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 can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?

I want to use Migration Assistant to transfer my data from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air. I'm told that I need my product key for MS Office 2011. Is there a way to find my product key on my mac?
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How can I find the product key of Office 2011 after restoring from backup?

I had to restore my iMac from a Time Machine backup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to start Office 2011 and it is asking me to re-enter my product key. I am trying to locate my key (I believe ...
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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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Is there a way to make Windows-style SMB share paths launch correctly?

We have a mixed Windows/Mac network, with Windows fileservers, and an Exchange/Outlook mailsystem. The Windows users send out emails with links to the shared files that look like: \\FileServer01\...
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Free .CSV text file editor for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.
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Is it possible to mount SharePoint as a volume in 10.6?

Background My office uses: Microsoft SharePoint to store and version our documents Microsoft Office, with Microsoft Document Connection to connect to the SharePoint site. Question 1 Can Finder ...
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What is the best way to move Microsoft Office 2011 to a new Mac?

I've purchased Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Office 2011 (single computer), and have installed and activated on my current Mac. Given that I've already activated the software for my current Mac,...
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With WebDAV provided by Microsoft SharePoint, how can users of OS X minimise risks of corruption and multiuser overwrites?

There are various OS X approaches to using the WebDAV service provided by Microsoft SharePoint. Integrity of data Answers to this question focus on integrity: when a file is used by a single user ...
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Why doesn't Microsoft Office/2008(& later) support RTL languages?

I have Microsoft Office/2008 on my MacBook Pro. Office doesn't support RTL languages like Farsi and Arabic, and I know that Office/2010 (for Windows) also has the same problem. Do you think the lack ...
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How to not compress inserted pictures in Powerpoint 2011 for Mac?

I am trying to make a presentation for a conference, and am facing a problem that I cannot solve. I have a powerpoint presentation initially created with Powerpoint 2010 for Windows. I am facing ...
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How do I script Powerpoint to save a directory of PPTX files as PDFs?

If I have a directory of PPTX files I would like to save as PDFs. How do I script this operation?
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Can I handout versions of multiple PowerPoint decks converted to 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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Word for Mac - Equations

I am finally making the switch from Windows to Mac and one big impediment/irritant is in the switch from Word for Windows to Word for Mac. I do a lot of mathematical work and have a large number of ...
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Convert XPS to PDF

I have been given an XPS file which seems to be readily opened only on Windows based machines. I was under the impression that I could use Acrobat Pro to convert the file to PDF, but it doesn't seem ...
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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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How to specify non-breaking space on Mac Excel - Mac version of char(160)

On Windows, you can specify non-breaking spaces in Excel formulas with char(160), for example: =A1&char(160)&A2 =substitue(cell_ref,char(160),"") On Excel for Mac (2011), however, char(160) ...
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Microsoft Outlook does not properly handle redefined “Paste” keyboard shortcut

I've been a windows user for a long time, and I hate the ⌘ shortcuts for stuff. Since I only use my Mac for work stuff, I figured I'd just redefine the App Shortcuts from the keyboard menu so I could ...
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How to add a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac

What key combination do I have to press to create a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac 2011? The Windows combination of Alt+Enter does not work on the Mac.
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How do I navigate the ribbon in Office for Mac 2016 with the keyboard?

In Office in Windows, if you tap "Alt", letters appear all over the ribbon that illuminate how to navigate through it, switching tabs and hitting buttons to do anything that's on there. How can I do ...
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Stop Office for Mac from loading with earlier documents on top of the one I opened?

Here's an irritation that annoys me almost every working day: I need to work from a Word or Excel (for Mac, Office 2011) document. So, I find the document on the shared server, and open it. The ...
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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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When attempting to open some MS Word Docs I'm asked to download - STHeiti and other fonts

When opening one of my documents in Word 2011 on MacOS 10.12.3, I'm asked to download a series of fonts including: STHeiti and Osaka. I assume this means the document was opened on a computer with ...
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Is there a way to stop MS Word from automatically opening previously opened documents?

