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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In Outlook for Mac is it possible to set “Respond Without Comments” to be my default when accepting an invite?

As it is, the default action on the "Respond" button is "Respond with Comments" and I have to click the drop down to send the response without comments. Please Respond. Accept | ...
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Word cannot open the existing global template: Normal.dotm

Almost once a day Word opens with the following error: Word cannot open the existing global template: Normal.dotm I then delete Normal.dotm from ~/Library rm ./Group\ Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/...
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File associations for pdfs keep getting set to open with Word

Not sure if it's a mac-specific problem (let me know if I should move it), but every time I try to open a pdf file, Microsoft Word tries (and fails) to open it. I have tried "open with..." > Preview ...
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Outlook 2011 folder sizes

I'm looking for a way to find size of individual folders (NOT on Exchange) in Outlook 2011. Searched far and wide with no results. Is it possible that nobody needed that feature before?
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How to save sent messages in Outlook to the same folder as message being replied to?

If I am replying to an email in Folder "TEST", how do I get a reply to automatically go to the Folder "TEST" as opposed to the Sent folder? This helps with productivity so that I don't have to move ...
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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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Excel: how to change Default file option to UTF-8 away from Macintosh file option?

When I double-click and open a csv file in Excel, the OSX Excel always opens it in Macintosh format destroying the visualisation of UTF-8 files with malformatted umlaut characters such as ö and ä. I ...
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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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Solver Window Resize in Mac Office 2011

For what ever reason the Solver add-in for Mac Office's Excel 2011 produces the following dialog box when attempting to add a constraint to Solver: Does anyone have a similar problem? Or know how ...
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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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How to prevent Excel files from getting quarantined?

I'm using Excel for Mac, version 16.16.14 (190909). I'm running Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A558d). All files I edit with Excel are recently quarantined (checking with ls -la@): com.apple.quarantine ...
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Pop up of Microsoft Outlook Calendar reminder on all screens / desktops possible?

I use Microsoft Outlook at work. I happen to miss appointments/meetings because I do not notice the reminder of the event. Later I notice that the reminder popped up in a different screen on the main ...
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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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Mac OS X Word 2016 (version 15.24…) Changing Comments' Font Size

The problem is how to make the font size of the MS Word 2016 Comments bigger. There seem to be three obvious paths to a simple Comments font size change. However, when each method is attempted the ...
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Show Outlook 2016 Calendar reminders in notification centre

Is it possible to show Calender events and reminders from an Office 365 account set up in Outlook 2016 under the macOS Notification Centre? I can't seem to find a way to add them here
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How to get rid of the “Grant File Access” dialog in Word 2016+AppleScript when inserting a picture

We use AppleScript to create MS Word documents, which also included pictures. This works fine with Word 2011, but I run into problems with Word 2016. When opening files with Word 2016 via ...
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Is there a way to preserve the formatting of inline images in emails in Outlook for Mac?

At my office, most users are PC based. However, a few teams have Macs. The standard email tool is Outlook, and the Mac users have Outlook for Mac. When someone sends me an email that has images ...
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Word 2016 for Mac is truncating the PDF page

When I try to "Save as PDF" a single-page, 8.5" x 14" Microsoft Word 2016 document, it's cutting off the edge. Does anyone know how to resolve this? It almost seems as if 8.5" x 11" (standard letter ...
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Cannot scroll up on Chrome in Outlook Web Access

I am, as of fairly recently, unable to scroll up in my company's Outlook Web Access. This only affects the list of emails. I can scroll up in other 'panes', and scroll down everywhere. For example, I ...
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Disable Security Warning Excel 2011

How can I disable the security warnings in Excel 2011 for Mac?
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How to prevent Mac Outlook from inserting line breaks in sent plain text emails?

When I send plain text emails with Mac Outlook, line breaks are automatically inserted. This is annoying for several reasons. (1) long URLs are split over multiple lines which confuses readers; (2) ...
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Exporting PDF with table of contents hyperlinks in Microsoft Word 2011?

When I save a document in Word 2011 to PDF, the hyperlinks in the documents' table of contents and other cross-reference links aren't clickable. That is in the PDF document when I click on a table of ...
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How to Check Authentication Status in Outlook for Mac (2016)

At the University where I work, we've recently made the switch to Modern Authentication. This has caused a lot of issues for users, with previously configured mail clients not properly negotiating ...
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Search e-mail message data not including a specific phrase in Outlook

In Microsoft Outlook on MacOS - How do I search for e-mail messages that do not include a specific phrase in the message data, including the header? Example: I could do a search for "stack" ...
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How to save the sent items in the folder where I'm replying from, in MS Outlook on Mac?

Same question has been asked before on how to fix this in the default Mail app on Mac, but I'm wondering if there is a solution also to the Microsoft Outlook app on Mac? This is the link I found ...
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Microsoft Word locks up - “Problem connecting to server”

I just started experiencing this problem. I go to Microsoft Word -> Open Recent and I get the spinny beach ball. After a long wait, a Mac OS dialog pops up saying "There was a problem connecting to ...
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Trouble updating Office 2011 on an old MacBook

My uncle (who is not a tech-savvy person) has owned an Apple laptop for a long time. He bought Office 2011 products a few years ago. He has now asked me to take a look at Office asking him to update ...
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How can I disable suggested meetings in Microsoft Outlook for Mac?

