In Mac Word 2011 - When editing a block of existing text, with the insertion point at the end of newly typed word, using command-B or command-I seems to style the word preceding the insertion point, and that I just applied styles to, rather than turning the styles off for the word I am about to type. Can this behavior be altered? [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus
on May 9, 2013 -
I sat on the phone with Microsoft support and they weren't able to help me. I've scoured the internet trying to find a solution to this problem and I'm just about ready to give up. Can Metafilter rise to the challenge?
How do I stop Microsoft Excel from formatting numbers into scientific notation? No matter what I do, Excel keeps doing this. Please make it stop.
See the youtube video
I made explaining my problem (45 seconds). [more inside]
posted by crios
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I have read that John Walkenbach's books are the de-facto standard for learning to use VBA in Microsoft Excel. I'd like to know what books are recommended to learn to use vba in other Office products - primarily Access, but also Word and Powerpoint. I'm more interested in books than in websites.
posted by Proginoskes
on Apr 6, 2013 -
Microsoft advertises their "BlueTrack" mice as being able to work on almost any surface, with only a few exceptions (mirrors and glass, if I remember correctly). But mine works on almost no surface. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Mar 8, 2013 -
I was just working on a proofreading file for hours. I closed it, thinking I had been saving it (I'm pretty sure I was saving it!). Then I went to email it , and it's nowhere to be found on my computer. I searched for it. I thought that if you don't save something it will be recovered when you open Word again, but nope. And I can't find it on my computer anywhere. Does anywhere have an idea where it could have gone and how/if I can get it back?!
posted by bearette
on Mar 3, 2013 -
So I upgraded from Microsoft Office Starter 2010 to Microsoft Office 2010. I uninstalled the Office Starter program. Then things went wrong. Please help! [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I currently don't have any version of Windows installed on my PC (it's a Mac). I would like to install Windows on a Bootcamp partition. I noticed that Microsoft has a special offer
where they are selling a Windows 8 download for $40 through Jan. 31. That's a good price for me. The possible catch: Microsoft seems to be saying that I need to have an earlier version of Windows installed in order to use that download. I can't quite tell whether they are serious about this.
Do I really need to have a preexisting Windows install to take advantage of the $40 Windows 8 offer? [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on Jan 19, 2013 -
If I'm using Word for Windows, I can double click at the bottom of a page to create one big page. But if I double click at the bottom of a document inside Word on MacOS it opens up the footer prompt. Does Word for Mac have a similar "join pages" feature?
posted by professor plum with a rope
on Jan 12, 2013 -
How might I recover an Office 2010 product key from a Windows install now located on an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by dumbland
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Our small office uses a MS Access database daily for non profit work. The database is small enough where I'm not certain it warrants upgrading to SQL. Most of the work done in the database is remote (7 users total) so we are looking to move from a standalone PC w/remote access to the cloud.
I would greatly appreciate any advice with regard to moving the DB to a cloud service provider that supports MS Access. One that is reliable, is relatively easy to admin e.g., backups and lastly, inexpensive.
posted by Sagres
on Dec 3, 2012 -
I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which i have previously installed and activated through Microsoft. I wanted to reinstall Windows today but I've found the DVD has somehow been scratched and my DVD drive refuses to read the disc. If i download a copy of Windows 7 from BitTorrent and install it using my genuine CD key, will I get into any trouble? Will it even work? If not, what are my options?
