office_mac_2011Microsoft yesterday released a new 14.3.1 update for Office for Mac 2011 to fix a bug in the licensing alerts, which caused Office applications to claim they were unlicensed. The problem was seemingly introduced during a previous bug-fix update.

Stability is improved
This update fixes an issue that may cause Office 2011 applications to report a problem with Licensing even though the applications continue to run unaffected.

The update is non-critical, as all Office applications continue to work despite the spurious alerts.

The the new 14.3.1 update comes roughly two weeks after Microsoft released Service Pack 3 (14.3.0) for Office 2011, delivering a number of other bug fixes.

Microsoft also launched its Office 365 subscription packages late last month alongside Office 2013 for Windows, but Office 365 subscribers needing Mac versions remain on Office 2011 as Microsoft's Mac versions typically lag their Windows counterparts by 12-18 months.

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ghostface147 Avatar
146 months ago
I just use pages, numbers, and keynote. They work seemlessly between my iPad and Mac mini and its made my life much easier since switching from MicroSucks. Oops... Spelling error.

I've tried pages, numbers and keynote and don't like them. I prefer to stick to MS products and their better compatibility than Apple's products.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iheartiphone4 Avatar
146 months ago
I just use pages, numbers, and keynote. They work seemlessly between my iPad and Mac mini and its made my life much easier since switching from MicroSucks. Oops... Spelling error.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
146 months ago
And that, my friends, is why you don't rush out to install updates from Microsoft right when they are released. :D

Or even Apple at times. Or Google, or Adobe, or Oracle...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pentad Avatar
146 months ago
I just use pages, numbers, and keynote. They work seemlessly between my iPad and Mac mini and its made my life much easier since switching from MicroSucks. Oops... Spelling error.
Good Luck with that in the real world... I want to hear how Pages and Numbers works when you need to exchange documents with people running Office. How does numbers handle that Excel document that has extensive custom macros or how does your awesome Pages resume look to the recruiter in Word?

Pages and Numbers work great for very light documents but are novelties at best. When you start comparing features they quickly become toys compared to Office...

-P
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pimentoLoaf Avatar
146 months ago
Numbers is a dog of a spreadsheet. Kudos if you managed to actually get the thing to jump through hoops, but MS Excel is so easy to use with a wealth of features and a phenomenal user base with tremendous 3rd-party support worldwide there just isn't any reason to use anything else. Numbers seems to have been tacked-on at the last minute.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
146 months ago
I just use pages, numbers, and keynote. They work seemlessly between my iPad and Mac mini and its made my life much easier since switching from MicroSucks. Oops... Spelling error.

unless u need to open those files on campus computers and everything is messed up, if it does even open in the first place ;)
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