Running Office on a 2014 Macbook Pro with up to date Mac OS. Within past 2 days have been unable to open some Word and PDF docs. Some files are greyed out and will not allow any response, others open normally. Also, there are a number of functions greyed
out on header such as Help, About Word, Upgrade Office, Quit Word, most of the other header items are also greyed out. Not sure what is going on. Have restarted but no change. Thoughts????
Excel: Dates entered in UK Format (dd/mm/yyyy) in cells that interpreted half as US dates and half as general input
I’ve searched for similar questions but haven’t been able to find a suitable answer yet.
My issue is a little complex. I have been entering dates into a spreadsheet in the UK format (dd/mm/yyyy), without thinking about the fact that I was doing so on a North American laptop. So I’m now left in the position that some dates have been automatically
‘recognised’ as American dates, when the day is 12 or less, but the other dates that haven’t been recognised have been left as general input. I’m trying to format the whole column to the original input (ie dd/mm/yyyy) stays the same but is recognised as a
UK date so I can analyse the data.
Two methods I have tried to fix the problem that haven’t worked were:
1. Highlight the cells -> format cells -> Number -> Custom -> dd/mm/yyyy (this format doesn’t exist under the date tab, only American formats)
2. Highlight the cells -> Data -> Text to columns -> Select Delimited ‘Next’ -> untick all delimiters tabs ‘next’ -> Date DMY ‘finish’
The problem with both these methods is that some of the dates are already recognised as American dates and are being transformed into UK dates.
1st March 2016 input as ’01/03/2016′ is being transformed to 03/01/2016
while unrecognised dates, such as
21st March 2016 input as ’21/02/2016′ are not being transformed and are remaining as 21/03/2016
– so either of the above methods would ruin my data.
I already have about 300 dates input into the spreadsheet so if there was an easy solution it would make life a lot easier than reentering the data. I will also have a further 1,800 or so dates to enter and this will be done with the help of colleagues on
separate computers, so I need to get the formatting correct in the original file before sending it out.
The new Outlook has left me unable to create new email, reply (no send button appears) or file emails in folders as os Aug 23 2016. This issue is on my macbook running OS X 10.6.8 in Safari. The Outlook team chat mentioned a microsoft office update but
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Will uninstalling Office 2008 have any effect on newly installed 2016 Word? I see no reason to have both applications when one is obsolete. All the files created with Office 2008 automatically changed to the new installation icon. Just looking for verification.
Thanks. Read More
ffice : Mac 2008 install error on macbook air :the installer could not install the software because there was no software found to install
Hello All –
I bought a MacBook Air ( El Capitan ) a few weeks ago and I am trying to install 2008 Office :Mac Home & Student edition , purchased legally. So I have tried a couple of way to load the software :
(1) Install disk copied onto usb stick and tried to install form USB – No go
then I tried :
(2) Disk Utuily make a proper disk image of the i stall CD , copy onto usb stick. Copy file onto macbook and tried install.
the I tried :
purchased an apple usb external onto drive and tried install disk. – no go
I get the same error as the Office installer proceeds in these several attempts is :
“The installer could not install the software because there was no software found to install”
I certainly would appreciate some help , a bit frustrating .
Thanks in advance for your help ,
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I have Office 2008 and Word 2008 for Mac. My mac is running El Capitan 10.11.6 When I create complex Word documents with multiple textbooks in one graphic image area, I layer the textboxes then GROUP them. All looks great on the screen but when I print
the finished document, the layers are not arranged in the same order as on the screen so some items are obscured that should not be. If I convert the .doc to .pdf, the order of the the textbox layers are scrambled as they are when I print directly out from
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I have just discovered that the password on an Excel 2008 spreadsheet I authored has become corrupted/changed in some way. Luckily, I have the same spreadsheet available in Time Machine from a few days ago, and can open it there with
no problems using the original password. However, when I try either restoring it from there to my iMac or simply copying it as a new file, it will not open in its new destination and gives me the same password error message.
