Archive for the ‘Microsoft Office’ Category
I am attempting to migrate from PC to Mac.
Do you know of a seamless/easy way to import all your Outlook2007 Contacts/Categories without re-typing/formatting many hundreds of MBs?
CME [Convert My Email dot com] claims to be able to import Outlook2007 email folders, archives, contacts (including categories), calendar etc. into Entourage 2008.
When I tried it, just as their program attempted to import the translated data Entourage crashed.
I am continuing to work with them by running their debugging program and sending logs.
Is there an easier way?
What do you recommend for all those Mac converts out there who can’t face re-typing their Outlook data?
It is sometimes nice to use a third party to be the intermediary in the transfer process. I like to use Gmail for this. Here is Microsoft’s pages on how to get your contacts loaded into a free Gmail account:
Then in your Mac’s Address Book Application, go to the Preferences. Under the Accounts tab mark the checkbox for “Synchronize with Google” and enter the credentials for your Gmail account. This will let you transfer your Outlook contacts over the network. Additionally, syncing them with your Gmail account will make sure that they are always available to you. You can view them via the internet in your Gmail account, they will be constantly backed up from your Mac, and easy to export out of Gmail if you need to.
How do I back up iWork, iLife and Microsoft Office?
I have a computer with iWork, iLife, and Office 2004 (all old versions on Tiger). I will soon either reformat my hard drive or get a new one. How do I make sure that I have all the license files, since it’s been a while and I don’t have license keys any more.
The iLife applications do not have a registration or activation key. Microsoft Office applications store a copy of the activation key in the supporting files so you can get both of those file groups by copying the Office folder and the iLife applications from the Applications Folder. You will also need to Copy iWork applications but you need one aditional file for that to work. Copy this file to your backup media (Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork06.plist ) and then move it back to your drive after the reinstall.
The best way to get this done would be to buy a new hard drive and then use Apple’s Migration Assistant to grab all you applications and files from the old hard drive. Migration Assistant is part of OS X 10.4 or higher.
Hope this helps
Here is the latest update on what I have done. I have corrected a database problem – so I get no more pop up messages at all. But now I had a problem installing Microsoft office 2008 for Mac. Everything installed – but when I add my serial number it just blinks and does not move further to install everything – I’ve tried everything and have tried with all the applications. I do NOT get a message saying that the serial number is invalid, the continue button is blue, indicating that everything is cool, but I cannot move forward. What is happening? This is insane. It happened when I did all the updates to MS Office 2008 – 3 updates I think – after that was completed and I needed to re-enter my serial number, it does not move forward. It just keeps blinking blue.
Jacob, I really need help with this. I have a deadline project due and I have to have all the Office products to do it. I certainly cannot afford to go purchase it again – please help me. I have seen on the Internet many people have had this problem, but I have seen no solutions.
Can you help me? Will you help me?
Sincerely, and in desperation (I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true),
I assume that you have removed the old key already per the regular instructions from Microsoft:
• In the Finder, select /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/OfficePID.plist, and then on the File menu, click Move to Trash.
• Select /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2008/Microsoft Office 2008 settings.plist, and then on the File menu, click Move to Trash.
• On the Apple menu, click Restart.
• After your computer restarts, open any Office 2008 application. The Office Setup Assistant opens.
• Accept the software license agreement, and then enter your valid product key.
If this does not resolve it you probably will need to contact Microsoft to resolve this Product Registration issue.
If email is your primary use of Office, you can use the Apple Mail application that came with the Mac OS to Receive and Send email. I use Mail instead of Entourage and have had better luck. You may also want to look at the free Google Doc Apps to do some of the Office work that you had done with the Microsoft Products, until you get them back to a working condition.
Good luck – hope that helps,