Mac users who have used the Microsoft Office Suite have probably experienced a number of bugs in the past. In an attempt to resolve the situation, Microsoft recently pushed out an update that fixes a number of issues with the suite as well as addresses a critical security flaw. The Office for Mac 2011 14.3.7 fixes a long list of bugs, most notably several with Outlook. A changelog for the recent update can be found below:

  • Improves opening and checking out a file from SharePoint in Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that may sometimes cause Mac Office to crash when you try to open Office documents from a SharePoint site.
  • Improves access to customer's spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to randomly crash when a file contains several drop-down macros.
  • Improves message browsing using screen reader software in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that causes certain information in the navigation pane and message list to not be read by screen reader software.
  • Adds item sort order to the View menu in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update includes functionality that lets you change the sort order of Outlook items in the Outlook item list through the View menu. Menu items are located in the Arrange By submenu.
  • Includes pane navigation functionality in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update includes functionality that lets you move quickly through the navigation pane, the reading pane and the Outlook item list using the View menu, the Previous Pane keyboard shortcut and the Next Pane keyboard shortcut.
  • Improves message and meeting viewing and composing using screen reader in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that causes certain message and meeting information to not be read by screen reader software.
  • Improves the Contacts Search panel in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that causes action buttons for search results to not be keyboard-accessible.
  • Adds an Insert Image command to the Format menu in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update includes functionality that lets you insert images into Outlook items through the Format menu.
  • Improves the ability to move through meeting attendee free / busy information using screen reader software in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that causes free / busy information in the Scheduling Assistant to not be read by screen reader software.
  • Improves the ability to add and edit accounts using screen reader software in Outlook for Mac.
  • This update fixes an issue that causes certain account information to not be read by screen reader software.

The Office for Mac 2011 14.3.7 update is being recommended for all users and can be downloaded by running Microsoft AutoUpdate on your Mac or via the Microsoft Download Center which can be found hitting the source link below.

Source: Microsoft (Support) (Download Center)