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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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 Update

Yosemite users, do not update to 14.5.0!

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 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 security vulnerability that could allow code to run when opening a specially crafted Excel, PowerPoint or Word document. Typically, these vulnerabilities do not affect Macs, however, an . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.4.8 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.8 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 includes functional improvements for Outlook and PowerPoint. It does not address any security issues.

Fixes include:

Outlook Addresses an issue with repeated prompts for Office 365 Exchange Online accounts. Outlook . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.4.7 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.7 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 security issue and improves SharePoint services.

Although Office for Mac’s code was updated to address a critical vulnerability, according to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-081 – Critical the security issue is . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.4.6 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.6 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 an Office licensing issue and a fix for Outlook.

Fixes include:

Office Addresses an issue where a full retail license may revert to a trial license. Outlook – Addresses an . . .

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