Outlook for Mac (the application, not the online version) is highlighting "Suggested Meetings" in my emails and turning them into a link to a calendar invite. I find this annoying and inaccurate, but ...
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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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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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Why macOS dictation commands (select sentence, etc.) doesn't work with Microsoft Office for Mac?

Dictation and dictation commands work fine for all other applications. However, when I try to use them in Microsoft Word or OneNote the literal text like select sentence is typed out, rather than the ...
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In Apple's Mail.app on macOS, when accessing Exchange email, is it possible to emulate the Other category from Office 365?

I use Office 365 to access my Outlook/Exchange email, and there are the automatic Focused and Other categories. Is there a quick way to emulate the same when viewing Exchange email in Apple's Mail....
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Prevent Outlook iPhone app from automatically deleting meeting emails

I'm using Outlook on my iPhone to read my email. When I receive a meeting notice and acknowledge it, Outlook adds it to my calendar then deletes the email. Is there a way to disable Outlook ...
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Outlook 2016: How to store an answer together with the original message

In outlook for windows you can chose an implemented rule which stores an answer together with the original message in the same folder instead of the 'sent' folder. Outlook for Mac doesn't have such a ...
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No longer able to send message from iPhone to work email on Outlook 2016 but can send to others at the company

I was able to send messages, or photos from my iPhone 7 to my work email address (Work email uses Outlook 2016 on Microsoft Exchange). I am no longer able to. But I can send to anyone else in the ...
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Word on Mac - keyboard shortcuts intermittently affect entire document when using custom styles

Software: macOS: Sierra (10.12.6) Microsoft Word for Mac Version 15.39 I do a lot of work with documents that require identical formatting, so created a set of custom styles that will set up my ...
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Is there any way to use Automator or a script to change all the font colors on each slide in a PowerPoint presentation?

The professor did not use a template and each text box was made as he created the presentation. Text color varies through the various sentences highlighting words, but I would like to remove these. I ...
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What's the “choose an application to associate with” window in MacOS?

I run Outlook 2016 for Windows inside a Parallels Desktop (latest version, currently 12.2.1) Windows 10 VM. Occasionally when WiFi is slow, Outlook for Windows shows a dialog box along the lines of "...
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How can I display Calendar Agenda on Mac Outlook 2016?

On Windows Microsoft Outlook I'm used to being able to display a pane to the right of the Mail screen showing: Calendar Agenda Is it possible to display this on Mac Microsoft Outlook 2016? And if so,...
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How do I create an unified Archive folder in Outlook for Mac 2016?

I've just installed Microsoft Office 2016 and I can't figure out how to create an unified Archive folder just like it does by default for Inbox, Sent items, etc. [ I'd like my Archive folder to ...
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Is there a log to determine whether an application was launched?

"Someone" downloaded a Word document from a Russian site. I used VirusTotal to verify that it contained a Word macro virus. If they just downloaded it and didn't open it then I don't need to ...
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Sierra trying to update uninstalled software

I'm using Mac OS Sierra 10.12.2 and recently installed Office 2016. Before that, I had Office 2011, which I uninstalled before installing Office 2016. However, the Managed Software Center is still ...
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Mac for MS Word 2016 Sidebar

How can I control what appears in the side bar. I have a large document, over 600 pages, with style sheets for the various headings. A group of people are working on the document, but I have control ...
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Photos skewing when dragged into Powerpoint

When I drop pics into Powerpoint they break into skewed parts, as shown below. If I use the import function, it works just fine, but about 90% of the time when I copy/paste from anywhere, I get the ...
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pptx file not opened via Apple Script

I want to write an Apple Script that converts me Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into PDFs. I started with a small version, but strange enough, already that very short stub fails: on run arguments ...
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Paste multi-line text into Powerpoint

I'm trying to make a Powerpoint presentation containing source code examples (something along the lines of: if (date == 13) { cout << "Good luck!"; } Without fail, when I copy and paste ...
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Mac Outlook 2016 Inline Response Formatting

It seems like a recent update to Mac Outlook 2016 broke the formatting of replying inline. Up until recently (the last 2-3 weeks) when I would reply with inline questions/comments, it would separate ...
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How to fix «event coreslct» error?

I have an AppleScript source with this code: tell "Microsoft Word" «event coreslct» (last row of table X of document Y) insert rows selection position below number of rows Z end tell After ...
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Outlook for Mac 15: Show unread count by day in conversation view

In a previous version of outlook for Mac, there was a little bubble showing the unread count by day when viewing the messages arranged by conversation. However, in Outlook for Mac 15.18, this unread ...
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Messages unflagged in Mail.app remain flagged in Outlook

When I flag a message in Mail.app (9.3 running on El Cap 10.11.6) on an Office365 account it also gets flagged in Outlook (15.25, also on El Cap). However when I un-flag it in Mail.app this ...

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