Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel Hello, I'm a newbie on here and would appreciate any help offered for this infuriating problem of trying to activate my Office for Mac 2008 software. I bought a new MacBook and ordered the software from Digital River as I work for the NHS. I downloaded and installed the software no problem. When I tried to open Word or any other program, I get the activation screen. At that point it says that my product key is invalid!! I have emailed microsoft (who advised me on how to download??) countless times and spent a couple of hours on the phone to Tech Help at MS.
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No luck and software I can't use. Anyone else had this problem? I can't get a refund to top it off! In article, [email protected] wrote: Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel HelloI'm a newbie on here and would appreciate any help offered for this infuriating problem of trying to activate my Office for Mac 2008 software.
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I bought a new MacBook and ordered the software from Digital River as I work for the NHS. I downloaded and installed the software no problem. When I tried to open Word or any other program, I get the activation screen. At that point it says that my product key is invalid!! I have emailed microsoft (who advised me on how to download??) countless times and spent a couple of hours on the phone to Tech Help at MS. No luck and software I can't use. Any ideas?
Anyone else had this problem? I can't get a refund to top it off! MacOffice doesn't.have. activation, unlike WinOffice. What you're seeing is a registration screen. All registration does is allow you to sign up for an electronic newsletter, which you can instead do at MacTopia.com, if you're interested.
Just dismiss the dialog and forget it. On 6/17/09 2:29 AM, in article [email protected], '[email protected]' wrote: I downloaded and installed the software no problem. When I tried to open Word or any other program, I get the activation screen. At that point it says that my product key is invalid!!
This sounds like the Setup Assistant and not the registration/activation screen. Anyone else had this problem? I can't get a refund to top it off!
This does not sound right. If you get defective software or key then you should be able to get a refund.
Personally, I would never download an installer for an application like Office for Mac. We are your peers here and there is nothing we can do to help with a bad CD key or a refund.
You will have to call Microsoft. (866) 474-4882 Hope this helps!
On 6/17/09 2:29 AM, in article [email protected], '[email protected]' wrote: I bought a new MacBook and ordered the software from Digital River as I work for the NHS. OK, I got some info back from a source at Microsoft.
Troubleshooting steps: Step 1: Verify that the user is using a product key purchased from Digital River. If they're getting an activation window, it's the Digital River version of the software, but it won't work with product keys from retail box Office for Mac, or with volume licensing keys. Step 2: Check how the product key is being entered into the activation window. The easiest solution to the user's problem is usually to ask the user to cut-and-paste the 5x5 key into the activation window (not type by hand) making sure that they're not catching any spaces around the key. This solves it 99% of the time. The activation issues can usually be boiled down to 1 of 4.5 issues: 1. Lower-case letters in the product key.
The activation window allows lower case letters, but valid product keys are capital-only. Spaces in, or around, the product key. (a real problem, especially with a cut-and-paste of the product key) 3. Dashes in the product key.
The main installer adds dashes for you. The activation window requires the user to type the dashes. The user isn't connected to the network. They can manuualy activate by emailing DR. A bad product key.
Extremely, extremely rare. I've never verified a case of this in the wild.) But still possible. If this is the case, DR customer service can give her a new one. Step 3: Contact Digital River customer support.
There should be a link in to support in the confirmation email the customer received when they purchased from Digital River. Let me know if this helps. Diane Ross, Microsoft Mac MVP Entourage Help Page Entourage Help Blog Follow us on twitter. JE McGimpsey wrote: MacOffice doesn't.have. activation, unlike WinOffice.
What you're seeing is a registration screen. All registration does is allow you to sign up for an electronic newsletter, which you can instead do at MacTopia.com, if you're interested. Just dismiss the dialog and forget it. The boxless versions that are sold online do have activation. bill Entourage Help Page Entourage Help Blog YouTalk Twitter: follow. Thanks everyone for your replies.
Diane - I have now had some kind of response to this problem from DR - they said that they are working on it and will give me an activation code so that I can activate the software manually. I think the refund thing is a bit rubbish, but I checked again and the policy says they don't do refunds because there are too many admin/shipping costs involved. Apparently, this is a recurring problem for the DR software, maybe because it is a download, not a CD.
I just wondered if anyone else on here had had the same problem/experience, if it is indeed a wider issue and not just an isolated case. Will update with the final outcome. On 6/18/09 9:02 AM, in article [email protected], '[email protected]' wrote: Apparently, this is a recurring problem for the DR software, maybe because it is a download, not a CD. I just wondered if anyone else on here had had the same problem/experience, if it is indeed a wider issue and not just an isolated case. I had never even heard of DR selling a downloadable copy of Office. It's just a bit risky to me to get an application like Office that wasn't on a DVD/CD. Will update with the final outcome Let us know.
