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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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Unread e-mail in Office 365

With Office 365. I would like to know how I can obtain a file, or list of all user's unread e-mail count, not necessarily the detail. I understand this is a moving target. I'm fine with that. I'm ...
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AutoSave MS: Is there a local storage solution?

My files are typically 0.5-2 GB, which are too slow to use on my broadband and impossible to use when away from my home connection. Saving to OneDrive is a way to stop my work. Is there an alternative ...
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Licenses for Microsoft 365 for Business, Shared Computers, & Local Accounts

I'm transitioning my church from Office perpetual licenses to Microsoft 365 Business Premium. I'm trying to figure out how many licenses I need. We have twelve computers all running Windows 10. There ...
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Evaluate function not working

In the example, entering the combined values in K2 as a formula produces the result in J2. J2 is value copied and pasted in J4. To confirm that it is a formula that will not produce an error, the ...
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MS Word: "Update all fields" seems to be corrupting fields in text boxes

I'm afraid I'm on the verge of a catastrophe. I have a very large Microsoft Word document (nearly 500 pages), and I'm finding that every time I "update all fields" by the Ctrl-A, F9 method, ...
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How to save settings as default in MS PowerPoint

I am trying to save MS PowerPoint settings so that every time that I open a new document it has those same settings. I am particularly (and, to be honest, only) interested in the embedding fonts check ...
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Individual Excel cells exporting into successive PowerPoint slides

I have an Excel sheet with names in one column. I'm hoping to link that column to a Title block in PowerPoint so that each successive slide has a different name... Slide 1 title is Aaron Aaronson ...
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Disable "Share" tab in MS Word 2016

My problem MS word 2016 adds a "Share" button above the ribbon. It is bound to the "Y" Alt-access key, which conflicts with another extension I have installed. This adds extra ...
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Remove MS Office

Suddenly I found that my MS Word doesn't start. It just shows the message "Preparing to update Office..." in my native language. I was trying to remove office via Add/Remove programs but got ...
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To ensure "Date Modified" doesn't change, want to open all Word and Excel in Read-Only or Protected Mode - how?

In order to avoid OneDrive Office documents' "Date Modified" field changing whenever I open and navigate a doc, I want all OneDrive and OneDrive for Business documents to open in Read-Only ...
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Is it possible to filter out dirty data before it gets into the pivot table in excel automatially?

I have a database that has got dirty data. For example, the No. of days should be an integer, however people fill in doubles like 2.3 or 5.2... My pivot table sample data from this database. The ...
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Visio 2016: Unable to Zoom when Editing Embedded Files (Excel spreadsheets)

I am using Visio 2016 and having a constant, irritating issue. I need to edit embedded Excel spreadsheets everyday. Without fail, whenever I double-click the spreadsheet object in order to enter Edit ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for pasting without formatting in Powerpoint?

In Microsoft Powerpoint 2019, if I want to paste using: Ctrl + Shift + V, that doesn't work, what is the new shortcut?
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Disable splash screen on Office 2016

How to disable this splash screen when starting Office applications such as Excel? Note: /q does not seem to work, /nologo idem, /splash idem /e disables the splash screen but does not open an ...
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How to re-enable 'Tell Me What to do ' bar in MS Office Apps

I am running Office Apps 2021 MSO (Version 2202 Build 16.0.14931.20128) 64-bit. Recently I noticed that on all my office apps, I don't have the light bulb ('Tell me what you want to do' bar). Can ...
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Microsoft Office (ofice 2021) MSFT Activation Key - using on future PC builds

If I purchased a developer intended Office 2021 key from a reseller (obviously not meant to be resold), and use it on one PC it works fine. If I rebuild the OS the activation system sees this rebuild ...
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OneNote 2016 cannot get my notebooks after Windows update

I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Professional Plus 2016. Everything works fine until Windows pushed me to update which includes many MS Office updates yesterday. I did and then OneNote stopped ...
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Word 2016 - Footnotes lost column formatting, Reference/Footnote/Footnote layout/columns/option:columns does not work

Neither 2 columns, 3 columns, or 4 column option work. Formatting will only "Match the Section" layout. This is a 381 page document I have been working on since 2017. It is saved as a .docx ...
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Office 2016 originally installed on HDD in old comp, put in new SDD and hope there's a way to run Office from HDD

I have spent hours researching my problem and can't find an answer that seems to fit my specific issue. I had a computer where Office 2016 was installed on the HDD C drive. PSU went out 2 days ago and ...
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In Visio, how do I change the size of one page without changing the size of all other pages within the document?

I'm trying to resize one page to fit a diagram, but whenever I use "Auto Size" or "Fit to Drawing" it changes the size of every page within the file. Is there a way to resize one ...
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How can I set a default font in Microsoft Office Word/PowerPoint in Office 2013, on a Windows 10 desktop/laptop?

How can I set a default font in Microsoft Office Word/PowerPoint in Office 2013, on a Windows 10 desktop/laptop? XP and 7 solutions do not work with Windows 10. Thank you.
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Multiple versions of a Word document in the same file

Waaaay back long ago when Microsoft Word allowed us to save multiple versions of a document in the same file, I did that. Years later, I've upgraded to Office 2021, and now I want to get those earlier ...
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How to change size of menu text and icons in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office windows don't look like other application windows. Everything is "bigger": the text font in menus and the ribbon, the vertical width of the window title and menu bar, etc. ...
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Where is "Align at =" feauture to align equations in Word 2019?

