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Microsoft Office 2011 helps you create professional documents and presentations. And since Office for Mac 2011 is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone, anywhere.

Work well with others. Be on the same page with Office for Mac and Office for Windows, including new features in Office 2010. Whether you're looking to share files or work together online, now you can do it with complete confidence, knowing that Office for Mac is most compatible with Office for Windows. With Office being used on more than 1 billion
What's New
Version 14.41:
  • Security fixes
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (14.1.0) or later





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Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 20 Apr 2014
Still no support for OpenDocument format, no support for iWork format?

The windows varian of MS Office has had ODF support for quite some time now.

This is getting ridiculous.
[Version 14.4.1]


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tno reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
Update worked fine on 10.6.x and 10.9.2. As said below, the installer process lasted a while at the end.
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tobiasnz reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
I had no trouble with the latest update - all installed without hassle. I am on Mavericks 10.9.2.
Microsoft get the usual Apple core bashing as expected on this site, the clue is in the site name I guess. But I find it amazing how emotional people get about corporate behaviour, it is the same for them all (Apple, Microsoft, BP, JP Morgan, Google...). Don't ever be fooled that any corporation is really doing things for you - it is all about their profit. Apple is just as guilty as Microsoft and Google at buying and killing competitors/innovation, for example.
Anyway, that is not important for this forum - the update works, and the software does too. If it is not right for you personally then stop complaining and use something else. A bad workman, blames his tools.
Good luck.
[Version 14.4.1]


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MtnManEd reviewed on 09 Apr 2014
Download & update went smoothly. Before doing the install process, I closed out of all running apps. The final indicated minute of the installation took about three mins so be patient. Word opened up normally afterwards and saved a docx so it seems to have updated correctly.
[Version 14.4.1]


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Mac5 commented on 09 Apr 2014
I have had two attempts at both downloading and installing this update.
The first download informed me that there was an unknown problem and could not install.
The second attempt did download, but would not install having closed all the required apps before installation..
[Version 14.4.1]

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Tazzo replied on 09 Apr 2014
I am unable to update. "Installation Failed" with 4 attempts.
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Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 09 Apr 2014
So CVE-2014-1761 security vulnerability still happening? Has been known since end of Januarary 2014 and makes me think MS doesn't really have any interest in fixing it.

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1761
[Version 14.4.1]


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Curtlewis reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
Typical MS bloatware. They don't have many engineers on the Mac team, so the performance pales in comparison to the Windows version.

Do not rely on AutoSave. I don't know whta it does every 10 minutes, but it's not saving a file I can actually recover. It only opens up the one I manually saved last (thus losing all work since last save).
[Version 14.3.9]


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MisterE reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
Frack you MS for this endless stream of updates with vague release notes which, never even address the major documented and confirmed issues (bugs) with Word.

The day when I can dump this crap from my computer can not come soon enough! I might even dump the Mac version sooner than later and just use Office in my Win VM for the times when I must use it. Those times are becoming less and less frequent fortunately.

I think our experience is pretty typical of MS products in general and it just amazes me how / why Win users put up with their crap. MS is done, no Office for iOS was the last nail in the coffin, put a fork in them already!
[Version 14.3.9]

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Donmontalvo replied on 04 Dec 2013
Whatever development methodology Microsoft is using is geared towards one thing: saving money. That they're delivering cr@p is of no importance. Outlook text wrapping, "Recovered Files" in trash, etc., will never be fixed.

Microsoft (like Adobe) have become money driven 800 pound gorillas who don't care how bad their software is. As long as they can buy their competition (snuffing innovation), they're happy.

Well, it's only a matter of time before Microsoft (and their ways) becomes history.

Don
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Esekel replied on 08 Dec 2013
I am surprised that MS seems unable to fix the word wrapping problem of Outlook. As well as support for Spotlight indexing of email attachments. It has been several years now. Entourage worked great in this respect and Outlook is a step back.
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Donmontalvo replied on 08 Dec 2013
Why would they? Because whoever is accountable (development management oversight) is comfortably hiding from public view. Until their names are exposed its business as usual at the slowly-becoming-irrelevant company.
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GeoProf commented on 20 Nov 2013
Here’s how a technologically halfassed and morally bankrupt corporation does business: It uses the word “Improves” instead the much more accurate word “Fixes” to describe long-overdue REPAIRS to glaring, inexcusable problems that have either intentionally existed since the beginning to discourage the use of Macs in business environments or were introduced with a recent update.

