Office 2008 apps open with new window after upgrading to Mavericks

Office 2008 applications will open with a new window after the upgrade to Mavericks. While it’s not a show stopper to close the window, it seems to greatly annoy some users.

The fix is NOT to launch from the Dock. Launch directly from Applications or use a launcher. You can even put an alias on your Desktop to launch.

Launchers: Spotlight search can be used to launch your applications or try one of these third . . .

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Issues with Mavericks and Office for Mac – How to troubleshoot

Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 are both compatible with OS X 10.9.0 Mavericks. Some users have no issues while others are having minor issues and a few users are having major issues. If you have not upgraded, I suggest you wait until 10.9.1 or 10.9.2 is released.

Be sure to backup first and read Apple Discussions for all the latest news. Mavericks has had serious issues with hardware especially Western Digital drives. Some printers . . .

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Office for Mac 2008 support ends April 2013

Effective April 9, Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 will be end-of-lifed according to Microsoft’s published lifecycle policy. This is in accordance with its history of supporting each version of Office for Mac for five or more years.

Microsoft stopped adding features to Office 2008 after its 12.2.9 update, which included support for SkyDrive and enhancements for SharePoint users. In the past two years it has released half a dozen updates focussed solely on security issues . . .

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Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.2 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.2 Update. (285 MB) This one update includes the 17 prior updates 12.1.1 through 12.3.1.

According to the update’s description it only addresses one new security issue.

The security issue addressed (MS11-094) corrects a remote code execution vulnerability across both Windows and Mac versions of Office. It does not state, however, whether Macs are indeed vulnerable to these attacks.

Users should quit all Office applications . . .

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Updates available for Office 2004, Office 2008, Office 2011 and Open XML

It’s update Tuesday. Microsoft released the following updaters today. Download directly from the links provided or use Auto Update to download. There is no uninstaller so I suggest that you have a backup of the Microsoft Office for Mac folder in Applications or zip the folder in case you want to revert.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.3 Update Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.1 Update Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.5 Update Microsoft Entourage . . .

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Install Office 2008 on Lion

If you do a fresh install of Lion or need to re-install Microsoft Office 2008 at a future time, users that have an original DVD version 12.0.0 of Microsoft Office 2008 can install on Lion, but will need to do an additional step after installing from the DVD. Until this step is complete, Office 2008 cannot see any future updates. If you have Office 2008 v12.1.0 or later there are no special instructions.

See this . . .

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Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.0 Update

Microsoft has released the 12.3.0 Update for Office 2008 (333.1MB). This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates.

Updaters do not include an uninstaller. Make sure you have a backup and/or zip the Microsoft Office folder in Applications first in case you need to revert.

REQUIREMENTS

Mac OS X version 10.4.9 (Tiger) or a later version of Mac OS Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0) . . .

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Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update and Web Services Edition 13.0.9

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update. (333 MB) It has also released the Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition installer. (64 MB) The update requires that the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0) or later be installed first.

According to the update’s description this update improves stability and addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to execute malicious code.

This release is a cumulative . . .

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Fix for PPC users on Tiger updating Office 2008

Office 2008 users on a PowerPC (PPC) running Tiger (10.4.xx ) that applied the Microsoft Office 12.2.7 updater might need to do this fix in order for the Microsoft AutoUpdater (MAU) to work correctly.

Locate this folder: Library/Application Support/Microsoft

Option 1: If you have not installed 12.2.8 updater….

Remove the MAU and MERP folder (just trash them), and then run the 12.2.8 update. They will get the correct version of MAU and MERP. Restart . . .

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Download pictures link in message window is gone with 12.2.7 update

One of the issues some users have experienced after updating Office 2008 with the 12.2.7 updater is the link in the top of a message to download images is missing. You can use one of the following workarounds until Microsoft provides a fix.

Option 1) Resize message window (posted by <sonorelli@officeformac.com>

Option 2) Posted by<bloring@officeformac.com>

Go to Preferences, and click on the “Read” tab under “Mail & News Preferences.”

Under the “Messages” section, check . . .

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