Office For Mac

OneNote and Lync updates

A couple of exciting updates for OneNote and Lync are making their way to the App Store.

For all of the details, check out this post on the Office.com blog from Pat Fox, our senior director of marketing.

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Jazz up your presentation with music

Remember that special song from your first romance? Or your first solo drive? Music can make any moment more memorable, even a presentation. So what better way to add a little pep to your Office for Mac 2011 presentation than with music? Need the music to play for the whole presentation? You can set an [...]

December 9th, 2011
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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 [...]

November 30th, 2011
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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 [...]

November 17th, 2011
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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. [...]

November 14th, 2011
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Say cheese with Windows Phone 7

I am a shutterbug. And a new mom. When I got my first smartphone, a Windows Phone 7, I was dubious of just how “smart” it would be. But the phone’s 5 MP camera has become my new companion thanks to a few really handy features. Even if the handset is locked, you just press [...]

November 4th, 2011
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Find it fast! Pull data from a string

Do you have a list of data that’s in a format you can’t use? Do you need to “pull out” specific pieces of a longer string? Don’t despair! You can use simple Excel functions to break apart strings and quickly find only the data you need. Meet RIGHT, LEFT, and MID! My sister Sandy recently [...]

October 19th, 2011
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Office 365 and Lync for Mac sign in issues

Hi everyone. Some people have reported that they are unable to sign in to their Office 365 account using Lync for Mac. This is a serious problem and the team is working hard to get a fix developed, tested, and deployed as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We [...]

October 15th, 2011
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Lync for Mac crashes after Mac OS X 10.7.2 update

Hey Everyone, The recent update to Mac OS X Lion (10.7.2) installs an invalid login certificate on most systems, which results in Lync for Mac crashing when it tries to sign in. Until we get a software update out, there is a workaround that seems to be working for most users that we wanted to [...]

October 13th, 2011
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Thank you, Steve Jobs

All of us here on the Office for Mac team are sad to hear about the passing of Steve Jobs. Our thoughts and condolences are with Steve’s family and with everyone at Apple. Steve was an inspiration for us. For more than a quarter century we’ve built Office for Mac. Many of us on the [...]

October 6th, 2011
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