For instance, in the description of ‘What’s New’ in v. 14.3.9, Microsoft proudly claims that it “Improves functionality in Word for Mac” by correcting a CRASH in the Polish version on Mavericks. If such a problem existed in a new car, would they call the fix an ‘improvement’ or a massively expensive, reputation damaging ‘RECALL’?

Also, they said v. 14.3.9 “Improves stability in Outlook for Mac” by fixing the BUG that caused read receipts to ALWAYS be sent after reading a message for which a read receipt was requested instead of letting you DECIDE whether to send a read receipt and then remembering your choice, as was the case from the beginning in all Windows versions.

They even claim it “Improves the ability of Outlook for Mac to connect to Exchange” by fixing its inability to connect to Exchange when Outlook uses certain proxy servers. They don’t mention that those proxy servers are only used by certain industries that MS has been expending great effort to turn to the dark side! Nor do they mention that Outlook for Windows has had absolutely no problem with those very same proxy servers since the very first beta version, but it took them over 3 years to include this ‘feature’ in the Mac version!

Just die Microsoft, and let more capable purveyors remove and replace your corpse, which is already fetid.
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Johninsapporo replied on 20 Nov 2013
GeoProf - totally agree.

To give it its due, Word was good up to Version 5.1. Then it got dicked around by hordes of software engineers until it was unusable. iWork does the job and its free. And it's going to get better.

Microsoft is dead.

What you're seeing here is a ghost.
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GeoProf reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Until v. 14.3.8 I was able to search my Contacts for a phone number (or parts of one) that show up in my Caller ID. I could just open Outlook’s Contacts pane and type the last 4 digits of the number into the upper-right Search field and if those numbers/sequence existed in any of my Contacts it would list it. Not so anymore. In OS 10.6.8, Outlook 14.3.8 can no longer find ANY number typed into that search field even if it exists in several Contacts.

Every new version has a new problem/limitation because Microsoft is the most ulcerously halfassed bunch of HACKS on the planet. I will NEVER buy another MS product. Ever. So there.
[Version 14.3.8]

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GeoProf replied on 16 Nov 2013
Oh, I just discovered that the Search field no longer finds ANYTHING listed in Contacts — even first or last names! This is on a newly rebuild database on a very well maintained iMac.

Microsoft, please die already. And take Adobe with you.
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Paulimpola had trouble on 20 Nov 2013
Having the same problem as Andreasb76. The installer tells me it needs a Mac "running OS X 10.5.8 or later." I'm running 10.8.5.
[Version 14.3.9]


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Andreasb76 had trouble on 20 Nov 2013
The latest update won't install on my MacBook Pro with 10.8.5 and latest Outlook. Something wrong with the updater?
[Version 14.3.9]


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Hmfwic had trouble on 13 Mar 2013
The installer just hangs at "will take less than a minute". It doesn't, it takes longer until you force quit the installer.
[Version 14.3.2]


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Hho26 had trouble on 13 Apr 2011
This is for the people having trouble starting sync services because the Sync Service dialog box is grayed out or empty.
I had the same problem and this is what I did to get it working.
1. First setup a new 'user administrator account' in the Accounts System Preferences. This can be deleted later after you use it.
2. Now log out of your current user account and log into the one you just made.
3. Start Outlook and go to the Preferences > Sync Services. If the sync services panels are not grayed out or empty, that will tell you that something in your personal user account is interfering with Outlook's ability to start sync services. This is good news because now all you need to do is figure out what it is without waiting for Microsoft to fix it.
4. Now log out of this account and log back into your personal account. Of course try the following at your own risk but if you are careful you should be okay.
5. Basically I deleted any file in my Home Library folder that had sync in its name that could be related to sync services. I deleted the files but not the folders they were in. I did not delete things like Dropbox or SugarSync because I did not believe they were related to sync services. These file will be made again the next time you use sync services but hopefully without the problem causing Outlook not to start syncing. Again, please be careful on what you are deleting.
6. Now restart your computer, login to your personal account, start Outlook, go to Preferences > Sync Services and see if all is well. This worked for me and I pray it will work for you. Good Luck.
P.S. Now you can delete the administrator account you created earlier. That can be done from within Accounts System Preferences.
[Version 14.1]


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Hho26 had trouble on 12 Apr 2011
I have just updated to version 2011 14.1 (SP1).

