Articles in Category: Microsoft Office

Office is Microsoft’s suite of applications including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and more.

Microsoft Office Installations

How to Move an Office 365 Subscription to Another Machine

The Microsoft Office 365 subscription model makes moving to a new machine very, very easy.

The Microsoft Office app in the tiled Start menu

Getting Microsoft Office for Free, Sort of

Microsoft Office appears in every new install of Windows 10, but is it really “included”? Yes and no.

Office 2003 on Windows 10

Can I Use Office 2003 with Windows 10?

Installing 14-year-old software on current operating systems is likely to create problems. Office 2003 and Windows 10 is one such match.

Office?

What’s a Good Free Alternative to Microsoft Office?

There are many, many alternatives to Microsoft Office. Whether or not they’ll work for you depends on your needs.

Microsoft Office Apps

Is a Microsoft Office Subscription Worth It?

Before you dismiss it because it’s a subscription product, take a look and do the math – Microsoft Office 365 might be surprisingly affordable.

Office Repair Done

How Do I Repair Microsoft Office?

Occasionally, Microsoft Office programs can become damaged for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, you can repair Microsoft Office.

Outlook Account Settings

How do I make an Outlook PST file smaller?

The the Outlook PST file or Personal STorage file can easily grow to an extreme size. Here’s a 4-step plan to managing that size and getting it back under control.

Excel 2003

Is Excel 2003 a Security Threat?

Running older versions of software invariably increases your risk of security issues. The practical questions are ‘by how much?’ and ‘how do I reduce risk?’.

Open Office Logo

Is OpenOffice a Viable Alternative to Microsoft Office?

Depending on how you use your word processing program, you may be able to find a good, free alternative to Word.

Hacker in the night

Is application-provided encryption secure?

Lots of people keep their passwords and sensitive information in documents or spreadsheets sporting a password. Is that really safe?

Office 2010

Do I need all these Office 2007 updates if I also have Office 2010?

Even if you don’t use all the software on your computer, malware might! So it’s best to always accept updates when they are offered.

Dragging and Dropping multiple messages

How do I save individual Outlook messages to a flash drive?

Copying messages out of Outlook is easy – as long as you’re willing to live with the restrictions that Outlook places on what you can do with those messages later.

Where is my Outlook “PST” file located?

Outlook’s PST or Personal STore is a single file that holds your email, contacts, and more. You can use Outlook itself to find the location of the file.

PowerPoint

How do I extract and identify the music in a Powerpoint presentation?

You may not be able to extract music files from a Powerpoint presentation that is not editable. However, there is an amazing way to find out if that song is available to download.

Why Does the Size of My Office File Grow Excessively after I Make Simple Changes?

Microsoft Office documents can sometimes grow larger as you save them. There are a few options to explore to reduce the likelihood, and the space used.

Laptop Computer

Why Do I Get Odd Characters instead of Quotes in My Documents?

The way characters are represented within computer documents and email isn’t always the same everywhere, and things often get misinterpreted.

Laptop Computer

How Many Machines Can I Install a Single Copy of Microsoft Office On?

Depending on the situation, the number of machines you can install a single copy of Microsoft Office on is unclear.

How Do I Turn Off Automatic Formatting in Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word tries to be helpful and format items based on what it thinks you’re doing. That’s handy, if it’s what you want. If not, it’s annoying.