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Office for Mac 2011 on Lion – An Update from Microsoft


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If you are now running Lion, and you have Office for Mac 2011, we told you last week about are a few issues you may need to be aware of. Microsoft have now posted some more information.


Here is what Microsoft have said:

Since we published the Office for Mac and Lion blog last week, we’ve received several great comments and questions, which I want to address.

First, today we released an update to Communicator for Mac that fixes the “crash issue” on Lion. It will come through Microsoft AutoUpdate in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience on this.

Second, Office for Mac 2004 will not (ever) work on Lion, as we stated in our original blog. The reason for this is because Office 2004 was a PowerPC-based product and Lion no longer includes Rosetta. Now would be a great time to upgrade to Office for Mac 2011 if you’re upgrading to Lion!

Finally, the most common question – yes, we are working hard with Apple to enable versioning, auto save, and full-screen for Office for Mac 2011. I know your next question will be “when?”, and unfortunately I can’t answer that – but it’s likely measured in months not days – just to set expectations.

Hope that helps!

Pat Fox — Office for Mac

I have to say that personally I am not very impressed that it will be measured “in months” – this is not really acceptable, and Lion has been available for quite a while to developers, so Microsoft really doesn’t have an excuse!

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
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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