SOLVED: How To Stop Outlook From Using Public Folders

If you have ever had Exchange with Public Folders, you will know that there is currently no way to reverse the AD Schema additions and so Outlook will continue to look for Public Folders.  Microsoft has largely withdrawn support for Public folders, but your Outlook, even Outlook 2013, will hunt for it in the background because your Active Directory Schema, tells it to… but you can override and turn off Public Folder checking at the desktop…

SOLVED: How To Change the Default Font in Equation Editor From Cambria

The short answer is you need to buy a new font.  Out of the box, Office 2010 and 2013 have only Cambria with all of the math characters that are needed for the Equation Editor.  You can verify this is also your circumstance by clicking expand link at the bottom right of the TOOLS box in the EQUATION EDITOR > DESIGN tab (see the screen shot to the right) After some considerable effort, I have still not…

SOLVED: Excel Formulas Displaying As Text

If you enter a formula / function in Excel but only see the text of that formula and not the result of that formula, there is likely one of two things happening: You have FORMULAS tab > SHOW FORMULAS button turned on You have the cell(s) formatted as TEXT The first issue is easy to deal with, just click the SHOW FORMULAS button and see if the issue goes away. The second is only slightly…

(NOT) SOLVED: Why Does Outlook 2013 Calendar In the ToDo Bar Only Show One Day

Because that is the way Microsoft wanted it.  The ability to see multiple days in the Outlook To-D0 Bar Calendar has been deprecated as clutter. One word: MISTAKE! As one poster put it: “Why waste all of that space.  It makes the calendar to-do all but worthless.  It also doesn’t bold dates have appointments?…… PLEASE FIX!” This worked so well in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010, and was not clutter to those that used it.…

SOLVED: Cannot Install Office 2013 ProPlusww.msi error

If you are receiving the above error there are several things install you can do like: clean boot disable AntiVirus repair your old Office Installation (assuming you are trying to upgrade) run the System File Checker (SFC /SCANNOW) but for me, I resolved the issue by: Deleting ALL of the files from C:ProgramData\Microsoft Help\ Deleting ALL of the scheduled tasks in Task Scheduler I found a number blogs like THIS one to be very helpful.

SOLVED: How to Disable APPS FOR OFFICE in Office 2013

If you are in IT and deploying Office 2013 you are likely woried about security and in particular, you might want to disable the APPS FOR OFFICE feature.  You can disable AfO in three ways: REGISTRY: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\WEF\trustedcatalogs!disableallcatalogs . GROUP POLICY: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2013\Security Settings\Trust Center\Trusted Catalogs . OFFICE CUSTOMIZATION TOOL (OCT): Microsoft Office 2013 > Security Settings > Trust Center > Trusted Catalogs

SOLVED: How to Disable Inline Composing of Email in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 does not “pop out” a new window when composing a new email message… and that is annoying.  There are two ready ways to fix this.  Either through the GUI or through the Office Customization Tool (for those of you with corporate licenses. Something important to note is that Microsoft does NOT have its verbage down for this function.  Depending upon where you are looking for it, you might see it called: Pop Out…

SOLVED: Error 0x80072EFE Cannot activate Windows or Office

If you can not activate your Microsoft Office, try disabling your AntiVirus. In my case I received 0x80072EFE when trying to activate Office 2013 using an MAK (Multiple Activation Key) and I had to disable Kaspersky 8 End Point Security with patches A, B, C, D and PF80). We have a call into Kaspersky and I will update this with there response in the coming days.   FYI, I got the idea to dump Kaspersky from…

SOLVED: How to Customize Office 2013 Corporate Installs

If you work in a company of more than 10 people and want to deploy Office 2013 (or 2010 or 2007) you likely will want to customize it prior to installing it.  This used to be accomplished using the Office Resource Kit or Office Deployment Kit but those tools faded in 2007 and now we use the “Office Customization Tool” or OCT .  The even better news is the OCT is built into every Open…

Office 2013 Retail Box CAN Be Moved To New PC’s and Is No Longer Tied To the Hardware

From the good people at TheRegister: In a reversal of its previously announced policy, Microsoft says it is altering the terms of the retail Office 2013 license to remove the clause that permanently tied each installation of the suite to a single PC. “Based on customer feedback we have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another,” Microsoft’s Jevon Fark said in a blog…

SOLVED: Want to Use Your Windows 8 RT Tablet in Your Office… Think Again

I was checking some licensing and was blown away to find: Can I use Office Home & Student 2013 RT for work or business? As sold, Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final edition are not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities. However, organizations who purchase commercial use rights or have a commercial license to Office 2013 suites can use Office Home & Student 2013 RT for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating…

SOLVED: Where to Download & How to Use The Office 2013 Adminstration Kit / Office Customization Tool / Admin Kit

The Office 2013 admin kit is no longer a separate tool : The OCT is part of the Setup program and is the recommended tool for most customizations. The OCT is available only with volume licensed versions of Windows Installer-based Office 2013, Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. To determine whether an Office 2013 installation is a volume licensed version, check the Office 2013 installation disk to see whether it contains a folder named…

SOLVED: Microsoft Office 2013 Activation Error 0xC004F017

The solution to activation error “We’re sorry something went wrong and we can’t do this for you right now.  Please try again later. (0xC004F017 )” . in Office 2013 as you see below is VERY easy to correct but far from obvious. What you need to do is: Click FILE Click ACCOUNT Click CHANGE PRODUCT KEY on the right side yellow box Do what is obvious and have a nice day  

SOLVED: Should You Use the 32bit or 64bit Version of Office 2013

Today Office 2013 was RTM’d (Released to Manufacturing) and again the question of 32bit or 64bit has come up.  Microsoft’s answer is also my answer: In most cases, install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office. We recommend the 32-bit version of Office, because it helps prevent compatibility issues with most other applications, especially third-party add-ins. Office installs the 32-bit version automatically even if your computer is running 64-bit editions of Windows. You might want to…