I am completely bewildered. Has anyone else come across this and is there a fix ?
I currently subscribe to Office 365 for my Mac book air after I lost my office for mac 2008 home and student edition version. I have now found it again and am thinking of cancelling my office 365 on line subscription version and going back to the 2008
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I have multiple lists in a document, and the bullet points seem to randomly change between Grey and Black. I printed the page to make sure it isn’t just digital appearance, and indeed on the printed document it is the same. How can I make all the bullets
the same colour?
You can download a file that demonstrates this issue here: http://www.filedropper.com/bulletcolourdemo (Sorry for the weird hosting site, dropbox decided it doesn’t want to let me get download links for files anymore)
Also, strange, the file I uploaded has the sixth bullet being black, but the file I just downloaded has the sixth bullet being grey.
After wiping my vintage imac’s harddrive and restoring OS10.6.8, I’m completing a clean install of all software. Office 2008 installation (v12.1.0) is done. Auto updater is hanging on v12.2.0 and will not install, just keeps flashing back to the same window.
I tried downloading the update manually from microsoft website. It acts like it worked (screen indicates download was successful), but there is no app to launch on my desktop.
Before I wiped the hard drive, I was running v12.3.6. How do I update the fresh install to that version?
I have seen similar questions posted but none with my specs.
I get this when I click “Save” sometimes–very inconsistent:
“Word cannot save or create this file. The disk may be full …” The disc is not full.
Often when I clear that error message I see another beneath it:
“Unable to save to AutoRecover in the location you have specified”
although there is plenty of room at the location on my hard drive.
(This message also come up on its own.)
Furthermore, often when I try to paste a small .png, I get a low memory message.
I am certain it is NOT a memory problem– I have very little open and plenty of RAM.
I don’t know if these are related, but I have not been able to chase this down.
Can anyone please add insight/solution?
have tried to reload Microsoft Office 2007 for my Mac several times, but it still comes up using ‘Word’ that the ‘Benutzerwörterbuch’ is not available, i.e. my ‘Personal Wordbook’ (my program is in German), & I would like to be available. It happened after
I tried to to make it remember a word written with an ‘ó’, in the English version.
Are there ‘cookies’ (or the like), or things in the program that remembers the last versions? Have tried to empty it of everything, & I mean everything. Have I overseen anything? As I am completely incompetent with computers, I cannot figure out how to do
it. Do you have any idea of how to solve this issue?
I’m using what I assume is the final end-of-life version of Entourage 2008, v. 12.3.6 (130206), on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro with OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan). Concerned about using unsupported software, I’ve tried Apple Mail, Outlook 2011, and Outlook 2016, and
didn’t care for the user interface on any of them (plus Outlook 2016 was unstable, though I understand that’s been fixed). I really like Entourage’s combination of a clean interface with an integrated calendar. But Entourage has become unstable, probably
because I have 31K emails in my Inbox (2.7 GB) and 15K emails in my Sent Items (also 2.7 GB) (total of 55K emails, 7.6 GB), and I’ve read that the limit for stability is <5K emails/<2GB per folder (see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/macenterprise/W7NoCt3xcv4).
Last week I couldn’t open Entourage or rebuild my database, so I went to a version saved the day before and used Emailchemy to save that one as both rge and mbox formats (both strict and relaxed — not sure which is preferable).
So here are my questions:
1) I like to be able to search all my main email account’s Inbox emails with a single search — I don’t want to have them subdivided into separate folders if that means I need to do separate searches on each; same with my Sent emails. And yes, I need even
the old emails to be included in my search. So can I create several subfolders (say, subdividing by year) under my Inbox and move all older emails to those subfolders, such that, when I click on the parent Inbox folder, it will recursively search the subfolders
as well (and the same with the Sent items folder)? [Normally I would just try this experiment myself, but given how sensitive the system has become I thought it would be safer to ask first.] And if I can do this, is there a limit to the total number of emails
(in all subfolders) or the total database size under which Entourage would remain stable?
