Run-time error 53 on Office 365 for Mac

Every time that I open either Word or PowerPoint, I get the Run-time error ’53


  1. Open Word
  2. Go to the menu Tools -> Templates and Add-ins…
  3. Under Global Templates and Add-ins, remove the item linkCreation.dotm
  4. Close Word application
  5. Go to /Users/your-user-name-here/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Startup/Word/
  6. Remove linkCreation.dotm
  7. Restart Word and problem should go away.


  1. Go to /Users/your-user-name-here/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Startup/PowerPoint/
  2. Remove SaveAsAdobePDF.ppam
  3. Launch PowerPoint
  4. Go to the menu Tools -> PowerPoint Add-ins…
  5. Remove the Save as Adobe PDF add-in
  6. Restart PowerPoint and the problem should go away.

Version history for files in Microsoft 365

In this manual, we’ll go through where to find version history of your documents in OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint. Version history can save up to 500 versions of a document, and a new version is created each time you make a change to the document. Below is a description of how to do this and where to find the feature.

Open a file that you’ve saved in Microsoft 365. It can be a Word-document, PowerPoint, or Excel.

  1. Click at the top of the document where the title of the file appears.
    Image showing where to find the version history
  2. In the box that appears, click at the bottom on Version history.
    Image showing where ti find the version history
  3. You will now see a box on the right with a list of previous versions of a document. Click on Open version to see a previous version.
    Image showing how to open a previous version of a document
  4. Now you will get a new window where you can see what the document looked like before. Here you can choose to Compare with the current version or to Restore the documents to this previous version. If you do, a new version of the document will be created. If you don’t want to restore or compare, close the document.
    Image showing how to compare or revert the document

Clear the Teams client cache

If you’re experiencing issues that affect Microsoft Teams, clearing the cache on your device may help.

How to use Copilot Chat

The chat is available to all employees of the university and to those affiliated with an A5 license.

  1. Open your browser and go to
  2.  If you are not already logged in, log in with your Umu ID
  3. Click on Log in in the menu at the top
  4. Select “Log in with work or school account”
  5. Log in with and your password.

Block or release quarantined email

When an email has ended up in the spam filter,  you will receive an e-mail from the sender that you have an email in quarantine. If you believe the message to be safe, you can choose to let it through so it ends up in your inbox. If the message is spam, you don’t need to do anything, it will be automatically deleted in 30 days. 

 This is what the message looks like: 

Select Release to send the message to your inbox.

Select Block sender to block the sender. 

Select Review Message to review the message to decide whether or not to let it go through. You will then see this view: 

Select the message and whether you want to release or delete it.

Record meetings in Teams

In this manual, we describe how to record digital meetings in Teams, and where to find the recording when the meeting is over. Please note that it is important that you notify the participants in the meeting beforehand so they can decide whether it is okay to be recorded.  

Think before you record a meeting 

Ideally, avoid recording meetings unless you absolutely have to. Rather, write memos to document the meeting. If you still want to record a meeting, you should: 

  • Inform the participants in the meeting before so they can decide whether it is okay to be recorded. 
  • Ensure that the information recorded does not contain sensitive data. 

Join a Teams meeting

  1. After you start or join a teams meeting, click More, and then  click Record and Transcribe.
    Image showing how to record you meeting
  2. Now you will bring up another box, click Start recording when you are ready. Here you can also choose to Start transcription, if you want to transcribe the meeting.
    Image showing how to start recording your meeting
  3. When you want to end the recording, do the same as when you started recording. You go to More and then Record and Transcribe, then click Stop recording.  Recording also stops automatically when the meeting ends.
    Image showing how to stop recording your meeting
  4. Now you have made a recording of your Teams meeting. It may take a few minutes for the recording to be saved. The recording will be automatically saved in the meeting chat after the meeting is finished. Depending on the type of Teams meeting you recorded, the recording will be saved in different places 
    Channel meeting: The recording is saved in a folder under “Files” in the channel’s SharePoint, where all members of the team have access to it.  
    Regular meeting: The recording is saved in the “Recordings” folder on OneDrive for the one who started the recording. 

