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Office / Productivity

Office and productivity software is virtually any application people use to "produce" information. That includes almost any program used to create or modify a document, image, audio or video clip. However, business application suites such as Microsoft Office, which include word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs, are typically called productivity software, as contrasted with a "utility program," such as a file manager, which is used to organize files and folders on the computer. Many office- and business-oriented groups of programs are organized into suites.

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Hi,

I just inherited a new client and put in  shadow copies and proper backups 9/8/17.

They have a XLXS document that was last modified on 8/23/17 and they are trying to access it today. However they get an error "Excel cannot open file 'file.xlsx' because file format or extension is not valid". This is happening on all the computers not just 1

I can not restore this file from backups because I just put them in and my shadow copies do not go back that far.

I have tried:
1. Renaming the file to xls - it does not work it just opens a blank excel doc
2. Repairing the document in excel- Does not work
3. Adding the network location to the trusted trust center
4. Copying it to a local C drive - Does not work, same error
5. Disabling hardware graphics acceleration
6. Making sure the xlsx is associated to excel in default programs
7. Checked Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data (DDE)

I feel like I fixed this before with a reg key.

Can someone please help. This is a very important document for my client. If there is a software that will fix it I am open to purchasing.
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a system for sharing and updating passwords among a development team.

For example, there could be 5 developers working on one client project and they need to sign into different client systems.

They might also need to sign back in 6 months later so I need a database to store all of these.

Can anyone recommend a system? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Good Evening,

Has anyone had any experience with using OneNote 2016 internally on their corporate network rather than having it sync to OneDrive/O365?

We would like to start using this software but we cannot have the data leave our corporate network.

yes i know we can save this data on local disk or even in shared file system just i we have to put the path

but my question related tp users who want to share some data with other users in the same corporate

so i am thinking about punting such data file server but how can i mange permission if some user want to share one note with other etc

we don't have share point  

any advice here  
thanks
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Assigning comments to people in Google Docs
Subject of the week | What software update developed in the past year were you the most excited about?
A favorite update of mine was in Google Docs last fall. They added the ability to "assign" a comment to someone that you mention in the comment. I've found it very handy when using docs for meeting notes that have to-do items. Also great when there's a document that several people need to contribute to. Assign each section to the appropriate person and they can mark as resolved when they're finished with their update.

google docs assign feature
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by:Juana Villa
Love that feature too!!!
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Is Office 365 fully compatible with Outlook/Office 2010?
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Oy... You ever make some changes to the underlying data columns in a spreadsheet and then not realize that it inadvertently messed up a whole bunch of other pivot tables and charts as a result? Well, I just did... Fortunately, the Google Sheets revision history feature is pretty darn good and just saved me from having to do a bunch of annoying fixes. Thanks, Google!
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by:Brian Matis
@Kyle
Undo buttons are the best.
I kid you not, but whenever I do anything klutzy in real life (knock over a mug, bang my shin on something, etc.) I mentally try to hit Ctrl-Z. Sadly, it never works... ;-)
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by:Kyle Santos
Truth
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How can Outlook 2016 be changed to prevent if from permanently removing emails in the deleted items folder after 30 days?
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I have a Mac where I use Parallels to use PowerPoint to create a presentation.

#1 It seems that MS did not give a viewer for PowerPoint files on a Mac. True or False?

#2 Can I Host GTM on the Mac, then open Parallels and Windows to demo a PP presentation?

#3 If I log onto GTM from Windows, then I assume any potential problems go away.

True?
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My OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and I have a stand alone Lennovo M72e PC.  I also have Office 365 the Business Essentials license and use Outlook the owa version for my msn email.
 I have used previous versions of ACT but due to pc changes, I lost it and the program too.  BTW what is the new version and will it work with my OS  and my present pc set up.  is there a trial version for me to check it out again.Thank u.
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I use Word for Mac 2017 and export to PDF using

File > Print > PDF > Save As...

The file created is fine.

But Word also has an online conversion.

Is there ay benefit to use the online version? I prefer privacy and to do the conversion locally, but would consider doing it online if there were a benefit.

Thanks.
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Office 365 Training for IT Pros
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Dear inventor of Skype for Business 'Insert auto-emojis in professional communications at inopportune times, and do not expose a means of turning this off' functionality:  You suck.
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by:Brian Matis
@Colleen - No idea. Sorry for any confusion, I just went off on a bit of a tangent about the challenges of never quite knowing how the recipient of something will see it and was using emoji as an example.
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by:Colleen Kayter
My favorite rant, Brian. Too often see corporate design guides that spec custom fonts, then they wonder why recipients don't see it with the formatting they intended. No one hates system fonts except graphic designers... :P
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I use Audacity for Mac,

Thanks
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Chat Client Protip—Out of Office:
With email communication, letting people know you're on vacation is a solved problem—just set your out of office notice. But what about when—like most of us at EE—you communicate primarily via chat client and it's hard to tell if you're just away from desk or on vacation?

