I have a question that is more a concern than anything.
I have a relatively large document using lots of headings, and the navigation pane has been really useful as I work on this. Recently, clicking on a heading in the nav. pane won’t do anything. It doesn’t take me to the part of document I need it too.
Furthermore, when this happens, my cursor will stop blinking. This is accompanied by an inability to see highlighted text. Although I can still make changes, I’m doing them blind (it’s a huge pain).
The concerning part is that this happens off and on… if I close the document, it will go back to normal for a half hour or so, and then do this again. If I try to use the nav. pane on another document it works fine, and my cursor isn’t frozen. Am I at risk
of losing my document? Is it hitting some sort of limit in terms of complexity incorporated (cross refs, captions, references from EndNote etc)?
Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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I have some problems with Office for Mac. From this August (I don’t know, maybe it might be correlated to some upgrades), I have continuos crashes while I am working with Excel and Word. After a while, but not every time I use it, it notifies me that Office
was not able to recognize my subscription, even if I signed in January already.
Now the situation is getting worse, I am not able to work on a file because it always crashes, without letting me the possibility to save. I don’t know what to do. I am thinking about re installing it, but I have some troubles because while reading the instructions
I found out that my Air does not have any library or something similar. Could you please help me?
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I have a missing status bar in Excel 2016 (mac version) since the last upgrade. I have run the macro to re-instate the status bar which works for that session on that sheet. Change workbook and it’s gone again, restart and it’s gone again. This is absolutely
stupid, has anyone an answer to this that works once and for all rather than having to continually run a macro?
I have been using Office365 on Mac for a few months now with no problems. Two days ago, I started to get this message when trying to open any Office files. I have already un-installed and re-installed Office once.
Any ideas please?
Exception Code: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0000000121b86051)
Date/Time: 2016-09-10 11:29:21 +0000
Application Name: Microsoft Word
Application Bundle ID: com.microsoft.Word
Application Signature: MSWD
Application Bitness: x64
Application Version: 18.104.22.168817
Crashed Module Name: unknown
Crashed Module Version: 22.214.171.124817
Crashed Module Offset: unknown
Blame Module Name: CocoaUI
Blame Module Version: 126.96.36.199
Blame Module TimeStamp: 0x57b46867
Blame Module Offset: 0x000000000001bc55
Application LCID: 1033
Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0409
Crashed thread: 0
I am creating an Excel medical spreadsheet for a small non-profit and have it finished, if it were for a small problem that has me stumped. (A) I am trying to begin with a full inventory of medical Items.The group is having clinics twice weekly, and as a
result I am posting (B) usage quantities, and (C) replenishment quantities to create (D) the revised balance for the next weeks clinic. So this part of the formula is straight forward, A1-B1+C1=D1 (sorry, example only, I realise that is not how the formula
is written). My dilemma is I am trying to maintain an accumulative history of (B) usage and (C) replenishment events over time, for QA and Inventory planning, without creating circular references or dealing with large tables.
Anyone have any ideas? I have been a Microsoft advocate since first introduced.
I guess I am either becoming too old, or I better figure out this I-MAC I purchased 2 months ago.
Best Regards …….. Dumbfounded
On the non-Mac version of OneNote there is a command that allows you to add space into a page. It used to be shown as arrow with two lines above (to add) or below (to contract) it. Can someone please tell me what it is called. This capability does not
seem to be on the Mac version of OneNote and I want to suggest that it gets added. Thank you. Read More
I just installed Office 365 for my Mac OS X El Capitan. I’m wondering why the download file and installation file was so big. It said something like 7.5 GB on installation. When I look at the individual items (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook)
they total under 2 GB. What’s with all the extra space? Even if I try to install only Word (something like 500MB) it says the install is over 5GB.
An xlsx document that I regularly update and save has suddenly reverted to a previously saved version from several months ago. There is a lot of new data that is now missing. The file is converted from a 2004 Excel xls file. I am running Excel on Microsoft
Home and Student 2016 on a Macbook Pro running on El Capitan and completed an Autoupdate in the last couple weeks. This frightening reverted version of the file in question is now identical to an old version of the file of the same file name (except the reverted
version is an .xlsx, and the old one is a ..xls). The old version had not been modified since January, and now the new version has reverted to that January version. The two files are located in different folders on my computer. Another odd thing that may be
a clue is that when I went to open both files – the newer xlsx version and the older xls version – I got a pop up each time asking if I wanted to edit links. I had never been asked this before. I chose Ignore Links. Another possible clue is that the file
in question has scrolled very slowly ever since I converted it from xls. And finally, when I looked at the folder that the xlsx file was in, the date of the last update for the folder was the last time I worked on the xlsx file (September). But when I opened
the folder, the file itself incorrectly indicated that I last updated it months ago. In other words, it seemed like the folder registered that there had been work done, but the actual file was missing all that work. Is there any advice how I can recover the
data on the newer xlsx. version of the file? I hate to think of having to recreate months worth of tedious work to restore it. By the way, my other Excel files are fine, even those that were converted from xls. Read More
I can’t see a way in PPT 2016 for Mac to set the case of my text placeholders in the master template.
