Is it time to move from Office 2011 to Office 2016?

Not only is Office for Mac 2011 reaching End of Life, it’s a 32-bit app.

Microsoft announced:

All applications in the Office for Mac 2011 suite are reaching end of support on October 10th, 2017. As a reminder, after that date there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or technical content updates.

Apple announced that 32-bit apps will be phased out starting in January 2017. At WWDC, . . .

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Options to purchase Office 365

You can buy directly from the Microsoft Store at full price or you can buy from Amazon and save off the full price using the keycard option. The difference between getting the Amazon download at full price and buying the keycard option is you still download but have to wait a couple of days to get the download key. If you absolutely have to have the download now, you can download the trial from Microsoft . . .

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Beta testing High Sierra with Office for Mac

Office for Mac 2016

If you are beta testing High Sierra with Office 2016, be sure to select Fast Insider updates under Help >Check for Updates in the Menu bar.

Office for Mac 2011 will no longer receive updates in October 2017. It will be an End of Life product. If you wish to continue using Office 2011 for Mac, do not upgrade to High Sierra.

Apple to Phase Out 32-Bit Mac Apps Starting . . .

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Use AirDrop to share contact on phone with Outlook

If you have a contact on your iPhone that you want to add to Outlook on your Mac, try AirDrop

Share content with AirDrop from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch With AirDrop, you can share photos, videos, websites, locations, and more with people nearby with an Apple device.

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Right-to-Left (RTL) Support in Office for Mac 2016

Right-to-Left (RTL) Support has finally been added to Office for Mac 2016 in v15.20. Currently v15.20 is only available to Office Insiders. If you can’t wait for the official release, opt in to join Office Insider.

Office Insider builds for Mac are now available, you can opt in through Microsoft AutoUpdate. To access AutoUpdate, start an Office 2016 for Mac program, and then select Check for Updates on the Help menu.

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Use TextSoap to clean up text in Outlook for Mac

Entourage users will remember the option we had to clean up text using Auto Text Cleanup. Auto Text Cleanup was not included in Outlook. If you are replying or forwarding an email, you have to manually clean up the text.

You can replace Auto Text Cleanup with TextSoap. Not only does TextSoap work in Outlook, but all your applications. TextSoap v8.0 was just released with many new features. Check out the demo. I’ve used . . .

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Click “Allow” or “Always Allow” to activate Office fails in El Capitan

Apple added new security in El Capitan (10.11.0) called System Integrity Protection (SIP). Adding to SIP, further changes to the Keychain Access.app in El Capitan 10.11.1 has resulted in problems selecting “Allow” or “Always Allow” for some users when trying to activate Office. The problem did not exist in previous versions of OS X. More info on SIP

Note: A recent Apple’s security update for Yosemite and Mavericks included the security fix that resulted in . . .

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Should you remove Office for Mac 2011 after installing Office for Mac 2016?

Users are asking if they should remove Office for Mac 2011 and their Outlook 2011 Identities after installing Office for Mac 2016.

You should not remove Office for Mac 2011 before updating to Office for Mac 2016. After you have successfully installed Office 2016 and imported all your data from Outlook 2011, you can select to remove or leave the old version.

Users with lots of free drive space, do not need to remove Office . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.2 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.2 Update. (113.6 MB) Installation requires first installing the cumulative 14.1.0 (SP1) update if running an earlier version of Office for Mac 2011.

According to the new update’s description it addresses a few issues with Outlook.

Fixes include:

Outlook Correctly displaying message attributions in replies and forwarded messages when using the “Last Name, First Name” convention to display names. Outlook Correctly displays “On behalf . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.1 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.1 Update. (113.6 MB) Installation requires first installing the cumulative 14.1.0 (SP1) update if running an earlier version of Office for Mac 2011.

According to the new update’s description it addresses the Inbox Invisible bug on OS X Yosemite (10.10) systems introduced with the 14.5.0 update.

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