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  1. S

    MS Word says I'm in Germany

    I have no idea how to fix this. My document opened in Microsoft Word and in the bottom status bar was 'German (Germany)'. I tried doing a spell check but was presented only German correction options. I selected English (US) but then when I returned to spell check the doc it went back to German...
  2. jent

    Help converting Word newsletter to Pages

    I have a Word document that I duplicate and edit for a newsletter. The end result is a PDF, so it doesn't matter to the end readers, but I'd prefer to use Pages for editing new editions, however in opening the Word document, a few things end up being different. For example, in the Word...
  3. R

    All iPads Where can I find Word docs and PDFs downloaded on my iPad from Whatsapp?

    In the coronavirus lock-down times, I'm getting quite a lot of PDFs and Word documents sent to me as attachments to Whatsapp messages. When I click on them - using my iPad - I'm told they are downloaded but I can't find them anywhere? I've got the Word and Adobe Acrobat apps for iPad but that...
  4. M

    iPad How is Microsoft Office on the base iPad? Is it any different from the desktop version (Windows)?

    I'm thinking of getting a new iPad and the main programs that I want to run is MS Office - Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Is the iPadOS version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint any different from the desktop version (Windows) and what do you get with the Office 365 subscription? Thanks in advance...
  5. E

    Mac Cannot open a new Word document in Objective-C

    Hello, I have a task to open Microsoft Word and create a new document in Objective C. If I am running an Apple Script below in the Script Editor, it works fine and a new Microsoft Word document gets created: tell application "Microsoft Word" to make new document" BUT, if I am trying to call...
  6. coach_ditka

    Catalina + MS Office 16.30 + 2015 MBP

    Posting to share my experience with Catalina 10.15.1 on my 2015 rMBP 2.5/512GB/AMD Radeon M370X. Decided to do a clean install, so I made my USB stick, backed everything up, booted to recovery mode and erased the drive and did the install. Entire process was about 45 minutes and trouble free...
  7. 9873697

    small "i" letter in Word of Catalina

    Hello. My Word on Catalina, even thought I disabled all spelling and grammar settings, still writes me big "I" instead of small "i". Is that a bug in Word on Catalina? On my Windows machine I don't have that problem. I use the same Office 365. Thanks in advance.
  8. 9873697

    How to copy table on Windows with text inside?

    Hello. I have an issue in Word, how can I copy-paste table with text on the left column? There is a screenshot what I need to copy with text just on left. I am using Office 365 and frequently update Word.
  9. P

    Can't open any text document after updated to Beta 8

    So, I was stuck at beta 3 for a long time and no problem with text document so far. And this problem happened when I updated to Beta 8 last night. I can't open any text files (.txt .docx) and shows popup "The document could not be opened" I thought it was Office problem, but excel and ppt...
  10. Z

    Read Word 5 document in 10.12?

    I have some old Word files (Word 5, I think), written in mid-1990s, that I can't read in 10.12. Tried current Word, LibreOffice, Pages. Even tried on a PowerBook G4 running 10.5 - no luck. Any tips on how to do this with minimum hassle?
  11. areskins

    iPad Pro Im so sad right now. Might sell my ipad pro 12.9 inch

    2 years ago I bought the 2nd gen 12.9 inch ipad pro. I love that tablet so much! Back then when I was still in med school I decided to go with just an ipad with no laptop. It was doable and I can do all my paperworks which just consists of mostly MS Word files and PDF files. Now that I’m a...
  12. Josieb1

    Word and Excel on Ipad 10.5 (or larger)

    I have the new Air 2019 10.5. I expected to lose the ability to edit and create documents using word and excel for free. I won’t go Office 365 out of principle. However to my delight I have found that documents that already exist in the cloud (I use Dropbox) and opened in the Word and Excel...
  13. Q

    MacMail Email Signature

    Hi, I have created two email signatures which look really good in word. All the links are included and the images. When I copy it to the MacMail Signatures however all the links come out and it also looks different (very raw). In other words I can't use it like that. What should I do to get it...
  14. S

    Universal Word Bricker

    Happy to announce my iOS game Word Bricker Feel free to try and give feedbacks! App Store link
  15. K

    Search for text inside MS Word files

    I could swear I did this before, but now it appears to not work. I have over 100 MS Word files, and I don't want to have to open each one individually to look for various phrases or words. Can't I just search at the folder level, and have it look inside each of those documents without having to...
  16. A

    Use Mac With broken fan

    Hi, i have a 13 inch 2012 MB, the fan is broken and in my city there isn't any shop where I can fixt it. I only use it for things like word, for taking notes or powerpoint and web browsing. The temperatures of the Mac are around 65º to 75º celsius. In web browsing about 60º. I am wondering if I...
  17. H

    Free Alternatives to MS Office

    I'd like to dump MS Office. The only thing I really use it for is Word. Is there a free alternative for this to use with High Sierra? And is MS Office the only place to get PowerPoint? Thanks
  18. matusalemmarques

    Universal's Hangman

    Hello, everyone! I just updated my Hangman game to version 1.4.1, now supporting iOS 11 and the iPhone X. It's another take on the traditional hangman word game, with large English and Portuguese vocabularies, simple graphics, customizable background, GameCenter support. You can lookup word...
  19. bad03xtreme

    Cheap laptop for using Word

    My wife is looking to get a cheap laptop meaning sub $500 that will allow her to use Microsoft Word for work purposes. We have a Mac Mini at home now but she uses a PC at work so I kind of wanted to get her a cheap laptop just to be able to use the same version of Word when she occasionally...
  20. areskins

    All iPads MS Office 2016 vs Office 365

    Hi, I'm very interested in going ipad only in college and my question is there a difference between MS Word and Excel when buying Office 2016 compared to the ipad versions in office 365? Are the ipad versions (office 365) inferior to the laptop/desktop versions (full MS Office)? I'll be using...