Word for Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Roger442, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Roger442 macrumors newbie

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    My IMac 21in Late '09 Yosemite just updated itself the other day and now my Windows for Mac 2011 has changed how it shows in the dock. I cannot see what Word and Excel windows are open unless I click on "Show all windows". Please tell me how anybody would consider this an improvement and then please tell me how to undo this, PLEASE!
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Do you have the latest Office 2011 update, which updates all Office apps to version 14.5.5?
    I have Word 2011 running, with 3 documents open. I running El Capitan GM.
    When I cllck on the Word icon in the dock, I see all three documents listed, as usual.

    I'm not sure what you may have changed, but I don't think it's a result of an OS X update.
    Maybe something else that you have installed that has changed how the dock works... There's a few apps/utilities that can change how the dock appears to work.

    That being said - you could also try downloading and installing the Yosemite combined updater. That is a tip that has worked for years to fix minor issues that appear in OS X, particularly after allowing the software update to install automatically.
    You can get the combined updater for Yosemite here
     
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  4. Roger442, Sep 18, 2015
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    Roger442 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DeltaMac, Thank you for your reply and suggestion. I did the Mac Update and now my word seems back to where it was before, another feature that came back is "Open recent" which had also disappeared. Thanks again

    DeltaMac,

    Before this latest incident I had been experiencing off and on bought of clicking on my Word and Excel icons and after a pause a small window appears saying the applications are not responding. But if I would click two or three times my open docs or files would show up. That continued throughout this incident and still continues. Any idea what is causing this?
     
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  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Did you want to respond in some way?
    When you click "reply", you will see the post in quotes. You can enter text then, and when you are ready, click the Save button.
    Seems like a lot of folks just do this too quickly, then have to post again just to add what they wanted.
    You can ALSO edit a post that you have saved too quickly by (not surprisingly) clicking the "Edit" button. :D

    Do you have other apps besides Office that give you any kind of performance problems? I know that my Office setup occasionally goes a little wonky, slow to launch, etc.
    So, it is just Microsoft :D , and I just delete the Microsoft Office folder in Applications, then reinstall from the original installer. I have the updates for Office on a thumb drive. My installer is the original version 14.0, so the install needs all updaters. For Office 2011, there's only two currently, 14.1, and 14.5.5 - installing both gets you up-to-date.
     
  7. carlosj macrumors newbie

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    What function do you need from Office? I mean… I've had many problems with Office suite… 2011 and 2016 (Office 365). Last week, I decided to buy Pages and problems are gone.
    By the way, you can try with LibreOffice too.
     

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