It might help someone in the future. BTW, how much did you have to pay and which version did you get? Home & Student or Standard?
Is there a way to only display active tasks in Outlook Today. As people begin to use CRM and send internal e-mails regarding a particular entity we are seeing a HUGE number of activities adding up. It would be nice in the future if all internal e-mails regarding the entity would be summed up into one activity. This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the 'I Agree' button in the message pane.
If you do not see the button, follow this link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then click 'I. Can you upgrade from Office 2004 for Mac to Office 2007 for PC for the lower upgrade price? Or do I have to basically start over and buy Office again for $250 - $300 or whatever it is, if I switch from Mac and buy a new PC? (I have Office '04 on my iMac. I'm weighing buying either a new iMac or a new Dell. The cost of buying Office again makes the inferior-but- cheaper Dell almost as expensive as a new Mac, alas.) In article, 'Charles T. Shay' wrote: Can you upgrade from Office 2004.
Greetings, I have an Active Directory domain with two Windows Server 2003 32-bit machines as the domain contrallers (DC's). Right now, I'd like to order a new Windows Server 2008 64-bit machine to join to this domain as a third DC. Is there any known issue with domain controllers mixed with Win2003 and Win2008? Is there any known issue with domain controllers mixed with 32-bit and 64-bit? Do I need to do some preparation for the mixed environment?
Any info would be appreciated, Ross Howdie! Ross schrieb: Is there any known issue with domain controll. What's the rationale behind.not.
having the ability to schedule recurring activities and service items? Have I missed something in workflows or some such? Thanks.dgg On May 25, 3:16 pm, David G wrote: What's the rationale behind.not.
having the ability to schedule recurring activities and service items? Have I missed something in workflows or some such? Thanks,.dgg Hi David, Has anyone responded to your question?
We are having the same issue and I'm hoping there is a solution avail. I have a problem when I try to set up my 'out of office' message. I use Outlook 2003 and have XP Professional. I do not have an exchange server so I have to emulate it - which I did. So.when I leave for vacation, I have to leave my computer on and Outlook running to have the 'Out of Office' message sent to any incoming emails. This seems crazy to me.
I run a small business from my home - so what happens if the power goes off on the first day of vacation - then I have no out of office message going to clients. Is there any way around this?? Folks When viewing the activities on an account or quote, there appears to be no obvious way to include the date of the activity in the view so it is difficult to determine when the activity was done - resulting in us having to open each and every activity to find the relevant one - and this is time consuming. Regards Gavin The current release of Microsoft CRM does not allow you to customize the activity views at least in a supported fashion.
If you scan the archives of this group at groups.google.com for activity view you will find some unsupported methods. Microsoft CR. When my boss opens any of his Office 2007 products it notifies him that his copy of office is not activated. It has been activated and when I check it through Options it shows that it is activated, but the dialogue pops up each time the programs are opened. I have used the FixIt from KB 919895 to delete the Opa12.dat file which fixed a communications error in activatation, but the product still doesn't think it is properly activated when it is. Are there any classes or training professionals that offer Office for Mac 2008 training in San Francisco?
On 3/5/08 5:11 PM, in article [email protected], '[email protected]' wrote: Are there any classes or training professionals that offer Office for Mac 2008 training in San Francisco? None that I am aware of. Diane, Microsoft Mac MVP (MVPs are not Microsoft Employees) Entourage Help Page Entourage Help Blog What about the one. Whenever I press the Check Names button to complete an address, I get error window that says Can't Contact LDAP Directory Server. I don't have an Exchange Account set up, although I did at one time.
You can remove the LDAP address book provider from you profile. See Tools Email accounts View/Change address book Highlight LDAP and remove it. Neo MVP Outlook Due to recent events in spam and malicious programs, all e-mails sent to this account will be deleted w/out reading. 'Greg' wrote in message news:%[email protected] I just bought my first Mac ever (Mac Mini with OS X) and installed a fresh Office 2004 into it. However, I cannot edit powerpoint objects embedded in a word document, which I use a lot. First i get a message saying something like 'cannot find server PowerPoint.Slide.8' (I run the Swedish version so I have translated the error mess to english here) If I start Powerpoint manually and then doubleclick again on the ppt-object in Word it also fails, but then the mess is something like 'cannot edit PowerPoint.Slide.8' Somebody said that there could be a clash between some fre.
