Office For Mac

Ending Support for Office for Mac 2008

Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9th, 2013. View the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for further details, such as the support dates for this product. You can purchase an Office 365 subscription – this includes Office for Mac 2011, as well as all future upgrades to the product. You can also still [...]

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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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How to train for a marathon Excel style with a Stacked Chart

Happy New Year! Perhaps you made a resolution to run a marathon. I know I did. And I’m going to use Excel to create my training plan. Many of the advanced features in Excel are best explained by example, so I’ll use marathon training to show you some great tricks, like how to use different [...]

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Retina display support is here for Office for Mac 2011!

We’re happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 (version 14.2.4) now supports Retina display for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Text everywhere is incredibly crisp and all key areas of the interface are now sharper than ever. We hope you enjoy this fantastic software experience! As long as you have Microsoft AutoUpdate set to [...]

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Using portrait and landscape orientation in the same presentation

(This post was originally written and published by Erik Jenson. We’ve updated it for Excel for Mac 2011.) Many of you want to use both portrait (shown here as image 1) and landscape (image 2) slide orientation in the same presentation. It makes sense, and presentations with both orientations look great. And while we don’t [...]

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Combining Chart Types, Adding a Second Axis in Excel for Mac

(This post was originally written and published by Katherine Fifer, an intern on the Excel 2007 team. We’ve updated it for Excel for Mac 2011.) Many of us need to create charts that compare different types of data. To quickly and clearly display data of different types, it’s helpful to plot varying data sets with [...]

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We’re ready for Mountain Lion!

The Office for Mac team is happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 is Mountain Lion ready!  We’ve been working with Apple to ensure a fantastic experience for our users. There are a couple of items we’d like to call to your attention: • Make sure you have Office for Mac’s AutoUpdate enabled – [...]

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All the hype about hyperlinks

When writing, sometimes you need to give readers more information – or a reference — but you don’t want to distract too much from the document. Enter the hyperlink. If you read blogs or use social networks (or, well, anything online), you’re used to connecting to external websites via hyperlinks, and you can add the [...]

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Sweep the junk away

Junk emails – also called spam — can plague your inbox, waste your time, and be a general annoyance: • Ads about real-estate agents not in your area • “Vacations” you supposedly won • Medical instruments you don’t need When your inbox is full of junk emails, it’s hard to find the important messages you [...]

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