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More news on Office for Mac 2011 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Hi Everyone,

Since we published the Office for Mac and Lion blog last week, we’ve received several great comments and questions, which I want to address.

First, today we released an update to Communicator for Mac that fixes the “crash issue” on Lion. It will come through Microsoft AutoUpdate in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience on this.

Second, Office for Mac 2004 will not (ever) work on Lion, as we stated in our original blog. The reason for this is because Office 2004 was a PowerPC-based product and Lion no longer includes Rosetta. Now would be a great time to upgrade to Office for Mac 2011 if you’re upgrading to Lion!

Finally, the most common question – yes, we are working hard with Apple to enable versioning, auto save, and full-screen for Office for Mac 2011. I know your next question will be “when?”, and unfortunately I can’t answer that – but it’s likely measured in months not days – just to set expectations.

Hope that helps!

Pat Fox — Office for Mac

July 27th, 2011
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  1. Stefan says:

    This thread was posted a half year ago – any updates?

    I think I’m not the only one waiting for an integration of the meanwhile not really new Lion features.

  2. Aerin says:

    I’d be happy if Word 2011 (w/ Lion) just didn’t hang every time I try to drag and drop text to the beginning of a paragraph. (And no, it’s not because the document is corrupted, unless every single Word document on my computer has become corrupted since I installed Office 2011!). This is getting incredibly tiresome.

  3. Paul says:

    OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” is already announced and there is still no full support for “Lion” in Office 2011.
    Will Microsoft be able to deliver updates in more timely fashion?

  4. Annette says:

    In the past Translation for Word has worked for me just fine, but in the last week or two, it hasn’t worked at all. Here’s the message I get. I have Lion. Any fixes?
    405 – HTTP verb used to access this page is not allowed.
    The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP verb) was used to attempt access.

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  6. MZ says:

    Basic work environment formatting gone in Outlook 2011
    — what happened to colors for read & unread mail?
    — also missing the rewrap button

    Just started this today – I’m sure I’ll find more.

  7. reza says:

    my office isn’t work because the word are not attaching together to form farsi words in once,but a time i corrected it and i changed my mac so its not worked(i installed one font its tru worked ) how do i?thanx

  8. Daria says:

    So where is the update?? Why hasn’t this been added yet? Mountain Lion is around the corner. Will you be offering it at all??

  9. David Hdz. says:

    Oh God, Lion has a one year after its release and Office 2011 don’t have Versions and Autosave? Please.