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Office for Mac 2011 gets first major patch

updated 04:45 pm EST, Tue November 9, 2010

Copes with freezes, crashes

Microsoft has posted its first-ever update for Office 2011 for Mac, v14.0.1. The patch is 110.5MB, and deals mainly with stability problems that could lead to programs freezing, or simply quitting entirely. Only Outlook has not received any stability tweaks.

The suite has a whole has been upgraded with forms-based authentication for connecting to SharePoint servers, and a bugfix that allows documents to be edited when copied back to ChemDraw. Other corrections ensure proper results in Excel, and allow accurate display of numbered lists in PowerPoint. Although not prone to locking up, Outlook has had several glitches eliminated, including ones with Sync Services, deleted keychain passwords and lost mailing list rules.






by MacNN Staff

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  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    oh so maybe it will work now?

    no. who am i kidding.

  1. rickcj

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Funny

    My iWork never crashes.

  1. driven

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Activation

    Unless this update removes the activation I won't be buying it.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Re: Activation

    That's right. Just wait and buy iWork. From the new AppStore. Which will require you to activate the software to your iTunes account, and lock down the software accordingly. And we know that itunes activation is always spot on, can't miss, no problems ever!

  1. nostrademas

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Activation

    I believe that Jobs said that purchases through the Mac App Store would work on any computer that you owned (and have a copy of your iTunes Library on I presume, though I haven't seen the mechanism for storing and installing software yet). Assuming that turns out to be the case, while I agree it's still a form of activation, it is a lot better than having to fork out an extra 50 quid just so you can install something on both your desktop and laptop machines of which you are the only user. This has always been specifically permitted previously on their single user licence.

    And if you happen to have a MB Air as well as MB Pro, and desktop Mac, then you are probably considered a Volume Licensing customer now...

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