Archive for the ‘Office 2013’ Tag

Telephone activation is no longer supported

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

I have a secured cluster where there is no Net access. The users had licenses for Office 2013 and wanted to use them inside the cluster.

Office likes to activate itself.  It tried and gave an error.  I restarted Word and it gave the options for Internet and telephone activation.  I selected telephone and I selected my location and was rewarded with:

Telephone activation is no longer supported for your product

Oooooookay.  No Net and no telephone…….

Luckily this is just a “feature.”

I went through the telephone process and activated the installation.  The only problem now are templates which appear to be downloaded from the Net.  But, I will take care of that if they complain.

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I don’t like Calibri

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I use Microsoft Word for many things. After awhile; I start disliking the default font of Calibri.  It’s a usable readable font. I just don’t like it.

It’s annoying to select a new font each time I start a new file. Why not change it so I don’t have to do that? I know “Duh!”

The new Office (I am using 2013) at times seems to be designed to hide things. Probably because of the average user being….well I won’t get into name calling as I “may” have done a few “bonehead” things in my time.

The way to change the default is through the basic templates. My two main templates are Normal and Nospace (created to avoid the the default 2 lines for CR).

The steps are simple:

  1. Start a new blank document
  2. Under the Styles box (Home tab); right-click Normal (or in my case Nospace) and select Modify.
  3. Click the Formatting drop down and select the Font you like( If you are curious, I like Times New Roman).
  4. You can also adjust the size.
  5. Near the bottom look for New documents based on this template. If it’s not selected, click the dot.
  6. Click OK.

This will set your next documents font to what you like by default.

As with anything if you steal borrow from others, always give them their acknowledgement.