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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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Search Issues on MacOS [duplicate]

For the past 2-3 months, I am having a weird issue on my Macbook Air. I was hoping if someone here can help me out. First, spotlight stopped searching on my mac. In the picture below, I am searching ...
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Syncing and deleting categories in Outlook?

I created a bunch of Outlook categories via AppleScript using the following command: make new category with properties {name:"Snooze2", color:"blue"} These new categories work as expected, but don't ...
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iTunes Sync Calendars does not show Outlook

I want to sync my iPhone calendars with Outlook via iTunes. Here are the instructions from Microsoft support Office, which require iTunes. Step four says: Under Calendars, click Sync calendars ...
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Global keyboard shortcut doesn't work in Outlook

I set up a global keyboard shortcut (in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Text) to replace //n with the rather lengthy domain name of my company. This works in most apps, but not in all. For example,...
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How can I change the theme (red) color of PowerPoint for Mac?

For example in the picture, the theme color of the PowerPoint is red. How can I change it to e.g. black/blue? There is no option in MS Office to do this, but how about Mac system?
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MS Office: Retrieve documents saved to “User Templates”

Sometimes, seemingly at random, when I go to save a Word document I'm working on, the "Save As" defaults to "User Templates" instead of "Docs". Sometimes I don't notice its done that and I just hit "...
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Is it OK to install one Office 2019 license on both Mac and Windows?

I have purchased a standalone version of Office 2019 for my Mac. So far so good. I also have a spare Windows 10 notebook and would like to occasionally run Office apps on it (not at the same time as ...
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OneNote seems stuck with keychain. Can't log in

This is what happened: I upgraded my passwords on different services, including Microsoft's, which I only use it to work with OneNote. As expected, all apps with login changes asked me to re-login, no ...
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Can I create fonts drawn as outlined in Word 16 for Mac?

I'm trying to make some colouring in pages for my daughter, and want to make a large letter per page for her to colour in. On Windows I could select a letter, choose font and there's an outline ...
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.smbdelete files from Word 2016 for Mac on Mac OS 10.13 file server

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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How to permanently turn off autocorrect in Office programs on macOS

So I am aware that my question is quite similar to this one but I don't think it's completely the same issue. I have: Turned autocorrect off in the macOS settings (Preferences -> Keyboard). Turned ...
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Removing numerous ‘homepage’ entries from Contacts.app with AppleScript extremely slow

A syncing issue with Outlook left me with hundreds, if not thousands of duplicate contacts. After managing to merge duplicates without Contacts crashing, I was left with 177 contacts, most of which ...
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Outlook 2016 Search no results 16.16.8

We've been having a issue at our work where a handful of users have a problem with the search in Outlook 2016 for Mac. We have tried re-indexing their Spotlight. Doesn't resolve the problem. We have ...
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Installing legacy Microsoft Office 2008 on macOS Sierra

After leaving a company that supplied MS-Office 365, I removed it from my Applications folder according to instructions from the IT support. All seemed to go well. I've preserved the deleted files on ...
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How to start a line chart at 0 in excel

I am in dire need of a solution for the Break Even chart that i have created using Microsoft Excel. Can anyone please tell me how to start the blue line (NPV of all benefits) from 0 instead of Year 0. ...
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I can’t get outlook app to load. It has the cloud. My Apple ID is active with facial recognition

I can’t get the Outlook app to load on my phone I have a cloud icon when I search for outlook in the iOS App Store. I have the app loaded on my iPad. I have my Apple ID loaded with facial ...
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Is there a way to manage/access Google Tasks from Outlook on Mac?

I'd like to use Outlook for Mac with my GSuite account. On PC, Google has a gsync utility that allows me to manage tasks from within Outlook. I don't see the equivalent feature/functionality in ...
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Recover MS Word disappeared files

Using MacOS High Sierra while had 6-7 unsaved word(V-16.23) document where I was working on. coz of my processor fan speed, I tried to check the 'Activity Monitor'. and found WindowServer is using ...
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How to fix Outlook for Mac search

Microsoft Outlook for Mac (version 16.21) is frequently unable to find email messages using the search feature, even in the case of emails that were sent relatively recently. I presume that the search ...
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Problem installing IguanaTex on Mac (can't find `.dylib` file)

I'm trying to install an experimental version of IguanaTex on my Mac. I'm stuck and need some help. Here are the directions: install AppleScript (IguanaTex.scpt) mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ ...
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Outlook to iPhone contact synchronisation

I ran into a weird problem involving the synchronisation of contacts between Outlook (on a Windows Computer), an iPhone and an iPad. It all began when I had to do a couple of changes to a number of ...
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Force Outlook for Mac to sync

I am trying to sync a 60GB mailbox on Outlook for Mac v15 over a VPN connection. Sometimes the VPN drops out and the sync is interrupted. When I come back to it and check the Sync Status window, it ...
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How do I open a OneDrive file in Preview using Applescript?

How do I open a OneDrive for Business file using Preview using Applescript? I’ve tried this so far: tell application "Preview" to open POSIX file "Users/myname/One Drive - MySchoolOrCompany/path/to/...
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Trouble editing and writing on a presentation using Powerpoint for iPad

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I created on my Mac and have moved (using iTunes File Transfer) to my 1st-generation iPad Mini running iOS 9.3.5. When I launch my Powerpoint app on the iPad, ...
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How to put page numbers on the left of the Microsoft Word TOC?

