Delete Office 2011 before installing to 2016?

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Delete Office 2011 before installing Office 2016 or keep both versions on my Mac?

  1. Delete Office 2011 before installing

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  2. Leave Office 2011 on Mac and have 2011 and 2016 installed at the same time

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  1. Jerhen macrumors regular

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    I am going to get Office 2016 for my Mac and I currently have Office 2011 installed on it. Is it okay to leave Office 2011 on my Mac if I install 2016 or do I need to delete Office 2011 before I install 2016? Is it okay to have both versions installed at once? I know there is a support document on the Microsoft website that shows you the steps to deleting 2011 but I don't really want to go through those steps if I don't have to.
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    I was doing some research, If I install Office 2016 will it prompt me during installation to delete Office 2011?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68030

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    Office 2016 will get along fine with Office 2011. So no, it's not necessary to remove 2011 prior to installing 2016, nor will the installation of 2016 require it. One caveat: 2016 is a very large installation so make sure you can afford the extra space by having both Office suites installed.
     
  3. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doesn't office 2011 take up about 1.5gb? What is the exact amount of space that office 2016 takes up? Do you currently have both versions installed on your Mac?
     
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    If you use outlook, you will effectively be doubling your inbox size. I just switched at work. Too soon, imho.
     
  5. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't use the outlook application but do you have 2011 and 2016 both installed?
     
  6. chscag macrumors 68030

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    No, I removed Office 2016 because of problems with it and its non configurable Ribbon and Quick Menu. Office 2016 apps take up around 2 GB each, so you may be looking at an install of 6 - 8 GB depending on which version you purchased. As I stated in another thread, Microsoft has promised to update 2016. One of the reasons 2016 takes up more space is that each app (Word, Excel, PP, Outlook) has a separate font folder instead of one folder like 2011 uses. That too will be fixed by MS in a future update. When MS completes all the promised updates, I will reinstall 2016 and probably remove 2011 but until then I'll continue to use 2011.
     
  7. EugW macrumors 603

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    Any comments now 1.5 years later? I finally got my licence for Office 2016 and have just installed it, but haven't deleted Office 2011 yet.
     
  8. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just got your notification. Currently I have Office 2011 and 2016 both on my MacBook Pro running with no problem on macOS Sierra. Quick question for you are you running High Sierra? I am thinking about updating to it tonight.
     
  9. EugW macrumors 603

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    Yes, it seems to run fine on High Sierra, but I am not using Outlook. I thought I read somewhere there are some Outlook issues in High Sierra. I am using only Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Why did you keep both 2011 and 2016?
     
  10. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ya I have kept 2011 and 2016 on my Mac. I have kept them both up to date with the updates for them and I have gone back to 2011 to see if it works and it works just fine. I prefer 16 a lot better. I am currently downloading High Sierra on my late 2013 MacBook Pro with 2.6ghz intel core i5 and 8gb of ram and hope the performance is the same or better. If you have any more questions just let me know. I have a question for you, which Mac are you running High Sierra on and how is your performance compare to Sierra?
     

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