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

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    MacRumors

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    Microsoft 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.

    Article Link: Microsoft Updates Office for Mac 2011 With Office 365 Compatibility, Bug Fixes
     
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    daneoni

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    Hopefully the update doesn't break anything.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Meh... I will just continue using iWork.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Don't bother with this crud. Go for iWorks instead.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    2014.. Eh.. iWork better come along and support native MS files.
     
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    Chundles

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    It can't, they're proprietary formats.

    iWork is fantastic but if you're in a line of business where many people are collaborating on documents you might still need Office.

    Of course, many companies are moving to online work like Google docs etc.

    Apple really seemed to have squandered an fantastic opportunity with iWork.com
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    Detektiv-Pinky

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    Can anybody confirm that this update really fixes the issue?

    I had to reinstall Office and prevent installing the latest updates because Powerpoint would stop reacting to my presenter during a lecture...
     
  10. Codyak, May 8, 2013
    Last edited: May 8, 2013

    macrumors 6502

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    Businesses would like to have a word with you. ;)
     
  11. macrumors member

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    comparing office to iwork is like comparing ferrari to fiat punto. iwork can do basic , but office simply owns it with features.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    roadbloc

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    Bout time they did this. Got fed up of my Macs being out of the Office 365 loop.
     
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    KylePowers

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    I consistently run into an issue where whilst having a document full-screened, and opening a new document, it'll open up over the first document (in its actual space) and get stuck there. Then Word will freeze, be completely useless, and I have to rage quit.

    Sigh.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    Any new issues that arose with this update? Or should I just go ahead
     
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    the8thark

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    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.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Imagine that i used iWork, and still thinking that Office suite is far more supperior over iWork suite.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    With or without the update Office 2011 is terribly slow.......
    iWorks is no option, if you are working with Office for your job. Next to this iWorks is even slower with the update cycle
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Unless you are the Dubai Police, many businesses may not need all features. I wish that however if Apple could put they act together they could upgrade it to something like a Vito.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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    Winni

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    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.
     
  22. macrumors 65816

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    You know, I really like Pages but for some reason whenever I come to write a paper or essay or something I still open up Word.

    Hopefully MS improved Word 2014 considerably, really digging the look/feel of 2013 on Windows.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    Mac21ND

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    As far as I'm concerned, Appleworks ... cough ... iWork is dead. Apple hasn't committed any resources to it outside iOS updates for many, many years.
     
  25. macrumors 68030

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    I can't live without office. It better not go subscription based.

    Already fuming about the regular payments to adobe we will be facing soon.
     

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