2) Alternately, if I decide to abandon Entourage, which email client has a database system sufficiently robust to allow me to continue my current practices? My guess would be Apple Mail, since I understand it stores the emails as individual files, with
a separate file to index them, rather than in a single huge file, which is the case for Entourage 2008 & Outlook 2011 (not sure what Outlook 2016 does). The additional advantage of Apple Mail is that each time I do a Time Machine backup, it doesn’t have to
store a completely new multi-GB file, but rather just the new emails (and, I presume, the new index).
3) If I decide to go with Outlook 2016 (or Apple Mail), do you agree with Emailchemy’s advice to export the Entourage emails to their internal IMAP server and then import these to the email client, rather than just exporting them as mbox files and importing
4) I didn’t follow Emailchemy’s advice to rebuild my Entourage database before exporting, because I’ve read the rebuild is never as good as the original (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/macenterprise/W7NoCt3xcv4). Should I do that? And does that
mean I should then export the “rebuild” rather than the original?
Thanks for your help!
I need assistance understanding how to install my Office Mac 2008 onto my daughter’s new macbook air. I purchased it and have only used 1 of the licenses. I was told at Apple store today that I can simply go to website to download using my ‘key.’
Office for MAC 2008 – accidentally saved over an Excel file. Is there any way to recover an earlier version?
Hello Dream Team,
I do so help that someone can help. I was working on my wife’s Mac and had an important spreadsheet open – lets call it Invoices, it was saved on the desktop.
I also had another spreadsheet open to do some working out. Lets call this one ‘unimportant’. I was prompted to save ‘unimportant’ but chose to ‘save as’ – when the wizard popped up I got a bit confused and clicked the file ‘invoices’ to name the file that.
Naturally the unimportant file replaced the important one on the desktop and now I have lost all of the important data that had been in the ‘invoices’ spreadsheet as it has been replaced with ‘unimportant’.
Is there a way to go back to a previous version of a spreadsheet that was saved using auto-recover? Using Office 2008 on Mac OS El Capitain.
any assistance gratefully received
I have Word 2008 for Mac, version 12.2.5. Where are all the templates for Newsletters? I have used them in the past, but now they seem to be gone. I don’t want to create my own template, I just want to use the ones they had already made. (for example:
there used to be a ‘spring’, ‘summer’, ‘fall’, ‘winter’, etc template…) Please help! Read More
My macbook recently crashed so I delete everything what I have and reset with factory setting with new software. Now i dont have office in my mac, dont even have that programme or product key which I have purchased (bought from retailer). Can I retrieve
that product key again or not ? Read More
I purchased an original Office for Mac 2008 CD from the Microsoft store in Seattle when I was a guest many years ago. My Macbook pro HD has since failed and have now tried to install the s/w on a new Macbook but an error occurs at the final stage stating
the ‘Installer cannot find the software because there was no software could be found’. Question, can I re-install the s/w form another source using my original registration? Why has the s/w removed from the install CD? Apologies if this seems basic IT 101.
Any practical advice would be welcomed.
My Entourage 2008 office mac has shut down and is requesting a new certificate. Iv’e tried several things unsuccessfully. Any ideas?
My 2008 Office Entourage shut down and is asking for a new certificate. I have tried several things without success. any ideas? Read More
I tried and rejected Office 365. I cannot get on with ribbons. Menu bars are better for me. I trashed 365.
Mac Office 2008 still runs but the preference for “wrap to Window” does not work now in outline view (the main reason for sticking with Office). I suspect a bad switch setting created in normal.dotm, because 365 converted everything back to US defaults.
I tried reinstalling from CD, but it refuses to install, say that there was a newer version already installed (true). I trashed Office and it still refused to install.
