Office For Mac

Right-click is the right click

I use Office all day, every day. And still, sometimes I don’t remember
exactly where to find an option or setting I need.

When this happens, the first place I usually look is the right-click, or
“contextual” menu.

You can right-click on just about anything in Office.

Selected text.

A misspelled word.

A picture, object, or chart.

The Standard toolbar.

Even a blank page.

If you’re still using the hockey puck, one-button Apple mouse, hold down the CONTROL key as you click.

If you’re using a MacBook trackpad, try a two-finger tap, or change the “secondary click” settings in System Preferences > Trackpad.

There’s no shortage of features and options in Office, but often the ones you’ll use most are only a right-click away.

Lowell – Office for Mac writer

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Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

When we first announced Lync Server 2010 last November, we talked about our commitment to supporting multiple platforms and how over the course of 2011 you would see Lync become available for other platforms. I’m excited to share with you today that Lync for Mac 2011 has been Released to Manufacturing, commonly referred to as [...]

September 8th, 2011
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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 [...]

August 25th, 2011
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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 [...]

August 18th, 2011
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More news on Office for Mac 2011 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Hi Everyone, Since we published the Office for Mac and Lion blog last week, we’ve received several great comments and questions, which I want to address. First, today we released an update to Communicator for Mac that fixes the “crash issue” on Lion. It will come through Microsoft AutoUpdate in the next day or so. [...]

July 27th, 2011
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Office for Mac 2011 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about running Office for Mac 2011 on Lion, so we’re offering this post to help inform your decision about when to upgrade to Lion. We’ve been working with Apple from the early days of Lion, and collectively have been able to address many issues leading up to the [...]

July 22nd, 2011
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Let Office for Mac 2011 pick up the scraps

When I do research for a project, a trip, or whatever, I like to use the Office Scrapbook. The Scrapbook is a palette in the Toolbox (click View > Scrapbook) where you can collect text, image, and object “clips” that you want to use later. To store a clip in the Scrapbook, just drag it [...]

July 21st, 2011
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Want to see what I see? Share your desktop

Desktop sharing is a new feature in Communicator for Mac 2011, where you can share your desktop with your contacts. I use it so frequently that it has become one of my favorite features. My team is distributed across different geographical locations and we have weekly working sessions where we share and edit files. No [...]

July 14th, 2011
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Pick a color, any color

Colors are a lot like food – you probably have a favorite, but variety is nice. When it comes to color in Office of Mac 2011 there’s no shortage of variety. You can apply color to about anything including text, tables, shapes, lines, and more. First, select what you want to apply it to. Then [...]

July 7th, 2011
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Planes, Trains, and PivotTables

Thanks to my vacation planning with Word, I made it safely to London. Now, my two concerns are enjoying the sights & my vacation but also staying on budget. Excel PivotTables are a great tool to help me do just that in a snap. During my trip, I record my daily expenses in a list. [...]

June 30th, 2011
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