Application suite from Microsoft which includes always Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Depending on what edition of Microsoft Office you have you can also have OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.

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How do I add VBA in MS Office?

I've seen posts showing answers which use VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code/macros, however, I've also noted additional comments afterwards about how to use the VBA (how to implement and ...
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How to Split one column in Excel into multiple columns of 55 rows

I have a movie list with over 1500 entries (A1-A1500), all alphabetized (Thanks to Excel) and I would like to split that into multiple columns of 55 rows each on a separate sheet if possible. So A1-...
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Remove password from an Excel Document

I'm providing internal support and one of our users has managed to put a password on an excel file by accident, I've done the proper checks to make sure that the user should have access to the ...
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How to change office shortcuts?

My office is not in English, so to save the document the shortcut is Ctrl B. For me this should be bold, how can I change the mappings to the same as the English version? Is there a file I can ...
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Microsoft Office document is “locked for editing by 'another user'”

A few of my users are in and out of various Excel 2007 spreadsheets all day. One of them reports that "50% of the time" she tries to open a spreadsheet from the file server, an information message ...
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How do you customize Excel 2010 keyboard shortcuts?

How do you customize Excel 2010 keyboard shortcuts? This article from microsoft.com provides instructions for "Microsoft Office 2010" but seems only apply to Word, not Excel. http://www.microsoft....
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Disable Microsoft Office Upload Center

With Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016, Microsoft Office Upload Center runs automatically and shows up in the system tray. I don't use it and want stop it from running. How can I remove that program ...
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Microsoft Office alternative for Windows? [closed]

Is there something similar to office for Windows but free? I am student living on a budget, office is not an option at the moment.
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Excel: Find a subset of numbers that add to a given total?

I have a column of numbers (lets say it's A1:A100) and I need to find a subset of them that sum to a certain total.
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Why is my Microsoft Word window always on top of other windows?

For one reason or another, my Word suddenly decided to stay always on top of all other windows. This is terribly annoying. The odd thing is: of three documents I have open, two are on top of ...
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Outlook does not show desktop notifications on a message receive

I have a number of accounts in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, a folder for each and a rule which moves message for appropriate folder. Also it has to show a desktop notification. But it doesn't! I ...
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Outlook: scheduling recurring out-of-office?

In Outlook, is there a way (or an add-on that can do it) to schedule a recurring out-of-office message? I work 4 10's, so I'm out of the office every Monday, and it's a bit of a pain to have to reset ...
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Canadian English on Apple products

Apple is an American company. As many of you probably know, Canadian English is different from American English, and closer to British English (e.g. colour instead of color). I use iWork and Microsoft ...
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Export PowerPoint to PDF with each animation on a separate slide

I have a PowerPoint presentation where I extensively use simple animations, only appear/disappear effects triggered by the mouse (not time based), without any smooth transitions. Is it possible to ...
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Disable Autocorrect for a certain style sheet

Is it possible to disable auto correct (such as fixing capitalization) for a specific style template only? I'm interested in a solution for Word 2013. This is specifically for auto correct, ...
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Automatically resize picture/image in Word?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2007. I have several large screenshots that need to be inserted into the document at various places. When I paste the pictures, I have to manually resize them to fit within ...
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Converting .doc files to .pdf

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me? I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.
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What type of file is ~$file?

When I had opened msoffice file that I had previously saved on my desktop, I saw another kind of file named ~$doc. What type of file is this ? I have marked both the files.
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Custom one-key keyboard shortcuts in Outlook 2010 or 2013?

I'm a gmail junkie, and one of my favorite features is the keyboard shortcut "a" inside an email to archive the message. I can't remember if that was the default or if I set it to such a quick little ...
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How do you keep Microsoft Excel running at full speed even when it does not have the window focus?

I've noticed that when Excel 2007 (and probably earlier versions) has the window focus, Excel runs at full speed which means that files open fast and long-running VBA macros execute quickly. If the ...
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How do I share a Quick Style Set I have created?

I have created a Quick Style Set in Word 2010 that I would like to share with colleagues. I have called this QSS OurReport. Another web site suggested the following For Windows 7, the folder should be ...
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Outlook Search folder — How to filter messages that have one category but don't have another?

I'm coming from a Google Apps setup at my old company to Outlook 2007 at my new company, and I'm trying to make it feel "more like home." I plan to use Search Folders to handle my Status labels, but ...
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how to remove or change background fills in all tables in a microsoft word document

I have a bunch of large documents, with many tables that have different and inconsistent fill styles - some of them are not readable in black and white when printed. I cannot change the background ...
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Free office suites: the most compatible with Microsoft Office? [closed]

What free office suite is the most compatible with Microsoft Office?
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Keyboard shortcuts in non-English version of Microsoft Office

I have a big problem with the Portuguese version of MS Office 2007 and 2010. The standard shortcuts that any common application uses are changed. Some shortcuts that are not working: Ctrl+s (save), ...
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Can I get the spellchecker in MS Word to remember my grammar decisions?

