Resources & Links – Word:mac & More!
For the Word for Windows Reference page, click here.
- Word’s Help: Help has steadily improved in every version since Word 98. Check it out, it just might surprise you. (Mac Help also has useful information on system maintenance.)
- Newsgroups: Newsgroups are your quickest route to free expert
help from Microsoft
MVPs who volunteer their time to answer your questions.
Newsgroups can be accessed via newsreaders (easiest), including email applications with newsreading capabilities like Entourage and Outlook Express, or via the web. Click here to learn how.
If Word is misbehaving, crashing, hanging, miscommunicating with the printer, or the like, you definitely want to post in the microsoft.public.mac.office.word newsgroup. If you have questions on how to use Word to produce the sort of documents you want, try microsoft.public.mac.office.word or any of the general Word newsgroups in the microsoft.public.word.*** hierarchy.
If you post in the general Word groups, the following article will be helpful in understanding the differences between MacWord and WinWord: click here.
If you’re not sure which of the numerous Word newsgroups is the best choice for you, click here for suggestions.
- MVP Sites: Sites authored by MacOffice MVPs of interest to users of Word and other Office and Microsoft products for the Mac.
Paul Berkowitz – AppleScripts for Office, Entourage and OE
Corentin Cras-Méneur – WMP and more (in French & English)
Jim Gordon – More links
Richard Grieve – IE, OE and general Mac info
Clive Huggan – "Bend Word to Your Will"
Shauna Kelly – Not a Mac MVP, but an MVP, and an essential resource for numbering in Word especially
Daiya Mitchell – Using Word
Bernard Rey – Info for all Office applications (in French)
Steve Rindsberg – Not a Mac MVP, but an MVP, and an essential resource for all things Power Point
Diane Ross – The Entourage Help Page
Mickey Stevens – Info on Entourage, PowerPoint, WMP, IE & more
Barry Wainwright – Entourage hints, tips, troubleshooting and AppleScripts
Allen Watson – AppleScripts for Entourage & OE
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (MSKB): Search the MSKB here
- Microsoft Support
- Other Useful Sites & Lists: Sites of interest to users of Word and other Office applications for the Mac.
Entourage-Talk – A mailing list for Entourage issues.
Subscribe to list: Entourage-Talk-On@lists.letterrip.com
Subscribe to digest: Entourage-Talkfirstname.lastname@example.org
MacScripter.net – Scripts for everything Mac, including Office
TidBITS – Of general interest to Mac users, including eBooks authored by Matt Neuburg ("Take Control of What's New in Word 2004" and "Take Control of What's New in Word 2004: Advanced Editing and Formatting") and Tom Negrino ("Take Control of What's New in Entourage 2004"). New from TidBITS: "Take Control of Customizing Microsoft Office" by Kirk McElhearn, a good resource for learning about customizing menus, toolbars and keyboards, as well as getting a handle on AutoCorrect and AutoText.
- General OS X Troubleshooting