Question: Do I need MobileMe from the iCal and Mail Task syncing to work?

I currently do not have it and when I open the Sync Services preferences in Outlook 2011, all I get is the dialog box without two empty selection boxes.
[Version 14.1]


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PorkPieHat had trouble on 14 Dec 2010
Unbelievable! The Office 2011 14.0.2 update STILL can't find any version of Office on my work MacBook Pro or iMac, despite that they're both loaded with v. 14.0.1!!! And the list of this update's 'improvements' (which really should be called 'fixes') is TINY compared to the number of unaddressed major muckups that any self-respecting company would have fixed well before the first version was released! Nevertheless, it still weighs in at 111 MB!!

The final verdict about Outlook: Absolute sh1t, and the few improvements that v. 2011 brought to the rest of the suite weren't worth its cost. There isn't enough space here to list all the ways in which Outlook alone is VASTLY INFERIOR to almost any other solution — even Entourage '08, which also was sh1t — let alone the problems with the other three-quarters of Office!

With this last in a grand series of humiliating failures, I think it's clear now that Microsoft is just a warehouse for all the half-assed engineers and code warriors who couldn't get hired at Apple, Google, and a few other quality enterprises. Even Bill got out while the gettin's good! I think it's headed for an overdue and dramatic reversal of fortune.

Despite having paid for Office 2011 for home use, after two disappointing months with Outlook, I chucked it! Now ours is a fully Apple household, and the integration of Mail, iCal and iWork is a welcome relief from the 15 years I spent wrestling with Office!
[Version 14.0.2]


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Zincker had trouble on 22 Nov 2010
Office 2011 can't handle all my fonts and crashes on every launch while all my other apps have no problems with the installed fonts. Nuked the font-caches and restarted lots of times. Office still crashes. What a crap.
[Version 14.0.1]


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Septimus had trouble on 10 Nov 2010
I get a lot of these errors when I double click a Word doc to open it in Word 2011:



The same file opens normal in Word 2008.

Anyone got a clue…?
[Version 14.0.1]

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Septimus commented on 10 Nov 2010
Somehow the text in my firts post did not make it to the comments. Here is the error message I get a lot:


"This is not a valid file name.
Try one or more of the following:
* Check the path to make sure it was typed correctly.
* Select a file from the list of files and folders.
(filename of the file I was trying to open)"
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Ozean commented on 10 Nov 2010
It seems Office 2011 has an issue with some special characters in file paths.

If you want to save something in a folder that has a name containing characters like / : etc. then you are in for trouble. (There have also been reports that even accents like é or ä can cause this, but I am not so sure about that…)

Doesn't throw a particularly good light on MS…

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Ridogi rated on 08 Apr 2014

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trungpt rated on 20 Nov 2013

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trungpt rated on 15 Nov 2013

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GLake rated on 09 Oct 2013

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Fredg5lan rated on 01 Jul 2013

[Version 14.3.5]


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Microsoft Office 2011 helps you create professional documents and presentations. And since Office for Mac 2011 is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone, anywhere.

Work well with others. Be on the same page with Office for Mac and Office for Windows, including new features in Office 2010. Whether you're looking to share files or work together online, now you can do it with complete confidence, knowing that Office for Mac is most compatible with Office for Windows. With Office being used on more than 1 billion Macs and PCs worldwide, you can work with practically anyone you want, how you want, wherever you want-with no worries.

Save time with software you already know. Learning new software can be time-consuming. Office for Mac 2011 contains the familiar commands, formats, and interfaces you already know, so you can start working right away. It's never been easier to switch from Mac to PC and back again, wherever and however you need to work.

Use what the pros use. Create great-looking documents in a snap. Office for Mac 2011 offers the most complete feature set, with everything you'd expect from top-of-the-line software. If delivering impressive, professional-looking documents matters to you, then you need Office for Mac 2011. There is no substitute.


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