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Microsoft Updates Office for Mac 2011 With Office 365 Compatibility, Bug Fixes

officelogo.jpgMicrosoft today released the 14.3.4 update for Office for Mac 2011, adding Office 365 compatibility in addition to a host of bug fixes. Previously, Office for Mac 2011 users had to uninstall Office for Mac and sign up for Office 365. Now, existing Office for Mac 2011 users can easily integrate their software with the subscription service.

The rest of the update addresses various bugs, including an issue where file names would change when saved to SkyDrive or SharePoint in Microsoft Word for Mac. The font Calibri Light was also added, fixing poor rendering of Office 2013 shared documents that used the font.

Other bug fixes include being able to coauthor a PowerPoint Web App session without being alerted to potential conflicts, an expiring token notification, and an issue where keyboard and mice commands would "lose control" during a PowerPoint for Mac slideshow. A full list of bug fixes can be found on the Microsoft Support site.

While Office 2011 for Mac is still being updated, a new version of Office for Mac may arrive in April 2014. This update to Office 2011 for Mac, which requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, is available for free via Microsoft AutoUpdate or Microsoft's website.

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13 months ago

Don't bother with this crud. Go for iWorks instead.


comparing office to iwork is like comparing ferrari to fiat punto. iwork can do basic , but office simply owns it with features.
Rating: 13 Positives
13 months ago

Meh... I will just continue using iWork.


Businesses would like to have a word with you. ;)
Rating: 8 Positives
13 months ago
Almost all companies / clients I deal with use office. And now with office365 hosting their emails, share point, etc, they have no reason to move.

I'm just wishing hoping, but you are right. There is no reason iWork would not use their own format.
Rating: 6 Positives
13 months ago
They are really pushing this 365 issue. I hope they don't plan on pulling an adobe in 2014 because I won't pay the subscription. There are too many alternatives out there.
Rating: 6 Positives
13 months ago

Or maybe you've never used iWork. Excel is better with functions then numbers is. But for most other things iWork does the job very well. I'd say pages is just as good as word and many people (myself included) prefer keynote to powerpoint.


Imagine that i used iWork, and still thinking that Office suite is far more supperior over iWork suite.
Rating: 4 Positives
13 months ago
Don't bother with this crud. Go for iWorks instead.
Rating: 3 Positives
13 months ago

It can't, they're proprietary formats.

That's not completely true. The newer Office Open XML formats like .docx are documented ISO standards. Microsoft has also released the specifications for their older binary formats like .doc although not all features are described.
Rating: 3 Positives
13 months ago

comparing office to iwork is like comparing ferrari to fiat punto. iwork can do basic , but office simply owns it with features.


Not entirely true. Keynote, though not updated since 2009, still is better than PowerPoint in many respects. Apple does need to upgrade the iWork suite, though, or admit that it's dead.
Rating: 3 Positives
13 months ago

They are really pushing this 365 issue. I hope they don't plan on pulling an adobe in 2014 because I won't pay the subscription. There are too many alternatives out there.


Yeah, for home users and hobbyists. But name ONE that does REALLY work in a business environment where you receive many documents from external parties.
Rating: 3 Positives
13 months ago

Or maybe you've never used iWork. Excel is better with functions then numbers is. But for most other things iWork does the job very well. I'd say pages is just as good as word and many people (myself included) prefer keynote to powerpoint.


While I would agree that Keynote is way better than PowerPoint there is no way that Numbers is even close to Excel in any way and Pages is more for DTP rather than word processing so its really comparing apples to oranges. For business users there is really no substitute for MS Office right now.
Rating: 3 Positives

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