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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Primary screen changes randomly when running Outlook

I am using a MacPro, OS Catalina 10.15.7. The display changes randomly to the last used application when running Outlook. I have spent weeks with Microsoft support without being able to solve this ...
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My Macbook air (early 2014) with OS10.15.7, recently is crashed almost daily, while I am working with chrome or office and sometimes spontanously [closed]

panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff800dd99d8c): "c_decompress_page: c_segno 2010495 >= c_segments_available 46080, slot_ptr(0xffffff802cb4abd0), slot_data(1a9ead80)"@/AppleInternal/BuildRoot/...
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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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Microsoft Teams demands reinstall

I'm running Catalina 10.15.7 and Microsoft Teams v1.3.00.24758 When I open Teams, I get a popup that blocks the screen, and keeps me from using the app. It says: We've fixed things so updating the ...
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\hat{} symbol “^” in a LaTeX equation in Pages disappears after being exported to a MS Word file

I use Pages 10.2 (7028.0.88) on macOS 10.15.7. As I finished editing my Pages file and exported it to a .docx file for my colleagues, all the equations in it were successfully passed to the new file ...
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Microsoft Outlook on the Mac App Store - no option for in app purchase

Microsoft Outlook on the Mac App Store requires an Office 365 subscription. There is supposed to be an option to subscribe using an in app purchase - I want to use this option. However, the darn thing ...
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Where are my local mails? Not in the .olm I created?

Background I am using Outlook 16.4x with an Exchange account and all is well. Recently, I created an .olm file by using the "Export..." function and unchecking all checkboxes. This gave me ...
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Can we install/side-load outlook custom add-in for Mac programatically without manually installing

Is there a way to install outlook custom add-ins in Mac from terminal without requiring manually installation.From outlook documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/outlook/...
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How to select all search results in MS Outlook?

While trying to archive all emails meeting a search criteria in Microsoft Outlook 16.42 I select all and archive them. More un-archived emails meeting the original criteria then appear. How can I ...
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Outlook for Mac - only sync calendar not emails

Our company has migrated our Gmail accounts to Office 365. In my local Outlook for Mac client, I've deleted my old account and added the new one. But there is still a single calendar out of my control ...
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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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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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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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Apple Mail adds blank rows to CSV file

I'm having an odd problem. I've recently decided to try Apple Mail as my default mail platform. Everything is being great until a coworker noticed that the .csv files I send come out with blank rows ...
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Outlook for Macbook minimizing when writing a new message

I've got issue that is pretty annoying. Everytime I create/reply to a message, after few seconds of writing it minimizes and I need to open Outlook desktop app again. It is 2016 version. It doesn't ...
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Apple Outlook Account Remote Wipe

So I recently added an Outlook account to my iPhone for my college. I didn’t notice at the time, but I had to grant it access to remotely wipe my device. I’m not okay with this, and I can use a 3rd ...
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Having a problem with AppleScript for “load pictures like Insert Photo Album” in PowerPoint

I'm using this AppleScript in Automator (thanks to @Monomeeth post at PowerPoint Macro for Mac - load pictures like "Insert Photo Album" )to create a new PowerPoint presentation and add ...
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How to get back to Excel home/welcome screen?

When I first open Excel, I get a handy screen with “Recent,” Template, and “Sign In” options, among other things. I don’t know what this window is called, though I guess it could be called a home ...
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Is it better for performance issues to run Microsoft Teams on macOS or in a virtual machine with windows?

Microsoft Teams is known to cause performance issues on Mac OS. I have a MacBook Pro 13' 2020 with 16 GB Ram and I was wondering if it would be better for overall performance to run Teams on a Virtual ...
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Is there a way to generate a report for the number of hours per-meeting-category?

I've seen a couple of solutions recommended throughout the internet, but they're all for Windows based Outlook. Is there a way to get a report of how many hours were spent in each meeting based on ...
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Custom chart colour palette in Excel for Mac

How do I add a custom palette to this menu?
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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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Is there any security risk if a malicious Microsoft Word (.doc) file is opened with the Apple Pages app?

An infected .doc file (VirusTotal report) was sent to a Mac via email and was opened with the Apple Pages app. I did some research on my own and the only information I got is that a .doc file can ...
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Additional permissions are required to access the following files

I have a MS Word document with links to other word documents. Every time I click on one of these links, I get the "Additional permissions are required to access the following files" messages ...
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Word problem with Adobe Garamond Pro

I'm having a mysterious problem with Word (version 16.40) and the Adobe Garamond Pro font: Four variants of the font are installed (regular, italic, bold, and bold italic), but if I select regular, ...
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AppleScript adding email content to Excel

I'm trying to use the script created by Tim Vaughan and posted on this page. The problem im having is that his format is: Name: XXXX and mine is: Name: XXXX code is --APPLESCRIPT _main() on _main() ...
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Using Siri to automatically add Outlook events to iCal Calendar

Context There is currently a feature for Apple Mail whereby you can enable Siri, such that it will automatically add any event/invitation picked up in Apple Mail to your iCal calendar. For example, ...
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How do I log-out (or reset) Microsoft's RMS / AIP [Azure Information Protection] identity on a Mac for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook?

