Office 2008 12.2.3, EWS 13.0.3 and Office 2004 11.5.6 updates available!

Microsoft released the following updaters for Office 2008 and Office 2004 users today:


Microsoft released the following updaters today:

  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 Update (English, Japanese, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian and Dutch)
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update (English, Japanese, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish)
  • Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.1.3 (English, Japanese, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian and Dutch)
  • Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition (13.0.3) (English, Japanese, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish)

Install Tips

  • There is no easy way to revert to previous version if you have a problem. Either zip your Microsoft Office 2008 folder in Applications or make sure you have a backup on Time Machine or other backup drive.
  • Launch the MAU from Help in any Microsoft application. When it shows up in the Dock, select “keep in dock”.
  • Quit all Microsoft applications.
    • Easy Way: Log out of your User. When you log in, hold down the Shift key to disable all startup items.
  • Launch the MAU from the Dock, download and install the updater.
  • RESTART

Verify Update

Option 1: Check the Microsoft Component Plug in this location to verify that you updated. The Microsoft Component Plug is the true test that you are updated.
Office 2008 users:
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/MicrosoftComponentPlugin.framework

Office 2004 users:
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Microsoft Component Plugin”
Option 2: Check About menu
Note: The EWS version of Entourage will differ from the Office version update.


Open XML File Format Converter

Office 2008 users do not need to download this file.

The Open XML File Format Converter lets you convert Open XML files that were created in Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac or Microsoft 2007 Office for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save the files in earlier versions of Office for Mac. The Open XML converter can convert Microsoft Office Word documents, Microsoft Office Excel workbooks, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format so that you can open and edit the files in Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Office v. X for Mac.

Users are seeing notices to update this file after updating. Most likely, it’s seeing a copy on another drive that needs to be updated. You’ll have to boot from that drive to update the copy.
[Note added 10.11.09 There was a bug on the MS server that caused the MAU to keep showing update needed for XML File converter. It’s fixed now.]


Additional LInks:
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update
Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 Update
Description of the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.1.3

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6 comments to Office 2008 12.2.3, EWS 13.0.3 and Office 2004 11.5.6 updates available!

  • Sorry to post here, but Mactopia isn’t sending out activation emails so I can’t post there. I’ve tried 3 different email addresses and monitored spam folders online…but they just aren’t sending any verifications emails it seems.
    Anyway, I have Office 2008 with the WSE 13.0.0 update applied. I’ve downloaded the 13.0.3 update but it refuses to find my copy of Office 2008, saying there isn’t a version to be updated. Strangely the auto-updater is prompting me to download 12.2.3 so it appears M$ office is getting confused.
    I also can’t re-install the 13.0.0 update (to then apply 13.0.3) as it is saying it can’t find a valid version….so I’m kinda stuck unable to update.
    Any ideas?
    Cheers, Phil

  • The 12.2.3 updater will update v13.0.0 to 13.0.3.
    As far as the Mactopia forums… they are simply an interface to the newsgroups. Use Entourage’s newsreader to ask questions. This article explains how to use the newsreader to access the Microsoft newsgroups.
    How to get individual help

  • Hello
    I do not know if anyone came across this yet or if it is just me… but here is my problem:
    I’m updating computers and trying to install EWS but if entourage is already at 12.2.3 it wont let me. Does this mean it is not possible to install EWS(13.0.0 or 13.0.3) if 12.2.3 is already installed?
    thank you for the help

  • First do you meet the requirements listed here?
    If you have never installed EWS before and are running 12.2.3, go to Mactopia and download 13.0.3 and install.
    Mactopia Downloads

  • Timothy Butler

    I am having trouble with EWS version not forwarding the attachments when an email is forwarded. Any idea what is causing this problem?
    Thanks,

  • Use “Forward as Attachment” and see if that helps.