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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Continue Reading: Is a font fix for Word 2011 on a Retina display really this easy?
Some users are reporting problems with Office 2011 after updating to 10.6.7. The font issue affects older versions of Office as well.
Outlook 2011 users unable to reply or create new emails 10.6.7 breaks OpenType PostScript fonts
Issue 1: Even though Apple does not require you to quit your Office 2011 applications, you should quit applications before updating. I suggest that you quit all running applications by logging out under the Apple in the Menu . . .
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Basics Microsoft Office installs fonts in this location: Library/Fonts/Microsoft
Starting with Office 2008, Microsoft Office fonts are installed in the Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder. The advantage of placing fonts in the root font folder gives all users on the machine access and Office doesn’t install multiple copies on the machine for each User.
Older versions of Microsoft Office installed fonts in the User’s Library Font folder. You can delete all . . .
Continue Reading: Font Management
Following is a list of files and folders that Office 2011 installs. This list does not include preferences that are created only after running an application. Preferences can be found in your User’s Library/Preferences folder. Do a search for “Microsoft” to show the .plist files. You will also see a Microsoft folder that contains your custom dictionary file.
Note that the Office 2011 installer moves some Apple-provided fonts to a Fonts Disabled folder. Equivalent fonts . . .
Continue Reading: Installed files list for Office 2011
Troubleshoot Office for Mac on Snow Leopard. Tips and steps to get Office running under Snow Leopard. . . .
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Previously, in Fonts increasing in size with each reply-MSFT is listening we discussed the problem where font sizes increase with each reply to an email using Entourage 2008. Thanks to the many users that responded to Hui Nee’s questionnaire, the problem points to two possible causes.
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Continue Reading: Fonts increasing in size – follow-up
Are you experiencing a problem where font sizes increase with each Reply to an email using Entourage 2008? This issue is currently being investigated and in order to gain a better understanding of why/how this is happening, I’d like to encourage everyone who’s seeing this issue to please send Hui Nee Chin (huchin AT microsoft DOT com) more detailed information, especially: See Note.
1. Do you see this with every message with every email . . .
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Let’s catch up on what’s been going on since the release of Office 2008. As usual, after an update the disappointments seem to overshadow the positives. User disappointment in features still missing continue to raise high concern that after 4 years, features (especially for Exchange Support) are still missing. Many concerns have solutions that will be addressed in an update. Some features might not come until the next version of Office. I can say that . . .
Continue Reading: Hot Topics for Entourage 2008
“The Create a mailing list rule option is now gone from the Junk E-mail Protection window. Hallelujah!”
Having participated in the Microsoft public newsgroups for a few years, I’ve come to easily spot a few questions that are the result of problems with Entourage 2004. Maybe the problems are poor user interface or maybe they are just the result of short-thinking on Microsoft’s part.
Some of these problems have been addressed in Entourage 2008 and . . .
Continue Reading: Entourage 2008 corrects several annoying behaviors for home users