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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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Microsoft Word for Mac - crazy keyboard response in review comments

Problem: I am reviewing a Word document using tracked changes and inserted comments. Halfway through the process, I can no longer type normally in the inserted comments. Each time I hit a specific ...
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Mac Excel won't recognize Spanish/Portuguese accents (UTF8 or ANSI)

I'm working with Excel to open a delimited (tabbed) txt file that contains Portuguese and Spanish accents. As you can see below, in the third row there is a title "Último Año" that is correct. ...
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OneDrive for Mac crashes

I have a Macbook pro with the Mojave OS 10.14.1 I have installed Onedrive (two accounts, 1 academic and 1 personal) and they used to work fine for more than a year. Suddenly, Academic Onedrive (...
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MS Office 365 won't install on MacBook Pro running Mac OS X El Capitan

I have downloaded the installer package to reinstall Office 365 on my MacBook Pro which runs on El Capitan 10.11.6 as recommended in a previous question: How to find an older version of Microsoft ...
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How to batch import images (one per slide) into a PowerPoint 2016 Mac document

I am looking to import 400 separate eps files into a PowerPoint 2016 template, one per page. I have to do this monthly. Some notes: They must be EPS files, as they contain text, and the EPS files ...
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How do I insert a TAB character/indent/stop in Microsoft OneNote reliably, without creating a table?

Microsoft OneNote for macOS is inconsistent when using the TAB key: Sometimes it will create a new column when inside a table. Sometimes it will create a new row when inside a table. sometimes it ...
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MS Word - Why tables are pasted as text?

I have a table that is 1x1. Inside that table I have some text and an equation. I hover the mouse over the table and the icon that is a cross with arrows to all directions appear. I click that and ...
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Is it possible to recover an Office 2011 key from a serial number [duplicate]

A Macbook air was purchased in 2012 from Bestbuy. The receipt indicates Microsoft office was purchased: HARDWARE/SOFTWARE You purchased the following: OFFICE MAC HOME STUDENT 2011 P Serial Nbr:: ...
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MS Word: How do I align the over braces of this equation?

How do I align the over braces of this equation in word, from this into this I would like all parenthesis the same height but I think this is asking for too much... 😃
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MacOS Widgets and Microsoft Outlook

I use Outlook 16.16 for Mac. when I swipe from the right hand edge on my trackpad, I see two tabs. One is "today" and second one is "notifications". In the today tab I see a widget for calendar ...
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This application requires iOS XX.x or later [duplicate]

Ages ago, if I tried to install an app on an older version of iOS, it would alert you and allow you to install the last release of the app for the iOS you are on. But when I tried again today at work ...
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MS Word for Mac: How to make all equations aligned to the left of the document and NON italic by default

I am writing a doc with thousands of equations. Every time I create a new equation it is centered horizontally on the document and the Cambria Math font is italic. How do I make by default all new ...
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How to format cases properly in MS Word? I am desperate

I am trying to add a case using the equations of MS Word. These are two different ways I have tried. The first one was obtained by adding a left Curly Brace, then a 3 row by 1 column matrix. I have ...
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Office 2011 asks for product key after upgrading to SSD Superduper

MS-Office has detected that the HDD has been upgraded to a SSD and is now read only until the Product Key is entered. Is the product key in one of the files, which can be read? How can the product ...
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Equations in Word always mangled

I have a document with thousands of equations in Word 16.17. From times to times these equations display like this I scroll up and down and sometimes the equations get fixed. Is there a way to ...
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Hidden ‘in use’ file preventing Office MAC 2011 uninstall

I am moving from Mac Office 2011 to Office 365. After running the uninstaller, An invisible file in the Excel package, Microsoft Office > Microsoft Excel > Contents > Resources > En.lproj > Help > Art ...
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Is it possible to create files directly in Folders? [duplicate]

I have just bought a MacBook and recently switched from Windows OS. Let's take the example of Microsoft Word documents. In Windows OS, I have a habit of making my MS Word files in the destination ...
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How can I create text-based aliases? (Local hyperlinks?)

I need to use deeply-buried files/folders on a hard disk at work. I can create aliases, which is helpful. An alias gives me an icon that I can double-click to open the original. But I would like to ...
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Is there a way to save a macro in word, not inside the document?

I have created a few macros that I want to apply to several docs. Every time I open a doc, I have to copy the macro to the document to run it. Is there a way to store that macro in a global library ...
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How do I make all equations in a document not italic?

Word makes all my equations italic. Is there a way to make them non-italic so any current equation and future ones will be created with regular Cambria text? I am using Word 16.17 on Mojave.
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How to change the text color in an Excel shape?

