Questions tagged [ms-office]

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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Microsoft Outlook iOS app - change default time for new events in calendar?

Whenever I go to create a new event, it defaults to an event going from 8am to 9am. I never need to create events at that time and dragging it to the appropriate time is annoying. Is there some ...
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How to get Word for Mac docs to open in a new window by default on my Mac Air?

Can anyone tell me how to set the default so that when I select a Word doc from Finder it opens in a new window? Currently, it opens in the same window as the existing Word doc/s, obscuring the ones ...
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File lock kept opened even after closing the file, co-editing gone for toss in my Enterprise

The latest macOS 10.14.x and macOS 10.15.x have degraded their behavior with Word applications on network drives mapped via SMB. These network drives are shared drives on the Windows 2019 file server ...
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FID opens unnecessarily on latest OSx of 10.14/10.15 causing data corruption with Word files on network drives(Windows/Linux File servers)

The latest MAC 10.14.x and MAC 10.15.x OS have degraded their behavior with Word applications on Network drives mapped via SMB. These network drive are shared drives on Windows-2019 File server or it ...
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How set this preference key DisableSignature as Forced via macOS Configuration Profile

I tried to Disable Signature on Mac for Outlook 365. I found out the file (com.microsoft.Outlook.plist) but even if I change or add it (DisableSignature as Boolean True) it doesn't affect anything. I ...
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Preview local Microsoft docs online [closed]

I have a task to preview the .docx file online using Microsoft office or any platform. I have this code to work on. Since previously it used to work with this link: //src has the file coming from ...
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Preview with QuickLook for .doc files won't work after latest Catalina update

After the last Catalina update, when I try to preview .doc files with QuickLook it does not work, while .docx files are shown normally. How can I fix this?
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Outlook time zone settings changed pop alert

Everyday I'm getting the following pop up message, although I'm not changing any time zone settings. Countless number of times I tried both options (Don't update/Update) but I still cannot get rid of ...
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How can I search for meeting invites in Microsoft Outlook for Mac

I occasionally want to search through my Outlook inbox for emails containing Outlook calendar meeting invites (and updates). There is no obvious search option for this, even under the advanced search ...
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Disable automatic alt text in Word for Mac

When I paste an image into a Word for Mac document, it automatically adds alt text. How can I disable this "feature"? All the sources I can find online only explain how to do it on Word for Windows.
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Apps suddenly quitting or freezing? Memory problem?

I have a MacBook Pro (2018, 13-inch) with Catalina. Every once in a while, my mac gets weird. All the tabs open on Chrome go black and if I try to reload, the whole app usually just quits. Other apps ...
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trouble saving word documents on macbook

Sometimes, when I create a document on Microsoft word I have issues when trying to save the file on my Mac. For example, I type out an entire document titled HEALTH. The file will save no problem ...
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How could I replace Mathtype in a mathematic document with Catalina?

I think I'm not the only one with this problem on Mac. I have to buy a new MacBook with Catalina 10.15 (64 bits). Being a math teacher, I need Mathtype to edit equations in my docs. I have a lot of ...
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Moving MS Office 2011 from Mojave computer to older High Sierria machine

I want to upgrade my Mojave iMac to Catalina. I have a few 32 bit apps that won't work so I am migrating them over to an older iMac running High Sierra. I have successfully migrated two applications (...
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Excel on Mac - View Multiple Files at Once

I have been using MS Excel on a Mac to view csv data. I am trying to open two files at once to view them side by side. I can open any file in excel, but once I try to open another file to compare, the ...
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Delay of keyboard strokes when using VBA

When using my MacBook Air with VBA (Excel 2016) the keyboard input behaves strangely. Some keys (not all though) need to be hit twice before the character appears. Only with VBA does this happen ...
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Prevent Microsoft Office applications to follow desktop (Spaces)

When I'm working on an office application such as Excel, Word, etc, and I switch to a different desktop (right or left) the application always follows. The desired behavior, and what happens with most ...
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How to get quicklook working for Microsoft Office files

On macOS 10.14.6 and MS Office 16.32 (latest version), quicklook previews only show the icon for .doc and .docx files. I have checked qlmanage, and cleared its cache: ~ qlmanage -r cache qlmanage: ...
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Mac Air 2015 with MS office for Mac

Today I updated MS Office on my Mac Air. 5 updates. Went to use Word and needed to repeat a single letter for a few lines on my new doc. Couldn't do it, had to type the same letter one at a time. A ...
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How to configure Archive folder for Outlook in iOS Mail

I have an Office 365 email account configured as an Exchange account on my iPhone with iOS 13. When I archive an email, it is moved into the "Archive" folder (in English) even if my account is ...
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Excel truncates csv lines after encountering commas even when a different delimiter is selected

I have a csv file in which the delimiter is ~ . In the Text to Data dialog the delimiter is chosen appropriately: Here is one row for size: NCT00392171~outcome~1934277~O1~Outcome~temozolomide~...
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Is Paste Special via AppleScript broken in Microsoft Excel?