Automatic recording 

Before the meeting begins, you can choose to have it recorded automatically. Go to Meeting Options, and then check Record automatically. If you choose to do this, it is important that the participants in the meeting agree before the meeting starts that it is okay to be recorded.
Image showing meeting options in Teams

Transfer a call

1. When you’re in a call, select More actions > Transfer in your call controls.

2. Start typing the name of the person or phone number you want to transfer the call to and select them when they appear.

3. If you are transferring to another Teams user, turn on Ring back if there’s no answer to send the call back to you if the recipient doesn’t answer. If this setting is not turned on the call will be transferred to the recipient voicemail if there is no answer. If you get the call back the popup toast will show that the recipient was not reached.

4. Select Transfer to complete the transfer.

Consult then transfer

You may want to check in with someone before you transfer a call.

Note: Consult then transfer is not available in Teams for the web.

1. When you’re in a call, select More actions   > Consult then transfer.

2. Under Choose a person to consult, start typing the name of the person you want to reach or a phone number and select them when they appear.

3. Consult with them by calling or using chat. Click on the chat button to start a chat, or select Teams audio call from the drop down options.

4. When you’re ready, hit Transfer to complete the transfer.

Log-in/log-out from Call Queues in Teams

When you are assigned as an agent in a Teams Call Queue, it is possible to opt-in (sign in) and opt-out (sign out). It is only when you are in opt-in status that you will get calls from the Call Queue routed to your Teams client.

Call Queues can be configured so you only get calls when you are in the status “Available” (Green).

The option to sign out and in can be disabled for some Call Queues, talk to the owner of the Call Queue if you are not able to use this function.

1. Open Settings in Teams by clicking on the three dots next to your profile image and select Settings.

Settings in Teams

2. Open Calls in the left hand menu in settings and scroll down and you will see all Call Queues that you are assigned to. Click on the toggle switch to opt-in or opt-out.

Calls settings in Teams

Opt-in status  

Opt-out status

If the Call Queue you are using is attached to a Teams channel you can opt-in / opt-out directly from that channel in Teams.

1. Open the channel your Call Queue is connected to and select the Calls tab.

2. Next to your name click on the toggle switch to opt-in / opt-out.

Switch next to your name

3. You can also see other users assigned to the same Call Queue and if they have opted-in or opted-out.

Agents in call queue

Create a booking site in Bookings

Bookings is a digital booking tool where you can both book other people’s services and create your own pages where people can book your services. For example, it can be tutoring times, counseling, meetings, or other services of your choice. Below you can see a description of how to create your own booking page. 

Go to the portal at

  1. Go to “the waffle” in the top left corner, and then click on Bookings.
    Image showing how to navigate to to Bookings
  2. Now, you are on the Bookings start page. To create a new booking site, click on Create.
    Image showing how where to create your booking site
  3. Now you can choose if you want to create a new booking site, or if you want to clone an existing calendar (booking site). To create a new, you click on Create from scratch.
    Image showing how to create a new booking site
  4. Now you choose a name for your booking site, the display name can be changed afterwards, however, the address name cannot be changed, so remember that if you change the name on your booking site, only the display name changes. You can also add a logo that will be shown on the start page of your booking site. On “Business type” you choose whatever fits your service the most.
    Image showing how you enter the namne for the site
  5. Here you can choose if you want to invite another person to manage your booking site. In the search bar you can search for people in the organization. Afterwards, you can add more people that get access to the booking site. The one that creates the booking page, get the title: “Administrator”, and can manage and edit the site. The people you invite, is “guests”, and do not have the permissions. This can be changed when the site is created. You can also set up room and resources as staff if you want a booking calendar for them.
    Image showing how you can invite staff to your booking site
  6. Here you can adjust your times for your service. Click on Change if you want to change the pre set times. This can also be changed once you have created your booking site. Click on Next to continue creating the site.
    Image showing how you set up your times
  7. Now you can choose who are going to be able to book your services. When you have chosen, click on Create.
    No self-service: This means that only staff can book appointments.
    People in my organization: This means that a Umu-id is required to be able to book.
    Anyone: This means that anyone can book your services both inside Umea University and externals.
    Image showing the alternatives for who can book
  8. Done! Now your booking site is created.

Show week numbers in Outlook

Manuals showing how to enable week numbers in Outlook.