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 to replace newline in Excel for Mac

As it seems there are suggestions for how to replace a character or a string with newline in Excel for Mac, like this one. But trying to reverse the process does not work; e.g., to type CTRL+J or ALT+...
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Outlook on Mac: Move email messages between different accounts

I am using a Macbook with Outlook, with three mail accounts configured. I want to be able to move an email from one account with drag & drop to another mail account in the left sidebar. This works ...
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Stop autocorrect in Microsoft Office changing custom symbols to emoji

I have set up a number of custom shortcuts for math/logic symbols to use in Word and OneNote, including the left/right arrow ↔. This works in OneNote, but I also need it to work in Word, but it keeps ...
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How to set the default folder for saving a Word document when the option is missing in File Locations?

I want to set the default path or folder for saving Word documents, which should be possible according to an answer to How can I change the default save location of Office for Mac?. However when ...
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Mac outlook reminders always late

Just reiterating a few locked threads that I found reporting the same issue but without any solution/conclusion: Calendar reminders - noticeable delay Calendar reminders in Outlook for Mac v15.3 show ...
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Copy a table in a Microsoft Word document, using AppleScript

I have several hundred MS Word documents containing a single table in each. I need to copy the table, paste into Preview and save as jpeg. I can get Word to find the table, but cannot get the "...
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Teams meeting link gets stripped from calendar entry when accepting in Apple Mail.app (connected as Exchange account)

I have an email account connected via Exchange integration in Apple Mail.app and Calendar.app I activated all sychronizations (mail, calendar, notes etc.) Now when I receive an Outlook meeting ...
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How to make pages/word documents open in preview first?

As you know word documents open by default in pages, and it takes time to do that. Is there any way I can make those documents open in preview first? (plus any other kind of document that you may know)...
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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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Is there a way to copy the HTML out of an Outlook email?

The scenario is that I often get outlook emails sent to me with content that I need to paste into an HTML formatted newsletter. A lot of this formatting is minor...namely bolded text and hyperlinks. I'...
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How to uninstall Zoom outlook client from outlook 365 from Mac

I have searched everywhere but cannot find any way to remove this Outlook addin. It is a very annoying and keep on sending update alerts every 5 minutes. I have contacted the MS Office Support and ...
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How to get Pages 10.3.9, running on iOS 14.4, to show non-breaking hyphens as hyphens rather than as nothing?

When I create .doc files using Word 2003 on my laptop (Windows 10 Pro), they open fine using Pages 10.3.9 on my iPhone (iOS 14.4), except for one annoyance. This is that Pages simply won't show non-...
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How to edit and save documents on an iPhone (iOS 14.4) using MS Word without “signing in” to Microsoft?

When I create and write a document on my laptop using Word 2003 on Windows 10 Pro and then save it on my iPhone which runs iOS 14, I can read it using Word on the iPhone but that program asks me to &...
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ipad contacts to outlook app

I have an ipad pro and wish to use the free Outlook app for mail rather than Apple Mail. How can I import the contacts from the ipad's contact list to the outlook app?
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How to restore Microsoft To Do from TimeMachine?

Due to something crazy happening I lost all of my todos in Microsoft To Do. I have TimeMachine backups but am not having any luck getting a restore to work. I've found ~/Library/Containers/Microsoft ...
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How do I disable smart quotes, apostrophes in Mac Outlook 2011?

In Mac Outlook 2011, when I type a message that contains an apostrophe or a quotation mark, Outlook corrects it to a "smart" apostrophe or a "smart" quotation mark, and I'd rather it didn't. Is ...
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AppleScript script to Save MS Outlook Attachments with the File Extension Added in the Middle of the File Name (On a Mac Computer)

I would like to save the mail attachment but to also include the file extension string (e.g. PDF) in the middle of the file name, e.g., This_is_my_PDF_document.pdf instead of This_is_my_document.pdf. ...
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What is causing Word to start selecting text while I type?

Periodically while typing in Word on a 2019 MacBook Pro, my keystrokes are captured by some sort of search mode that causes them to select text instead. In the example below, while I was typing "...
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Microsoft Office on Mac Book Air

I used to have Microsoft Office on MacBook Pro. Now I bought MacBook Air. what do you suggest to download and where from? I need to open my files that I created in my previous Mac and of course the ...
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How to fix Run-time error 53 every time I open a document in Word or a worksheet in Excel on Big Sur?

Since I installed macOS Big Sur, I have run into this problem every time I opened a document using Word or a worksheet using Excel or a slide show in PowerPoint: Run-time error '53': File not found: ...
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Applescript Microsoft Outlook Forwarder

So I'm new at Applescript and am trying to create a script to forward emails sent to a specific recipient in a specific folder in Outlook. It's failing for some reason but doesn't throw any errors so ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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How to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx files

Is there a way to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx (Word) files? How do you do it? I'm wondering because I do not have access to Microsoft Word and this is the preferred format for ...
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MS Office 365 Outlook Calendar really slow

I am facing a problem with my Outlook, specifically the calendar. When I open it, it takes around 10-15 seconds to load. Every time. This is extremely frustrating and I need to fix it. I run an Apple ...
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Mail.app - keyboard shortcuts to move mail and jump to folder

I'm coming to Mail.app with a background using both Outlook (on the PC) and GMail. In every mail client I've used, there are easy keyboard shortcuts to do these: jump to any folder I want, just by ...
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How to import text to columns and import numbers to text in macOS Numbers?

