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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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Show keyboard shortcuts for buttons on Word

Clicking on buttons wastes time and takes me out of my flow (I prefer to compose without needing to look at the screen/keyboard etc). For common functions - e.g. anything that we can do in markdown ...
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Cannot set default file associations for .xml files

I'm on MacOS Ventura. I use it for work so MS Office is installed. No matter what I do, XML files seem to always want to open with MS Word. I want them to open with another app. I'm using TextEdit as ...
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Shortcut for quick actions in Microsoft Word for macOS

My development IDE's have a single quick-action shortcut that brings up a dialog box in which one can search for specific commands to be applied. Here is what the looks like in Pycharm when hitting ⇧ ...
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Location of fonts downloaded within MS Word / Powerpoint / etc

In Microsoft Office 365 on the Mac, I have downloaded (i.e., clicked the icon that looks like a cloud with a down arrow) some fonts that are listed in the font dropdown menu. (More specifically, I've ...
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Paste text without formatting on Excel 16.82

There are existing questions about pasting without formatting into earlier versions of Excel - for example Is there a way to make paste as text only the default action in Office 2016? I have gone ...
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Outlook for iOS Randomly Increase Email Font by 10x

I have Outlook for iOS on a Mac. Whether I send or receive a message, or whether it is a new message or a reply, Outlook will increase the font of one sentence at random in the email. The increase is ...
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Why does the name manager keep randomly appearing in Excel when I copy/paste with CMD-C/CMD-V?

My setup Mac - stuck on Monterey 12.7.3 due to hardware preventing upgrade Office 365 subscription Version 16.81 (24011420)
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Microsoft Word (macOS) missing Paste Special and therefore unable to paste with formatting

I'm unable to paste with formatting on my Word Documents and for some strange reason, Paste Special only has an option for unformatted text. I've attached screenshots to explain further.
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Outlook for Mac suddenly not syncing

I have been using Microsoft Outlook on my Mac for more than a year without issues. I have a few accounts synced and never had any trouble. Out of the blue, Outlook does not fetch one of my gmail ...
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How to open a Microsoft Word document from the command line in macOS Sonoma?

In earlier iterations of macOS I would use open -a Finder.app <filename> In Sonoma that is resulting in two of the following dialog boxes : The application "Microsoft Word" can't be ...
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Mac Mail sometimes sending messages as attachment rather than as body

Our company has a remote worker who uses Mac Mail. Most of the time, and that's the difficult part - it doesn't appear to be every time, when this person forwards email with attachments, the body of ...
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How to insert a tab in a cell in Excel for Microsoft 365

For inserting a tab in a cell, I have tried the instructions from a few resources but none work. Here is one from Microsoft Learn has options but they do not work: How do I indent in Excel 2011 for ...
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Automatic sorting flagged items into folder

Is there a way to show all flagged emails in a folder called 'For Followup'? It would basically have to be a folder that has some kind of logic to it that looks for all flagged emails. Thanks
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Not Receiving E-mail Notifications on iPhone

I've been having an issue for a while now in that I have not been getting e-mail notifications on my iPhone [and my Apple Watch by extension] - this includes both the Outlook and Gmail apps, and I do ...
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How can I ensure that Excel can import my pip-installed python libraries?

I have a script that imports Selenium WebDriver and it runs fine in VisualStudio debugger but fails when I call it from an Excel module because it can't find the Selenium module. Here's the code stub:...
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Outlook won't add new email account (Mac)

I am running Outlook for Mac, version 16.78.3. I am trying to add an additional email account to Outlook using the standard process (Settings -> Accounts -> Add an account). The account I am ...
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Why does an email signature image look blurry on iCloud Mail but for the exact same file, looks crisp on Outlook & Gmail?

For reference, I've created an email signature image saved as PNG, this file consists of a logo and some text, for which the logo was a vector (copied and pasted across from one .ai file to another ....
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The shortcut to access the Menubar via the Keyboard does not work in Excel or PowerPoint for macOS

I have mapped the Move Focus to the menu bar to CMD - '. This works for example, on Chrome. It also happens to work in Word: you can see the Apple icon is activated, so then I can use mnemonics (...
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incorrect preview for excel files

In finder, I previewed a file (with space bar), and saw this. Note the first few timestamps which are unexpectedly in 2020: Opening the file in Excel to verify the error, the data is actually correct:...
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Keyboard shortcut to access "lightning menu" in MS Excel for macOS

How do I access this menu with the keyboard? I think I tried all the intuitive ways: It's not Ctrl (which is what it is on Windows). It's not Shift. It's not GUI or Cmd. It's not Alt / Opt.
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Setting up Microsoft Office on High Sierra

The computers at my work are all old iMac11,2s which consequently can't be updated to a supported OS. What I did, therefore, was download an older version of Office, I can't remember which now but ...
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How do Google contacts change without me making the changes?

I have windows and apple devices but mostly apple. iMac, iPhone and iPad plus a Dell XPS. Contacts are from google. I've noticed for quite a while that a certain category of contacts are changed ...
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Prevent Word online from remapping Command-M in Chrome and Firefox

I quite frequently use the Command-M shortcut to minimise windows, however I have found that when editing an online Microsoft Word document in Chrome or Firefox, the Command-M shortcut is somehow ...
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Sum column which only contain sum function

In Excel, how can I sum a column, which contains numbers and its total using sum function, but I need to add cells which has sum function?
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How do I save an updated version of a word document without having to create a new file name? i.e. save over an existing document?

