Word 2011 slow after upgrading to Lion

Some users are reporting Office for Mac Word 2011 is slow to open after upgrading to Lion. The following tips have help users.

Delete duplicate fonts installed by Office 2011: The following fonts in the Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder are duplicated in Library/Fonts with a newer version of the same font. Remove these fonts in Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder. Font Book isn’t smart, it will delete the duplicate you haven’t been using even if it is an older version)

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Sale Prices for Microsoft Office for Mac- is it time to upgrade?

Before moving to Lion, you will need to upgrade Microsoft Office for Mac X and 2004. Lion will not run PowerPC applications. Both Office X and Office 2004 are PowerPC. Office X users need to consider that at sometime, you will not be able to upgrade to a newer mail client. If your computer dies and you purchase a new computer that only runs Lion, you import options will be severely limited. See “Tips” below.

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Lion users reporting CFURLCreateWithString messages when running Outlook

Update [ April 16, 2012 ]: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2.0) corrects this issue.

Outlook for Mac users who have upgraded their systems to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) are noticing excessive logging information in their Console applications found in /Applications/Utilities. Under the All Messages section of SYSTEM LOG QUERIES, they see the same message repeated frequently:

7/27/11 11:28:24.917 PM Microsoft Outlook: CFURLCreateWithBytes was passed these invalid URLBytes: ‘/ews/exchange.asmx’ (a file . . .

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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.

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Communicator 13.1.2 update addresses Lion crashing

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1.2 Update, which addresses a crashing issue in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) when sending an instant message or starting an audio or video call. Communicator for Mac is only available to Office for Mac volume license customers and is not available to the general public.

This update requires the Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1 Update or later. The 13.1 and 13.1.1 updates are only . . .

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Microsoft announces Lion compatibility for Office for Mac

Mac OS X Lion

Two days after Apple’s release of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Microsoft has posted an announcement on its blog about compatibility with Office for Mac to help consumers with their upgrade decisions. Office for Mac users who should not update to Lion are:

Excel 2008 users who rely on Microsoft Query Excel 2011 users who rely on Microsoft Query in any language other than English

The post acknowledges two major issues with Office for Mac . . .

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