Office for Mac problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by omeletpants, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. omeletpants macrumors regular

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    Just upgraded my Intel iMac to SL. Running Office for Mac 2004.

    I created an alias for both Excel and Word and placed them in the dock. If I open a Word or Excel doc in my email the dock creates a new Word or Excel icon in the Dock and opens it from that instead of the alias I created. When I close that document the icon disappears from the dock.

    If I open the Word or Excel application from Finder it opens from the alias and doesn't create a Word or Excel icon in the dock.

    I have been running Mac for Office for 5 years and this has never happened before
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You shouldn't create aliases first. Just drag the application icon into your Dock.
     
  3. omeletpants thread starter macrumors regular

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    Deleted the aliases. Then dragged the icons from Finder. Opened a Word file from an email and the same thing happened: new icon appeared on the dock and opened the file from there.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Then drag the old icons out of the dock, control+click on the new ones, and select Keep in Dock.
     
  5. omeletpants thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Right click the dock icon, then put the curser on 'Options' Keep in Dock is one of the Options..
    S
     
  7. omeletpants thread starter macrumors regular

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    Some of the icons have the "keep in dock" option (Safari, Entourage) and some don't (Excel, Word, iPhoto, iPhotos). It's weird.
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Do the ones that don't have a "remove from dock" option? it switches between the two.
     

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