This can be done in PPT 2011 by selecting ‘text formatting’ and applying the all caps option.
Am I missing something or was this feature not included in 2016?
Thanks for any help!
I save my documents under the .docx format and when it saves, it gives me the blank page icon at the very top of the document. However, in finder, there is the Word icon. I do not know how to change it so that there is a Word icon. It looks like this:
The other post on the similar topic talked about renaming the application, but my application is called Microsoft Word.
A friend created an email invitation for me to invite others to an event but when I forward it to my friends, the image disappears and it becomes a solid color. (I am using the current version of Outlook for Mac).
Can anyone help. I couldn’t see anything relevant in the preferences.
Is there a way to have a notebook without ever signing in? I want a local installation and am forbidden by my place of work to have an online version or to sync changes.
I’m working in Word for Mac 2016, creating a document intended for eventual publication as a .pdf.
I have created a graphic with a map segment .jpg behind my added text highlighting specific map details. While setting off the graphic as created between page break markers assures some stability in the development and editing of the overall document, it
seems some additional advantage in additional stability may be achieved in creating this inside a text box.
Once saved as a .pdf for publication stability is no longer any concern.
Assuming this to be possible, I have not yet figured out how this can be accomplished. Can anyone speak to this?
I want to be able to delete or erase a document from Office 365 Word, and I cannot. Is it because it is impossible? Read More
Using Excel 2015, when I copy & past a line graph to use as a template for another figure and then select different data, the formatting (color scheme, thickness of the lines) is changed. The error bars, however, retain the formatting of the copied figure.
Is there a way to do this and keep the formatting of the original figure (only changing the y-values selected for each series)?
On a PC, using Excel 2013, if you uncheck the box next to “Properties follow chart data point for current workbook,” this fixes the problem.
Is there an equivalent solution in Excel 2015 for Macs?
Second time in two weeks, Outlook abruptly crashes while typing an email message. Thought 2 calls with Microsoft support fixed this; nope. Happened again today.
Following is partial log:
Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0
Exception Code: 0x00000001 (0x000000010a8e0000)
Date/Time: 2016-09-09 18:16:46 +0000
Application Name: Microsoft Outlook
Application Bundle ID: com.microsoft.Outlook
Application Signature: OPIM
Application Bitness: x64
Application Version: 188.8.131.52817
Crashed Module Name: CoreFoundation
Crashed Module Version: 6.9.0
Crashed Module Offset: 0x00000000001154f2
Blame Module Name: Microsoft Outlook
Blame Module Version: 184.108.40.206817
Blame Module TimeStamp: 0x57b46866
Blame Module Offset: 0x0000000000161d5f
Application LCID: 1033
Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0409
Crashed thread: 12
uncaught ObjC exception, reason: *** -[__NSSetM addObject:]: object cannot be nil
Last Exception Backtrace:
0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff9642f4f2 __exceptionPreprocess + 178
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff8cfa7f7e objc_exception_throw + 48
2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff96369520 -[__NSGlobalBlock retain] + 0
3 Microsoft Outlook 0x000000010e787d5f _ZNSt3__16__treeINS_12__value_typeI4CStrjEENS_19__map_value_compareIS2_S3_NS_4lessIS2_EELb1EEENS_9allocatorIS3_EEE16__insert_node_atEPNS_16__tree_node_baseIPvEERSE_SE_ + 32257
4 Microsoft Outlook 0x000000010e7875ca _ZNSt3__16__treeINS_12__value_typeI4CStrjEENS_19__map_value_compareIS2_S3_NS_4lessIS2_EELb1EEENS_9allocatorIS3_EEE16__insert_node_atEPNS_16__tree_node_baseIPvEERSE_SE_ + 30316
5 WLMKernel 0x0000000111629013 GetClipboardFormatNameW + 21097
6 libdispatch.dylib 0x00007fff8dcf993d _dispatch_call_block_and_release + 12
7 libdispatch.dylib 0x00007fff8dcee40b _dispatch_client_callout + 8
8 libdispatch.dylib 0x00007fff8dcf229b _dispatch_root_queue_drain + 1890
9 libdispatch.dylib 0x00007fff8dcf1b00 _dispatch_worker_thread3 + 91
10 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff991e34de _pthread_wqthread + 1129
11 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff991e1341 start_wqthread + 13
I recently updated to the latest version of Office 2016 for Mac, but began to experience a very strange issue when adding .tif images.
