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Questions tagged [microsoft-office]

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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“Replace text as you type” gets unchecked automatically

I've set up some autocorrect rules in Word, and they work well. However from time to time "replace text as you type" become unchecked, and I need to go to options and check it again. I don't have ...
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Windows Explorer crashes when selecting an Office document (.docx, .xlsx) with “Details pane” or “Preview pane” active

Title speaks for itslef. Whenever I try to select an Office document in the Explorer windows, the explorer freezes then crashes. It works perfectly fine if I disable the "Details pane" or the "Preview ...
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Prevent Microsoft Office from auto-populating Start Menu

So I'm new to Windows 10, and I'm using Classic Shell (which latches onto the Windows-native Start Menu infrastructure) in order to be able to have an old-style Start Menu which I find much more ...
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Excel - How can I probe all the precedents of a given cell?

I'm a relatively naive excel user who's been dropped in the middle of an ocean of cells. I've been tasked with coding the value of one cell in a workbook into python. Of course, this cell has multiple ...
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HOW TO SEPARATELY VISIBLE A ROW CONTENT BASED ON VALUE-without VB

I have some data from 2A to 9D. I want a separate box and need to show all details of particular row based on the age I wish. In the example I want to filter all data of a customer with age 15.(I ...
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Why won't MS Office programs scroll with dragging the scrollbar?

Occasionally, my MS Office programs will stop scrolling with the scrollbar. I have observed this with Outlook (my inbox) and Word documents. I am on Windows 10 Enterprise. The behavior I expect is ...
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Microsoft word 2013 account managment

I have Microsoft office 2013 on my company's client. In all clients, in the Account tab, all offices our "sign-in" with "A@.com" that does not belong to them and it belongs to network admin email ...
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re: Microsoft Office updates, licensing: perpetual license vs. Office 365

I've been confused about this because of ambiguous language since Microsoft Office 365 launched. I remember spending an hour or so trying to figure out a definitive answer at launch time. I've spent ...
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Alt+Tab Prevents Return to Microsoft Office / Office Hangs

This is a weird one. I've searched and haven't found symptoms quite like this. I'm using Windows 10 Pro (version 1803, OS Build 17134.254) with the latest updates, along with Office Professional Plus ...
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Excel displaying duplicate decimal places on any cell formatted as currency

I am an Office 365 subscriber and Excel runs nearly perfectly for me. Every issue I had with the software, I was able to solve by googling around, except this hair pulling glitch I am having (for a ...
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How to change the Personal/Shared/Custom Template heading in File, New in Word, Excel and other office applications

Word (Office) allows us to configure a templates location. We can configure it in 3 ways: Personal folder set, Shared folder unset ("Personal" heading) Shared folder set, Personal folder unset ("...
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Migrate Office 2010 (with settings, templates, emails, signatures …) to new install of Office 365 on another PC

Id like to install the newest MS Office of my Office 365 account on my new notebook with a fresh windows 10 installation. Well, how do I make all settings, templates, emails, signatures etc. from my ...
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MS Office DVD failing to mount

I'm at a small charity installing MS Office on several Windows 10 laptops (they already have Office installed on most of their PCs and apparently have a site license, although nobody knows who ...
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Change the highlight color in multiple places at once

I have a set of places within a document file, which I would like to keep highlighted, but I do not want this feature to appear while printing. I am interested in a convenient way which would enable ...
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Office 2016 - how do I restore ability to close windows by double-clicking upper left of the title bar?

I've been using the ability to close windows by double-clicking the upper left since...well probably Windows 3.1. I just installed Office 2016, and it appears that the Outlook/Word/Excel icon in the ...
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Group policy to block office macros

my organization has a windows 2016 server standard edition and i'm wondering how to go about adding a group policy to block office macros. I've seen a lot of other posts using user config > ...
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Word persistently can't connect to authenticate Office account (“Sorry, we are having some temporary server issues”), but Excel can

I have an Office 365 Business subscription, currently active on two machines. One of these became persistently locked out from authenticating, therefore only operating in restricted mode - the ...
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How to make MS Excel cells display dark background with white text instead of the reverse which is default?

By default, MS Excel cells displays white background with black text. This is glaring to the eyes. Some even find it painful. How can we make MS Excel to display black/dark background with white text ...
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How to disable/enable office clipboard

Question: Is there any way that you can disable clipboard in Office 2016? I don't mean show/hide status when coping or similar stuff from clipboard options. I mean to completely turn it off. It so ...
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Keyboard does not work properly in Word or Excel, but works fine to log in, using Edge and Note, etc

I'm using Windows 10 on an Acer laptop. The keyboard works fine until I try to use Word, Excel, or Publisher. When I press any key in these programs, a message comes up in the lower left bar, saying "...
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How can I get rid of 'blank' versions of MS Office apps from the Start Menu?

I have a new Windows 10 computer (a Surface Go). I think it may have come with stub versions of Office. I've installed office and now my Start Menu looks like this: Clicking on the blank entries ...
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How to report bug office execution arbitrary code to microsoft? [duplicate]

I just discovered a bug concerned excel letting the execution of arbitrary code using a document of word. The question is how to report the bug and theres possible they patch it?
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Word renames heading 1,Heading 2, and Heading 3 styles when inserted as a quick part

I am running Office 365, Word 2016. I have a document which I use a source for a quick part. The heading styles in the source document are Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3 as per normal. I save the ...
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Office 365 word in outline view has started truncating long lines and adding at ellipsis, instead of wrapping around

This had been working ok. Originally, I set this: Option > Advanced > Show doc content > Show text wrapped within the doc window And it worked ok. A couple days ago, it stopped wrapping long lines,...
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Why would Microsoft Word be suddenly unable to open network files with spaces in them?

