Category: Microsoft Office

2013 a Microsoft Software Release Odyssey

An Odyssey is defined as a "Long and Eventful Journey". The first version of Microsoft Office that I can remember supporting professionally is Office 4.3 and the first version of Exchange was 5.5. It's been a long an eventful journey to get from the days of those versions of software to where we are today with the preview versions of SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013 , Lync 2013, Office Web Apps Server, Project 2013, Visio 2013, and Office Professional Plus 2013 being announced in addition Read more [...]

Microsoft Office 2010 First Impressions – Day 1

At this point, I have about a day's worth of Office 2010 experience under my belt and my favorite new feature so far is in PowerPoint. I typically use a third party product to convert narrated PowerPoint presentations to streamable media. PowerPoint 2010 natively supports saving to a "Windows Media Video" (wmv) file format: The only issue I have found is that PowerPoint does not have any advanced options to compress the video. The only option I have found for compression is in what Microsoft Read more [...]

How to Toggle Field Codes Off or On in Microsoft Word

A few days ago a customer contacted me with a Microsoft Word 2007 problem. Codes such as "{ HYPERLINK "mailto:testuser@test.local" }" and "{ DATE @ "MMMM d, yyyy" }" were showing up in one of their documents. This problem is due to "Field Codes" being somehow toggled on. If the problem is with a single document, toggle the field codes off or on by first selecting the entire document with (cntl+a) and then toggle the field codes off or on with (shift-F9). (Alt-F9) also toggled the field codes off Read more [...]

Microsoft Office Outlook has stopped working

Problem: I'm currently ruuning Windows 7 Ultimate Edition and Office 2007 Professional Plus. I receive "Microsoft Office Outlook has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution to the problem" just about everytime I use Outlook: Application Event Log Error Message: Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Description: Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: 12.0.6504.5000, time stamp: 0x49e7f47e Faulting module name: olmapi32.dll, version: 12.0.6504.5000, time Read more [...]

Hyperlink Issues – MS Office

Problem: You receive the error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" when clicking on a hyperlink from any office application after updating Internet Explorer to version 7 or 8. The specific error I received was: Solution: Change the registry value in [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOThtmlfileshellopencommand] from "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome to "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" Read more [...]