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Disable Microsoft Office Upload Center

Using Microsoft Office 2016 with Windows 10 and the now completely integrated OneDrive application... Updated for OneDrive Version 2016 (Build 17.3.6517.0809) as of Aug. 2016 Right click on the ...
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Office 2016 Advanced Setup

You can use the Office 2016 Deployment Tool to customize the setup. Edit the Configuration.xml and add new ExcludeApp ID entries for features you don't want to have installed: <Configuration> ...
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What connection does MS Office have to Netscape Navigator?

I think you have discovered some forgotten historical artifact of Microsoft Office. I believe that these registry keys belonged to Microsoft Office FrontPage, a discontinued WYSIWYG HTML editor and ...
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What connection does MS Office have to Netscape Navigator?

This tells Netscape, if it were installed, that Office files should be opened with Office, so it avoids a dialog when you download an Office file. The only application that would ever read key this ...
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Outlook 2016 View Plain Text Email in Font like Courier

Yea! Finally found it. Go to: File, Options, Mail, Signatures and Stationary, Composing and reading plain text messages, Font. Then select a font like Courier New. Now my computer generated reports ...
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How to transfer office activation to another account?

As I have spent several hours looking for a solution and was ready to give it up, I would like to share the experience and result (might get handy for someone): There is really no option in the ...
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Uninstall individual Office 2016 programs

Seems you installed Office in Click-to-Run way, unfortunately it's not possible to select what you want to install by default But you can try changing installation config to achieve this As the ...
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Office Deployment Tool won't recognise downloaded install files and tries to re-download

I FINALLY cracked it with the help of the ODT log files. Basically, unlike what the docs say, manually setting a SourcePath is mandatory if you want a local/offline install, and the source path ...
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Uninstall individual Office 2016 programs

For starters, out-of-the-box, Microsoft doesn't support individual installation of office 2016 applications. See this quote from their blog and this post: Can I install a subset of the Office ...
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Show To and CC separately in open message in Outlook 2016

You can find the Up/Down arrow in the bottom right corner of mail header area. This button will show full header info.
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Office 2016 changed the UI language. How do I revert it back to English?

To solve this, install the English (United States) Language Accessory Pack for Office 2016. (These are free, unlike the old Office 2007 packs which you had to buy and which have since been ...
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Outlook 2016 Remove Default Account

Close Outlook. Run Windows Control Panel. Open the "Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016)" applet and click the "Show Profiles..." button. Remove the existing "Outlook" profile. Add a new profile, name it "...
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Adding a vector\arrow above letter in Microsoft Word 2016 without Equation Editor

Please try this when enter equation: (ABC)\vec After entering this, you should enter some spaces. You can find the information in this pdf: Plain Tex Math at 3.8 Stretchy Characters.
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Pixelated font in Word/Outlook, but not Excel/Access (Office 2016)

I'm not sure about Outlook and Access, but it is a known fact that: Word 2013/2016 uses "whole-pixel anti-aliasing" and will never use ClearType (even if you enable global ClearType) [right side of ...
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Multiple instances upon opening multiple Office Documents

I apologize if I reiterate my explanations throughout, but I find this issue very complex so I tried to ensure it contextually makes sense to readers: While it may not be known whether this is a bug ...
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How to disable hyperlink security notice in OneNote 2016?

I had success following the registry key steps from this guide: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_o365legacy-mso_oapps/office-365onenote-security-notice-settings/a4f9120a-...
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Is it possible to enable logging or any kind of debug mode for the Office Deployment Tool?

Update: This is no longer a valid answer. According to Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool: "The Logging element is no longer supported as a configuration option for the Office ...
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Word 2016 - Check spelling without checking grammar

You need to go to File -> Options -> Proofing -> When correcting spelling and grammar in Word and uncheck Mark grammar errors as you type and Check grammar with spelling. You also should ...
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How to completely remove account and data from Outlook 2016 for OS X?

The only way (I think) to delete the data is to delete the whole profile, empty trash, then create a new profile and add back the email accounts you want. Fine for IMAP and Exchange but a pain for POP ...
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Ribbon Size in office 2016

Looks like Office has a 'Mouse mode' and a 'Touch mode'. For some reason when installing Office 2016 in VMWare Fusion 8.0.1 (also in 8.5), Office thinks it should default to 'Touch mode'. Chasing it ...
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Office 2016 Advanced Setup

I was originally going to add this as a comment to the excellent answer from @magicandre1981, however I couldn't get the comment to format in a readable state. Please up vote the comments from @...
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Find superscript text in Word

You can do this using the "Advanced Find" in word. On the Home tab, click on the Find Dropdown on the right hand side and click "Advanced Find" You don't need to enter any text here as we are ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 update button missing

As stated from the Microsoft Office Support Site: If Update Options is missing under Product Information, and the About button is the only option available, you either have a volume license ...
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How to quickly align objects into a grid?

For each row: select the shapes in the row, then choose Format | Align | Align Middle. For each column: select the shapes in the row, then choose Format | Align | Align Center. Select all shapes in ...
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How can I remove a Theme from One Shape of Many in Visio 2016

It's hidden in the Shape Styles panel on the Home tab of the ribbon. You'll need to click the expansion button here: Then it's the bottom option:
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Microsoft Office Activation

Is there a test that can determine if it merely a trial? Please use the following procedure: In order to check the activation status of your Office 365/2016 install, you need to execute two ...
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Changing color order in an Excel chart

Excel applies series colors in the order that the series were added to the chart. When you open the color picker, you can see the six accent colors of the theme. The first series that is added to the ...
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How to get Windows 10 to update Microsoft Office 2016 using Windows Update?

There are two versions of Office installations. There is the MSI version, and the Click-to-Run version. If you are an Office 365 subscriber you probably have click-to-run. MSI versions update ...
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Disable Office "UPDATES AVAILABLE" notification

I got office 2019 and I did the same as Jamie did but in my case, the value had a different name. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Updates Value: UpdatesBlockedTime The above key contains ...
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How to copy formulas down an entire column while keeping the same variables in Excel?

You can force a cell reference to be absolute / static / locked. The following semantics hold: A1 - normal / free Replicating vertically would produce A2, A3, ... Replicating horizontally would ...
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