Hi, I have created a queue and I don't get any email activity from incoming mail. I have this configuration: - CRM Server: CRM 3 (CRMSERVER) - SQL Server: SQL 2000 sp4 (SQLSERVER) - Exchange Server: Exchange 2003 sp2 Cluster environment (EXCCLU1, EXCCLU2). I have installed the CRM-Email Router in both nodes (And I have created the queue in two steps: - Step 1: AD Account with Exchange Mailbox o SELF Allow “Associated external account” o CRMEmailEnabled (Custom Attribute.
How do I set the default view to be Active Accounts for all users? I thought I had set it by going to SettingsCustomizationsCustomize EntitiesAccountForms&ViewsActive AccountsMore ActionsSet Default. I logged out and logged back in and the default view was still set to My Active Accounts. TC I hope you published the entity after making the change.
Try an iisreset. Sam Inogic Innovative Logic Innovative solutions for your SME ERP/CRM products E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.inogic.com - &qu. Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel I just want to send a bug report.
Summary: The value become wrong when get value by using AppleScript while other worksheet is active. Description: 1. Create an AppleScript file with below script.
Tell application 'Microsoft Excel' activate set OriginalWorkbook to workbook 'Workbook1' set OriginalData to string value of column 1 of row 1 of worksheet 1 of OriginalWorkbook end tell 2. Launch Excel 2008 and create a Workbook called 'Workbook1'.
Enter time data '11. I am using RS2005 moving to RS2008 shortly. My question is: in RS2008 if you build a bar graph chart, can you click on one of the bars and display the data that makes up that bar? I know you can do this in Report Builder but is this funcionality available outside of Report Builder? Hi, I want code to fire when I deactive excel and select another program and then run again when I active excel again.
Private Sub WorkbookSheetDeactivate(ByVal Sh As Object) Range('v3').Font.ThemeColor = xlAutomatic End Sub Tried several, what am I missing? Hope this helps! If so, let me know, click 'YES' below.
Private Sub WorkbookWindowDeactivate(ByVal Wn As Excel.Window) Range('V3').Font.ThemeColor = xlAutomatic End Sub - Cheers, Ryan 'John' wrote: Hi, I want code to fire when I deactive excel an. I am trying to pull resolution activities and whether they are won or lost?
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Which field stores this information? The Opportunity has a 'state' and 'staus reason' field - you should find that the State field is what you are looking for the 'status reason' is the 'why' (i.e why you won/lost).
'EricaUW' wrote in message news:[email protected] I am trying to pull resolution activities and whether they are won or lost? Which field stores this information? I bought a Windows XP upgrade disk from a friend and it installs ok, but has this dumb key on it that starts out with 'XXXXX-640-blah-blah-blah' (why does it use X's?????) Whats the matter with itis the installer or the software no good??????
I paid good money for this crappe and get this and it cleaned out all my email and Kazaa. Next MS mess, how come Outlook 2003 (has almost the same bozo key number) does not send my messages to the forums and I have to use this way? Is it not working too? Like do they check a.
I am trying to create a form for Hardware dispossal. I do not know how to begin, I tried to look at help, but there is no specifics on how to start, if I want to use excel.
Currently I am using Office xp Hi you may visit Microsoft's site and search in the template gallery - Regards Frank Kabel Frankfurt, Germany 'victorc' schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:[email protected] I am trying to create a form for Hardware dispossal. I do not know how to begin, I tried to look at help, but there is. I'm a reporting services developer, and I've been resisting moving from SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008 for two reasons.
The first is that I write some pretty complex MDX reports and in SSRS 2008 there is no syntax highlighting. Furthmore, when I'm adding SSRS 2005 MDX reports, it throws everything into a big pile, and ruins my spacing, tabs, etc. I can't even do a Ctrl + A to select it All. Its just really disappointing that they took steps backward in their code editor from SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008. Also, I'm not a really big fan of getting rid of the design tab. I have been using excel 4 on Mac computers for years, and like it.
I recently purchased Office:mac 2008 and wish to convert simple spread sheets. In article, [email protected] wrote: I have been using excel 4 on Mac computers for years, and like it. I recently purchased Office:mac 2008 and wish to convert simple spread sheets. If you saved your file in XL4 format (e.g., workbooks as.xlw and worksheets as.xls), XL08 should open them just fine. XL08 no longer.saves. in XL4 format though, so if you wish to sav. In Excel 2007, is there a place to select the data to print?
