Archive for the ‘Microsoft Office’ Category

Excel file is locked for editing by ‘Another User’

May 24, 2018

Excel file is locked for editing by ‘Another User’ on shared network drive.


  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Go to that folder where the excel file resides.
  3. To show hidden files, type dir /ah *
  4. To delete hidden files, type del /ah ~$filename

Microsoft Word 2016 – Text missing from table cells

October 9, 2017

Please install this update (KB4011140)

Download Download update KB4011140 for 32-bit version of Word 2016
Download Download update KB4011140 for 64-bit version of Word 2016

Let Microsoft Word read out your text

August 12, 2017

Go to “File”, “Options”, “Customise Ribbon”. In the tab “Popular Commands”, select “All commands” in the drop-down menu. Now, search for the “Speak” command in the alphabetically sorted list and select it.

In other Word versions, this command can be “Voice” or “Text in voice”.

Next, choose a tab in which the “Voice” command can be located, for example, “Home” and click in the middle on the button “Add>>”. Once you have placed the new command, click on OK.

Select the text that you want Microsoft Word to read and click on the Speak icon at the toolbar.

Get Office 365 for free

August 11, 2017

Get Office 365 for free

It’s not a trial! Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 for Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.

All you need to get started is to enter a valid school email address below.

Microsoft Office 2016 Preview

June 10, 2015…/office-2016-preview
Product key for the Office 2016 Preview

Download links
Get Office 2016 Preview (32 bit)
Get Office 2016 Preview (64 bit)

To find out more, review What’s New and Known Issues for Office 2016 Preview, or visit the Office 2016 Preview Community, where you can ask questions and get answers from other Office 2016 Preview users.

Q: Can I use the Office 2016 Preview side by side with Office 2013?
A: No. You must uninstall Office 2013 before you can install the Office 2016 Preview.

SP1 for the Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 family of products

March 15, 2014

25 Feb 2014

Update KB Article
Office 2013 SP1. Covers these applications:

  • Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro), OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
Project 2013 SP1 2817433
Visio 2013 SP1 2817443
SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1 2817441
SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 2817429
Project Server 2013 SP1 2817434
Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1 2817431
All other desktop products and language packs 2850036
All other server products and language packs 2850035

How do I make word 2010 the default in Windows 7 (x64) ?

October 22, 2013

On my Windows 7 (x64) system, I have both 32-bit Microsoft Office 2007 (aka Office12) and Office 2010 (aka Office14) installed but I would like to have Word 2010 as the default program for .doc and .docx files.


Quick and simple fix:

Rename WINWORD.EXE to WORD2007.exe inside folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINORD.EXE”

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus configures each time you start

October 22, 2013
Every time that you open a Microsoft Office 2010 application, such as Outlook 2010, you receive the following message:

Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.

Microsoft KB2528748

“reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1”

Delete ALL text boxes in Excel worksheet

June 13, 2013

1. Open excel worksheet.

2. Press F5

3. Click “Special”

4. Select “Objects”, OK

5. Delete

Excel – Repeat specific rows or columns on every printed page

June 11, 2013

On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Print Titles.

On the Sheet tab, under Print titles, do one or both of the following:

In the Rows to repeat at top box, type the reference of the rows that contain the column labels.
In the Columns to repeat at left box, type the reference of the columns that contain the row labels.

For example, if you want to print column labels at the top of every printed page, you could type $1:$1 in the Rows to repeat at top box.

excel print titles