How To: Deploy MS Office to Mac

How To: Deploy MS Office to Mac

One of the biggest pains in deploying MS Office to OS X in a business or education environment is making sure that the serial number deploys too.

To do this, you need to also deploy the following files:


Deploying these files will keep also keep the initial setup assistant from running upon first launch.

Deployment can be via any of your normal methods, Apple Remote Desktop being the “Apple Preferred Way,” of course.

How To: Use Equation editor in Office 2008 (for Mac)

How To: Use Equation editor in Office 2008 (for Mac)

Equation Editor in Office 2008 should be installed by a default install of Office. If for some reason it is not, you’ll need to find your Office Disc and reinstall Office 2008 for Macintosh.

To check if Equation Editor is already installed, look in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office. The Application, Equation Editor, should located there. But you don’t need to launch it from here or you’ll get error messages saying fonts are missing. Equation Editor is meant to be used inside of Word, and other Office applications.

To use Equation Editor, first step is to launch “Word” from your toolbar, or from Applications.

In Word, click on “Insert” in the menu bar, then at the bottom choose “Object.”

Choose “Equation Editor” from the list of Object Types.

Type in the required equation using the buttons at the top of the Equation Editor to get the Mathematical Operations needed.

Once you have your equation, click the red button in the upper left hand corner to close the Equation Editor. This will automatically insert the equation you just entered into the Word document at the cursor location.

Keep in mind this is for MS Office 2008 for Mac only. If you know how to do this in Office 2011 for Mac, please comment below!

How to: From “.phone owner” instead of correct user

How to: From “.phone owner” instead of correct user

The problem is that in Entourage, emails are saying that they’re from “.phone owner” instead of the correct (usually yourself.)

This comes about from iPhones synching contacts in a Enterprise environment. The “default” contact on the phone is the user who owns it. So this issue comes up when contacts are synched between the iPhone and Entourage.

Luckily this is easy to fix. In Entourage, go to Address Book. Look for .Phone Owner. Open the contact (double click or right click) then go to “Name & Email”

Change the contact name to the correct name, save and close and you’re all good!

Automatically Insert Signatures into Entourage

Automatically Insert Signatures into Entourage

By default Entourage does not automatically insert signatures.

Here are directions on how to set it up to do so.

First, make sure that a signature is setup:

1.) Click on “Tools”
2.) Go to “Signatures”
3.) If none are present, click on “New” otherwise double click on “Default”
4.) Create signature
5.) Close and save signature.

To make it auto insert:
1.) Click the menu option “Entourage”
2.) Choose “Account Settings”
3.) Double click on the account (usually the bolded one)
4.) Click on the “Options” tab
5.) Under the heading “MESSAGE OPTIONS” change the option from None to Default

Digital Protection Malware virus

Digital Protection Malware virus

There is a new major malware virus going around right now. This one is “Digital Protection” and infects computers after the user gets one of those pop-ups that says “You have a virus!”

The odd thing about this one is that it’s also taking over the Windows Updater program, so it can’t be used to download new security patches and fixes from Microsoft.

It’s also loading itself multiple times into the Windows registry. Below are step by step instructions on how to remove it.

This is a nasty removal process so if you’re not familiar with editing the Windows registry, I highly suggest you take this somewhere professional.