officemacMicrosoft has issued updates for both Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 to fix a security issue in which opening a malicious HTML email could result in an attacker "[overwriting] the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code" and potentially gain access to information stored on the Mac.

The update to Office for Mac 2011 additionally contains a range of bug fixes:

  • Contacts that were created in x500 format did not work in Outlook for Mac
  • BCC recipient was missing on Gmail IMAP draft message in Outlook for Mac
  • Some contractions were marked as spelling errors in Outlook for Mac
  • Shared folders could not open other mailboxes that used Kerberos protocol in Outlook for Mac
  • Coordinated Universal Time was not included when you created a calendar event in Outlook for Mac
  • Fixes an issue in which OAB was not updated correctly for certain Office 365 users.
  • Fixes an issue that occured when you ran a Macro that contained "Applications.Dialogs(xlDialogSaveAs).Show."
  • Scrolling when Track Changes default settings are enabled in larger documents crashed Word for Mac
  • Transitions had graphic issues during slide shows in PowerPoint for Mac

The 2008 update contains only the security fix. In both cases, you need to be running the most recent version of the software. To check this, go to the Help menu in any Office app and click Check for updates.

Top Rated Comments

Dr McKay Avatar
127 months ago
Would you rather they just... not update anything ever?

When Apple release updates for you they're full of magical Unicorns and free stuff, when Microsoft release updates, they're only full of bugs and deliberate attempts to screw you.

Everybody knows this

/s
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Goff Avatar
127 months ago
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

Would you rather they just... not update anything ever?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razeus Avatar
127 months ago
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

:rolleyes:

Still better updates, features and support than what is called iWork.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
127 months ago
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

In other words, less than 190 meg update for my Office 2011 installation.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
york2600 Avatar
127 months ago
It's actually more than a security update. Fixes a bunch of really annoying bugs too.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817452
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike MA Avatar
127 months ago
Openoffice.org

Libreoffice.org
I'm using the latter too, but did you ever opended or even edited a MS Powerpoint Presentation using Libreoffice? The original layout is gone for good...not really applicable in the business world.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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