posted by Effigy2000
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Creating a letterhead in Microsoft Word and need to make the header and footer graphics join seamlessly. Im currently getting a separation line between the two. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Sep 5, 2012 -
I bought a Thinkpad through Gumtree (UK) last year and now Microsoft Office Professional Plus 10 is asking me for an authentication code. When I got the computer, windows had just been installed but I don't know if I got a trial version or a corporate version that was imaged onto the machine. Do I need to pay for an authentication code or is there a way to otherwise disable the authentication request message?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 7, 2012 -
How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
posted by peacay
on Aug 4, 2012 -
I have a job interview scheduled at Microsoft, at the Redmond campus. What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Microsoft Access Training/Classes in New York City (Manhattan), or your best suggestion of online materials. [more inside]
posted by rosswald
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Outlook 2010 Filter - Why oh why do the changes I make to body portion of .oft email templates not save correctly? Woah not all at once now! [more inside]
posted by amazingstill
on Jun 27, 2012 -
[Probably a dumb question filter] How can I shrink this Word file? It has no graphics. [more inside]
posted by latkes
on May 24, 2012 -
I am getting the following error when trying to save in .doc format in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac (v. 14.2.0): "the save failed due to out of memory or disk space". I can open .docs, but can only save as .docx. This happens with brand new documents and old ones. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker
on May 9, 2012 -
Another question about a TV memory, but this time more definite. In Pirates of Silicon Valley
, was part of the Woz at HP scene edited out of releases after the original TNT debut? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux
on Apr 28, 2012 -
I am finally finishing my graduate degree and need to rescue my email from my school's Exchange servers. The IT department has been singularly unhelpful in their suggestions. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Apr 12, 2012 -
I have this
mouse, a "Microsoft Optical Mouse (Blue)". I need a replacement mouse, and I want it to be either another one of these, or sized and shaped as close to it as possible. Please help me find it! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Apr 2, 2012 -
Excel-Filter: I am using Excel 2011 (for Mac, if it matters). I want to create a simple X-Y chart of two columns. That's it. Should be simple. But I must be missing something. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Habitually editing while I write, want to try free-writing and getting it all out, having difficulty: can I temporarily disable my backspace key in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Mar 8, 2012 -
I have a data set of user activity. It records every time an activity is completed by a user, with the date and user ID attatched. I need to tally up the number of times, by user, the user completes the activity on a unique day. [more inside]
posted by Patbon
on Mar 5, 2012 -
When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Need help setting up a simple Access database. I'm trying to reconcile a bunch of inventory, which is all recorded in multiple Excel spreadsheets. I want to import all the Excel files into an Access database so I can match them up all at the same time. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on Feb 22, 2012 -
What is the cost of developing a Microsoft Surface application? How many development hours might it take for a simple app? A more complex one?
posted by tronfunkinblo
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Any Microsoft Word wizards interested in helping out with a little find/replace question?
I have a document with hundreds of lines of text that begin like this:
"101 0 Music player.....
102 0 The interim...
103 0 Beneath the..."
I need to keep the first group of digits but remove that 0, so that the result looks like this:
"101 Music player.....
102 The interim...
103 Beneath the..."
One added dimension: that second digit is not always a 0; sometimes it's another digit.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by kaboomer
on Feb 9, 2012 -
When uploading my files to major cloud services (Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Docs and Google Picasaweb), are they automatically encrypted before
they leave my computer? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Feb 5, 2012 -
I'm running OS X 10.7.2 and I need to access a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system. It won't work in FF, Safari or Chrome; it only wants IE. Of course, no versions of IE will work post-Lion (no more Rosetta). Is there any OS X native solution to this? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Jan 18, 2012 -
X is to Apple in 2012 as Apple was to Microsoft in 2000.
Y is to Google in 2012 as Google was to Yahoo in 2000.
Solve for X and Y.
posted by unSane
on Jan 14, 2012 -
Microsoft Project Filter: Is there any way to tell Project to stop recalculating/updating a task's finish date whenever I modify the task's % Complete
column? [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Jan 10, 2012 -
Help high school students learn computers and improve their resumes-I am looking for a basic microsoft office certification that my organization could buy and administer to students. Preferably it would have the training and test included. I was searching on the microsoft website and its very confusing. Any ideas?
posted by tessalations999
on Jan 4, 2012 -
Help me understand how to make a macro do what I want it to do - automatically select the relevant area instead of a previously recorded cell range. [more inside]
posted by komara
on Jan 2, 2012 -
I need to Auto BCC myself on all mail I send
through Outlook 2010 from one (and only one) of my Exchange accounts. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 2, 2012 -
Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
posted by LN
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I have about 200 separate Excel spreadsheets that I need to change one field in. There is a date in G4 that needs to be the same in each sheet. Is there way way to do this without opening, editing, and saving each sheet one at a time?
posted by keep it tight
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Excel issue. Tried looking on the internet, had no success. Can y'all help? Selecting and deleting multiple nonadjacent rows. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Dec 2, 2011 -