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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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How do you copy a meeting in Outlook 2016 on Mac

How do I copy a meeting in Outlook 2016 on Mac? On PC you just use Copy/Paste. On Mac, all the Edit commands are disabled when you select a meeting in the Outlook calendar. I spend time setting up ...
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Exchange contact hidden in Address Book

I just added my Office 365 account via Exchange on my new MacBook Pro. After adding the account. I went into the Address Book app and saw that the global address list is empty. If I search for a ...
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Microsoft Word: documents won't stay pinned

I'm using Microsoft Word for Mac (version 16.15) on a Macbook Pro (Sierra version 10.12.6). One annoying thing I've noticed is that in File->Recent, there's a place for Pinned documents, and I've ...
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Office 2011: Exporting DOCX to PDF ignores explicitly set title in document properties

Not a critical issue but very annoying. I export my resume from docx to pdf. No rocket science. I explicitly set title via File -> Properties: Unfortunately the info window of exported PDF keeps ...
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Outlook for Mac 2016: How to write a rule to categorize based on body content

Outlook appears to have a rule allowing a message to be acted on based on content, but I have not been able to generate the magic incantation to get it to work. My goal is to get messages containing ...
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Is there something like macros in Outlook 2016 on Mac?

In Outlook on Windows I have a VBA script that moves one or more messages from Inbox to a folder, attached to a keyboard shortcut that I use to very quickly move hundreds of emails to where I want ...
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How to display equations with LaTeX-style font in Word Mac 2011

I'm trying to recreate the look of a LaTeX document in Word Mac 2011 and I was wondering it anyone had tips on implementing math fonts such as Latin Modern in the equation editor. Specifically, my ...
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How to schedule send/receive in Outlook for Mac using Exchange Account

How can I turn off automatic incoming emails and instead receive new emails on a schedule only? For example, new emails at 10AM and 2PM. Version: Outlook for Mac 16.13.1 Server Type: outlook....
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MS Outlook Version 16.16 doesn't show calendar event reminders

For some or other reason MS Outlook doesn't show reminders when calendar events occur. Generally, my meetings' reminders are configured for 15 minutes before events occur, however I never ever get ...
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Mac equivalent of ALT+010 for Windows (Replace Carriage Return/Line Breaks)

I'm trying to do a find and replace in Excel 2016 for Mac, to replace all line breaks with a space. On Windows I'd do CTRL+R for find and replace, then hold the alt key and type 010 which would ...
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Reverse scroll wheel in MS word mac 16

Okay, here are my specs: Model Identifier: MacBookPro 11,4 System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G65) Word version 16.16 (office 365 sub) Basically, when I want to scroll, I use my scroll wheel up and ...
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How to restrict language in Microsoft Word 2016

Is there a way I can restrict a document to a specific language even if the keyboard language for the whole system is changed? I use only a particular RTL language for a certain Word document, but I ...
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Office lock files on SMB share seem to still be present after Office is closed

One of our Mac user (macOS 10.12.6) is working together with some other guys who use Windows. The data they are working on resides on a central server which the Mac guy connects to via SMB. Microsoft ...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac: Column View with Reading Pane on right

How do you get the reading pane on the right while retaining a column view of emails in the centre? Whenever I turn on the reading pane to show on the right side, the email list changes from Column ...
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Images are intermittently distorted when copy-pasted into Power Point

This is just a small addition to an existing topic, but it's driving me crazy and I don't see an answer anywhere, or have time to gain user points. I reluctantly switched to High Sierra recently on my ...
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How to extract PDFs attached to a Word document?

I have a Word document with several PDFs embedded in it. However, if I open it in Pages, the PDF links don't open the PDFs; they are just images. How can I 'extract' the PDFs from the Word document?
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handout versions of multiple PowerPoint files as PDF files

Using PowerPoint 16.15 on Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.15... I have a folder of PPT files. I would like to save them as PDF files, the layout being Handouts (6 per page) and the output being black and ...
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Automator to get PDF Annotations and export to Excel

I'm trying to make a macOS service using Automator to extract PDF annotations and get the information into an Excel file. I can successfully get the annotations from a PDF, and export them to a text ...
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Dropbox: Remove “filename.docx” from everyone's Dropbox account and all devices? When it's synced

Forgive me if this is the wrong place: Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.13.5 (17F77) Getting the following message every time I move a folder around. Remove "filename....
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Does Outlook 2016 have a Quick Look plug-in?

Spotlight displays nonsensical text when a contact or email message is previewed in Spotlight. Does Outlook 2016 have a Quick Look plug-in or has my installation of Outlook 2016 (16.14.1) been ...
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Run an AppleScript .app from Excel 2016 button on Mac

I have an AppleScript .app file that opens a Word document. I have created a button in Excel 2016 that assigns a file name to a variable. I would like to be able to pass this filename to an ...
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Will deleting my HD and reinstalling macOS delete apps?