How can I customize a TOC (Table of Contents, or Summary) with Microsoft Word, and put page numbers on the left. Like this: 3 ..... Chapter 1 12 ..... Chapter 2 99 ..... Chapter 3
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Export Entourage Database files

I have a customer who has used Entourage 2008 on High Sierra for his email. Entourage 2008 has since stopped working. So I can't natively export to mbox. I have since installed office 365 for his ...
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February 2019 Microsoft Office Update

Recently I installed the suggested Microsoft Updates on my MacBook. The first time I opened and attempted to use Excel and Word the apps requested that I sign-in. It is not finding an account under ...
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Why can't save PDF Files via VBA in Excel 2013 for Mac

I want to save PDFs via Excel VBA. My script works on Excel 2011 and also on Excel 2016 - but not on Excel 2013 :( Here is my code for the path depending on the version: Function getPDfPath(name As ...
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MS Office on the App Store: will it work with an existing 365 subscription?

Microsoft's Office apps have recently become available on the App Store. Can I use my existing Office 365 for Business subscription with these apps?
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Procedure to Upgrade SSD without borking-up MS-Office License [duplicate]

I have upgraded a Macbook 500GB to a 128GB SSD. MS-Office 2011 detected the change and the licensing failed. I would like to avoid this problem in the future if at all possible. I would like to ...
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PowerPoint's save as PDF in AppleScript results in print job

I have a small AppleScript to save a PowerPoint pptx file as PDF from command line. I use the script every 6 months, and last autumn it still worked. But today I run into problems. I updated to 10.14 ...
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Is there a workaround for the Outlook for Mac calendar permissions bug?

As discussed here and here, Outlook for Mac users cannot load any other Outlook user's calendar if the latter user's permissions are set to show "Free/Busy Only"; they can only load Outlook calendars ...
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How to make Outlook to go to the next unread email when deleting emails

When deleting emails in Apple Mail it will automagically move the focus to the next unread email, basically it moves the focus up one line. When deleting emails in Outlook for Mac it keeps the focus ...
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What is the difference between OneDrive from AppStore and standalone installer

Right now there two options for installing OneDrive: Install from the AppStore Download and install a standalone installer What is the difference between the two if any? (but then why there are two ...
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Why Microsoft recommends restart after Office removal?

On Microsoft Office Support website: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/uninstall-office-for-mac-eefa1199-5b58-43af-8a3d-b73dc1a8cae3 the last step of uninstallation of Office recommends ...
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PowerPoint on Mac reducing quality of images when set to keep full size/quality

I am trying to insert graphs from Prism to PowerPoint on Mac. Regardless of the way I export graphs from Prism (pdf, TIFF, JPEG etc), they lose quality as soon as they are added to the PowerPoint (...
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Blank lines appearing in a CSV exported from Excel, only on 1 Mac, other Macs don't see them

My colleague and I both use Macbook Pros on the latest Mac OS. He exports CSV files from MS Excel for Mac and sends them to me, but when I receive them I open them in a text editor and there are ...
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Mac Numbers equivalent to Microsoft Excel's Control+Arrow Keyboard Shortcut

Is there a feature in the MacOS Numbers application that allows me to jump to non-empty cells? In Excel if I hold the control key and press any of the keys ←↑→ or ↓ the cursor will navigate to the ...
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How do I remove Outlook mail from Spotlight?

I primarily use Mail.app for my Exchange mail account. But I need to keep Outlook around for those rare cases I need it (for instance editing distribution lists on the server). But this makes ...
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How do you change the Export DPI of Microsoft PowerPoint?

Office 2016 has on option in the Windows version to alter the export-DPI of PowerPoint by editing a registry key, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options Where would I ...
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Automator Workflow or Apple Script to move files

I've got a MS Excel Macro enable file that reformats a csv file to a particular format and writes a new file to a folder in /use/library/group containers. It has to write it here because of the ...
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Applescript Powerpoint to create a new presentation from selected slides

I'm having a hard time believing this isn't a command directly in Powerpoint, seeing as the one thing I hear more than anything is "can you send me just that slide?". But MS isn't exactly known for ...
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How to have Farsi/Persian font in a single column of Numbers

I've got a spreadsheet in Numbers which was a .xlsx file previously. In Windows I used to have one the columns of this spreadsheet to be shown in a Farsi/Persian/Iranian font. This column is only ...
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How can I remove 'Dark Mode' from Ms Office apps without disabling it across macOS?

I am running macOS Mojave and have Dark Mode set as my default appearance in Apple > System Preferences > General. I recently updated MS Office on my Mac and the latest MS Office update (i.e. version ...
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Outlook signature corrupted

My Outlook for Mac signature has been displaying fine up until about 3 days ago. Potentially there was an update to MS Office around this time. I noticed that my signature in new emails and replies ...
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Change equations to use comma instead of points

I have a document with a lot of equations using the English notation for numbers, i.e., dots for separating decimals, like: 10.22 22.33 I am translating that to Portuguese that uses commas. So I ...
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can't access scroll menu MS Office

I am having an issue with MS Office (version 15.21.1, 2016) after upgrading to Mojave (version 10.14.1). Whenever I click on an item box which is supposed to give selection via scroll (e.g. click on ...
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Add-in error while adding an word add-in on mac

It shows an add-in error message while adding any add-in in ms word 2016 on mac.Attached a screenshot regarding the same error. Is there a way to clear the error and have one extension load?
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How can I set dark mode for Word documents

Microsoft recently released the Dark Mode for MS Office for Mac. While the Dark Mode sets the interface to dark color palette, the page area itself still remains white and the text is black. How can ...
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Is there a way to view/edit Outlook for Mac's SQLite database to edit the signature file?

I am looking to edit the file or reference that is used in the SQLite database that Outlook uses on the Mac. Instead of having to copy and paste an HTML signature in the Outlook program, I would like ...