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Microsoft Release Office for Mac 2011 Updates

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Yesterday Microsoft released a number of updates for Office for Mac 2011 that provide improvements and provides critical fixes.

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I’ve been testing Office for Mac 2011 and on the whole I like it, but I have had problems and annoying issues – so let’s see how many of them are fixed with this update!

The Office for Mac 2011 14.0.1 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for all Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 applications

Office for Mac includes forms-based authentication

This update includes forms-based authentication in Office for Mac for connecting to Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers. Forms-based authentication transmits user credentials through HTML forms that users complete. A token that contains the user credentials for the server is stored as a cookie in Office for Mac. The cookie can also be stored in the system Keychain and Safari’s cookie store if the user selects Remember Password or a similar option in the HTML form.

Images that are copied from an Office for Mac application back to ChemDraw can be edited

This update fixes an issue that causes Office for Mac applications to lock images after they are copied back from an Office application to ChemDraw, a molecule editor.

Improvements for Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011

Stability is improved

This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when a macro is enabled.

Excel-calculated cells are updated when revisions are made to related data

This update fixes an issue that sometimes causes Excel-calculated cells not to update automatically after a change is made to related data until the pointer is positioned on the calculated cell.

Reliability is improved when the FORMAT macro command is used

This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to produce incorrect results when the FORMAT macro command is used.

Improvements for Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Stability is improved when you build equations

This update fixes an issue that causes Word to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you build an equation. The issue specifically occurs when the user clicks the Convert selection to professional or Convert selection to linear buttons on the Equation Tools tab to format the equation into a one-dimensional form for easy editing or a two-dimensional form for professional display.

Improvements for Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011

Stability is improved during slide shows

This update fixes issues that cause PowerPoint to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes during a slide show.

Compatibility with PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 is improved

This update fixes issues that cause numbered lists in PowerPoint 2007 and in PowerPoint 2010 not to be displayed correctly when the presentation is viewed in PowerPoint for Mac 2011.

Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

Reliability is improved when you delete messages from multiple IMAP accountsThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete only one message even after you select and delete multiple messages from different IMAP accounts in the unified inbox.

Sync Services stops when you install a new updateThis update fixes an issue that forces you to exit the Sync Services Agent manually, if it is enabled, before you install a new update.

Email passwords are retained in the keychain after new accounts are imported into OutlookThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete passwords from the keychain when new email accounts are imported into Outlook.

Mailing list records are retained after a database rebuildThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete all mailing list rules after a database rebuild.

Reliability improved when importing Office 2008 identities into Office 2011 This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to end the import process when Outlook imports identities that have a category called Untitled.

You can learn more and download the update from the Microsoft website or you can update Office for Mac 2011 using the autoupdater.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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