I'm selling my MacBook to a friend and obviously want to return it to its newborn state before I do so, following the steps outlined in the Apple support article, What to do before you sell or give ...
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Refuse to install fonts in MS Word Docs

When opening one of my documents in Word 2015 (15.17.1) on MacOS 10.13.2, I'm asked to download a series of fonts including: STHeiti and Osaka. I know I could have these fonts installed to make word ...
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IMAP Problem for Gmail with Microsoft Outlook & iOS 11.4

I'm using Microsoft Outlook mobile app on my iPhone x and iPad Pro. After upgrading the version 11.4 for iOS, I have some sync and notificaiton problems with Gmail on Outlook. Some new mails notifies ...
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Apple Mail: How to semi-automatically forward an email with default text and recipients

i converted recently from windows, and i do a lot of email dispatching, which i did in outlook with quick steps. I could mark an email, hit a button for team A, and a fowarded email was composed with ...
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Word document Read Mode

I'm doing a presentation and have my notes on my iPad. My notes are typed up in Word and sync'd using the OneDrive app. When I view the document in OneDrive, it opens it in a "read only" mode, which ...
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Applescript for automating MS Word for Mac feature: add quote mark wrapper to unformatted text paste

The post below from 2011 gave a really good script for pasting unformatted text into Word for Mac. How can one create a shortcut for pasting unformatted text in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac? I'm a ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts not working for Excel contextual menu item

I want to bind control-option-command-F to "Filter by Selected Cell's Value", a contextual menu item in Excel. As you can see in the screenshot it appears to be associated with the correct menu item, ...
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Office 365 Archiving with Apple Mail.App

Office 365 provides Outlook for the Mac, but not everyone enjoys the (enter sarcastic voice here) grandeur (End sarcastic voice) of MS products. Because of this, I am forced to administrate with MS ...
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Shortcut to unindent in Powerpoint

In many applications shift-tab will unindent: but it just indents further on powerpoint. What is the shortcut?
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Separating emails by commas in Outlook 2016 Mac

How can I get Outlook 2016 for Mac to allow separating entered email addresses by commas instead of semicolons? I have found directions for how to do this on Windows, but I have not been able to ...
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mac professional apple

I am having trouble with a specific email addresses, every time I try to open email from this company, I get the dreaded red strikethrough https and x-ed out padlock, with dire warnings about an ...
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How to insert the document to the end of the Word doc instead of the beginning?

I have finally figured out how to insert a Word document in to another Word document using AppleScript, but the code below adds it at the beginning of the document instead of the end (assuming, of ...
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How to get the range of text object in a Word Doc that includes a link?

I'm unable to get the range of a document if said document contains a link. I can get the range of a text object in a Word doc when it does not have a link, but if the Word doc has a link, the range I ...
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Using MathType on macOS High Sierra results in poor print quality

I am a MathType (6.7) user on a Mac using MS Word (14.7.2) in Office 2011. I recently upgraded macOS to High Sierra 10.13.4, causing an unresolved problem with MathType. Namely, when an equation is ...
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OSX Powerpoint 2011 Pagination

The code for pagination in the footer is: ‹#› Is there a similar code for the total number of slides in the file? The goal is to have the footer include the number of slides in the deck: i.e. 5 of ...
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How do you remove header and footer in Word 2011?

I have found the ribbon/menu option where you can work with your header and footer but according to Google there should be a "None" option you should use if you don't want any header or footer at all -...
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How do I reply to a mail with in-line comments on iOS?

When I answer emails from outlook on my PC I can add in-line answers to questions I’m asked and it automatically add my initials inside brackets when I click “enter” like so: What is the weather ...
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Is there anyway to stop Microsoft Office 2016 on macOS prompting for update?

I want to stop this prompt: Normally I’d encourage people to keep their system / app up-to-date, but there is only one word that can describe what Microsoft had done in Office for Mac: catastrophe. ...
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How to filter meeting invitations/updates into a separate folder in MS Outlook?

I get a lot of meeting invites and would like to move them to a separate Outlook folder. How can I do this in Outlook 2016 for Mac?
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Outlook for Mac 2016, Gmail accounts and Smart Folder / Search showing message more than once

Environment OS: macOS 10.13.4 Application: Outlook for Mac 2016 (Insider Slow and Insider Fast) Accounts: Gmail Accounts I'm switching from Apple Mail to Outlook for Mac 2016. In doing so, I ...
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Outlook app won't archive emails on gmail account

Recently I've installed the Outlook app on my iPhone. It looks great, it works great but there's an issue with Gmail: whenever I press 'archive' button on an email, it goes away from the list of ...
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MS Office default window size for existing documents

Where can I set (or reset) the default Window Size for an MS Office Document? I'm on OSX High Sierra using Office 2016, and when I open a Word or Excel file from Finder, it opens on a small window, ...
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MS Word documents changing to .cpio files and then to .zip files

I really need help with this issue: whenever I try to open a word document file from my Mac, the archive utility application opens up and turns the .doc file into a .cpio file and if I click on that ...
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Attempting to use a an IF formula to dynamically copy cell contents given the presence of a specific value

I need to duplicate cells from one worksheet to another if the associated record [row] contains a given word. Say row 2 has "foo" in cell A, I would like to duplicate all the cells in that row to ...
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New Outlook Email Item Shortcut

I am looking for a way to create a keyboard shortcut or an icon I can click on that will simply open a blank Outlook email. I found several solutions for Windows but I need to do this for my Mac. I'...
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How to insert a Word (or cvs) document or Video file to a Word document with AppleScript?

As I continue to develop a larger script (which is working but for this), I can't figure out how to insert a file into a Word document using Applescript. I can insert a picture, but if the file is a ...
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How to set the style in text string of MS Word via AppleScript?

I would like to find a way to change the style to heading1 of a particular text string that I'm adding in an MS Word document using Applescript, but after hours of searching, and looking at the ...
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cannot associate csv file with excel

I have multiple versions of Microsoft Office installed because who knows when I'll have to open some old version of a file that may not work well in newest Office. I want csv files to open in the ...
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Blank rows/ spaces when copying and pasting from Excel to Keynote Chart

When I copy from Excel for Mac (version 16.11), and paste into Keynote (version 7.3.1), the formatting jumps every time. This means I have to paste individual cells one by one instead of the whole ...