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Old Oct 2, 2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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How do i remove Microsoft office 2011 from my mac?

Hello everyone. My first post here. Does anyone know how can i remove microsoft office 2011 beta from my mac? there is no remove tool like in the previous versions!
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 05:41 PM   #2
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Drag the apps to trash? Or use AppZapper or something
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 03:06 AM   #3
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Drag the apps to trash? Or use AppZapper or something
is this the right way? in previous versions there was a removal tool, and i though ti would be like this in this version too.
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 03:15 AM   #4
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Use the Remove office tools found in:
Microsoft Office X/Additional Tools/Remove Office

The App will search for available Version. Check the 2011 Version.

Keep the 2008 and Wait til October i suppose.
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 04:20 AM   #5
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Use the Remove office tools found in:
Microsoft Office X/Additional Tools/Remove Office

The App will search for available Version. Check the 2011 Version.

Keep the 2008 and Wait til October i suppose.
There was no such tool.

That's why i had a problem. Nevermind, i finally used AppCleaner to remove it and fortunatelly everthing is ok. Back to office 2004 again.
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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You can already get office 2011 final.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 12:16 PM   #7
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http://www.nadynerichmond.com/blog/2...fficemac-2011/
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 01:14 PM   #8
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What legal source? No one seems to be selling it yet. I know 'alternative 'sources have it, but I have not seen it available for shipping anywhere legit.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 01:16 PM   #9
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You can already get office 2011 final.
Only for volume purchasers. Not for individual purchases yet.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:27 AM   #10
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Microsoft guide to removing Office for Mac 2011 targets the wrong files

Beware of following guidance from Microsoft at
http://mac2.microsoft.com/help/offic...a-196a22eaf824

http://diigo.com/0ddib for highlights of what's wrong; the files targeted by Microsoft's guide include some that relate to a version of Office earlier than 2011.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 09:51 AM   #11
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I installed this yesterday (legally, from work) and I dont know if I like it at all. I think iWork will suit my needs. I noticed there is no uninstaller.

I found this link :: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2398768

Ugh, Microsoft puts crap all over the place.

I wonder if AppCleaner will clean this up better.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 09:52 AM   #12
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I installed this yesterday (legally, from work) and I dont know if I like it at all. I think iWork will suit my needs. I noticed there is no uninstaller.

I found this link :: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2398768

Ugh, Microsoft puts crap all over the place.

I wonder if AppCleaner will clean this up better.
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I just tested a few of these, using Skype.app as the file to be deleted.

AppZapper found 4 items
AppCleaner found 6 items
AppDelete found 9 items
EasyFind found 16 items
Finder found 17 items


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To manually remove an application and all associated files:
  1. Launch Finder and search for the app name (hopefully unique, such as Skype)
  2. You can narrow the search to specific folders or search your whole Mac
  3. Searching "File Name" vs "Contents" usually provides better results.
  4. Click the + button below the search term to add criteria
  5. Click the "Album" drop-down and select "System files"
  6. Click the "Don't include" and change to "include"
  7. Sort by name, kind, date, etc. to identify components of the app, such as folders, .plist files, cache files. etc.
  8. Delete all files and folders related to the app.
  9. Don't empty your Trash until you've determined that everything is working OK, in case you need to restore something you deleted by accident.
  10. A reboot might be necessary to completely remove some apps.

from Best way to FULLY DELETE a program?
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 06:54 PM   #13
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I shouldn't have to do this...

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I installed this yesterday (legally, from work) and I dont know if I like it at all. I think iWork will suit my needs. I noticed there is no uninstaller.

I found this link :: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2398768

Ugh, Microsoft puts crap all over the place.

I wonder if AppCleaner will clean this up better.
Honestly! Would it kill microsoft to write an automator script and keep it in the application folder!

Thanks for the link by the way , the steps are long as hell (and a pain in the ass), but I feel better knowing that ALL OF OFFICE is gone.

Beta testing was cool but I still think that I prefer OOo.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:36 AM   #14
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One thing I noticed was after the removal some pages looked funny online. It was due to the removal of some Microsoft Fonts. I just restored my entire fonts folder via Time Machine then all was well.
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