When I attempt to add a .tif file image via click and drag, Powerpoint 2016 converts it into a 6 second movie. When I attempt to add a .tif file image through the menu (insert –> picture –> picture from file…), Powerpoint 2016 shrinks the image to a
very small fraction of the original size.
This is not the case with other file formats that I have tested. I use .tif format for work purposes, so I am not able to convert the files another format nor would it be convenient to do so. I contacted MS Support (technician level 2) who confirmed that
it did not work in the manner I described above. Upon uninstall/reinstall, the problem persists. My case # is 1354348366.
I am running PowerPoint for Mac Version 15.25 (160817)
My computer is a MacbookPro 15-in. mid-2012, running OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6
Thank you in advance if you experience similar issues and/or can offer a solution.
Have run into the same issue on 2 different Macs. Was introduced about 2 months ago. Still occurring on my MBP. Running Word for Mac 15.25, Office 365 subscription, OS X 10.11.6. Frustrating because you are largely hosed. In one case was able to copy
and past into Pages to avoid losing all of the content (6 active documents for one of our executive). In another case that didn’t work either, but was able to find a copy of the document in: > Users > RCastor > Library Containers > com.microsoft.word > data
> documents. Copied over to another document and was able to still get to the content. Hard to correlate the problem to a specific set of actions. Still an issue today.
So I have MS office 2016 for mac and I created a MS excel file that I want to restrict permission to so that you need a password to actually open and view the document in the first place.
I have followed instructions to go to the review tab and click the restrict permission button. Yet this button is not clickable for some bizarre reason. The same happened when I tried the same for MS word.
Anyone else having this problem?
Impossible de rajouter une boîte aux lettres sur Outlook pour différencier les mails d’une nouvelle adresse
j’ai deux adresses emails différentes mais tous les mails arrivent sur la meme boite de reception,
comment créer deux boites différentes ? cela ne fonctionne pas.
Outlook version 15.2 crashed and now locks up during "repairing main profile" screen-save calendar and tasks
Running Outlook version 15.2 and rest of office on Mac running El Capitan 10.11.6. 2 evening ago while traveling for business outlook crashed on me mid email. It then locked up at the repairing main profile screen and thats the farthest its made it in
2 days. All my email and folders are imap so I’m not concerned about emails, but my calendar and tasks in outlook have not been backed up since July 27th and have seen numerous updates since then. Any way I can pull at the very least those files and import
to save them. Fearing I;ll miss an important meeting down the road.
I’m using word for Mac version 15.14
When I open and old document I created 2 years ago only the first page shows up.
All of the text is still visible in outline, but not in the print layout.
The document contains lot of images and formulas, maybe thats where the problem lies.
I am experiencing the following issues with OneNote when using the built-in ‘Text to Speech’ functionality on Mac.
- Text to speech only speaks an entire page and not the user selected text.
- Text to speech repeats only the first selected page even after new selections are made from different pages and notebooks.
- OneNote has to be exited and reopened in order to speak a different page.
The problem I am experiencing does not appear with Word on Mac when using Text to Speech.
I have performed OS and OneNote updates.
The problem still occurs after a clean install of the OS and OneNote.
Can you please suggest how I can resolve this.
OS X Version El Capitan 10.11.6
OneNote Version 15.25 (160817)
I am using GraphPad Prism 7 and just recently updated my Microsoft PowerPoint to Version 15.26. Since I upgraded powerpoint, when I use the send to powerpoint function in Prism my graph will transfer over to powerpoint. But if I save and reopen the image
it gives me the error “the image part with relationship ID rId2 was not found in the file.” Now sometimes it will work hap hazardously. But I have not updated my IOS system or my prism, only Microsoft and then the issue arose. So something in the update is
causing and issue when sending from Prism. Unfortunately I have an educational Office 365 license so Microsoft refuses to give me any technical support (they suggested instead of using my University’s free service I should purchase my own so that they can
provide support – because that makes complete sense). Any who, it looks like whatever has happened in the 2016 update has all of a sudden made images from Prism unrecognizable.
After “send to PowerPoint” button and looking at Console, there’s plenty of these two types of errors (hundreds, pages), which seems to imply that it’s copying much more than just the image. The old version of Office may of been
able to handle this, but it seems the new version is complaining that the extra data doesn’t meet it’s needs. The sending to PowerPoint needs to be adjusted so that it sends what PowerPoint 2016 for Macintosh needs.