Microsoft 365 offers a RMS / Right Management Service called Azure Information Protection which is integrated with Outlook, Word, Excel. It encrypts documents of certain files, in a nutshell. On a ...
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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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Transpose not in list of Commands in customize Ribbon and Toolbar in Excel

I want to add the Transpose button to the Quick Access Toolbar but I can't find it in the list of Commands. Is it there? I'm on Excel version 16.38
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Issue with Microsoft Word on Mac

Hopefully, this is the right site for this. I am using a 2020 MacBook Pro and Word 2016. I am having issues opening a document sent by a friend. He is able to open it, and this problem does not ...
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How can I preview a onedrive file that hasn't yet been downloaded?

If a file has a cloud icon next to it, indicating that it can be downloaded, but hasn't yet been downloaded, how can I view it in Preview? I know I can open it up in another application, and then view ...
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iCloud Drive Saving Document Edits to Archive

I have an iCloud drive folder where I store my word documents. I edit the word documents while they are located in iCloud Drive. I recently noticed when I opened up a word document that it was the ...
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Can outlook365 for mac be installed and connect to an email server via a script?

Back in the old days of windows we would use 'roaming profiles' which were very buggy and unreliable but would autoconfigure some network shares and outlook so they could start using any computer. ...
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Why do Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently open at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items'

Starting around 2018, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently launch for me at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items' I noticed this first around Mac ...
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How to set Word default save location as “On My Mac”

How I can disable the default online save location in current versions of Word for Mac? I see that it is possible to "Set Default location" to online locations, but I don't see a way to do ...
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How to Undo More than Once in Excel for Mac?

I am using Excel for Mac version 16.28 and don't see how I would be able to Undo (Command Z) more than once as after undoing once a second undo will just undo the first undo and I have the state I ...
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Does 64-bit compatibility matter with files/documents?

macOS Catalina runs only on 64-bit, so when I reload my existing Microsoft Office files, will they be "read only"?
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start outlook and open calendar using applescript

I know how to start outlook: tell application "Microsoft Outlook" activate set folderName to "Calendar" end tell but the set folderName does not seem to open the calendar view
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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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can't open doc files when long path in macOS Catalina

I have MacBook Air 2013, macOS Catalina 10.15.5, MS Office 2019 (ver. 16.37). When I try to open doc or docx files from Finder, and they have long path, it just won't open. Word starts (icon jumps in ...
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OneNote attempts to open on OneNote on Mac but under a different account

Odd title but please bear with me on this! I have a O365 Business account with 2 users with active Microsoft 365 Business Basic (formerly Office 365 Business Essentials) licenses. The issue exists ...
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Is there any macOS snipping app can take picture with lower resolution

The native snipping tool in macOS takes an image with the full original pixel. when I paste it to use, the resolution is a little too big to web blog or in Microsoft-word, I need to resize it smaller ...
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Possible to selectively choose folders to sync at set-up time of OneDrive for macOS?

Question: Is it possible to configure through the Terminal or otherwise which folders to selectively sync in the OneDrive app for macOS? Or, to select the folders to sync during the setup procedure ...
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Microsoft Teams Camera Shows Black Screen

Having tried a Mac Mini and MacBook Pro, Microsoft Teams shows a black screen in the video preview during calls. Others on the video call see the same black screen. This issue has manifested on the ...
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Change the shortcut for Inserting a New Equation in MS Word for Mac

I am having trouble changing the shortcut to add a new equation in MS Word for Mac. Currently, the shortcut is set to: Control + = I want to change this to the new shortcut: Shift + E As per my ...
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Does a “windows keyboard” on bootcamp installed windows work as if on a normal PC (hotkeys etc.)?

I do want to use windows on my Mac especially due to the low hotkey functionality of Excel and PowerPoint on Mac. Therefore I also want to use a windows keyboard. My question is: If I install windows ...
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Error when “unzipping” powerpoint file using Archive Utility

When using this trick to extract data from PPTX file I get an error Unable to expand archive "test.pptx.zip". It is in an unsupported format How do I extract video from my PPTX then?
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Selecting multiple words via AppleScript in PowerPoint

I'm trying to come up with an AppleScript that selects multiple adjacent words in a Microsoft PowerPoint slide. I figured out how to select single words, and how to select the entire range of a text ...
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Recover deleted word document Help

I Had a word document which I'm unsure where it was stored. It said my desktop but I believe it was also in my icloud somewhere. I saved my work and then emailed it to myself, after emailing the work ...

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