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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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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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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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by Office 2011: The following fonts in the Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder are duplicated in Library/Fonts with a newer version of the same font.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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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 in . . .
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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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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.
If you miss the dialog box and the quick switch to search and replace in Word 2011 fortunately, it is still there as Advanced Search.
Here is how to recreate the old default Key Shortcut Command-F:
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Microsoft Word users who have upgraded to Office for Mac 2011 may notice that suddenly they are unable to print pictures they’ve inserted or pasted into their Word documents. Or they may notice that files that they created and printed just fine in Word 2008 no longer print with their pictures when opened in Word 2011. Text doesn’t seem affected.
This problem is the result of an undocumented feature change in Word 2011. Although Word . . .
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Mac MVP James Gordon has posted directions on how to convert old Word (.doc) files to (.docx) files using an Automator workflow.
What does this converter do?
You choose one (.doc) file, several (.doc) files, or an entire folder filled with (.doc) files and the converter will save a copy of each Word file in standard open XML file format, better known as the “new” (actually more than 5 years old now) Word (.docx) format. . . .
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