Office 2016 Questions

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  1. Jerhen macrumors regular

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    I just installed office 2016 on my Mac and I didn't delete 2011 from it because I was told that they both could be installed on the same Mac. My first question, it seems that office 2011 is gone from the launchpad. They are still in the applications folder though. I am wondering if anybody else's disappeared from the launchpad also. My second question is that I should be able to keep both versions installed on my Mac without having issues, right?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Other than taking up considerable hard drive space, both 2011 and 2016 can co-exist without problems. Office 2016 will make itself the default for opening Office documents so if there is something you need to do with 2011 you'll have to open it from the applications folder. I don't use the launchpad but I believe you can drag 2011 back to the launchpad if you want it there.
     
  3. Windowsrefugee macrumors regular

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    I have 2011 which I use mostly for Writing and editing documents in Word and Power Point. Since you have both, what do you see as advantages of 2016?
     
  4. JSC macrumors member

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    While I had both Office 2011 and 2016 on my iMac at one time, I only used 2016. 2011 was not open. I ended up deleting 2011 as 2016 was working well with exception that Outlook was consuming 15-25% of my CPU. Although unrelated, or so I thought, I decided to remove 2011 as I wasn't using it. After removing 2011, the CPU usage for Outlook 2016 dropped to virtually nothing. So even thigh 2011 was not open, it consumed CPU load. I can only speculate as to why but some interaction with 2016 was clearly taking place.
     
  5. MNR macrumors regular

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    I'm an heavy user of powerpoint and have a late 2013 rMBP. Compared to 2011, Powerpoint Office 2016 is so much better and doesn't look "blurry" anymore on my screen. However I have huge issues with Word 2016. When I'm typing a text there is a delay between what I'm typing and what appears on the screen. This is not related to my configuration, since I have a 16Go RAM and an SSD drive. The reason I switched to 2016 was a great discounted price with my work. Otherwise I dont think that, if you have 2011 and feel confortable with it, that the switch is worth it.
     
  6. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    We're in the middle of a rollout to 2016 where I work - 10s of 1,000s of Macs. These rollouts happen only after some amount of testing by IT and support. We're told that you can keep both versions. I have done this on my home system, but at work have only 2016 installed. After using it for a month, I believe I switched too soon. In general, I believe in running the latest versions once they are ready, but so far don't see anything compelling about switching, with perhaps some reliability issues.
     
  7. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you just delete the 2011 apps from the application folder then? I know there is a Microsoft support document where it talks about going into the perferences folder on the Mac to delete other files. I am tempted to delete 2011 because I probably won't use it again. Did you notice if the other applications such as word were using more cpu too?
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    I also agree with you that one of the main reasons I got 2016 was because of the retina support. I like 2016 whereas 2011 had some blurry text such as in the menus. I ended up getting 2016 on sale and it wasn't too bad of a price to get it.
     
  8. JSC macrumors member

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    I did delete 2011 from the application folder. You need to be careful if you delete the database. It will need to rebuild if you do. No other CPU issues.
     
  9. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Removing Office 2011 is a lot more complex than going into the preferences folder and deleting other files. Microsoft has a knowledge base document with detailed instructions on how to completely remove 2011. Unless you do it according to the KB instructions, there will be numerous files and folders left behind.
     
  10. MLinneer macrumors regular

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    When I did it, I removed about 1.65Gb worth, and over 14,000 files when I emptied the Trash.
     

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