I have three equations in MS Word 2019, I want to align them at the equal sign. I found this advice (also here): Type the first two equations in separate equation containers, just as you show them ...
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Editor and Designer are gone from Office 365 WordApp

When I open any document (stored in OneDrive) in browser (Office 365) then I can clearly see that I have Editor and Designer functionalities available: When I open the very same document in Office ...
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Office professional plus [closed]

Office professional plus I've just installed on my laptop their are three of us who use laptop but only I'm able to use office not the others how do I enable office on their accounts
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Outlook send only account

How can I set up a send-only account in Outlook 356 (on Windows)? I only have SMTP login information. There is simply no IMAP/POP3 server to log in to. I've tried this: https://nolongerset.com/send-...
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In Excel my formula is skipping the first two cells of a table

Hi I have an Excel Spreadsheet and I'm trying to convert a table with multiple rows and columns into just one column for sorting and filtering. But the issue is that it doesn't start at cell A2 where ...
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Is there a way to do LaTeX-style image insertions into Powerpoint?

I have to produce a slideshow that changes every so often, but mostly just the images. I have a system for producing the images where, when I update images, I store them in a folder with an updated ...
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Creating a template that can fill multiple .docx and .pdf files using Office

I repeatedly have to fill out multiple documents with the same information (name, first day of work, etc.) Some of these documents are Word documents and some are PDFs. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Update PowerPoint 2016 to 2019

I am using a Windows 10 Asus laptop and I have a Microsoft 365 subscription. I want to update from the 2016 version to the 2019 version, But when I go the account settings of powerpoint and check for ...
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how to distribute clients with due amounts over agents based on amounts on excel

i'm not sure how to put it right but bear with me. let's say i own a company and i have like 5 clients who owe me money. so, i hired 3 agent to try retrieve the money for me for a commission of 20% of ...
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Moved Domain to another Office 365 Account and now Outlook fails to add my email address

I had two different Office 365 subscriptions (because I had taken over another business), so I deleted the domain from one account, and added it to the other. Now I had both email accounts with their ...
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What is the Powerpoint Graphics ribbon and how can I make my own?

I can't seem to find anything when I search for this so here goes: I got a Powerpoint presentation sent to me from a colleague. In it he used a shape that I thought was pretty neat. When I clicked on ...
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Excel 2016 Stopping automatic formatting of timestamps

I'm entering a list of timestamps from a video into Excel 2016. However, when I reach numbers above 24, Excel reacts like it's a 24 hour clock and changes my number. For example, if my timestamp is at ...
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Office doesn‘t show updates but they are enabled

I have a problem with the office updates, hopefully you can help me. We have a GPO that says automatic updates are active and the channel to use is the monthly enterprise channel. For most of the ...
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Format only hyperlinked cross references in Word 365

How can I format only hyperlinked cross references in a Word document without a macro? I would like them to be formatted in the typical link style: blue and underlined. What I tried I found this page ...
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recovering a deleted DOCX file

So I accidentally deleted a file for school. When i tried using EaseUS recovery thing and Disk Drill I got a file that started with ~$ and word is refusing to open. After finishing the document I ...
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Collaboration-Information on Word for strangers

can I see as a stranger in a Word-document, if a document was worked in collaboration by multiple people? And if so, can I see the changes each person made? Could an RTF-Format give me additional ...
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Copy SVG from PDF

One of my favourite features of macos was that if a PDF document opened in the default PDF viewer (called Preview) had SVG graphics, then I could simply copy and paste the entire page into a Word ...
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How can I add additional connector (glue) points to a PICTURE in MS word

I need to add connector points to a picture (NOT a shape) in MS word. I already know how to add connector points to a shape. I am open to converting the picture to a shape, but I not found an easy way ...
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Font available in MS Word is missing from the system fonts folder

(Google only provides solutions for the opposite problem) In Microsoft Word (Desktop) I have fonts like for example "Bierstadt". When I look in C:\Windows\Fonts\ that font is not there. I ...
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How To Make A Device Automatically Add Itself To A Meeting?

In short: how can I have a device automatically add itself to a meeting booked in Outlook, when the selected location of the meeting is the room which contains the device? Further info: In our office ...
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why do DOCX documents open in protected view if they can't run macros

There are 2 kinds of Microsoft word documents. DOCX (documents that can't run macros), and DOCM (documents that can run macros.) Whenever I Download and open a DOCX document anywhere on the internet, ...
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What is the best way to compare two doc files and see the changes

My task: I have to compare two .docx files and see all the changes between them highlighted. My problems: The simple MS Word "Side by side" view doesn't show the difference or highlight the ...
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Where to check Microsoft Office version from product number?

Non-subscription versions of Microsoft Office are commercialized with different licenses types: FPP (Full Packackaged Product) also known as retail version. When PKC or ESD is not mentioned, the FFP ...
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Can I update installed programs on Windows 10 from command prompt?

Can I update programs i have installed on Windows 10 from command prompt? Example Office 365? Like in Linux, from terminal: sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade?
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Word Document Overwritten With Background Image?

My cousin has called me quite panicked because she could not open a word (.docx) document after a hard reset of her computer. Office 365's Word was giving us the run around, one thing it suggested was ...
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Microsoft Office works on one admin account but not another admin accounts

Difficult technical issue. I have iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) running macOS Monterey version 12.1. The latest version of Microsoft Office was previously running on this admin account but unclear ...
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How to add an outlook email address to a Microsoft 365 Family Account that has a Gmail Login

Question: How do you add an Outlook address to Microsoft 365 Family account that has a Gmail Login? Context: Someone has signed up for a Microsoft 365 Family account. They use a Gmail as their ...
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