Chapter in this post:
Solving problems with Microsoft Office on the Apple Mac is not that easy. Does the activation go wrong, are there missing functions in the program windows or do Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Co. keep freezing? Then you can either carry out a laborious reinstallation with previous (sometimes manual) removal of all possible folders and files - or else Office reset use. The Mac app is from Paul Bowden, a developer at Microsoft. He offers the tool free of charge to solve possible / frequent errors in the office software on the Apple computer. I have summarized all the details, information on compatibility and more below.
The developer of Office Reset, Paul Bowden, has just spoken in the comments, as the question arose here of where to find the program after "installing". The solution to the riddle is simple: It is not an installer and you work with the program almost immediately. To do this, select the corresponding checkboxes and then start the execution of the script.
Are you new to this abbreviation? Here is TL; DR explained, because it occurs more often in the blog ... ;-)
Office Reset is a free app that can fix errors and problems with Microsoft Office on the Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook. Programs that can be repaired with it include Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, OneNote, and AutoUpdate. Problems that Office Reset can fix include apps not starting, program windows freezing, programs hanging, crashes, plug-in problems, broken document templates, performance drops and error messages. With Office Reset you can either tackle the errors of a specific app or you can simply trigger a factory reset, which is like a complete reinstallation of MS Office.
The free Mac tool Office Reset is made for the following Apple operating systems:
The versions of Microsoft office software that it can fix are:
Office Reset can be used in different languages, including the following currently:
You can find the free Office-Reset download directly from the developer Paul Bowden with this link. This takes you to the official website, where you can find the secure download and an FAQ with questions and answers about the program and its use as well as application examples and information for Mac admins. Why you should only download such Mac tools and other software, if they are not available in the Mac App Store, from the official developer page, I have explained to you here: Why you shouldn't download software from download portals. Have you been able to use Office Reset successfully to solve problems with Word, Excel, Outlook and Co.? Then please leave a comment under this post;)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.