Well, one of my co-workers here came up with what I thought was a pretty brilliant solution, which was to change his display name to append "ON VACATION" to it. Now it's pretty darn obvious and personally, I've found it very handy. Will have to try it next time I'm out!
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by:Daniella Barion
That's even better, no doubts.
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by:Brian Matis
Cool, I'll have to try it for when I'm out tomorrow :-)
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Hi Experts, we have successfully upgraded Office 2010 to Office 365 (Office 2016) but are noticing that the personal templates location is not populating in Office 365. Is there a way to include this in the ODT? This would be under "Default personal templates locaiton" under Word/Excel options

Example path in Office 2010 and 2016: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

Thanks
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I received one excel file, which was given to me.  When I click on the file, two files open up
File.xlsx and second file name: file.slsx2    Why is this happening and how do I stop it?

windows 10
office 365
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I have rotated images on PhotoShop, but need to add a line of text on an image I already rotated.

How do I do that?

And ow do I make the background transparent?
Thanks
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I found Helvetica 12 pt to be more readable that Time 12 and used it for me entire book.

I wrote the book in Word (Mac 2017) and exported to PDF.

Is Helvetica typically available on people PC's and devices?

Thanks
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I have made T.O.C.'s before and find it simple. But I do not want to use Title 1 to define the Chapter heading.

How do I do set me own?

I want it to be:

Helvetica 16
Bold
Centered

Thanks
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What is the command line command or method I can use to be prompted to choose which Outlook email profile I want to load when Outlook starts up?

I don't want to be prompted to choose an Outlook profile every time I start Outlook; I just want to be able to start Outlook and be prompted by running Outlook.exe with the right command line switch or by using a method other than using the Prompt for profile option within the mail applet in Control Panel.
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First I need some advice...

If I have 15 chapters, each with between 5-25 footnotes at the end. Shall I try and keep them at the end of each chapter?

I plan to create a PDF and sell the PDF.

Does the existence of footnotes distract from the next chapter? Or is it a useful way to segment the footnotes?


If so, how do I do this with Word (2017 for Mac)?

Conversely...

If I decide to put them ALL at the bottom, after the final chapter, Word would do this automatically. I could easily update the footnotes, by inserting the Chapter numbers, since al the footnotes should, in theory, be organized sequentially.

What's your advice??
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I have a book coming out in digital media and need fonts, point sizes, stylings, etc.

for :

Chapter Name
Section Name
Paragraph text

and whatever else I may be forgetting.

This needs to be readable, on portable devices also.

What do you suggest?

It will be Word (2017) saving as a Docx, but I need to SaveAs PDF.

Thanks
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for years i used

    Application.DisplayFullScreen = True

in order to get my display in full screen modus

Recently, something has changed, and now the top row of the menu mentionning the file-name and the formula bar is still visible.
How can I hide these two lines ?
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What is the cheapest Office 365 subscription that includes full access to the Office 2016 suite of software (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).?

Does this subscription also include an email address? Or how much more is it to add an email address to this subscription? Will this be an E1, E2, or E3 email address subscription?
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Latest version of Win 10 Pro running on Surface Pro 4.

I did a full OS reset to rule out a virus or some weird OS corruption, but again when I click on an open program on the taskbar instead of opening that active window it opens another instance i.e another Firefox window or Excel sheet. Temp fix is to reboot and it may be good for like 10-15 and the it start happening again. The mouse seems to be erratic but even if my surface does not have any peripherals connected it does the same thing

Any idea what this could be?
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A few end users are reporting that when they try to search for an email, they get a message that Outlook is still indexing. This is a newer problem that started the last week of June, first week of July. We're suspecting it might be caused by another Microsoft Update that went wrong but cannot fully support that theory. This is not tied to a specific OS as we have reports from both Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro users.
We have a hybrid Exchange environment, hosting our own on-prem Exchange 2010 server and using Microsoft Office 2010 while our Archives are hosted through Microsoft. Logging on to our webmail the searches do complete without any hiccups.
So far on one affected user (since we don't know the root cause yet) we have rebuilt the Outlook index, recreated the Outlook profile, restarted the indexing service, moved indexing store location, and moved this user out of cached mode. The only thing for this end user that has worked thus far is taking them off of cached mode. We know this is only a temporary band aid and a solution is out there somewhere, we just haven't found it yet so we are reaching out to see if anyone else has been experiencing this sudden oddity and if so, has anyone found the resolve?

Thank you in advance,
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Office / Productivity

Office and productivity software is virtually any application people use to "produce" information. That includes almost any program used to create or modify a document, image, audio or video clip. However, business application suites such as Microsoft Office, which include word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs, are typically called productivity software, as contrasted with a "utility program," such as a file manager, which is used to organize files and folders on the computer. Many office- and business-oriented groups of programs are organized into suites.