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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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Where does Microsoft store accounts on MacOS?

I installed Edge (chromium) on a work computer and created a new profile using the wrong MS account (personal). I deleted that profile, but when creating another, my personal account still shows as a ...
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"English version for information purposes only" word iPad [closed]

Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. Opening a Word document on iPad shows this underlined phrase that is not in the document.
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Use macOS keyboard cursoring conventions in Microsoft Word for Mac

By default Microsoft Word for Mac assigns Windows-like keyboard shortcuts for cursoring through a document. For example, Command-Home places the cursor at the top of the document (similar to Control-...
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After opening a .doc/.docx, I would like to save the converted .pages in same folder as .doc was opened. Does anyone know an easy way to do this?

This drives me crazy. What I usually do is drag the original folder location temporarily into the Finder Sidebar so I'm quickly able to find it in the save dialog. Hopefully there is a setting or ...
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How to hand write formula in Word for mac?

I can use the efficient handwriting formula in Word on windows. But there seems no handwriting option for formula in Word for mac. Can I find this fuction?
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"Loading services" hangs when trying to set the AutoSave on an Excel workbook

When I enabled AutoSave via a slider on the upper-left of the workbook a dialog pops up and then hangs on Loading services... : What might be wrong and what is a remedy?
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Add iCloud account to Outlook calenders on iOS

I want to add my iCloud account to my outlook calendar on my iPhone 13 (software version 15.2). Note: My iCloud account is not registered via an @icloud.com mail address. I created an app-specific ...
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How to disable Microsoft AutoUpdate on macOS? [duplicate]

The Microsoft Autoupdate app pop-up is launching very frequently on my Mac and it's very annoying. There's no option to turn it off in the menu. I've searched up the web and this forum, but the only ...
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Create an Automator action to insert a PDF table in Excel using data from picture

I'd like some help to create an Automator workflow to carry out the following please: Select a PDF file containing a table of data Convert the PDF file to an image Open Microsoft Excel and import the ...
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How can I get a link to Microsoft Outlook message?

In prior versions of Outlook, AppleScript could be used to get a link to message/s like this: tell application "Microsoft Outlook" set theSelection to (get current messages) ... In ...
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Mail.app - all history unavailable

I attempted to use Mail.app with iCloud and Outlook accounts after clean install of macOS 10.15.7 was performed on my Mac mini (late 2012). After setting the accounts, I found no messages on any ...
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Disable "Email organizer" by default in Microsoft Outlook email meeting invites on macOS

I'm using the Microsoft Outlook Office 365 desktop client for macOS, via my work computer. Version 16.58 currently. When I receive a meeting invite, the option is checked on by default to "Email ...
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macOS open Word document full screen

Is there a way to open all Word documents automatically in full screen when opening them in the Finder? I've already unticked the box under "close windows always" under "general" ...
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Open Excel file spontaneously changes to read-only

I have an Excel file that I have to update 2-3 times a week. Due to the volume of work I do inside the file, it is often open for several hours at a time. I am often able to save the file with no ...
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Unblock Add-In Apps in MS Office v16 for Mac

I am trying to install a grammar check for MS Word (macOS version) which is an Add-In App. Unfortunately, our University does not allow to install any Add-Ins as it is "blocked by administrator&...
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Is it safe to delete Microsoft-"Clones" from Library/Caches?

I tried to clean up my mac and get back storage. I tripped over a 1,98GB Folder in the Caches Folder containing a Microsoft Excel Application. its in /Library/Caches/com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper/...
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Strange file names popping up when I type `ls -l` in terminal

Quick question, when I type ls -l in my terminal from "Desktop" folder the following two files pop up. They are not hidden since I don't use the -a flag and they cannot be seen on the ...
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Text Hyperlinks export works in Powerpoint to PDF but Image Hyperlink doesn't?

I am working on a presentation using Powerpoint 365. I have hyperlinks in the form of texts and images. When I export the Powerpoint to PDF, the text hyperlinks work but the image hyperlinks don't ...
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How do I make it such that PowerPoint for macOS doesn't cause haptic feedback when dragging an image?

Whenever I drag an image across the guide lines, I get a haptic feedback on the trackpad that I'm currently using to drag the image which is very distracting. How can disable this "feature"?
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Install Microsoft Word on Mac OS Mojave

App Store is not letting me download the previous version. The current version is for Mac OS Catalina and above. I had it running last year but deleted the app. Does any one know how to install ...
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App that allows a side-by-side view of To-Do List and Calendar on macOS?

As title says - trying to get a view where I can see both side by side. I find I quickly lose track of to-do list items if they're not in my calendar, and frequently have to move things from my ...
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Microsoft Office runs on one Admin account but not another

Difficult technical issue. I have iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) running macOS Monterey version 12.1. The latest version of Microsoft Office was previously running on this admin account but unclear ...
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Outlook search not working

My Outlook search stopped working. There are no results for any query. There are a few suggestions online. None of them seem to work. I tried: forcing repair of database by deleting Outlook.sqllite ...
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Signed into my one drive on someone else's computer and now they have access to my work files and can save their own files in my work account. WTF?

I have signed on my work OneDrive account on someone else's computer. I know I had logged out. Yet for some reasons they still have access to all of my One Drive files and the recent save as list ...
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Is it compatible to use an Apple iPad with a Windows/HP/Dell/Lenovo laptop?

I would like to buy a laptop which has OneNote facilities for now because Apple's are a bit far expensive for me. So if I, later on, purchase an Apple iPad, will it be compatible (that is) is it ...
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Excel for Mac does not offer "Save as" for CSV format?