9/6/16 3:15:23.289 PM Microsoft PowerPoint: Cocoa scripting error for ‘0x01090004’: four character codes must be four characters long.
Prism technical support cannot reproduce the problem but they only have 2013 MacBooks and say its an issue on Microsofts end but I can’t get any help on their end. I used a newly reimaged 2016 Mac and the same error occurred so it seems to be an issue unique
to newer Mac’s using Powerpoint 2016. I have been able to remedy the problem by first using Powerpoint 2011 then transferring to Powerpoint 2016, but this is a time waster. Not sure what happened with this latest update, but I cannot do my job without this
working so I’m at a stand still! If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
I have tried to install the office 365 trough the institution i am studying with to my Mac. When I try to install the program i get at message: “error: 0 the problem examines, try again later”. I’ve tried to install the program a few times this week but
the error is still the same. Do you know what the problem may be, and how it could be solved?
I’ve checked the prenumerations for my account and have license for office 365 ProPlus for students.
Hi All –
I’m working Powerpoint 2016 (Mac) and need help creating a macro because it does not have a record macro feature.
After I select on a picture, I’d like it to create a hotkey that runs a macro that adjusts the follow:
Scale height: 111%
Scale width: 111%
Lock aspect ratio: check
Relative to original picture size: check
Horizontal position: 0.56″ from the top left corner
Vertical position: 1.45″ from the top left corner.
If there was a record feature, I feel like this would be much easier. I really wish Mac Office products were as great as Windows.
Thanks in advance for the help!
I have downloaded and installed microsoft lync for Mac. Yet when I open lync and try to log in I enter my email address, user ID and password. I get a message “Sign in to microsoft link failed because the service is not available or you may not be connected
to the internet”. I am connected to internet. However when I downloaded the application at no point did it ask me to specify a user ID and password. Maybe is there some part that I am missing here ? Grateful for any help please ?
I need to create several charts with identical formatting but with different data. In Excel 2011, I created and formatted one chart, which I then duplicated. I used ‘select data’ to select new data. The selection of new data did not affect the formatting.
In Excel 2016 selection of new data resets the formatting of the chart. I wonder if it is possible to prevent Excel from resetting the formatting.
I found that exactly the same problem had been reported for Excel 2013 for Windows. (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-excel/excel-2013-chart-series-formatting-changes-when/f6a3e0d7-e8cb-4a62-9cf1-e5f1728bcb57?auth=1). Unfortunately,
the suggested solution (unchecking of: Options>Advanced> Chart>Properties follow chart data point for current workbook) is not available in Excel 2016 for Mac.
The only workaround that I could come by is to:
1. Format a chart
2. Duplicate the chart
3. Select new data (which resets the formatting)
4. Copy the formatted chart and paste special the formatting to the duplicated chart.
This is not very efficient compared to what could be done in Excel 2011.
Creating a template each time I want to duplicate a chart is not a good solution either.
I thought maybe some of you have stumbled on the same problem and found a better way to handle it. Your help will be much appreciated.
While showing a PowerPoint slide show (singing songs) a parent may need to be summoned to the Nursery. Since each child has a sticker with a number, we would like to splash the number up on the screen (maybe in a corner) while the PowerPoint is being shown.
Is there a way to splash a number, superimposed over the current slide image without having to stop the slide show and edit the current slide?
I’m trying to refer to the following resource to create a macro that takes rows 2+ of a specific set of workbooks, and copies them over into another, empty workbook that I create (rather than the macro) with the same headers as one of the files
I was able to accomplish a related merge with Ron’s help at the link below (take rows 2+ of a specific set of **sheets** and copy them over into a new **sheet**, along with the headers from one of the files; all donewithin the same workbook).
Any thoughts on how I can modify Ron’s macro to meet my goals?
Thanks for your help!
prior to Word for Mac 2016 there was an option allowing for white text on blue background. This option seems to be gone/at least I can’t find it. Correct?
I am aware that I can change the background color of a document, but unfortunately, the text cursor remains black and becomes hardly visible. Previously, with the blue background/white text option the cursor became white and was easily visible.
Is there any workaround how to get at least the cursor white again (or any other light color)?
I want to create a formula (probably with IF function) that gives me a # greater than X if a cell value is true.
Thus, if cell D2 has “200Km” written, the result from M20 (which is a SUM of other cells) must be above 3.
This is a variation of another formula which works:
=IF(D2=”200Km”,M20*2,), I don’t know why the greater than result does not work.