I am trying to change the text color specifically for a diamond. The background fill defaults unfortunately to blue -which I changed to white .. which is the same color as their choice for text . ...
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How do I get Outlook (MSN) mail to work on iOS on my new Phone?

I recently upgraded my iPhone and, as usually, all of my e-mail accounts transferred seamlessly when I restored my settings from a recent backup. All except my msn.com account. In this account's inbox ...
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Editing an outlook message on the iPhone

It appears that when I edit a message on the iPhone send it out to someone to read in the Outlook client, they don't see my edits? How do I fix this? We tested this a few times and seems to be ...
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.smbdelete files on High Sierra server vs Save in MS Word 2016 on Mojave

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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Remove graphic from background of PowerPoint slides

I have an old slide deck and can not discover where a graphic "lives" in it. In the screenshot here we can see the Slide Master being edited - and specifically the Footer area. The scala logo graphic ...
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Office 2016 activation issue after migration to a new computer

After migrating to a new computer when trying to active Office 2016 I'm getting the following error message: Another account from the same organization is already signed in. To switch accounts, ...
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Apple script fail on copying attachment from Outlook

I'm trying to copy all the attachments that I received from a certain sender (scanner) to a folder. I'm using Outlook and I've tried to write a script to do the job. It fails on saving the file with ...
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Importing text into PowerPoint drops all text into a single field instead of multiple slides

The most detailed "how-to" that I could find https://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/pptblog/import-text-from-word-or-notepad/ tells us to Open a Word or Notepad document. Type the content if you haven’t ...
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Why does powerpoint go to different page when I don't touch my mac?

On my Mac (specs below) MS Powerpoint (specs below) behaves very strange: It goes to a different page (page-up or page-down) on its own. Even when my Mac is not connected to power source (so no ...
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Copy from excel to URL

I'm doing my first applescript. I want to copy a short text (that's a website) from excel into the Pingdom Tools Speed Test. In the long run I want it to do it with a lot of different texts - but ...
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View Message in Full screen for Outlook for Mac 16

Outlook for Mac supports Full Screen since 2016. When I click/view a message, it is shown in 'focus' mode, only on a partial, center part of the screen. Is it possible to make the message visible on ...
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Opening .doc from Mac Classic on a modern computer

I have an old Macintosh Classic running Mac OS 7.0.3. It has Word 5 installed on it and contains a some .doc files created within it. The documents are in Czech language and contain letters like ěšč ...
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Excel Comments Not Appearing on Hover

I'm using Excel version 16.17 on by MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave and when I hover over comments they no longer appear. The problem just started in the past two weeks. I now have to manually show ...
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New Macbook and Outlook online discarding messages

I think this is related to the keyboard but it has been happening for 2 weeks but I cannot isolate the issue. I will be in the web version of Outlook on Office 365 in Firefox and when typing a ...
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In Mac Excel, how can I replace with newline?

In Mac Excel, how can I replace with newline? Ex: Finds all AAA BBB and replace all with AAA BBB Please any help would be highly appreciated.
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How to access the Selection Tool / Select Objects in Excel 2016?

I have found various instructions about Select Objects - apparently from earlier versions of Excel for Mac - but they do not seem to exist in this version. From the official microsoft docs: https://...
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Keyboard shortcut to shift a selected region in Excel

I would like to shift just the highlighted region down in order to insert a row just within that table - but not on the entire row (which contains other tables) This is a common operation: is there a ...
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Sorry, PowerPoint can't read <file name.>.pptx error when trying to open a powerpoint autorecovery file

I was working on a powerpoint today, and then my document wouldn't let me save, and I ended up overwriting the file with a blank presentation. I don't remember the details of how that happened, but ...
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Selecting an entire column via the keyboard shortcut in Excel 2016 is not working

From the following reference - in order to select an entire row or column: https://exceljet.net/lessons/shortcuts-to-insertdelete-rows-and-columns You can select an entire row with shift and the ...
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How to uninstall "Microsoft AU Daemon” from my macOS machine?

How do I completely remove "Microsoft AU Daemon” from my macOS machine? I don't want to disable it. I want to remove it completely from my computer.
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10699 for the file …/poop.docx

MS Word is no longer opening on my sierra 10.12.6. When I did open ./filename.docx it gave me an error LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10699 for the file .../poop.docx. Excel and powerpoint ...
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Keychain is getting crazy

I am not able to login to my either to OneDrive or my email on outlook.
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Header image disappears when printing file as docx, but is fine as doc

When trying to print a docx file from Word 2011, a header image disappears. If I save the file as a doc file, it prints just fine. I am on OS 10.10 and the printer is a Brother HL-L2370DW. I have ...
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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 ...