I have a user that when she goes to print a document, the 'print what' section of the print box defaults to 'entire workbook.' She wants it to default to 'active sheets.'
Is there a setting in Excel or the Registry that I can edit? Thanks, John. This is a simple question but I'm new to Exchange 2003 clustering. We have 2-node Exc 2003 Ent cluster here at my new job. I need to apply the Daylight Savings patches this weekend and making sure I've got the process down.
What I noticed in Cluster Admin is that I have online groups/resources in each cluster. So I have excluster1 and excluster2. If I check Active Groups for each one, they both have both and both are online. Same deal with Active Resources. So does this mean I have an Active/Active setup? Thanks for any info Active/Active = 2 cluster nodes, both hosting 1 Excha. When I run a quick campaign for either a contact list or an account list, I get 2 activities per contact or account.
It does it for any activity type (e-mail, letter, etc) Has anyone seen this? Does anyone know how (or even where to start) to fix this?
If I create a quick campaign for 5 contacts, I would like only 5 activities to be created. Thanks Seems like some how your deployment has duplicate workflow process definition for bulk operation. This definition is created during setup. I dont know how your system might have got into that state. Did you run installation or repair.
Windows Installer Appears Every Time I Start an Office 2003 application. Anyone face this problem before please let me know how to resolve this issue. Thanks, Steven See the following and follow the fix - Peter Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged. 'steven' wrote in message news:[email protected] Windows Installer Appears Every Time I Start an Office 20.
Table of Contents. Intro Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac had a. With that being said things have gotten better and quite rapidly. This post will focus on where Office 2016 for Mac currently stands, commonly asked questions, best practices, and solutions for updates. This post should serve as a overview of the changes to Office 2016 (O2016) for Mac from about November 2015 to Present (January 14th). Before we can get too far into this post it needs to be noted that none of this would be possible without the hard work and support of the following individuals.
Contact info is in the form of Twitter/Slack handle. William Smith (/) took it on himself to reach out to the Apple Platform Experience (APEX) Team at Microsoft and helped push them into our community Slack group. Paul Bowden (/) and Erik Schwiebert (/) are both Software Engineers at Microsoft inside the APEX team. They have been very responsive to feedback from the community. And so you don’t think I’m making up facts I will be supplying quotes from Microsoft’s pbowden on almost everything. You will need to join our MacAdmins Slack group if you wish to view the source.
Sign up page is. Video Presentation: Paul Bowden gave a presentation, 2016.01.20, at the University of Utah’s Mac Managers meeting which can be viewed. It covers many of the topics from this post in video form. Office Packages Five months into Office 2016 being out and there are five six different kinds of installers/updaters. Plus a bonus serializer package. This table should help clarify what is available and the differences between each package.
Name Type Comments Requires Live System File Size★ SKU-less★★ Installer Contains all apps. Good for O365 installations. Can be used in combination with the VL Serializer to create a VL Installer without needing to visit Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
Yes 1.3 GB Volume License (VL) Installer Contains all apps. Available from VLSC only. Has Serializer package embed.
Yes 1.3 GB Standalone Installer Available from. These install packages can be combined with the VL Serializer below to have a custom install solution of just “one” or a “handful” of O2016 apps★★★. These will also work with O365 installs. OneNote standalone not available (obtain from Mac App Store MAS if needed). No 550 MB per app Standalone VL Installer Available from VLSC only. These are standalone install packages that contain your VL serial.
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They can be used to have a custom install solution of just “one” or a “handful” of O2016 apps★★★. Yes 1 GB per app Combo Update These updates can take any previous Office 2016 installed app and make them current. These are per app upgrade packages, a difference from Office 2011’s combo update packages. Yes 1 GB per app Delta Update These were first publicly available with 15.18. These significantly reduce the file size that is required to update an Office app.
Also per app upgrade packages. Yes 780 MB for suite VL Serializer Serializer This is a special package that was released with 15.17. The purpose of this package is to apply the Office serialization process to the SKU-less installations. Yes 5 MB If Requires Live System, is ‘yes’ these installers must be ran on fully booted Mac. IE - You must see the loginwindow or be logged into the physical Mac that you are installing O2016 on.
If this option is ‘no’ you can bake these installers into a base image using tools like, or Casper’s Image creation process. ★All file sizes should be considered estimates and subject to change ★★This installer is often the most confusing as it is also commonly called: Full Suite, O365, or a Retail installer. They are all the same. ★★★This level of customization can also be achieved by using a with the SKU-less and VL installers. How do I install O2016? You should install the package that Microsoft is giving you. End of story.
