Office For Mac

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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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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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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Party planning in Excel

You are an Excel fanatic. You want to use it all the time. At least I do! You know you could be using it in your daily life, but you haven’t come across the perfect opportunity yet, right? Let me show you. I was planning my niece’s birthday the other day. My husband and I [...]

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Stay in Office for Mac for definitions

Many of us are familiar with the built-in spell and grammar check in Word for Mac and other Office for Mac programs, but did you know there’s also a dictionary built-in so you don’t have to open a browser tab or window to look up a word? Or do you have a print dictionary close [...]

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Excel time-saver keyboard shortcuts

Here are a few time saving keyboard shortcuts to get your week off to a productive start. I’ve also included the equivalents in Excel for Windows in case you have to jump back and forth between platforms like I do. – All Excel for Mac 2011 keyboard shortcuts – Common Office for Mac 2011 keyboard [...]

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Template talk with Stephanie Krieger

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Stephanie Krieger. Stephanie is a Microsoft Office MVP and professional document consultant who built many of the templates for Office for Mac 2011. How did you come to build the templates for Office for Mac 2011? My expertise is in creating great documents and templates for the [...]

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Toast the season with OneNote

Fall is my favorite season. When the leaves begin to turn, I can’t wait to light a fire and start planning for the holidays. To celebrate the season, I like to host dinner parties. I provide the main course, and my friends and neighbors bring salads, desserts, and everything else. For a while, we were [...]

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Who ya gonna call?

When you have problems or questions about Office for Mac, who do you turn to? I can tell you who my dad does, which is why I created this “cheat sheet” to help divert some of his weekend distractions. I thought I would share it here. Hopefully you’ll find it useful as well. ——————————– Questions [...]

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