Windows 10 explorer.exe the data area passed to a system call is too small

I have setup the OneDrive and enabled the syncing feature in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4. Everything worked fine since the recent updates are applied. When I search for pdf in File Explorer and try to open it, a dialog box pops up “Explorer.exe error. The data area passed to a system call is too small“. Now I could not access those document. That also happen with some image files under a OneDrive folder. How can I resolve the problem on my tablet? Continue reading

Convert SVG image/icon to Shapes and edit color, texture in Office word

The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)is an XML-based vector image format. Microsoft Office 2016 supports using SVG files in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint 2016. Users are able to transform all SVG pictures and icons into Office shapes and then make changes with them. I have subscribed an Office 365 home on my Surface Pro 4 and could not find the way to configure my SVG icon. When I go to the Graphics Tools/Format tab in Word, the Convert button is missing in the Change section. Any way to convert SVG front on my tablet without third-part app? Continue reading

Outlook 2016 Search not index pst file in Mailboxes

My Office 2013 has been upgraded to 2016 version on my Surface Pro 3. When I use the search function to find something by the All Mailboxes option, it is not working and doesn’t find any results within the Outlook software. I rebuild the index and install the latest Office Updates then nothing takes effect. I notice the search works fine in safe mode, except the normal mode. The problem happens after the Window 10 fall creators. How can I resolve the problem on my tablet? Continue reading

OneNote 2016 crashes with BSOD after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

I have used the OneNote 2016 from the Office 2016 package on my Surface Book. Everything worked fine since I installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709. Now I use more complex OneNote slide and it crashes within seconds then runs into BSOD. I copy the content from PowerPoint and paste to OneNote, or use the Zoom in/out function, and the Blue screen also appears. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

OneDriver stuck in Looking for changes Processing changes Loop in Windows 10

I have enabled the OneDrive feature in Windows 10 Pro on my Surface Pro 4. I always use the Business client to upload several hundred Gb size files from my tablet and that worked fine. However, currently the OneDrive keeps stucking in an endless cycle of Looking for Changes or Processing changes… message. I go inside the OneDrive directory and find that all files don’t have that icon or green tickmark icon. The downloading process works fine while it syncs nothing. Continue reading

Cannot Print emails from Outlook or Edge in Windows 10

I have used a Canon MX920 and it worked well in Windows 8, but the function is not working at all after upgraded to Windows 10 with the latest version of driver applied. When I select the Print option from the File menu on Office Outlook 2013, it shows error message and then outlook closes. I open an email in Edge browser to print and get the “Something went wrong and we can’t sign you in right now. Please try again later.” message. But I am able to print the file from Excel, Word. To resolve the problem temporarily, I have to copy and paste all contents onto Word to do that. Continue reading

Windows 10 update install Office XP Service Pack 3 Error 0×80096004

I had upgraded my Surface Pro 3 tablet from Window 8.1 to Windows 10 and installed Office 365. After applied the automatic Windows update, the Office XP Service Pack 3 is failed to install on regular basis and then it pops up the Error 0×80096004 message. But the path of Office is just for XP version. I try the Fix-it without any effect. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot Pin Office Outlook/Excel/Word to Windows 10 taskbar

I am using the Outlook for Office for most of the time and would like to pin the Outlook desktop client to my taskbar for accessing it quickly. However, when I right-click on the Outlook icon from my desktop or Start menu, there are only Create New Mail Message, Calendar Entry, etc, while ‘Pin to Taskbar’ option doesn’t appears as other apps. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot open Office Excel XLS Files after Windows 10 upgraded

I installed Office 2017 suite and was able to access the Excel documents in Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3. After the tablet has been upgraded to the Windows 10 Pro, I could not open any excel file and get the error “Excel has an unexpected problem and needs to close. Would you like to repair now?” I run the repair process and disable Protected View and nothing works. Continue reading

How to block/unlock Office macros in Windows 10 S on Surface laptop

Windows 10 S, known as the reduced-functionality version of Windows 10. Like iOS and Chrome OS, it limits users to only use apps from Windows store , and that can help administrator to easily manage those devices in educational institutions or other restricted environments. For security reason, the Windows 10 S is set to disable and block macros in all office documents received from other places by default. Continue reading