MS Office 2011 Updated

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  1. flowrider, Apr 12, 2017
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  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    I'm at 14.1.3.
    Any idea what wonderful new features I will gain by updating?
     
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  5. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    Dumb question: Why not?
     
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    High Sierra will run 64 bit Apps only.
    Office 2011 is 32 bit.
    Mac Office 2016 is finally 64 bit and should run under High Sierra.

    Maybe Microsoft will be nice and do a recompile to 64 bit update for us 2011 holdouts. ;)
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    10.13 will run 32-bit apps. Microsoft is explicitly not supported Office 2011 on HS. Going as far as having 2011 refuse to even launch on it. You must be using Office 2016 if you want to use Office on High Sierra.
     
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  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Microsoft is not blocking Office 2011 from running in High Sierra. However, as the link in the post above mine references, Microsoft will not be fixing any bugs related to 10.13, and won't support Office 2011 at all after October 10, 2017.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Microsoft is, they added a block back in the March update that prevents it from even opening. This statement came directly from the Office for Mac team. A quote from Paul, the manager of Office for Mac:
     
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    Paul later posted that they backed off that block. It runs as of now in the beta with the update released yesterday.
    (From June 5).
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    It'd still likely be very buggy and crash prone. Much like 2011 was for 10.11 and 10.12 before it was updated.
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I'm sure, and given that security updates will be no more at about the time 10.13 ships, it'd be pretty foolhardy to continue using Office 2011.
     
  14. DaveTheRave, Jun 14, 2017
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    Wow, lots of great info here. Thank you, I have some decisions to make now.
     
  15. loby macrumors 6502a

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    I am very surprised that Microsoft supported 2011 for so long. I hope they continue to and may be in their best interest to do so because currently Office for Mac 2016 does not have all the features that 2011 has. If they cut off support for it in High Sierra, then many who have not updated will not be able to work due to the limitations of the current Office 2016 for Mac.

    It would be better to stop support once Office 2016 or 2018 for Mac has close to equivalent features to keep users using Office or they may need to look for other programs.
     
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    Would you please elaborate on what features are missing in Office 2016? I am looking at transitioning from 2011 to 2016.
     
  17. loby macrumors 6502a

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    https://9to5mac.com/2016/01/21/windows-mac-ipad-microsoft-office-comparison/

    http://cesmagazine.com/2015/08/office-2011-for-mac-vs-office-2016-for-mac/

    http://www.techradar.com/news/softw...office-365-vs-office-online-1305988?source=in

    Also there has been some discussions on this topic on the Mac-rumors forum, I am sure you will find more details If you search around.
     
  18. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the information. I'll check out the links.
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    Two of those links are from 2015 when Office 2016 first came out. The third is also a year old. According to the graphs, only two lesser used features are missing from Word 2016 and everything else they checked is in both 2011 and 2016. Do note that with every monthly update, Microsoft is bringing more features to Office 2016.
     
  20. flowrider thread starter macrumors 601

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    As mentioned, very old articles. When reading them, I noticed no missing features from Mac versions of office 2011 vs 2016. There were missing features, and a couple of added features, between Win and Mac versions.

    Office 2016 is doing all I need to do, except I have to relearn a command or two, some fonts are displayed differently (mainly bold versions) and when converting documents created in Excel 2011 there is some spacing issues. Also, one of my spreadsheets shows a vertical white space going through one of the columns, on screen. Though it prints fine. The last one is a puzzlement.

    Lou
     
  21. MRevitt macrumors newbie

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    Like you I also had a decision to make and made it last year.

    I used to use Drop Box for my cloud storage, but One Drive costs the same as DropBox, and you get Office 365 for free. Whilst One Drive is no where near as good as Drop Box, the free copy, 5 actually, swung it for me and office is slowly getting better on the Mac.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 15, 2017 ---
    The biggest missing feature is VBA debugging, non existant in Office 2016 on the Mac. I keep an old copy of 2013 in windows which I run in virtual box to use when I have to debug code. And this is. Mac issue not Office 2016 as it works in windows
     

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