Granting multiple users access to MS office apps

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NYCer, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. NYCer macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2008
    I just migrated from an iBook G4 to a brand new MacBook Aluminum. Everything works brilliantly.

    I set up an additional user account for the wife. I was able to get the itunes library moved over no problem so we can share it.

    But I noticed that the other apps i had installed -- MS office, basically -- weren't showing up on the toolbar (or whatever silly marketing term apple has for it) with the stuff like iTunes and mail, et cetera.

    So I was wondering, should I reinstall word, and hope some instructions appear for granting access to multiple users?

    is there some really idiotically simple thing i am missing?


    PS -- when web browsing the computer seems to like to randomly change the text size -- am i touching something on the trackpad? It's bloody irritating.
  2. icebook2002 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2006
    No it's not silly at all! All apps like MS etc are in the applications folder which is shared for ALL users. To get them in the dock just open the applications folder (whilst logged into your wife's account) and drag the icon to the dock and voila it just sits there. Do this with all the apps you want, and if you want to get rid of any from the dock just click and drag them off. By the way you'll need to actually go into the ms office folder and highlight word, excel etc and drag to the dock. It is different to Windows where everyone shares the same start menu but honestly it is so much better as it means you and other users can have your own set of apps in your dock...
  3. NYCer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2008

    THanks a lot -- i figured out they were shared after i checked by NOT clicking on the user folder first, duh.

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