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How to open a Microsoft Word document from the command line in macOS Sonoma?

I think that -a Finder.app is an incorrect syntax. You don't want to open it 'in' the Finder, you want to open it in Word. The following works for me in Sonoma: open -a "Microsoft Word.app" ...
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How to make hyperlinks work on PDFs from MS Word for Mac

When using "Save As" to save your document, make sure the file format is set to "PDF" and the "Best for electronic distribution and accessibility" option is the one being ...
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How to open a Microsoft Word document from the command line in macOS Sonoma?

I would type open then drag the document to the shell. (Skip the app entirely) See if the full path opens, no need to involve Finder. Worst case specify “Microsoft Word” as the app to open the ...
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How can I clear metadata (personal data) from an Excel file in Microsoft 365 for macOS?

I can't speak to how well this works, but if you go to Excel > Preferences > Security, there's a checkbox that says "Remove personal information from this file on save."
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Word for Mac on NFS share thinks documents are read only

It seems that the issue is using NFS version 4. Using NFS version 3 resolves the issue. In version 4 the locking behaviour is different, and this is probably the reason. I will be using NFS v. 3 for ...
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Employer control over iPhone device

The answer to all of these is it depends how your employer has configured Microsoft products on their admin side. They can enforce none of the possible levers to manage the apps in each of your 4 ...
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Copy-paste not working between MS office and Apple apps

I resolved this issue with brute force: Removed MS Office Update macOS to Sonoma 14.4 Reinstalled MS Office.
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Location of fonts downloaded within MS Word / Powerpoint / etc

This answer suggests that MS's 'Cloud fonts' are stored in ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/FontCache/4/CloudFonts ... and indeed I have a font in that location.
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My mac will not let me save word documents

In case the destination volume where you tried to save the file is a network volume, then go to (Apple) | System Settings... | Privacy and Security | Files and Folders and check there if the ...
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Not Receiving E-mail Notifications on iPhone

There are two possible solutions which sound drastic, but really aren't. Tear down (delete) your account settings for each affected app, then recreate them with known working credentials. If this ...
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The shortcut to access the Menubar via the Keyboard does not work in Excel or PowerPoint for macOS

It seems that both Excel and PowerPoint have already mapped the CMD' to something else. I changed the mapping to Shift-CMD-SPACE and that works.
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Setting up Microsoft Office on High Sierra

Version 16.43 and earlier versions of Office 2019 will work on High Sierra; however, it may be difficult to obtain them now that newer versions have been released. Office 2016 will work, but Microsoft ...
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Sum column which only contain sum function

There is no function in Excel for Mac as of yet that would recognize if a cell has the sum function inside and then sum only those cells. If you need a sum of the sums in a given column without ...
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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?

You're trying to modify the file that's attached to the email. You can't modify the contents of an email you've received. When you open the email, if you want to modify the Word document, save it ...
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How can I get office update branch/channel with code/terminal

Using MAU2.0's msupdate command with the -c flag: /Library/Application\ Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft\ AutoUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/msupdate -c Checking configuration... { AutoUpdateVersion ...
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How can I get office update branch/channel with code/terminal

You don't have to dig around in System settings or Terminal, it's actually hidden in plain sight… Help Menu > Check for updates > Advanced… > Update Channel btw, defaults often only exist ...
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AppleScript to save selected emails from Outlook to a designated folder on my computer

(I'm not where I can test this atm... and don't use Outlook. So this should be interpreted as general commentary for Applescript) Your "save theEmail" line in the first example is not right....
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How to back up Microsoft Outlook for Mac when export is greyed out

Since Microsoft launched the new Outlook for Mac, they have disabled the option to Import / Export .olm and .pst files. They are working on this functionality and will bring it soon to Mac Outlook. ...
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Time spent in each slide during rehearsals in Keynote?

No, I'm afraid that's not yet available on Keynote for Mac, iPhone and iPad. The only way I could think of to do this would be to start a timer and record laps each time you switch to a different ...
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Determining the date when an Apple ID was created

It helps to open Apple ID Account Information.csv (the file you downloaded) in TextEdit first, to see the actual format of the "Create Date" column: "123456789","j*************...
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Saving documents from Word directly to SMB share makes them invisible

I found same problem. If I do open 'smb://user@server/myshare' the mounts end up having smbfs, nodev, nosuid, quarantine. However if I use CMD+K to mount, the mount has only smbfs, nodev, nosuid, no ...
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How to fix run-time error 53 every time I open a file in MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on Big Sur?

Adobe released a statement instructing users to run MS Office applications under Apple's Rosetta rather than in the new Apple Silicon M1/M2/M3 ARM framework. I believe this has potentially lower ...
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Applescript Convert Word doc to docx

I made this script to replace .doc to .docx recursively, using Microsoft Word – just replace the paths: -- Get the Files in Entire Contents of Folder by Extension, then Sort them (AsObjC) use ...
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