Sometimes Word will make a incorrect grammar suggestion which I can just ignore. However every time I go to spellcheck it again, it will keep making that suggestion. Is there any way I can get it to ...
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Continued title numbering

Let's assume we have a small Word document containing: First Title On Level A Lorem ipsum .. Title On Level B Lorem ipsum .. Second Title On Level A Lorem ipsum .. What ...
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How do you move a Windows window (Excel) that is off-screen but will *not* respond to [Alt]+[Space]?

I usually have my laptop hooked up to 2 monitors, so when I wake it without those monitors, there is a good chance some windows will be off-screen. I can usually do the Select the program in ...
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Word autocompletion from inside document

Using office 2013. I'm working on big Word document. There are bunch of common words. The problem is, I wonder if it's possible to suggest words from inside this document while you type (on the fly)? ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2007 under Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user, but was wondering if it was possible to run Microsoft Office. Will Wine allow me to run it?
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Get page count from multiple word documents by selecting them in a folder?

Is there any way to get the total page count after selecting multiple word documents in a folder?
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How can I uninstall skype for business?

I would like to keep "normal" Skype installed. I have seen many options for "disabling" it such that it doesn't start online, but is there any way to simply uninstall it completely? edit: thanks to ...
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How do I stop the excel file being in use? [duplicate]

I'm opening an Excel file and I'm getting the File in use pop-up that says it's locked for editing by me. However, I've not got it open on this computer (I think I had it open and my machine blue-...
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How can I make Excel documents open in different windows?

Office 2007, Windows Server 2008 x64. How can I make Excel so that when I double-click a document, it opens in a new Excel instance, so that I can easily view them side-by-side as separate windows ...
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How to disable the annoying compatibility warnings in Excel?

Every time I edit a CVS or 2003-2007 Excel file it gives a warning that it will be saved in compatibility mode. I have this habit of saving every other minute via Ctrl+S and the window keeps popping ...
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How can I get rid of the Microsoft paper clip assistant “Clippy”?

Suddenly after months with, as far as I know, no changes, the paper clip assistant appears everytime I want to send an email from Outlook. How can I kill this thing? Drowning might damage the ...
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How do you get Word 2010 to spell check inside tables?

Microsoft Word doesn't even recognize misspelled words when I have "check spelling as you type" boxed checks in the proofing options. I've even purposely misspelled words inside tables and they don't ...
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How to utilize multiple monitors with Microsoft Project 2010 (or other Office 2010 products)?

My question does primarily concern Project 2010, though it would be applicable to other Office products such as Excel, which can tend to span several horizontal screens. Seems like an obvious ...
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Why are my Word 2013 page size options different to other Word 2013 page size options?

The loptions in my laptop Word 2013 page size drop down are very different from those on my desktop at work. My home machine has fewer, and e.g. is missing the A5 paper size. I can only guess this is ...
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Disable white background of pasted text in PowerPoint

When I paste text from another source with "Keep source formatting option" into PowerPoint 2010 I receive a white background, that I don't want. How can I make this text background transparent, so ...
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conditional formatting excel 2013

Is there a way to highlight a cell (possibly with conditional formatting) if one of the cells to the left of it has data, but it is empty? for instance, A B C D ...
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How To Filter On Bcc Info

I've created a rule that checks for messages sent to a distribution list, but I'm finding that the rules is missing messages in a thread where the sender moves the DL address to BCC. Basically, I want ...
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How do I disable GPU acceleration on Office 2013?

How do I disable GPU acceleration on Microsoft Office 2013? (This is causing my computer to blue screen.)
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Outlook 2007 reinstall & import from backup, now I have duplicates of everything

This morning I reformatted and installed Windows 7. After installing Office 2007, I imported my Outlook data from my dutifully made backup PST file. The only problem seems to be that now I have ...
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Word does not maximize to full screen

This is an odd one. I've got a user on a wide-screen Dell laptop. Everything is working great, but when he maximizes Word it leaves about a centimeter worth of space at the top of the screen, where ...
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Can't download updates for reinstalled Office 2000 on WinXP OS “expected version not found” error message

I replaced HD and reinstalled WinXP Pro and successfully downloaded all of the service packs and security updates. I've reinstalled my licensed version of Office 2000 (upgrade version from Office 97). ...
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Where to download the official Office 2013 to use with a PKC?

We bought a Dell computer with Windows 7 pro + Office 2013 home & business. The disk has failed the day we installed it (hardware failure). The disk is now replaced, but the Dell technician ...
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How to extract numerical value after a certain string within a sentence in Excel cell?

I want to extract the numerical value immediately following the string "ABS" (Case sensitive) within a bulk of text in a cell from an Excel table. Not all the cell may contain the the string I'm ...
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Getting back to the same instance of Outlook 2007?

My problem is that I assigned a shortcut to Outlook like this: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" and this worked fine and just like I wanted it to: when pressing the key I came ...
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How do I change the language of all Powerpoint slides at once?

I want to change the proofing language of all my slides in a Powerpoint. I've tried setting the language via the Language Preferences menu, however this only changes it for new powerpoints.