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Microsoft posts Mac updates for Office 2011, Office 2008

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue September 13, 2011

2011 update disables Mail import under Lion

Microsoft has released new updates for the 2011 and 2008 editions of Office for Mac. The 2011 update, v14.1.3, solves a bevy of problems, including documents not opening in some browsers. The bulk of fixes appear to be directed at Outlook, targeting issues such as contact images not displaying in the Contacts Search box. The email client has had import from Mail disabled under Lion, however, since the option "does not work as expected" under Apple's new OS, according to Microsoft.

Elsewhere the 2011 update deals with crashes in Excel and PowerPoint. In Word Microsoft has corrected a glitch with Dutch-language citation options, and added a "Show Items with no data" option to PivotTable.

The 2008 release, v12.3.1, makes just two minor adjustments. Entourage now has updated timezones (like Outlook 2011); Word's Help function, meanwhile, should properly display in all languages.

by MacNN Staff



  1. boomw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Doesn't launch

    For some reason, Outlook won't launch on my MBP, 2.33 Core 2 Duo, 3gb RAM, 10.6.8. It was working before the update: beware!

  1. pyrdek

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Watch out for 14.1.3

    I have had a number of systems fail when updating to 14.1.3
    I have run into a bunch of problems trying to install Microsoft's latest update to Office 2011 "Office 2011 14.1.3 Update. The systems I am trying to update are all at 10.6.8 and Office 2011 14.1.2.

    I'll try to put more details in the forum

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