I know there's probably a setting in preferences, but I need to be able to do it without Word being open. The problem is one of my docx has become corrupt, so every time Word opens it immediately ...
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How to open a file in Excel from the command line

Is it possible to tell Excel to open a file from the command line? In Linux, I could do this using the command libreoffice --calc test.xlsx
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Following Mavericks upgrade, Microsoft Word closes silently right after opening

After the Mavericks upgrade, I'm seeing Microsoft Word close silently, no error message, about a second after opening. If I open a .docx file directly, the file displays during that one second, so it ...
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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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Excel CSV export encoding

According to my tests, Excel on Mac, when asked to save data as CSV file, uses MacRoman encoding. My questions are: Does it always happen or there is some setting that controls it? If there's a ...
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Ribbon tabs in Office/Word/Excel 2011 stop working

Occasionally some of the ribbon tabs in Office/Word/Excel 2011 become unclickable so you can't choose that tab. It's usually the ones on the left in my experience like Home or "Header and Footer". The ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to focus on the Ribbon in Microsoft Office 2011 products?

I would like to be able to create charts in Excel using my keyboard only. Is there some way of moving focus to the Ribbon with the keyboard?
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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 2011 category colors - Windows Color Palette?

Does anybody know what are the RGB "equivalents" of the category colors that MS uses in the Windows version of Oulook 2010? Just starting to use a Mac "for real work" (vs tinkering with it as a set-...
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How do I request a read receipt when sending e-mail with Outlook for Mac 2011?

I've been using MAC OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. How do I request a read receipt when sending e-mail with Outlook for Mac 2011?
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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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Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel

Is there a keyboard shortcut key to select all the text in the current cell in Excel, if you are in the process of editing the cell?
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Changing the target DPI when saving slides as images in PowerPoint 2011

I want to increase the target resolution when exporting slides as images in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save, and from there you can change the dpi. Here'...
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Note taking for school

I'm considering getting a Macbook or a Macbook Pro (I use Windows on my desktop computer), and I'm thinking about how note taking could be done. Most I'm thinking would use Microsoft Word/Pages, but ...
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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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How can I deactivate iCloud to avoid “MobileMe Services Stopped Working” message?

I keep getting the message MobileMe Service Stopped Working each time I open Outlook 2007. I have to click on the Close Program button in the error message twice each time it shows up while Outlook is ...
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Batch convert Apple Pages files to Microsoft Word doc files

How can I convert a large number of Pages and Numbers files into corresponding MS Office format in a quick manner.
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Why my mails sent using Apple Mail have blank body in Outlook?

When I send emails using Apple Mail to my colleagues (they use Outlook on Windows, various versions), it often happens that the mail looks blank and its body is split into various attachments. Even ...
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Office 2016 does not work with MathType: Migration of Word documents with MathType equations

As you may already know, the combination of Microsoft Office 2016 and MathType does not work on macOS. Design Science announced support of that combination, but that was early 2016. I have lots of ...
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How to keep PowerPoint from mirroring my monitors when switching apps?

When I'm in presentation mode in PowerPoint 2008, and I deliberately or accidentally switch to another app, PowerPoint forces my dual monitors into mirrored mode. Apart from shrinking my desktop and ...
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Microsoft Word Forcing “Spaces” Switching

When I have Microsoft Word on one “space” (virtual desktop in usual english), sometimes clicking anything on another “space” forces me to go back to the "space" where the Word window is opened. How ...
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How to import Apple Mail archive files in Outlook 2013?

I need to import Apple Mail archived files in Outlook 2013 on Windows, but every time I open the import wizard and reach the file selection step, I cannot select the archived file. It doesn't even ...
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Putting a PowerPoint and Video together

What is the easiest way to take a powerpoint or keynote presentation and a video of me giving the presentation and put the two together so that they can always see the slides and my video of me giving ...
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How to import from OneNote on Windows to the Mac edition of OneNote?

I have been working on Windows 7 with Microsoft OneNote 2010. I have a huge amount of work store in OneNote. I need to open those notebooks in OneNote running on OS X 10.9, Mavericks, which has been ...
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Customize delimiter character with Excel CSV save-as

Is there any way to do this? I need to use a pipe "|" as my delimiter. On Windows you can change this during the export. On Mac I haven't found a way. As a side note, my files have commas in the ...
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How can I save a Pages document as .docx?

I've tried to save a pages document as a *.docx for Microsoft Office. Pages is able to open, edit and (auto-)save existing *.docx documents. However, there is no option to export or save a duplicate ...
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PowerPoint Macro for Mac - load pictures like “Insert Photo Album”

PowerPoint on the Mac doesn't have the Insert Photo Album functionality which allows you to select images and new PPT created with one image on each slide. I have an old macro that does this on ...
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Outlook 2011: Keyboard shortcut to assign categories?

In Outlook 2011, is there some way to assign keyboard shortcuts to specific categories, so I can categorize messages without having to use the mouse to select the drop-down from the Categories menu in ...