Stop taking their package apart and “fixing things”. It is fine to poke your nose under the hood but there is absolutely no reason for you to be re-packaging anything Office 2016 related. This was a common practice with Office 2011 and at the start of Office 2016.
All issues that were resolved with re-packaging have been fixed by Microsoft. Microsoft has listened and now it is your turn. Method 1 - Office 365 installation You can download a SKU-less installer from your VLSC dashboard or from. Both locations point to the same file as it a public release.
This installer is deployed via Apple’s Installer Application (command line & GUI) and can be deployed via:. Apple Remote Desktop. Munki.
Casper. While at the loginwindow. And can be baked into an image There is currently a bug in the postflight script such that the correct target drive is not selected. It all-around should be good to go! Method 2 - Volume License Installation If you are a Volume License (VL) customer your first step is to log into the VLSC and download the latest Office 2016 for Mac iso file. Inside of this file you will find the latest VL Installer package and the VL Serializer package. At this time, the VLSC has 15.17 however 15.18 has been released.
Microsoft is working to sync the development and VLSC teams so that the latest update is available on the VLSC faster. This installer is deployed via Apple’s Installer Application (command line & GUI) and can be deployed via:. Apple Remote Desktop. Munki.
Casper. While at the loginwindow. And can NOT be baked into an image.
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This is due to how the serialization process works. Your options are to now deploy the VL installer package or you can now download the latest SKU-less installer package to deploy. When you use the second option you are able to deploy the SKU-less installer and then apply your VL Serializer package to create a supported install. This is a kind of “future proof” solution as you would not have to access the VLSC again to receive updates.
A third, and slightly less preferred (personal opinion) option would be to download the Standalone Installer(s) from. After one or more Standalone installs have taken place you can run the VL Serializer in order to properly serialize your computers. This solution looks like it might be the most flexible upfront however, the same can be accomplished by using a (detail later in this post). Plus, after two standalone installers you would be much better off with the SKU-less installer package due to file size.
With that said it is supported, I however do not believe it is the correct workflow for 99% of Mac Admins. VLSC won’t be updated with the 15.17 build until first week of January.
While the portal team is working on getting faster at making new builds available, the underlying reason for releasing the VL Serializer separately is so that you can take the Office 365/Retail (aka SKU-less) installer from future builds (15.18, 15.19, etc), deploy it, run the Serializer, and you have a fully up to date VL install. This is a fully supported mechanism for deployment. @pbowden – Munki If you are a munki shop pick one of the methods above and run the following to import Office 2016 into your repo: ## VL Installer or SKU-less Installer $ munkiimport /path/to/MicrosoftOffice2016Installer.pkg -name=MSOffice2016 -catalog=testing -minimumosversion=10.10 -developer=Microsoft -category=Productivity -description='Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac. The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac.
It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures.
With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever. Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to worry about losing content or formatting, as Office for Mac offers unparalleled compatibility with Office on PCs, tablets, phones and online.' -blockingapplication='Microsoft Autoupdate' -blockingapplication='Microsoft Outlook' -blockingapplication='Microsoft Excel' -blockingapplication='Microsoft PowerPoint' -blockingapplication='Microsoft Word' -blockingapplication='Microsoft OneNote' -unattendedinstall ## VL Installer (only required if using the SKU-less Installer). The preinstallscript is located below.
$ munkiimport /path/to/MicrosoftOffice2016VLSerializer.pkg -name=MSOffice2016Serializer -catalog=testing -developer=Microsoft -category=Productivity -updatefor=MSOffice2016 -preinstallscript=/path/to/preinstallscript -unattendedinstall The VL Serializer should have the following preinstall script. This will help users who incorrectly copied com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.plist to their machine. If you wish to implement a choice xml file for munki you will want to copy and paste the installerchoicesxml array from the office2016munki.xml file into your Office 2016 pkginfo. Also, if you wish to apply an icon supply the -iconpath=/path/to/MSOffice2016.png key (the icon I used can be downloaded below). Right Click Save Image As Munki - Installs Arrays If you are planning on having a hybrid setup with MAU and munki both pushing updates to Office 2016 applications I highly recommend adding an install array to your Office 2016 installer. I also recommend this if your users have admin access and might “accidentally” delete an office application that you want to make sure doesn’t disappear. This can be done two ways, during the munkiimport of your installer or by running makepkginfo and manually pasting the install array into your pkginfo: NOTE: In order for the following to work the installer you are importing must be first installed on your admin machine.