Microsoft Releases Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Microsoft today released Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2011, the most recent edition of Microsoft's hugely popular productivity suite. Outlook was the priority for the Mac Office team, with a number of enhancements and performance upgrades included for the other applications as well:
    The complete list of fixes and updates is also available. The Office 14.2.0 update is available via Microsoft's download page or through the updater built into Office.

    Article Link: Microsoft Releases Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2
  2. jayhawk11, Apr 12, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012

    jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    Yet, somehow, beyond all comprehension, they still don't support Lion's full screen, auto-save and versions.

    Mind blowing.

    EDIT: Seems I was mistaken. The three core apps got full-screen support. At this rate, we only have to wait 18 more months to get the last two features!
  3. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    Haven't they just said that they now support full screen on PowerPoint?
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I wish they had a version that just sold Word for the few times a year I need it :/
  5. Bluethree macrumors regular


    Jan 1, 2010
    I am a fan of MS but even I find this difficult to understand. :eek:
  6. Shaun.P macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2003
    Omicron Persei 8
    Lion full screen is in Word. I've just upgraded.
  7. CleFuh macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2011
    Full Screen works with Word and Excel, too. Not only Powerpoint. Thumb up!
  8. Mr-Stabby macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2004
    Maybe because they realise that Versions is at best an acquired taste. And lets be honest, Microsoft still haven't managed to get files to save without issue on the decades old 'Save' and 'Save as' system. Would you trust Versions to work with Microsoft software?

    That's not just me being anti-Microsoft. It's well known that especially when it comes to networked folders, there are still so many issues with saving MS Office documents on a Mac. Adding versions would just complicate things.
  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    To be fair, I wouldn't expect enterprise-grade software to get a major update in a service pack.
  10. Tiek00n macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
    I'm still disappointed that there is no way to hide the white space between pages in Word. I really don't need 2" of my screen taken up by showing me that margins exist. Word '03 allowed you to hide the margins by simply double clicking between pages, but '11 doesn't have it. A pity.
  11. nicroma macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    Which they said they were planning on adding last year. :eek: I really expected those features in this release too.
  12. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    Just purchased this for $10 through work. We've been on 2004 for a long time now :O
  13. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Full Screen works on Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Just tried it out!
  14. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    This is a pleasant surprise. I'm liking the full screen Word. Much more productive than Pages is.
  15. nsfw macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2009
    "Word" of warning. My update is now asking me to enter the product key. I have a legit copy but it thinks its already registered, now I have to call Microsoft.
    If you have a copy that fell off the back of a truck, be careful.
  16. Angra-mainju macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2009
  17. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    Thank goodness for that!
  18. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    It's about time Microsoft released an update with Lion enabled features. Now we just need Office on iOS and Office on the Mac Appstore.
  19. trunten macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2007
    I had this problem with an update a while back. There's some instructions on MS support pages somewhere about deleting some files and it lets you enter your product key again. I'll see if I can find it for you.
  20. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    It would appear I was mistaken. Word, Powerpoint and Excel all have full screen support. Good.

    That being said, at MSFT's current "9 months per feature" rate, we only have another year and a half until they support Auto Save and Versions! :rolleyes:
  21. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who actually likes Office for Mac a lot
  22. nsfw macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2009
    Would love to see that. I'm on the phone with someone I can't understand for 31 minutes and has no idea what he's doing. He started to mention paid support where someone would log onto my machine. I was thinking transfer me to a supervisor or else..
  23. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    Office for Mac is very good in my opinion, it's just Microsoft release updates for it incredibly slowly. I would also like them to add iCloud document support to the apps so it could work like iWork as well as have office on iOS.
  24. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    I tend to agree with you. I prefer the option to save and save as.

    The whole save a version is a pain the hoLe, requiring user to duplicate file to re-edit rather than just the previous and much better way of choosing to 'save as' and rename the file and save as a new file.

    Pages irritates me profoundly now with the lack of the save as option.


    I use it daily :) and really like it. iWork 09 in OSX Lion is not very good at all. Apple need a new iWork ASAP, since lion it's performance leaves a lot o be desired. Prior to that I'd use it more over office, but since Lion, office offers better performance and less issues for me. Neither are perfect however.
  25. trunten macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2007
    Pretty sure this was it:

    Remove the license file
    On the Go menu, click Computer.
    Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
    Open Library, and then open Preferences.
    Drag to the Trash.

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