Office For Mac

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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Spruce up your email with rich formatting

Outlook provides several formatting options to make your email messages look professional. Add colors to your greetings, underline or highlight key points, or use the Office Photo Browser to quickly add your iPhoto or Photo Booth images to messages. If these options in Outlook are insufficient for your needs, compose your messages in Word and [...]

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Join us Tuesday for a 15-Minute Webinar on Office for Mac 2011

The Office Content Publishing team hosts free 15 minute Webinars every Tuesday. This week the session showcases how Mac and PC work better together with Office for Mac 2011 and SkyDrive. The session starts at 9:15 am Pacific Time with a Q&A to follow. Click the link below or go to http://aka.ms/offweb for more information on [...]

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Update to SP2 now available

On April 19th, we withheld the Office for Mac 2011 SP2 update through Microsoft AutoUpdate while we investigated issues that affected a small percentage of users. As of this morning, we posted a 14.2.1 update that fixes a number of issues, including the Outlook for Mac database issue, and you can read more about the [...]

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Update: Office for Mac 2011 SP2

This post is outdated – visit this link to download the most recent update. On April 12th, we released SP2 for Office for Mac 2011. The majority of our customers have been delighted with the improvements – new features and performance. Unfortunately, a small percentage are experiencing some issues with the update, specifically related to [...]

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SP2 now available for download

This post is outdated - visit this link to download the most recent update. Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2011 is now available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29419. We appreciated your feedback! As the newest member of the Office for Mac family, Outlook 2011 continues to get the most requests from consumers and businesses alike; therefore, our top [...]

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Our favorite Outlook 2011 keyboard shortcuts

I don’t know about you, but the first time I looked at a Mac keyboard, I felt like I needed a hieroglyphics interpreter. I ended up having to make a cheat sheet for myself. One that I sometimes still have to refer to. Fifteen years later, despite the sometimes finger-bending COMMAND + SHIFT + OPTION [...]

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Avoid bounced messages by reducing attachment size

Got pictures? If you’re like me you’ve got thousands, and can easily share all of them on SkyDrive or Facebook, or any of the other dozens of file sharing sites. But when I want to send a few by e-mail, I have to be careful not to exceed my ISP’s message limit of 10 MB. [...]

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Where is that email?

Do you find yourself wading through folders in your Inbox to try and find that one email you received months ago? You know you have it piled or filed somewhere but you can’t seem to find it, just when you need it. Use the advanced search features in Outlook to ease the pain of searching [...]

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Get rid of the red squiggly by using AutoCorrect

Incorrect spellings in a document or mail can be quite distracting. Like most applications, Office for Mac offers spell check tools to help you correct misspelt words. In the forums, some of you have questioned the difference in the spell check functionality between Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Outlook. They are different because Word/Excel/PowerPoint is customized for Office [...]

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