This seems like a fairly straightforward question. I am using Microsoft Excel 16.10 on a Mac running 10.13.6. When I run the following code: tell application "Microsoft Excel" tell worksheet "...
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How do I recover my microsoft office 2011 activation code after having a my new SSD hard drive on my iMac? [duplicate]

like me have had a new SSD installed and migrated all your software over, you may well have found that Office no longer works. Search @microsoft.com in your email. If you had purchased office from ...
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Outlook for Mac searching only the current folder

I am using Outlook v16.16.17 on macOS 10.14.6. The Outlook search (top right corner of Outlook, not Spotlight search) used to return everything. At some point, it started only returning items from the ...
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Subpixel antialiasing not respected by Outlook 2018

I've only just updated to Mojave... I'm using a non-retina external display with my 2018 Macbook Pro, so have made sure font-smoothing is checked in settings, and have run defaults write -g ...
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Upgrade direct install software from App Store

I have Microsoft Office installed on my Macbook Pro which I downloaded from Microsoft's website. I see it is also available on App Store. Is it possible that the future upgrades to software can be ...
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Cannot insert image files from MS Word in MacOS Catalina

Ever since upgrade to Catalina I'm unable to insert images into Word documents. I know file access was modified in Catalina, and I've gone to Preferences > Privacy and tried to add Word to the Files ...
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Applescript: forward Outlook email as attachment

I have an AppleScript service that helps me automate reporting spam/phishing email to our IT group. I noticed that it forwards by embedding the content directly in the forwarded message, which ...
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Is it possible to print Powerpoint slides after all automation on a slide is done?

I have slides that turn certain parts into another color after 1 click, generated with MS Office Powerpoint for Mac. Similarly I have slides where pictures shrink to show text underneath after 1 ...
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word 2016 can't save document

I have a MacBook air from 2015 and as of this morning I have not been able to save my Word documents (Word 2016). I've never had issues before. When I press save on a new document, a message pops up ...
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Catalina now only saves pdf's from print box to preview not the folder I choose

I use Excel spreadsheets everyday and use the pdf print facility to send them to clients suppliers and for many other uses. Catalina now will not save the pdf's to any other folder than the preview ...
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Cannot download Office 365 on macOS El-Capitan

I have a powerpoint assignment due for my class but although I purchased Microsoft 365, I can't download it to my computer because my Mac won't update to Mojave. I contacted Apple support and even got ...
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Outlook: Two POP email accounts, how to separate inboxes?

I am using Outlook on Mojave. Until now I had only one email address, configured as POP3 account. I had one inbox, until the item, on left panel, named "On your computer" (or very similar, because i'...
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Mac no longer able to save to or open from SharePoint Online

I have an Office 365 plan and make extensive use of SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. I also use the consumer OneDrive. My workstations include PCs and a Mac. This problem concerns only ...
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Outlook 2016 and Mac OS incompatibility - multiple episodes of loss of search functionality [duplicate]

Over the last year, I have needed to reinstall my 2016 Outlook account on my Macbook air multiple times and sometimes needed to do a repair on the indexing (more than a dozen times). It is constantly ...
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Microsoft Excel not working on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I have Microsoft Excel 2011 installed on my MacBook Air. It worked on Mojave’s but no longer works on Catalina. When attempting to open an Excel file on my desktop it usually opens but now archives ...
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How to apply a Category to an Outlook Email using AppleScript

I have the AppleScript below for Outlook 2016. I am able to mark my mail as read, and I am able to move the email to the appropriate folder. But I can't categorize the email for some reason. Does ...
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How to use keyboard shortcut to copy formatting in Mac Word

According to this microsoft support page (shown in the animated gif at right below) To use keyboards shortcuts to copy formatting, press COMMAND + SHIFT + C to copy the formatting, select the text ...
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Word for mac: shortcuts to access Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon

I am wondering what is the shortcut to access the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon in Word for Mac (Office 2019, 16.29.1). In windows you press Alt. How do you do it in Mac?
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How to use AppleScript to open excel files attached to emails?

My goal for this script is to open an attachment in excel when activated by a mail rule. It does not need any loops to go through multiple emails or attachments, just run once per email and then start ...
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How do I permanently disable logging in Outlook 365 for Mac

I ran into an weird issue today when I was prompted that I was running out of space on my disk. Digging into the issue I found that Outlook has been generating a debug log so much that it chewed ...
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How to insert “n” rows into an Excel spreadsheet?

I simply want to insert "n" rows. None of the resources that I have found have stated how to do this. The closest I have seen is "select same number of rows". That is fraught with problems. Any hints ...
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How to save the sent items in the folder where I'm replying from, in MS Outlook on Mac?

Same question has been asked before on how to fix this in the default Mail app on Mac, but I'm wondering if there is a solution also to the Microsoft Outlook app on Mac? This is the link I found ...
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How to open excel files attached to emails using AppleScript?

My goal is to write a script that opens an attachment in excel when activated by a mail rule. It does not need any loops to go through multiple emails or attachments, just run once per email and then ...
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How to control line wrap on the display of Word documents on an iPhone?

I'm displaying .doc files on an iPhone XR (iOS 13) that were created using Word 2003 on a laptop (Windows 7) and then exported using iMazing. Something on the iPhone is imposing a line wrap on lines ...
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AppleScript is unable to get a date as string

Be warned, I am a very new to AppleScript and most programming in general. The basic purpose of the script I've been working on is to read information from Excel files and put it into a FileMaker Pro ...
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How to prevent Excel files from getting quarantined?

I'm using Excel for Mac, version 16.16.14 (190909). I'm running Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A558d). All files I edit with Excel are recently quarantined (checking with ls -la@): com.apple.quarantine ...
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Office 2019 for Mac - Smiley feedback icon overlapped by Search field!

Office 2019 for Mac - Smiley feedback icon overlapped by Search field!!! Affecting all Office applications with such smile face icon in the top-right corner of the Quick Access Toolbar: Excel, ...
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Delete Outlook for Windows rule on Outlook for Mac 16

I have configured some rules on Outlook for Windows and do not have access to any Outlook for Windows any more. I can see rules created by Outlook for Windows (and Outlook on the web) but when trying ...
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Backup mails from outlook app

I had an email account configured in outlook app in my iphone. I recently lost access to the email account and only mails available are the ones already downloaded in the outlook app. I want to backup ...

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