How can I strip all manually-added formatting from some large Microsoft Word documents whilst retaining the basic heading structure (i.e. not simply Clear Formatting)? More generally what are some good resources for a graphic designer (who is fairly familiar with InDesign but who avoids Word like the plague) who needs to get to grips with Microsoft Word in a hurry? [more inside]
What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate? [more inside]
Is there any online resource that functions like microsoft word that I can use to get my paper appropriately edited? Within the hour? [more inside]
How can I find the average of multiple columns in excel without selecting each individual row that I want averaged?
How can I find the average of multiple columns in excel without selecting each individual row that I want averaged? [more inside]
I am looking for an app for my iPad that allows me to save word documents from the Internet, open them and edit them preferably with a handwriting ability, on the iPad without having to filter them through googledocs or convert them to PDFs. I am basically looking to eliminate having to go through another normal computer from the process so that I can download, view and edit my class note outlines right in class on my iPad. Any app suggestions? I am willing to invest a bit of money in an app if it does what I want.
How do I make MS Word (2008, for Mac) actually remove the author information when I save a document as a pdf? I am submitting a paper for blind review but can't expunge the author info. [more inside]
Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting? [more inside]
What's the smartest way to keep regular backups of Microsoft SQL Server databases stored remotely? [more inside]
In Microsoft Word (2008 for Mac), how do I get the first page number of each section to be centered at the bottom, and the subsequent page numbers to be in the top right-hand corner? [more inside]
Excel question (debt management/budgeting): what formula gets me the first instance of something in a row, and then how I can pull the date from the top of that column? More inside. [more inside]
Help with default space formatting on Microsoft Office 2007. [more inside]
The "caret" or "insertion point" is the blinking " | " symbol that indicates where typed text will appear. Does anyone know how to modify it? [more inside]
I'm being interviewed for a job as a VB.NET programmer. I have a good chance of getting it, despite all my past experience being with Java/Perl/Python/C. I'm somewhat of an Open Source ideologue, and hate the idea of using Microsoft technologies, which strike me as not only technically inferior and frustrating to work with, but on the wrong side of history. I'm looking for other options, but assuming they don't come through before I'm given an offer will I regret taking it? Doesn't Microsoft itself consider VB deprecated? To what extent are the other .NET languages (C#) better? [more inside]
Outlook 2007 rule to filter messages based on whether it was sent to a specific group of people? HOW? [more inside]
How can I see the files on a network server (Server 2003) on my iPad or Playbook? [more inside]
My Microsoft Setpoint (wireless optical) mouse isn't selecting properly anymore, especially text, but seems to work properly in every other way. [more inside]
Best way to implement a two-part unique identifier in Access? [more inside]
Is there a way to read Microsoft Tag barcodes with a computer program? I don't own a smartphone but I'd still like to be able to use them when I come across them.
Looking for a tablet-like media device that plays ripped DVDs, and easily saves and views PDFs and Word docs to take with me travelling. Fitting in a small carry bag would be great as well. Difficulty: Not an iPad. [more inside]
Should I upgrade from Outlook 2003 or just keep using it forever? [more inside]
In Microsoft Outlook 2007, how do I set up a notification when a contact is available? [more inside]
A while ago, my Gmail account notified me of suspicious activity. The IP that accessed my account seems to be from Microsoft. [more inside]
Question about transferring hosting service without disrupting Microsoft e-mail. [more inside]
Outlook2007 sometimes refuses to send mail, produces no error messages. There doesn't seem to be any pattern, nor any obvious way to troubleshoot it. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
There has to be an answer for this, but I just can't figure it out. In Excel, I've got 5 columns (A-E). I need to return a list of values from column A if either column B or C equals 'foo', *and* if either column D or E equals 'bar'. What's the magical formula (or whathaveyou) that will make this happen? For bonus points, results need to appear on a separate tab than the source data. asking on behalf of mrs spinturtle, I personally have no idea what I'm talking about.
How can I view an old Microsoft Word document that is password protected, when I cannot remember the password? [more inside]
How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows? [more inside]
How would one go about the task of recording the word-counts of hundreds of MS Word documents? Is this something that could be automated? [more inside]
Microsoft Excel 2003 Question: Can I manually set the Page Breaks in Page Break Preview, and THEN print the document so that each manually set page will fill the entire printed sheet of paper? [more inside]
Do you work at Microsoft? Please share the secrets of the Microsoft interview process. Because it's not working for me. [more inside]
Looking for a word/excel mail merge trick that may not exist. Basically, what I'm looking to do is put information from the header row itself into the merge document so that it appears in the merge for each other record. [more inside]
Why are emails sent from Exchange 2003 intermittently failing to be received at their destination with no error message? Could this have something to do with signatures added in Outlook? [more inside]
Who is the actor in this Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
How do I create two sections with two different sets of page numbers in MS Word for Mac? [more inside]
I need to pretty quickly get up to speed on how to integrate an Access database with SharePoint. I know Access well, but I don't know SharePoint at all and don't understand how data connections work. The really fun part: I have Access 2002. [more inside]
Who is the actress in the Microsoft cloud computing commercial set at the airport? [more inside]
Help! I had a Zune. Then I got a Mac. What do I do now? [more inside]
Microsoft Outlook 2010: How do I mass undelete IMAP emails? [more inside]
I just installed Office 2010, and now any time I want to print something, my computer defaults to sending the document to OneNote instead of to my USB-connected printer. Help! [more inside]
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
why can word 2004 no longer indent block quotes properly? [more inside]
Seeking cool HTML5 (Canvas/Video/Audio), SVG, and/or WOFF examples; must work in IE9. [more inside]
How do I change the Normal template of Microsoft Word to a single space between sentences automatically? [more inside]
I cannot find any explanation nor can I reproduce 'Error! Filename not specified.' being displayed in Outlook Web Access as shown to me in an HTML email. [more inside]
I'm looking for help with either SQL or with MS Reporting Services; not sure which, to be honest. I have a table of people (userID, username), a table of vegetable(s) each person bought (userID, vegatableID), and a table of fruit(s) each person bought (userID, fruitID). I'm trying to develop a report that has column A = name, column B = vegetables bought, and column C = fruits bought; I'm running into problems. [more inside]
Has anybody got a Microsoft Word for Mac greeting card template for A4? I want to print two a5 cards on a piece of a4, guillotine that, and then fold those into a6 cards.
I have a list of about 10,000 medical and chemical terms in an Excel file, many of which are not in the MS spell-check dictionary. How can I add all 10,000 at once? I've searched high and low on the Internet, and can't find any discussion of how to batch add a bunch of words to a MS Word dictionary. Anyone have a clue? Thanks!
I'm looking for a good solution for syncing files across several computers with several users. Something like Windows Live Mesh, except I can't use that because several of the computers run Windows XP, which Mesh doesn't support. [more inside]