Fusion drive solution to activate Office for Mac 2011

Activating Office 2011 is a known issue for Fusion Drive Macs.

[Some users are reporting on Apple Discussions that 10.9.2 has fixed the issue]

Activation is tied to the drive. According to Microsoft the solid state part of the Fusion Drive generates a new disk id every time the Mac is started. So Mac Office thinks it a new system at each startup and will require activation.

This solution was suggested by Microsoft Support. Please . . .

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Reveal a sender’s email address in Outlook for Mac

When I receive a message from someone I know I sometimes refer to the email address to determine if the person is sending from a business, personal or other type of account. This helps me understand how to phrase my response or even to determine if the message is really from the person instead of a spammer.

Before the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2.0) update, displaying the email address was easy. . . .

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Use VBA to convert numbers to words in Excel

From the Excel for Mac forums in Microsoft’s Community website:

Is it possible to convert numbers into words in Excel 2011 for MAC?

For example,

USD19,324.50 -> US Dollar Nineteen Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty Four Dollar and Fifty Cents

Fellow MVP Bob Greenblatt directed the poster to Microsoft’s instructions for How to convert a numeric value into English words in Excel. Below are the equivalent steps for Excel for Mac. Note: these instructions will . . .

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