Office For Mac

Talk to your Messenger for Mac buddies on Skype

We are excited to share that we’re upgrading Messenger customers to Skype! This effort started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows a few months ago, which allows you to sign into Skype using a Microsoft account. Now Messenger users just need to download the latest version of Skype for Mac, sign [...]

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Office for Mac now available for Office 365 Subscribers

We’re excited to announce that with the release of SP3 (build 14.3) earlier this month, Office for Mac can participate in Office 365 subscription offerings. Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 University offerings are available now, while Office 365 Small Business Premium releases soon. Subscription services are best suited for customers who use Office [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #4: Spell Check 101

This week’s Power Tip is about spell check – functionality that is in all four of the main Office for Mac 2011 applications – and how to enable it and disable it in certain special situations. I’ll share some examples later in this post. To start off with some background, the spell check functionality in [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #3: Optimize equation editing in Word for Mac 2011

For users who add or edit equations in their Word docs, the new equation editor in Word for Mac 2011 is a welcome new feature that makes equation editing cross-platform with Word for Windows. I’ve been editing equations on the Mac for many years (after all, in a previous life, I was the leader of [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #2: The Magic Behind Windows Office Compatible Fonts

Office for Mac 2011 made significant improvements in compatibility and visual fidelity with Office for Windows. But there is still one area of visual fidelity for which you, the end user, have great deal of control when you create new documents: fonts.  If you create a text document in Word, a spreadsheet in Excel, or [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #1: Bring Your Words to Life with Advanced Typography

As a follow up to last week’s post on how to turn your Word doc into a work of art, I’m here to tell you more about the advanced typographic controls we added to Word for Mac 2011 and how you can use them to design some really impressive looking text. Take these, for example: [...]

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Turn your Word doc into a Work of Art

When you think of research papers, quarterly reports, or even Word documents, you don’t exactly think of beauty, right?  With Word for Mac 2011, we wanted to give you something more – the tools to create beautiful, polished documents that may not keep you on the cutting edge of fashion, but will certainly turn heads [...]

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HighTechDad on How to Own the Office with Office for Mac 2011

Today, we’re excited to share a blog post from technology blogger, social media pundit and avid Office for Mac user, Michael Sheehan. Otherwise known throughout the inter-webs as “HighTechDad,” he has personally blogged about technology for many years, providing product reviews of hardware and software, as well as writing fixes, tutorials and other tips and [...]

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