you have Powerpoint to continue to play the music or video while you are working on another program? It always stops the music or video I am showing to the audience while I click out of ...
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Format of mail from Apple Mail version 7.3

My work colleagues, who use Outlook, complain that the e-mails I forward to them are not always readable, or have a lot of attachments. Is there anything I can change on my side to prevent this from ...
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Creating an Automator/Applescript to compare two versions of an MS Word document

I'm storing MS Word documents in GIT and would like to have an rudimentary document compare system on the rare occasion that I need to diff them. I've seen: ...
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Default to Enabled Show Styles Guide in Word 2011

I would like to have the styles guide and direct formatting guide to be on by default. There is no option in the preferences. The options are at the bottom of the styles guide panel, as seen in the ...
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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 ...