1. Can normal.dotm be repaired
2. Are there any other files that can be tweaked?
3. How can Office 2008 be completely de-installed so that I can reload from CD?
Last night I reinstalled my old version of microsoft office 2008 on my MacBook Pro. I used the same product key it had been installed with prior to a hard drive failure. Everything is working except that it won’t update. I’ve been trying to use the auto
updater to update but it is stuck on the 12.2.0 update. It starts tries to start the download then stops and checks for updates again and then shows me the screen I had before I told it to install. It installed the 12.1.0 update fine as well as another one
that showed up in addition to the 12.2.0 one this morning. Is there another way I can get this particular update so that auto updater can move on?
Have offie 2004 for MAC on older 2008 MacBook Pro, which got updated to 2011 (i do not rememeber the update). In any case support at MS is zero help.
Have discs for 2008 and when I try to load the message is “cannot locate the software” which is strange since it is the disc that I used years ago.
IS MS paying games and blocking this from loading to force MS 360 Office? anyone else tried this. Funny thing, while trying to load it MS updated the latest update for 2011 even though not working on this computer!
I have Ms Office 2007 on CD bought a couple years ago. I was happy user of Windows environment so far. However I decided to buy MacBook.
I can’t swap to iWorks (Pages). I tried to make CD image on USB and install Ms Office with no success. Therefore I downloaded instalation file from Windows support page.
But during opening exe file I got information that my MacBook can’t open Windows file.
What shall I do to have old (2007) version of Ms Office ? Any ideas ?
The last what I’m gonna do is to buy Office 2016 for Mac.
I am creating work schedules with microsoft excel 2008 for mac. I need a formula to pull data from on cell and post it to another based on a third cell. Where each column is a day of the week and rows are employees. Each day someone is scheduled as a
1,3 or * or PC. These codes have meaning. What i would like is a formula to be able to pull names from a row of the person who is assigned to each code for that day and display it elsewhere on the sheet. Hope i explained this clear enough..
Thank you in advance
Windows 7 – how to change right hand margin on email document.?
For some reason when I type anything (number or letter) in a cell I do not see in the cell what I am typing until I press enter. The only way to see during typing is looking at the formula bar. I am used to see in both, in the cell and in the formula bar
at the same time I am typing.
Any thoughts on how to fix it?
Tks in advance
I sized down a word document window to make room on the page, and now it won’t re-expand. I’ve tried dragging from the bottom right corner, as it has always worked. Nothing. The window is now about 3" high and 2" wide. How can I get it back to full size.
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and then download the Solver Add On. All this is supposed to be free. I haven’t been able to find any of the downloads. Can you please help me get the updates and Solver Add On App. Working direct links would be helpful. Thank you.
I have Excel:mac 2008 version 12.3.6
On some of my spreadsheets (one just recently) I went to go save and it said that it was a Read-Only spreadsheet. I am the only one that uses my computer. Every time I open the file and do anything on it I have to rename and re-save it. Very frustrating!
How do I get the “Read-Only” off. Other excel files that I have created are ok (so far). This is too time consuming to have to rename it every time. PLEASE HELP!!
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I am using Excel2008 for Mac. I want to place a different header on the two adjacent pages on sheet 1 but I cannot find the option to do that when I click on headers and footers. I am in page layout view and have tried all the options that I know of. There
doesn’t appear to be a check box for a different header on each page. Hoping someone can help!
I have written a book and have saved it as individual chapters. How do I merge those chapters into a continuous Word document to create an electronic manuscript?
After over 10 years of using a spreadsheet with 2 macros, they have suddenly disappeared. When I click on the macro icon in 2008, all is says is “About this menu”
I have never been able to locate my macros in 2016. When I go to the view tab, there is 2 macro references, View Macros and Record a Macro, but my macros from this spreadsheet have never shown up. Thus I have not been using 2016.
But now they do not even show up in 2008. I do not know if I have inadvertently changed a setting in 2008 or what.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I called the Microsoft help line and they could not help at all, but suggested I could get professional help for only $499.00…..
Thanks in advance..