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I use Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 on my Macbook Air to take notes on and record the audio of my lectures (in notebook view). The internal microphone is not particularly powerful, so I have an external microphone connected through a 3.5mm TRS to Mic dongle. The Mac recognizes the microphone (the visual meeter displays fluctuating audio when I speak) and switches to "External Mic" in system preferences. However, in this mode, the audio toolbar in Microsoft word displays "No Source" and the record options are grayed out. Is there any way to get this setup to work, or is it a lost cause (Microsoft is not accepting bug reports on Office Mac Home Edition --- side point, how arrogant is it for a software company to not accept bug reports!?!?!)?

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Microsoft Office needs to be compatible with the external microphone. Just because your MacBook recognizes the mic through the adapter doesn't mean OneNote does.

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