How do I un-install MS Office that came with osx

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  1. macabouttobe macrumors regular

    macabouttobe

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    I pulled the trigger on Iwork, and see no reason to have office on my iMac. Any suggestions on how to un-install Office?

    Also, I notice office is auto-launched when I open word attachments - is there anything special I need to do to make my iWork the default program for MS Office attachments. I'm using iMail.

    Thanks! I couldn't find this in my forum search.
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Meh, just drag the Office folder into the trash and empty it.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Go to /Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Additional Tools/Remove Office/ and run the Remove Office application.
     
  5. macabouttobe thread starter macrumors regular

    macabouttobe

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    That did the trick! Very easy - thanks for the direction.

    Note to those who use Time Machine. Eject the time machine drive before running the uninstall. The uninstall does a search for office components and includes the time machine drive in the search. It will give you an error as it tries to do whatever it does to the time machine drive.
     

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