I have found a workaround with
However, I need to add other conditions to this formula and the workaround makes it very heavy. Other conditions include D2 “300Km”, D2 “400Km”.
I have Word and Excel apps on my iPad and iPhone. Historically I have used Onedrive to keep files for both Apps but have now changed to iCloud Drive.
I have removed all files from Onedrive and disabled it. Now when I open either the Word or Excel app there is a list of ‘places’ from where I can obtain files and top of that list is Onedrive-Personal.
Can I remove Onedrive from that list of places?
Ever since I ran updates to Office 2016 to version 15.25 the category colors are displaying incorrectly in my Outlook Calendar. In the list of categories all the colors are correct. However when I assign a category to a calendar item it is a pastel version
of the color I chose. For example when I choose the red category it displays in the calendar as a kind of pink, orange is a kind of pale peach color etc. Has anyone seen this before and do you have a fix? Read More
I have a client who has 11 Mac, 4 iPads and an iPhone all with the same email account (MS Exchange 2010). As the Macs are in different locations some of them won’t be connected for periods of 3 to 6 months. His secretary adds appointments directly into
his Calendar from Outlook 2013 for Windows. What we find is that, appointments which are changed, removed etc., re-appear with their original details etc., when one of the ‘dormant’ Mac’s is powered on and synced to Exchange. I found that this was a known
problem in Office 2011, but was hoping it would have been fixed in 2016.
I know it’s a strange setup with so many laptops on the same account, but has anyone else experienced this with 2016 and, if so, has anyone managed to come up with a work around?
Thanks in advanced.
OK, I have seen some older threads on this topic for previous versions, however I am now current on the x64 version and the unacceptably slow copy paste continues.
- Running on my 2012 MBP with 16GB RAM
- 9MB file with multiple tabs
- 2 windows open on the same workbook
- Select a range of cells usually 6×14 and Command + C
- Count one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, four one thousand, five one thousand, six one thousand before the beachball stops spinning and I can Command + V into the other window
I took the same file downstairs to my iMac and it exhibits the same behavior however slightly less delay is it is a bit newer.
I took the same file to the VMWare Fusion VM of Win10 x64 running the current version of XL and absolutely no delay.
I password-protected some files in Mac Word 2011. Now that I have Mac Word 2016 installed, I can’t use it to unprotect them. I have to open them in 2011, unprotect them, and then reopen them to work in 2016.
Is this a known bug and destined to be fixed, or just a new “feature”?
Installed the update 15.27 on two computer, my macbook and imac. On the macbook at least start but cannot connect more to GMAIL, while on the IMAC keep crashing and not starting (tried to create a new and blank profile but is the same), So, I’m totally out
of email at my workplace (Imac). Thanks MS. I’m trying to see if I can download and old version and downgrade.
Attaching here first part pf the crash log (too long for the limit of the post of 6000 words!).
Process: Microsoft Error Reporting 
Path: /Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Microsoft Error Reporting.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Error Reporting
Version: 15.27 (15.27.16090600)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? 
Responsible: Microsoft Error Reporting 
User ID: 501
Date/Time: 2016-09-08 12:59:14.167 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.10.5 (14F1912)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: 7125CC82-38E3-583A-131B-DE6723BD5494
Time Awake Since Boot: 1300 seconds
Crashed Thread: 8
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000018
VM Regions Near 0x18:
__TEXT 000000010a474000-000000010a499000 [ 148K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Microsoft Error Reporting.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Error Reporting
I am having an issue with locked cells in my embedded Excel sheet. My company has created an Excel calculator that we are hosting on OneDrive and have embedded it onto a webpage. We have input cells where the user can input their information to perform
a calculation. We also have locked cells that block the user. The issue is the user can still click into the locked cells and type anything they want. Of course they are blocked from saving what they input into the locked cells but we don’t even want them
to be able to click into it in the first place. The non-embedded original version completely blocks users from going into those cells. I don’t understand why the embedded version does not. Thank you. Read More
I downloaded a book template to create a book for a client. Now my Word formatting is screwed up. It automatically adds spacing on certain words and the usual tricks – fix in Format -> Paragraph or Creating a new style with the desired spacing and adjusting
margins etc Searching through the internet trying to find out why I cannot stop extra spaces being added is tiresome. I’m this close to using Google Docs, which I hate.
When I try to open an old doc and update it with what I need – I’m reformatting someone’s resume – it automatically looks like 1.5 spacing on some words but I cannot get rid of it. I switch it to Normal or No Formatting and I’m on an endless cycle.
How do I get the original non “special” formatting back?