Mavericks Palatino font and Word 2011

The following info comes from Apple Discussions

Palatino is my favorite font. But since installing Mavericks, superscripting doesn’t work right in Microsoft Word.

According to Kurt Lang, author of Font Management in OS X the Palatino font supplied by Mavericks is flawed.

Two fixes:

1) Remove the Palatino font from the /System/Library/Fonts/ folder and use the same named font installed by Mountain Lion or Lion. Both work correctly.

In Mavericks, Palatino is installed . . .

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Recover corrupt Microsoft Word documents using a different application

Earlier today I worked with a customer whose Microsoft Word document was corrupt. She explained she’d been having problems with some large documents and she’d been using Word’s Track Changes feature heavily. She was eager to recover her file even if it meant losing the tracked information.

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Use AppleScript or VBA to paste unformatted text in Word for Mac

Working with formatted text copied from a stylized source such as a web page can make editing in Word for Mac laborious. For someone who does it frequently, selecting Edit > Paste Special, choosing Unformatted Text and clicking the OK button is a lengthy mundane process. This command has no quick keyboard shortcut and Apple’s feature to assign a keyboard shortcut won’t work because the command isn’t in a menu.

Fellow MVP Rich Michaels recently . . .

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“The Maggie” – Technique for de-corrupting a Microsoft Word Document

This technique for de-corrupting a Microsoft Word document is known as “Doing a ‘Maggie”, after Margaret Secara from the TECHWR-L mailing list, who first publicized the technique.

MVP John McGhie suggests the following:

Get all the tracked changes and comments out of the document, save and close,. Use Compare Documents at the end if you want markup. If the document has corrupted, removing tracked changes won’t fix it. Do a “Maggie”, which will resolve . . .

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Avoid Microsoft Word document corruption with a few simple techniques

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MVP John McGhie spends his days consulting as a Document Engineer and many of his evenings answering questions in the Microsoft Answers forums. His specialty is long and complex documents done mostly in Microsoft Word.

In one of his recent answers he stated:

It is some years since I lost a document to “corruption” in Word for Mac. Come to think of it, I have probably “never” completely lost one.

I use a few simple . . .

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Is a font fix for Word 2011 on a Retina display really this easy?

Microsoft Word 2011 on a MacBook Pro with the high-resolution Retina display doesn’t look great. The anti-aliasing technique used on Macs to make fonts appear smoother at smaller sizes is very noticeable. It makes the text appear fuzzy.

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Word 2011 slow after upgrading to Lion

Some users are reporting Office for Mac Word 2011 is slow to open after upgrading to Lion. The following tips have help users.

Delete duplicate fonts installed by Office 2011: The following fonts in the Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder are duplicated in Library/Fonts with a newer version of the same font. Remove these fonts in Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder. Font Book isn’t smart, it will delete the duplicate you haven’t been using even if it is an older version)

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Migrating from Word 2004 to Word 2011: retrieving the smart bits

Many of you are famililiar with Bend Word to Your Will by Clive Huggan and have been asking for an updated version. Clive has provided us with Migrating from Word 2004 to Word 2011: retrieving the smart bits as he continues to work on Bend Word to Your Will for Office 2011.

“Migrating from Word 2004 to Word 2011: retrieving the smart bits” is Clive’s notes on how he recovered his favorite time-savers that weren’t . . .

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From the Word forum: ‘How to remove a stubborn line in Word?’

MacTop@officeformac.com asks:

How to remove a stubborn line in Word 2004?

It is not a page break or a table border or a format style. it is a solid thin line that goes all across the page horizontally and a bit beyond the page borders on the left and right. If I place the cursor over it, it becomes an up-down scrolling icon. If then I click and drag and drop, an extra space is . . .

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Free Word 2011 Toolbar

Jim Gordon, Microsoft Macintosh MVP and co-author of Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies created toolbar for Word 2011 that includes frequent commands. To download and for more info, visit Jim’s site.