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  • Microsoft Patches Critical Issues in SP2 Update for Office for Mac 2011


    Microsoft previously released Service Pack 2 for its Office for Mac 2011 product, which recently was pulled from AutoUpdate. This was due to widespread issues users were facing, specifically in regards to Outlook.

    For those of you who were looking forward to the fixes and new features, you’re in luck! Microsoft was quick to release update 14.2.1 for its Office for Mac 2011. The update brings fixes for the many “critical issues” which caused the previous pull from AutoUpdate. Microsoft even went as far as stating that the update is “recommended for all users” so we’d suggest going to download it if you use Office for Mac 2011. The update weighs in at 110 MB and the notes for what it entails can be found below:

    Office database issues

    When you first start Microsoft Outlook after you install Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you have to upgrade the Office database. If any corrupted files are detected during the database upgrade, the database utility runs. The database utility rebuilds the Office database. After the process is complete, the database upgrade restarts when you start Outlook. After the database upgrade is complete, Outlook starts.

    File location changes

    AppleScripts are now copied to the new default script location.

    If you previously used Office 2011 14.2.0, the scripts will not be copied.

    You can manually copy AppleScripts to the new location. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. On the Go menu, click Documents, and then open the Microsoft User Data folder.

    2. Locate and then select the following folders:

    Excel Script Menu Items
    Outlook Script Menu Items
    PowerPoint Script Menu Items
    Word Script Menu Items

    3. On the Edit menu, click Copy.

    4. On the Go menu, click Go To Folder.

    5. Type the following folder location in the Go to the folder box, and then click Go:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office

    6. On the Edit menu, click Paste. The folders that you selected in step 2 are copied to the new location.

    Autocorrect lists are now copied to the new Auto correction list [?] folder location.

    If you previously used Office 2011 14.2.0, the autocorrect lists will not be copied.

    You can manually copy your old autocorrect lists to the new location. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. On the Go menu, click Go To Folder.

    2. Type the following folder location in the Go to the folder box, and then click Go:

    ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2011/

    3. Locate and then select the autocorrect lists. They are listed as the following:

    Microsoft Office ACL [LanguageName]

    Note The placeholder LanguageName represents a language for which you have autocorrect lists installed.

    4. On the Edit menu, click Copy.

    5. On the Go menu, click Go To Folder.

    6. Type the following folder location in the Go to the folder box, and then click Go:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Preferences/Office 2011/

    7. On the Edit menu, click Paste. The autocorrect lists are copied to the new location.

    Starting Outlook

    When you start Outlook, you are no longer prompted to select your Outlook identity.

    Command-line installation

    o You can now deploy Office 2011 SP2 updates by using a command-line installation or by using tools that call the command line, such as Casper or Munki, on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and on later versions of Mac OS X.
    Source: Microsoft
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Patches Critical Issues in SP2 Update for Office for Mac 2011 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Microsoft is at least better then apple at fixing their software immedietly. (iPhone battery)
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Microsoft is at least better then apple at fixing their software immedietly. (iPhone battery)
      I pretty sure the battery problems is more than just software problems. My iPod is on 5.0.1 and it's fine.
    1. iamdaisy's Avatar
      iamdaisy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Microsoft is at least better then apple at fixing their software immedietly. (iPhone battery)
      agree with this.