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Expected: Fix for Office:mac Bugs in OS X El Capitan
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2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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Oct 20, 2015

Since OS X El Capitan was released to the public last week, Microsoft Office users have noticed some serious bugs when attempting to use the software.


Now, Microsoft and Apple are working on a fix for this:

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/10/05/microsoft-office-2016-el-capitan-bugs/


 

Tom in London
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Is this true? Oct 20, 2015

2nl wrote:

Since OS X El Capitan was released to the public last week, Microsoft Office users have noticed some serious bugs when attempting to use the software.


Now, Microsoft and Apple are working on a fix for this:

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/10/05/microsoft-office-2016-el-capitan-bugs/


I have always had issues with MSOffice. The worst one is sudden crashes that cause me to lose all my work (I don't always remember to save frequently).

Before the latest Office for Mac came out I spent a while exploring the "free preview" version, and apart from some annoying changes to the interface I couldn't see what was new. I was hoping they might bring back the old "Find/Replace in all open documents" (which I still use in Office 2008). They didn't. icon_frown.gif

Is it true that if you install the new Office 2015 it will disable all previous versions?

[Edited at 2015-10-20 07:25 GMT]


 

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No it's not Oct 20, 2015

Tom in London wrote:

Is it true that if you install the new Office 2015 it will disable all previous versions


Nope

I was hoping they might bring back the old "Find/Replace in all open documents" (which I still use in Office 2008).


You can get that feature by adding a macro.

[Edited at 2015-10-20 07:28 GMT]


 

Tom in London
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Macro Oct 20, 2015

2nl wrote:

You can get that feature by adding a macro.


My macro skills don't stretch that far.


 

2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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I know Oct 20, 2015

Tom in London wrote:

2nl wrote:

You can get that feature by adding a macro.


My macro skills don't stretch that far.


I know, Mac users aren't supposed to write macros icon_wink.gif.

Nevertheless, it takes two steps to add this feature:
  • Find an appropriate macro on the web
  • Copy and paste it in your normal.dotx


If you'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the macro, you'd have to perform a third step.

[Edited at 2015-10-20 08:11 GMT]


 

Tom in London
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Macros Oct 20, 2015

2nl wrote:

Tom in London wrote:

2nl wrote:

You can get that feature by adding a macro.


My macro skills don't stretch that far.


I know, Mac users aren't supposed to write macros icon_wink.gif.

Nevertheless, it takes two steps to add this feature:
  • Find an appropriate macro on the web
  • Copy and paste it in your normal.dotx


If you'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the macro, you'd have to perform a third step.

[Edited at 2015-10-20 08:11 GMT]


I do use a lot of macros in MSWord to find/replace words I translate frequently.

You're being very tantalising. You point me to a macro (useful - thanks!) but simperingly, suggest there might be more..... how can I persuade you to tell me how to assign a keyboard shortcut to that?


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2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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Hmm, have to look that up myself Oct 20, 2015

Tom in London wrote:

You're being very tantalising. You point me to a macro (useful - thanks!) but simperingly, suggest there might be more..... how can I persuade you to tell me how to assign a keyboard shortcut to that?


The macro was an example (for a similar task). It's not the one you'll be needing. Either ask for help in a specialised macro or Word:mac forum or have another Google search.

About assigning a keyboard shortcut:

Show me!


 

Meta Arkadia
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TextWrangler Oct 20, 2015

A few notes;

  • VBA macros found on the Internet, won't always work in Word:mac. In fact, I never found one that did work
  • I mentioned the procedure with TextWrangler some time ago. It does work, but only with CLOSED files
  • If one is a Mac, one doesn't use macros

    Cheers,

    Hans

     

  • 2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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    Fix released Oct 22, 2015

    MacRumors wrote:


    According to the release notes, OS X 10.11.1 fixes several major bugs that El Capitan users have been experiencing since the software was released. It improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, addressing ongoing crashing issues that Office 2016 users have run into.


    [Edited at 2015-10-22 04:00 GMT]


     

    2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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    Was I able to help you? Oct 22, 2015

    So, Tom, was I able to help you? Did you watch my screencast?

    2nl wrote:

    About assigning a keyboard shortcut:

    Show me!


    Hans


     

    Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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    VBA applications for Mac Oct 22, 2015

    Meta Arkadia wrote:
  • VBA macros found on the Internet, won't always work in Word:mac. In fact, I never found one that did work

  • Yes, that would apply to almost all VBA applications developed for translators, eg. Dave Turner’s CodeZapper, Stanislav Okhvat’s Translator Tools and MetaTexis: they won’t even start in Word for Mac.

    The notable exception: Wordfast Classic, compatible with Mac since 2001 (but not with Word 2008 and the latest Word 2016). It was slow until Word 2004, fast (= on par with Word for Windows) with Word 2011.


     

    2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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    Simple macros do work ... Oct 22, 2015

    Dominique Pivard wrote:

    Wordfast Classic, compatible with Mac since 2001 (but not with Word 2008 and the latest Word 2016).


    I'm sorry to hear that Wordfast doesn't work with Word 2016!

    Simple macros do work, like a macro to Find and Replace in all open documents. I think that as long as you don't create your own dialogue boxes, that you're safe.


     

    Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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    El Capitan & extreme slowness in Wordfast Classic Oct 22, 2015

    2nl wrote:
    Since OS X El Capitan was released to the public last week, Microsoft Office users have noticed some serious bugs when attempting to use the software.


    Now, Microsoft and Apple are working on a fix for this:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/10/05/microsoft-office-2016-el-capitan-bugs/

    FWIW, a user reported on the Wordfast list he experienced extreme slowness with Wordfast Classic in Word 2011 (Wordfast Classic doesn’t work with Word 2016) with the initial release of El Capitan. Upgrading to the latest version of El Capitan (10.11) solved that problem.


     

    2nl (X)  Identity Verified
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    Latest version of El Capitan Oct 22, 2015

    Dominique Pivard wrote:

    Upgrading to the latest version of El Capitan (10.11) solved that problem.


    As of yesterday, the latest version of El Capitan is 10.11.1, with a fix for crashes in Office:mac 2016.


     

    Meta Arkadia
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    Word Actions... Oct 22, 2015

    Dominique Pivard wrote:
    ...but not with Word 2008


    Macros didn't work at all in Word:mac 2008. Because of that mistake, our Redmondian friends gave us dozens of Word/Office Automator actions. For free. To mention a few:

    Word%20Actions.png

    Cheers,

    Hans


     
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