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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Using Siri to automatically add Outlook events from 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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Install external dictionaries to use with Word for Mac's Spelling and Grammar

I am trying to use Spelling and Grammar in Word for Mac with a language that is not supported by default (Slovenian). The standard way to do this for other applications is to put the dictionary files ...
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Automator service to transform outlook reply body

I'm trying to create a macOS service (in python, preferably) that would allow me to change the rich-text body of an outlook message I'm editing. If I set the service script to receive rich text, it ...
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What commands can be issued to Excel for Mac from the terminal?

I know I can tell Excel to open a file with: open MAC\ Addresses.xlsx -a "Microsoft Excel.app/" But I cannot figure out how to do anything with Excel from the terminal. Where can I find a list of ...
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How can i have numbers from 2 columns match and return a third result?

I would greatly appreciate some help with this task. Is there any formula could I use in Excel to have cells in 2 columns find a match and produce a third result? The table below is the example: The ...
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MacOS Outlook 2019 how to make PDF body of email in 2020

I googled a lot but couldn't find an answer. I want to send an email using outlook (latest) on Mac OS and I want to make the body of the email be a PDF. (not as an attachment).
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How can I clear metadata (personal data) from an Excel file in Microsoft 365 for macOS?

I want to make sure that an Excel file I created is purged of all personal and user metadata before passing it on, for confidentiality reasons. For Windows, there are many guides for removing ...
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How do I migrate the @me.com email from one Apple ID to another?

So my girlfriend has this setup with her Apple IDs, where she has one Apple ID as her primary, with which she is logged into iCloud on all her devices, and she also has a second Apple ID which she ...
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Applescript outlook - get meeting times, date from outlook meeting invite

I want to monitor my outlook inbox and if I get a new meeting invite email, create a copy of the invite with same title, date, time and forward to another email. So I want to retrieve the subject, ...
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How to do I save a file that has been put into the clipboard? [duplicate]

I'm using a program that exports an image to the clipboard. If I goto Finder->Edit->"Show Clipboard" a windows pops up showing the image. How do I save this image to the Finder? If I goto the Finder-...
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Disk won't mount Microsoft Basic Data in mac

I was not able to mount my Hard disk to my Mac. Below is the error in the terminal /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER ...
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1900 dates keeps changing to 2000 in Excel

In Excel -- for the Mac (Office 2019). I need to copy info from a csv including dates of birth in the 1900s. Whenever I copy entries from the original file, the dates change to 2000s. How do I ...
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trying to move emails not addressed to me to subfolder using AppleScript in Outlook

I have all these emails that are not directly addressed to me but to groups I am a part of. They're annoying and means I find it difficult to notice emails actually addressed to me. I have tried the ...
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Excel is unusable for large files that link to each other

I am collaborating with a data analyst using two linked files stored in a shared folder in my Dropbox. The first file contains the raw data (several worksheets; total file size ~110MB); the second ...
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MS Word version 16.35, MacBook Pro 2019, copy/paste no longer pastes footnotes!

I'm having a strange situation. I am an academic and I am constantly revising documents with footnotes in MS Word. I'm using Word on a MacBook Pro 2019. All of a sudden, the footnotes disappear ...
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Include an image and format text in the content of a Microsoft Outlook email generated using Applescript

I am using Applescript to automate an email and would like to include an image in the content of the email (not as an attachment, needs to be in the content). I would also like to format the text (...
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Powerpoint Keyboard Shortcut to “Save as Picture…” for selected item

I use ppt all the time to make quick images for export as png, jpg, etc... To export, I right-click on the object and choose "Save as Picture..." This avoids the layers of menus File-->Export-->etc... ...
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Why does my Outlook BCC myself on all outgoing emails?

I have Outlook, and use the same @outlook.com, on my Windows laptop and iPhone. On my Windows laptop, when I email, Outlook doesn't BCC myself. Good! Yet when I send emails on iPhone, Outlook BCCs ...
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How to join call using “Skype for Business Web App” on macOS Catalina?

Using my Mac I'm trying to join a conference call hosted using Skype for Business Server. But every time I try, it seems to send me in loops with the same prompts to install the plugin again and again....
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Mac OS Software for Creating Video Presentations

I have a MacBook Pro, and I'm looking for some software which can enable me to create video presentations. This would be similar to a set of slides containing text, images and videos (e.g. made in ...
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CSV import works in Numbers, but fails in Mac Excel and Mac OpenOffice Calc

If I open a CSV file in Numbers, a particularly long series of text-only cells works like a charm. If I open the same CSV file in Microsoft Excel for Mac, or OpenOffice Calc for Mac, the long cells ...
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iPad opening downloaded document in wrong app

I have downloaded some word documents off safari, but when I try and open them, they open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, rather than Microsoft Word. Is there anything I can do to resolve this issue, and ...
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Move a row in excel using the keyboard

In any editor I move lines around with the keyboard frequently. Using the mouse/trackpad is distracting and slow. Can the same be accomplished in Excel and I just missed it?
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Quick Look shows incorrect dates for Excel file

When I press space to preview an Excel file in Quick Look, the dates are incorrect The dates are correct when the same file is opened in Excel. Is it possible to fix this by adjusting the Excel file?...
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Microsoft Outlook iOS app - change default time for new events in calendar?

Whenever I go to create a new event, it defaults to an event going from 8am to 9am. I never need to create events at that time and dragging it to the appropriate time is annoying. Is there some ...
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How to get Word for Mac docs to open in a new window by default on my Mac Air?

Can anyone tell me how to set the default so that when I select a Word doc from Finder it opens in a new window? Currently, it opens in the same window as the existing Word doc/s, obscuring the ones ...
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File lock kept opened even after closing the file, co-editing gone for toss in my Enterprise

The latest macOS 10.14.x and macOS 10.15.x have degraded their behavior with Word applications on network drives mapped via SMB. These network drives are shared drives on the Windows 2019 file server ...

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