Windows Excel allows me to paste a body of text and in the bottom right corner of the pasted content, a menu prompt will pop up that can initiate the "Text Import Wizard" to import delimited ...
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Full screen mode but just within window

Is it possible to use Full Screen mode, but keep it limited to the size of the window? As an example, if I am on a Zoom call, I might want to share a PowerPoint in Full Screen/Presenter mode, but ...
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Saving documents from Word directly to SMB share makes them invisible

When saving a Microsoft Word document directly to a SMB share which was mounted using a bookmark and authenticated with an Open Directory "Network User Account", the saved document becomes ...
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Convert text copied from Microsoft Word to Markdown formatting in VS Code

I am trying to find a solution to convert text copied from Microsoft Word on macOS to Markdown syntax when pasting in VS Code. A common use case is converting multilevel bulleted lists. Example of ...
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Outlook 2016 shared calendar doesn't show appointments

I'm using Outlook 2016 on my mac connecting to office 365. I can add shared calendars fine, and most calendars work absolutely without an issue for calendars that have permissions set to User = ...
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Access chat in Microsoft Teams after meeting

Is there any way to access chats after a meeting in Microsoft Teams? I have some kind of MS Teams app on my macbook. I use it to join a MS Teams meeting when I'm invited to one. However, it is not the ...
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How can I change the default programs that open Outlook email attachments?

On my MacOS Catalina I chose already to always open JSON files with VSCode. This works from Finder. But from Outlook (for Mac v16.35), when I get receive an email with a JSON attachment, the file ...
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Drag open Excel or Word file into Mail as an attachment

Say I have an Excel file open and a new Mail message open. If I want to attach the Excel file to the email, my usual approach is to locate the file in Finder, and drag the file icon into the Mail ...
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Can't open file Excel for Mac

first query here. I'm being driven crazy by not being able to open one file from thousands. I'm using MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 & Excel for Mac 16.4. When upgrading from Office 2011 every time I ...
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How can I make word for mac docs open in front of the current application, not behind

Before I upgraded to Big Sur my word docs used to open in front of whatever application I was using, e.g. Finder, Mail. Now when I open a Word doc from Finder or a Mac Mail attachment it opens behind ...
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Script for compressing Files within Outlook

To prefice, I have no background in scripting whatsoever I'm trying to create a script that goes into the directory for Outlook and compresses files that are taking up a lot of space. I was able to ...
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Replace Mail Attachments with Links to OneDrive

I am using Apple Mail and I want all the attachments in my inbox to be uploaded to OneDrive and the attachments replaced by links. I found a plugin on Windows Outlook that works; the plugin replaces ...
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Where is the “raw query” search option in the “New Outlook” for Mac interface (O365)

I'm using a work machine (Catalina) with an Office 365 subscription and gave the "New Outlook" toggle (Outlook 16.45) a go, however, I'm not finding any of the "advanced" search ...
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“Look up & data detectors” not working in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Google Chrome PDF

I'm learning English as a foreign language, so I often need to look up words by force-clicking. Most of the time, this brings up a window that shows the dictionary definition of that word. However, ...
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Outlook and Google Drive stopped syncing on my MacBook Pro

My Outlook and Google Drive have stopped syncing with my company's gmail and g-drive on server. It showed a keychain error couple of days back which I ignored. But from last couple of days no new ...
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Microsoft Word: copy paste doesn't work outside of application

I have: Microsoft Office 16.45 installed from Mac App Store. MacOS 11.1 Big Sur I am trying: Copy anything from any application except Word itself Paste inside of Word application The problem is ...
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How to add a keyboard shortcut for Insert Equation for Word 2016?

I tried Word >> Tools >> Customize Keyboard >> EquationInsert, but I can't seem to modify the "Press new keyboard shortcut" box. I also tried System Preferences >> Keyboard >> Shortcuts >> App ...
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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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MS OneNote beginning/end of line shortcuts on Mac

I am using OneNote on a Mac and the beginning of line and end of line shortcuts are Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E, respectively. I prefer the alternatives Fn+< and Fn+> instead, which work in other ...
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Microsoft Excel on Mac Error VBA Run-Time 1004 on Application Open - Endless Loop - Cannot Use Excel

When Excel is opened - no matter the document - there is a run-time error as shown in the picture below clicking on End does nothing but brings up the same error window again, causing a loop that ...
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Word crashes with documents with “track changes” on

Word suddenly started crashing every time either a document with «track changes» is opened «track changes» is activated in a document and the document is changed This behaviour started without an ...
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How to print a selection of a PDF document: Safari on Mac using MS Word

I’m using Safari on Big Sur, and need to capture a small section of a document to send off to someone. In Safari you cannot print just a selection of a page. Suggestions on how to do this?
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Need help adjusting AppleScript automation for converting .pages to .docx?

How do I adjust this script to allow me to choose files not in a 'pages only' folder, and instead multiple "free" files? Keyword here is 'single'. I'm by no means a coding expert but I've ...
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Microsoft Teams Silencing Soundflower

I am getting very odd behaviour from Soundflower while in a Microsoft Teams Meeting using the native app. When I am not in a Teams Meeting, the system volume for Soundflower remains where set (see ...
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Looking for a short cut that allows mouse pointer to automatically go to a specific cell of a (background running) Excel spreadsheet

Specifically, A shortcut that allows me to locate the specific cell in Excel (running in the background) quickly. I would like to be able to hotkey to the cell without having to look at the screen as ...

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