When emailing a Word document back and forth with multiple comments I am unable to save over an existing file. The file name is greyed out and wont allow me to save. I have to create a new file name ...
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Show the shortcuts when hovering over Microsoft Word icons

I am a fervent keyboardist: how can we find out the shortcuts for these icons? They used to be displayed when you hovered over them, but no more. This is Microsoft Word for Mac version 16.79
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What is the full path files are saved to on Word for Mac?

I clicked on saving locally and then hit CMD-G to be able to change the directory. The save dialog does not say where it is saving to. If I put it in myself I will end up with at least two differnt ...
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How iPhone tracks changes in contacts for syncing with Exchange?

I have an iPhone SE that I sync with an Exchange server interface that is present on my home Wi-Fi network. It does sync over the internet nor with a cloud. The Exchange interface is presented to ...
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Calender Week number fixing in Outlook for Mac

How to fix the CW number shown in Outlook calendar (for macOS Ventura 13.6)? As you can see from below image, the calendar number for the Oct 09 - 13 week shows as 42, where as it is CW41 in actual ...
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OneDrive application keeps vanishing from my harddrive

I'm not sure if this is an issue with OneDrive or MacOS... but the OneDrive app keeps disappearing from my Applications folder. On one occasion, my whole OneDrive folder had '(Archive)' added to the ...
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Word for Mac on NFS share thinks documents are read only

I have a strange issue with am Unraid server running NFS shares. Facts: Running a fresh install of Word on a fresh Mac on a fresh Unraid server Documents are on an NFS4 network share The share and ...
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How can I control a PowerPoint presentation on Mac using an Android device?

In the past I paid and used Remote Pro PowerPoint Keynote, but the software that we should install on mac is not supported anymore, so it basically doesn't work. I'm really struggling to find a ...
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Programmatically retrieve Microsoft Office 365 account

I'm trying to programmatically retrieve the Office 365 account in use by users on a Mac fleet. I discovered this is apparently stored in the keychain, either in the msoCredentialSchemeADAL internet ...
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Excel Not Responding when opening a new Workbook

I’ve been having an issue with Excel - whenever I’m working on a workbook and I try to open a new, blank file, Excel will beachball indefinitely until I force quit it. This happens no matter what the ...
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How do I fix the "Cannot open the specified file" error with hyperlinks in Excel for Mac?

Since 2016, Microsoft Excel has run in an App Sandbox on macOS. This means that a HYPERLINK function which points to a local path, like HYPERLINK("/Users/me/Desktop/example.pdf"), won't work....
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How to make hyperlinks work on PDFs from MS Word for Mac

I am using Word 16-72 on Ventura 13.4.1. I created a document with numerous hyperlinks to webpages and email addresses. Inside Word, I hover the mouse over the links and if I click, they work. When I ...
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Make EMACS control sequences work in Microsoft Outlook?

One of the reasons I like Apple's software is that I can use emacs control sequences (e.g. ^a to go to the start of the line) in practically any text object. However, this does not work in Microsoft ...
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csvkit/in2csv: AttributeError: 'ReadOnlyWorksheet' object has no attribute 'defined_names'

I have installed csvkit with Homebrew, but when running in2csv foo.xlsx > foo.csv, I'm always getting this error message: AttributeError: 'ReadOnlyWorksheet' object has no attribute 'defined_names'...
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Outlook for Mac High Sierra?

I have been looking for few days and cannot find anything. Where can I download Outlook for Mac as suitable for High Sierra?
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How can I get office update branch/channel with code/terminal

I am looking for a way to extract something what is called in MS Office update branch/channel on Windows it can be found here in registry: SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate\...
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Permission Error While running a script in in macOS

I am trying to open PowerPoint and make a new file, using the script editor. But I am receiving this error, "Can’t set «class pptP» to make new «class pptP» with properties {name:"Test"}...
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Set Default MS Excel Zoom to 125% on Mac

For some reason, Excel text is teeny tiny on this Mac. How do I set it to ALWAYS zoom at 125%? Do I have to save a default template or something at 125%, or is there an easier way?
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How to keep in sync the Outlook 365 Calendar for MacOS with the iCloud calndar

I'm on MS Outlook 365 for MacOS. I use it for a custom IMAP account. Sometimes I receive meeting invites and those are saved to the Outlook 365 calendar. Is there a way to sync them with one of my ...
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AppleScript to save selected emails from Outlook to a designated folder on my computer

My company recently switched from PCs to Macs. I am very new to AppleScript. I have been trying to cobble together a script to save selected emails from Outlook to a designated folder. So far I have ...
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Paste PDF files as email attachments into Outlook for Mac (Office 365)

When I copy a PDF file in Finder and try to paste the file into Outlook 365 for Mac, a picture of the file is pasted into the email message instead of adding the file as an attachment. Is there any ...
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How do I import smart card certs to use with Microsoft Outlook?

My goal is to send a signed email using a smart card (CAC). On support.microsoft.com, I found a help page that shows how to use sign the email using a cert, but I can't figure out how to select the ...
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How do I recover an old version of an excel file?

I spent an enormous amount of time working on multiple sheets in a single excel file. Now, it's gone and just has an old version. I'm not sure why it didn't get saved (I typically save things way more ...
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Page Up/Down on Apple Magic Keyboard with iPad in Microsoft 365 Word

I cannot for the life of me find the right key combo to perform page up/down with my Apple Magic Keyboard on the iPad in Microsoft 365 (Word). Command up/down work in other apps, but not in Office. ...
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“This message has no content” on the new outlook

Every email i send in the new outlook is saved in the “sent” folder but it can’t be opened. It only shows a blank page and “This message has no content” for the preview… This is a standard IMAP ...
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Where does Office for Mac store the user personalization information?

I am managing a number of Mac computers where I would like my users to not need to manually set their name. This name is used when creating lock files on network shares. If it is unset, then the lock ...
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