We use a program called Titlesoft on our Windows 2008 server that accesses stored network files. Until this week files would open just fine in the program. Now when we try to open the files, Word (...
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Typing issue in Outlook 2016 Standard

This issue occurs in Outlook 2016 Standard on Windows 10 Pro (fully updated). We first saw this in Outlook but it also occurs in Word. When typing, the cursor will start to jump into the middle of the ...
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PowerPoint 2010 - The “Send as Attachment” option missing

I have a person that is having issue with Office 2010, it seems to be that in the "Save & Send" tab it is missing the Send as Attachment button/feature. I have seen a couple things saying try ...
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Copying Chart to Another Sheet with Updated References in Excel

I have made a chart within a sheet in Excel. Within the sheet, the chart refers to specific cells in the sheet to display (i.e. cells that contain my data points). I would like to know how to copy ...
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MS Word - Shortcut to cancel last autocorrect?

Often times when I'm typing, Word will autocorrect a word that I don't want autocorrected, and I will continue typing, either because I am not paying attention to the screen, or because I want to ...
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Customise Office 2013 elements in Windows 10

When I was on Windows 7 to customise elements that are installed with Office 2010 / 2013 I had to: open "Add/Remove programs", find correct item and hit "Modify" button or run installation program ...
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Access - save your changes to the sharepoint server

When I open an Office 365 Access database I get a message. "Save your changes to the server" with a button labelled "Save to SharePoint Site". This comes up every time I open the database. I close the ...
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Split rows into different sheets based on a column's value in Excel

+-----+----------+----------+ | a | b | c | +-----+----------+----------+ | 101 | 12:13:00 | employee | | 102 | 12:15:00 | customer | | 103 | 12:20:00 | employee | | 102 | 12:16:00 | ...
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Turn off Excel Compatibility Mode

I experimented with compatibility mode in Excel 365, now I can't turn it off, every new workbook opens in Compatibility Mode. Crawled the web for an answer, but only found how to save a particular ...
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How to perform the same operation on multiple excel files

I have a series of excel files all numbered sequentially, having data that is of the same format, but taken at different times. I would like to perform the same operations on all the excel files, ...
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Broke off Office 365 install, can't uninstall or reinstall

My new surface book managed to break off the install of office 365 x32 when it was at about 8% through. Laptop rebooted and I figured I'd try the x64 version instead. Now I'm getting messages (on ...
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Office: file opens in protected view, how to find out why?

When a open a certain DOC file, it opens in protected view. The message says Protected View: Office has detected a problem with this file. Editing it may harm your computer. Click for more details ...
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How can I display two headings on a single table of contents line in MS Word

I am using MS Word 365 on Windows 10. Below is a sample two line heading to be used on the top of the first page of each chapter: Chapter One The Journey Begins The first heading is applied to the ...
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Set Default Paste Format In Microsoft Office Products

I want to change the defaults for pasting in Microsoft Office. Right now, it appears to default to keeping the source formatting, but I'd like to set the default to match the destination formatting. ...
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Permission of files written by Word under Wine

When I run Microsoft Office 2010 under Wine 3.0 (in Ubuntu Bionic), every .doc or .docx file written by Word gets executable permission. It does not matter if the file existed before or nor. My ...
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How to install (if possible) different MS Office version for different users in Windows 10

I have a computer where there will be multiple accounts - one local and private, other a domain login for work. I have account with Microsoft where I have Office 2016 license, and work account on ...
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Excel spreadsheet with max rows/columns that won't delete

I have an excel spreadsheet that has more than a million rows and thousands of columns (maxed out on both axis). Whenever I delete the row at the end (1048576)it comes back. If I delete any number ...
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Change location for Microsoft Office ~$ temporary files

When we open a Microsoft Office spreadsheet or document, generally a temporary file with the name starting with "~$" is created near the main file. If we can't turn off this behavior, is there a way ...
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Microsoft Word insert new equation shows a sort of blue bracklet box

Everytime I insert a new equation, it appears between two weirdd bluish box schaped bracklets with gray font color. It started a few days ago and I never had this before. I thought a computer reboot ...
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Microsoft Outlook for Bac Tab/Indent

In Microsoft Outlook for Mac Version 16.15 I'd like to be able to create a numbered list (starting with number 1) and after pressing enter and tab, the second line should auto indent (and become a). ...
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Copy and paste an row and bullets in table layout

If you scroll to the bottom of this page: https://www.careercup.com/resume You will see a link to this word template: https://www.careercup.com/static_html/Gayle_McDowell_CareerCup_Sample_Resume.doc ...
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Automatic zeroes in an Excel column

I'm new to Excel and I was wondering what could be done about this issue. What I did: Created a table for a simple list. Keyed in Cost and Quantity =D5*E5 for the first item's total The subsequent ...
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Word 2013: How to have a different heading in the navigation pane

I've created a word document with lots of headings in the pages and these headings show up very well in the navigation pane. The issue is I have a cover page as the document's first page, I want the ...
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Word (2016 or 365) can't edit embedded Visio objects, with Visio 2016 installed

I just started working for a new employer that makes heavy use of Visio. I need to manage some existing documents, and one change that's been requested of me is that I make some minor changes to an ...
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Ribbon - Triplicate macros being created for no reason

I've added some macros to a custom group in the ribbon. It is all fine, and works as expected. However, I've noticed if I go back in to customize that group, I end up with triplicated macros and I'm ...
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Styling checkboxes in MS Word

I've set up a form in Word using the following: ...so that users can tick / untick checkboxes, but the boxes appear greyed out. Is there a way I can restyle them to look more like checkboxes do in a ...