MS Office; Re AutoUpdate & Updating Elimination

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  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Regarding MS Office "Auto Update":

    Due to the incredible slow opening speeds of WORD and Excel,
    I downloaded it per suggestions, and have it set to "Manual".

    Is this the best I can do with "disabling" this AutoUpdate which i don't need, or want ?

    Is there a way of disabling it or eliminating any and all updating, or is this the best that one can do ?

    Thanks,
    B.
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    What version of Office? Are you running the latest 16.18? Auto Update vewrsion?
     
  3. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Sr. Citizen now, and frankly not too sharp with this.

    I downloaded the AutoUpdater from MS a day ago, so undoubtedly the latest.

    Re Office, I bought it a few months ago when I bought my iMac, so probably the latest also.
    It is: OFFICE, Home and Student, 2016

    This incredibly slow opening of WORD and Excel is really more than annoying.
    No other software I have on Mac requires anywhere near the time thse two OFFICE products do.
    Would sure like to find a way of speeding it up.

    Thanks for help; appreciate it,
    Bob




     
  4. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Office has always been slow. Still running 2008 here although I have 2011 and ran it when 2008 was unusable (Snow Lion through Yosemite).

    I would not disable Auto Update. Placing it on Manual Update is fine. Check it about once a month and, if an update is recommended, run it at your convenience.

    Dreading the day I have to update to the latest. I expect that to happen next year when 32bit goes away for good.

    I don't know about 2016/365 but earlier versions of Office hate App Nap. Try disabling that and see if it helps.
    http://osxdaily.com/2014/05/13/disable-app-nap-mac-os-x/

    The latest version is Office 2019, released Sept 18. If on 365 Subscription, you get it as a regular update. If not, it's an upgrade—check with MS to see if your 2016 purchase was recent enough.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mic...ce-2019-is-now-available-for-windows-and-mac/
     

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