Track New Year resolutions with Excel

For anyone who makes lots of New Year resolutions or needs to track progress with other long term goals, Excel can make the magic happen. Fellow MVP Purna Duggirala posted an Excel spreadsheet template that takes advantage of conditional formatting and check-boxes to create a list of goals and track progress as they’re completed. Check completed items and watch as the progress thermometer moves toward 100%.

The template was designed to track 101 things . . .

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Microsoft releases Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.6 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 11.6.6 Update. (15 MB) This update requires the following six prior updates be installed first:

Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.5 Update Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.4 Update Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.3 Update Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.2 Update Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.1 Update Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.0 Update

According to the update’s description it only addresses one new security issue.

The security . . .

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Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.2 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.2 Update. (285 MB) This one update includes the 17 prior updates 12.1.1 through 12.3.1.

According to the update’s description it only addresses one new security issue.

The security issue addressed (MS11-094) corrects a remote code execution vulnerability across both Windows and Mac versions of Office. It does not state, however, whether Macs are indeed vulnerable to these attacks.

Users should quit all Office applications . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.1.4 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.4 Update. (113 MB) This one update includes the three prior updates 14.1.1 through 14.1.3.

According to the update’s description this update fixes “extremely important issues” and addresses security issues.

The security issue addressed (MS11-089) corrects a remote code execution vulnerability across both Windows and Mac versions of Office. It does not state, however, whether Macs are indeed vulnerable to these attacks.

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Fixes . . .

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Forums in other languages than English for Office for Mac

Microsoft offers Answers for Microsoft Office English users as a place to get help. At the current time, only English is supported. Since Office for Mac ships in more than one language, it’s only fair to have forums in all the languages Mac:Office offers. At least give them a place to help one another even if there are no MVPs or Microsoft support engineers available in that language. Given the opportunity, I expect we would . . .

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