Recently, someone asked me how to use Microsoft Access files with OS X. Like Visio, Publisher, Project and to some extent, Outlook, Microsoft Office for Mac isn’t 100% the same as Office for Windows.
Since officially Access is not part of Office 2008 (or 2004), what should someone do when they need to access something in Microsoft Access with OS X?
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Spelling and grammatical errors aren’t limited to English. Both OS X and Microsoft Office have their own spelling/grammar check systems, each supporting foreign languages. A common question for students, international business workers, bilingual people, or anyone needing to type documents in a foreign language is “How do I set the spellcheck for Spanish, French, German, […] Continue reading →
Microsoft’s Office 2008 for Mac suite doesn’t go application for application with it’s Windows counterpart. Like Microsoft Access, Publisher, Sharepoint and Visio, one of the applications Office 2008 doesn’t include is Microsoft Project. Kind of annoying, but here’s what you can do to work with Microsoft Project files in OS X. Continue reading →
While Microsoft makes Office for Mac, it’s not the entire Windows Office Suite. One of the major exceptions in Office for Mac is Microsoft Visio documents. If you are transitioning to OS X in the workplace, you may run across this problem. Fortunately, there are ways to open and work on Visio documents within OS […] Continue reading →
With Microsoft Office 2007 (Windows) and Office 2008 (OS X), Microsoft introduced a new XML format. You’ll know them right away for two recognizable reasons. First, they have an X at the end of their file extension (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx). Second, they won’t open properly in older versions of Microsoft Office (2003/2004). Quite the annoyance, […] Continue reading →