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MacRumors
Mar 13, 2013, 08:47 AM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/07/officemac.pngMicrosoft has issued updates for both Office for Mac 2008 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36897) and 2011 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817452) 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 MacThe 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.

Article Link: Microsoft Issues Security Updates for Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/13/microsoft-issues-security-updates-for-office-for-mac-2008-and-2011/)



AustinIllini
Mar 13, 2013, 08:58 AM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

ghostface147
Mar 13, 2013, 09:00 AM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

In other words, less than 190 meg update for my Office 2011 installation.

oldhifi
Mar 13, 2013, 09:04 AM
Openoffice.org

Libreoffice.org

Mike MA
Mar 13, 2013, 09:11 AM
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.

ArtOfWarfare
Mar 13, 2013, 09:18 AM
Openoffice.org

Libreoffice.org

Keynote. Easily the best presentation program from any productivity suite.

Pages and Numbers are pretty good but I'll give you that their counterparts in other suites may be more capable.

CptnJustc
Mar 13, 2013, 09:21 AM
In other words, less than 190 meg update for my Office 2011 installation.

343.8 for mine. Though I feel like complaining about the size of software updates is a little old-fashioned now that I'm downloading multi-gig patches for console software.

Razeus
Mar 13, 2013, 09:33 AM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

:rolleyes:

Still better updates, features and support than what is called iWork.

Michael Goff
Mar 13, 2013, 09:34 AM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

Would you rather they just... not update anything ever?

Dr McKay
Mar 13, 2013, 10:08 AM
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

sshhoott
Mar 13, 2013, 11:02 AM
They haven't forgotten us ... thanks Microsoft.

york2600
Mar 13, 2013, 11:13 AM
It's actually more than a security update. Fixes a bunch of really annoying bugs too.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817452

Michael Goff
Mar 13, 2013, 12:44 PM
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

Oh right, I forgot.

guillemn
Mar 13, 2013, 01:15 PM
I just realized I dont even have the service pack 1...

JoeRito
Mar 13, 2013, 02:58 PM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

Close... 348 megs installed! Yikes

yg17
Mar 13, 2013, 03:33 PM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

Because (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5644) Apple (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5643) has (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5501) never (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5642) had (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5598) to (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5581) release (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5568) a (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5567) security (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5502) update (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5433). (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5400)

GoodWatch
Mar 13, 2013, 04:18 PM
A subject like this is the usual MacRumors canon fodder. Apple updates = well done, Apple knows when to act. MS updates = too late, lame, they do not know how to handle things. Cold war, the eternal enemy :)

locoboi187
Mar 13, 2013, 04:46 PM
A subject like this is the usual MacRumors canon fodder. Apple updates = well done, Apple knows when to act. MS updates = too late, lame, they do not know how to handle things. Cold war, the eternal enemy :)

I'm still waiting for my OS X 10.8.3 to fix some of my issues on the rMBP :rolleyes:

Steve121178
Mar 13, 2013, 04:57 PM
In other words, some ridiculous half gigabyte security update. MS stinks

Less than 190MB for me, who was running a fully up-to-date version of Office 2011.

Maybe next time think before typing something that makes you look ignorant and foolish?

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Openoffice.org

Libreoffice.org

Just so you know, they get patches to fix things as well.

jmille44
Mar 13, 2013, 07:23 PM
Where is Outlook 2013 for Mac?

Michael Goff
Mar 13, 2013, 07:30 PM
Where is Outlook 2013 for Mac?

Same place as the rest of Office 2013 for Mac...

AustinIllini
Mar 13, 2013, 10:59 PM
Maybe next time think before typing something that makes you look ignorant and foolish?[COLOR="#808080"].

So those of us who actually want to use our macs to make word documents, it is such a nuisance that every time Microsoft has a security update, I have to wait for 200+ MB to download and install. Before you go calling people ignorant for expressing their opinion, go look in the mirror.

thejadedmonkey
Mar 13, 2013, 11:07 PM
So those of us who actually want to use our macs to make word documents, it is such a nuisance that every time Microsoft has a security update, I have to wait for 200+ MB to download and install. Before you go calling people ignorant for expressing their opinion, go look in the mirror.

I mean, it's entirely optional. You can still open word documents without updating Office. You don't have to wait for 200+ MB to download at all, and if you want the security you can download it in the background.

Having said that, it was 112mb for me and downloaded in the time it took me to write this post. I'm installing it now.

EDIT: It's actually taking longer to install on my macbook air than it took to download.

Steve121178
Mar 14, 2013, 08:08 AM
So those of us who actually want to use our macs to make word documents, it is such a nuisance that every time Microsoft has a security update, I have to wait for 200+ MB to download and install. Before you go calling people ignorant for expressing their opinion, go look in the mirror.

200MB takes seconds to download and less than a minute to install. You can always defer the update until it's a more convenient time for yourself to install, which any sensible person would do if they needed to urgently access/create a document.

Sometimes many months go by without an update. So stop complaining about things for the sake of it, it's foolish.

jr1089
Mar 15, 2013, 03:07 PM
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.

I have never come across a reason as to why PC version of Office is also so much better and easier to use than the MAC version of Office which is very strange.

Libreoffice and Open office is not used in the business environment, never come across a business using it, being honest they are more home user tools. While Apple probably never wanted to produce a more advanced version of Numbers to compete with Excel.

wrldwzrd89
Mar 15, 2013, 03:12 PM
200MB takes seconds to download and less than a minute to install. You can always defer the update until it's a more convenient time for yourself to install, which any sensible person would do if they needed to urgently access/create a document.

Sometimes many months go by without an update. So stop complaining about things for the sake of it, it's foolish.
Not all of us have connections that fast, or even options to get connections that fast... 'tis a shame, that.

I don't use Office:Mac because I have no need to collaborate with people who do use Office documents. The few times I do have to deal with these files, I can open them in LibreOffice just fine, and make any edits I want since I never share the edited versions. ;)

Avatarshark
Mar 18, 2013, 04:03 PM
I hear that many people complaint about large updates, it has to do with the way Mac apps work, with every application has to have all of the resources it needs, no share resource like Windows does.

But seriously people if you feel that you don't need the update, you can always wait till the next version to update. Don't really understand the complaint there, at least they are still supporting the software.

Mike MA
Mar 19, 2013, 03:12 AM
I have never come across a reason as to why PC version of Office is also so much better and easier to use than the MAC version of Office which is very strange.

They wan't people to shift to a PC in the long term?

Libreoffice and Open office is not used in the business environment, never come across a business using it, being honest they are more home user tools. While Apple probably never wanted to produce a more advanced version of Numbers to compete with Excel.

I was referring to using it as a tool for home users. But even in this case you should be able to open and edit a Powerpoint Presentation without totally messing up its layout. I was a contributer, but it didn't make any sense at all.