According to documentation I can find the "Save as" should allow selecting csv and other types: But maybe this is only for non-MacOS versions of Excel? Save an Excel Spreadsheet as csv But ...
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Applescripting MS Word: cannot save to iCloud location - active document doesn’t understand the “save as” message

I have a pretty standard AppleScript that opens a series of Word documents and converts them to PDF. The pertinent part of the script can be boiled down to: property desktopPath : (path to desktop) as ...
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Is it possible to make Office 365 on mac textbox navigation keys consistent with macOS?

I have to use MS office 365 (ex: Outlook 16.55) tools for mac. MS being MS, they have different text navigation shortcuts on mac. Is it possible to make them the same as rest of the macOS? ...
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Add two app icons to the Dock (for Outlook for mac)

I've been using iCal, but one too many sync problems has made me think I should just use the Outlook calendar and it's also my organization's preferred calendar. I want one Outlook icon in the Dock to ...
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Email attachments no longer being received on iCloud on pc

I access my iCloud mail through my iPhone and also on my Windows 10 PC. In the last few weeks I haven’t been receiving attachments correctly on the PC. This has so far happened with Word and ...
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"Save as" in Excel 2019 is not offering to save in CSV format

I hit File | Save As and the output formats are only derivatives of the XLS. Why aren't CSV (and PDF etc) offered? I am on excel 2019 for MacOS
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How to hide all toolbars in Excel?

I have disabled the Formula Bar and the Ribbon : But Excel still shows a bunch of tools at the top: I want to de-clutter / simplify the view to only the data and the Menu itself . How can that be ...
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How can I turn off the "Numbers" application?

"Numbers" is the Mac OS counterpart to Excel. When you extract data from the Web, you can often export it into the .csv format, which is just a primitive version of Excel limited to a ...
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WindowServer repeatedly crashing while using MS Office Apps

I regularly use MS apps Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Teams on my Macbook Pro 2018 (Intel). Recently (not sure if after the Monterey update), while some of these apps are open, the whole system crashes ...
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Do any of Microsoft Office for Mac packages offer inbuilt virtual printer?

Apple's printing to PDF is an amazing, but I wonder if MS offers a virtual printer service to generate XPS. Please note that the question is specific to the Microsoft Office products, not printing to ...
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How to get rid of Microsoft AutoUpdate virus

I'm trying to permanently delete Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) and its annoying prompts, but nothing seems to work. I've followed the instructions from How to remove Microsoft Autoupdate from macOs m1? ...
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How do I ask Siri to tell me what my next Outlook appointment is (just MacBook/MacOS solution, no iPhone)

On my company laptop, all my meetings are in Outlook. How do I ask Siri to tell me what my next Outlook appointment is? I have no iPhone and using the Apple Calendar app is not an option. (because ...
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Powerpoint animations render with black colors on macbook pro m1 2020

I am at wits end as to how to fix this issue with microsoft powerpoint. MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) Powerpoint for Mac - Version 16.55 I am a teaching staff, and sometimes I need to present my ...
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Making an object disappear when you click on it in Keynote

I’m a teacher. I’d like to create a game for my students that we can play on an interactive touch-screen tv. The game is basically a table with each cell covered by a rectangular shape. I would like ...
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How to set MS Powerpoint for Mac 2019 to stop the scale to fit paper when printing?

Recently I find MS Powerpoint for Mac 2019 ignores the scale to fit paper option in print setup and always scale the ppt page to 100% paper size. Currently I change the paper size in print setup to ...
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Keyboard navigation inside Excel modal dialogs

The following dialog is not accepting tab or space to arrows to navigate. How can this be done without resorting to the mouse? Going to the mouse is slow and I sometimes then hit the wrong radio ...
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Outlook Move to Folder very slow

Current setup macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 Microsoft Outlook for Mac 16.54 (for work, part of office 365 subscription) with New Outlook turned on Mail account - an Office 365 account The issue In outlook, I ...
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How to open Excel file on fullscreen by default?

I have MacBooks running macOS Monterey and macOS Sierra. Users send me Excel files through a network folder. When I open those Excel files, I want them to be opened maximized (full screen) by default. ...
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How to make the dialogue in the popup box on spelling errors in Microsoft Word appear again?

The popup box for spelling and punctuation errors on Word no longer shows the correction options for these errors. I found this feature very useful and quick for my academic writing compared to right-...
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Which is the minimum iOS version and iPhone version require to be able to use a virtual background in Microsoft Teams?

Which is the minimum iOS version and iPhone version required to be able to use a virtual background in Microsoft Teams? I see on https://www.windowscentral.com/teams-ios-now-supports-custom-background-...
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How can I set my MS Teams online status to "green" with CLI tools?

I use MS Teams and want to have my status always "green" even if I am 20min away from my MacBook. How can I do this with command line tools (from Homebrew)? I don't want to install a special ...
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It Terminal, when I type `ls Desktop`, I'm seeing temporary Word files randomly

I've never noticed this before, but randomly now in Terminal when I type ls Desktop I see temporary files from Microsoft Word which are prefixed with ~$ and end with: .docx I don't understand where ...
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Residual microsoft data on my iphone?

I'm trying to scan some important documents using my iPhone 11. The built in scanner (in e.g. Notes) doesn't seem to allow me to use a wide view so I'm having to resort to Microsoft Lens. Being the ...
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legitimate software source, or malware?

Needing to upgrade to a 64-bit version of Microsoft Office (in order to upgrade to Mac OS Catalina or Big Sur), I sought out a deal on Office 2019. After paying, I received an email with the ...
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How do I add actions to the ctrl+click or right click menu when using it on a link on Microsoft Outlook?

I'm using the Microsoft Outlook Mac client to read work email. Sometimes I want to open links in my default browser, and sometimes I want to open them in a different browser. When I right-click on a ...
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