Office For Mac

We’re ready for Mountain Lion!

The Office for Mac team is happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 is Mountain Lion ready!  We’ve been working with Apple to ensure a fantastic experience for our users.

There are a couple of items we’d like to call to your attention:

• Make sure you have Office for Mac’s AutoUpdate enabled – some updates will be needed to make the most of the upgrade to Mountain Lion. Initiate AutoUpdate in any Office for Mac application by going to your toolbar, then selecting “Help” and then “Check for Updates.”

 

• Mountain Lion ships with a new feature called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper helps protect users by allowing you to choose to only download and install software from known developers, like Microsoft. Please note that due to the Gatekeeper architecture, updates will not run when you download and initiate them on your desktop; instead please use Microsoft AutoUpdate to keep your copies of Office for Mac current.

*Office for Office 2008 for Mac is also supported on Mountain Lion.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the new operating system and our Office productivity experience.

 

July 25th, 2012
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  1. FZRASHID says:

    1) WE WANT RETINA SUPPORT!

    2) OUTLOOK.COM COMPATIBLE WITH MAIL

  2. Eric says:

    We need Retina support on Office. It looks terrible without.

  3. SomeoneOrOther says:

    Retina Display…..No

    RTL……No
    (Greater chances of my hair falling out before that gets added)

    Versions….No

    Auto Save…No

    (Funny these last two are Mountain Lion features…)

    So…not Mountain Lion ready, and not Retina Display ready

    Glad I’m using Office 2011 on my older MacBook!

  4. bashar says:

    I have moved on to apple pages, your laziness to support retina and iCloud is the reason. I think Microsoft is scared to add things so windows doesnt look bad….

  5. Bruno says:

    Retina Support is a MUST for Microsoft Office, please don’t let us down Microsoft. One more thing, please update Messenger as well, or otherwise just kill it !

  6. Carsten Schmidt says:

    I agree with previous comments … without retina support this is not a Mountain Lion ready product but merely a Mountain Lion workable product.

    To not even be able to say when a retina version will be available is just a joke. I don’t know what kind of tea leafs you are reading but how hard is it to realize that retina displays will be the standard for every mid to upper tier laptop (also on the PC side) within the next 12 or 15 months and then in two or three years also entry laptops and computers will have retina displays. and you still want to then offer the current version? which honestly looks like crap on the retina display.

  7. Matt says:

    Retina support please!

  8. Suzanne says:

    Need help getting RDC to work with Mountain Lion. Office 2008 worked fine no such luck with 2011

  9. scot says:

    Lync is unable to work properly on Retina macs. As an IM client it can log in and has no issues. It also works quite admirably when making a phone call, but if a meeting is being hosted it will randomly fail to connect to the meeting. If it does manage to connect, it will generally only stay connected for a few minutes before disconnecting.

    I’ve tried this on two rMBPs, and under both lion and mountain lion, where it works with the same login and sw version on a MBP.

    Note, it does not matter if there is a screen being shared or not on the meeting, though if there is one, it will make the disconnection rather immediate. Looking at the logs there are no errors and seemingly no other details that would explain what is going on.

    This is going to require a formal fix from Microsoft.

  10. WordUser says:

    I have been an experienced user of Office since it first came out. I have endured the lack of features compared to PC users and the compatibility problems sharing files between PC and Macs running Office.

    To claim that this version is Mountain Lion ready is absurd. Some features available in Lion are still not implemented like: full screen, versions, etc. Your headline should state it might crash less on Mountain Lion. I still have problems copying a section and pasting a section of text without hanging Word in Lion.

    Comparing the test in Retina and regular external monitor screen it is quite obvious that Microsoft is not using the standard text rendering of the Mac.

    Fortunately, there is a hack for Word to improve the font rendering. See:
    http://www.officeformachelp.com/2012/08/is-a-font-fix-for-word-2011-on-a-retina-display-really-this-easy/

  11. Rajesh says:

    ARGENT RETINA DISPLAY SUPPORT PLEASE
    THIS OFFICE IS NOT GOOD ARGENTLY NEW OFFICE SOFTWARE UPADTE PLEASE

  12. Jeroen says:

    Please make Office really “Mountain Lion ready” (at least include Retina support, like the majority of software developers already did) or refund; Word and Excel are useless right now! I am very disappointed, I thought you guys were also “mac” minded.

  13. Dweezle says:

    What I cannot understand is that Office 2011 IS capable of retina display. If you edit the plist.info file to include the following lines then the text at least (but not all menus) displays perfectly:

    NSHighResolutionCapable
    True

    This ensures that the “Open in Low Resolution” checkbox is not checked, which appears to be the default setting. Right click any Office Application and select Get Info to see what I mean. Trouble is one can make the change above but if you reboot Office sets itself back to Low Resolution mode. Please give us an explanation!!!

  14. errormaster says:

    After one year since the relase ob OS X Lion the functions for autosave, versions and iCloud Support are still not available in Office for Mac ..

    Last year the statement was: We’re working on it ..

    Office for Mac even isn’t 10.7 Lion ready ..

  15. Kevin says:

    What a joke. This suite is terrible on MBP Retina. Crashes, no support for day to day features and no retina support makes me motion sick.

    And your only response to everyone questions and request is;

    Sorry you are having issues. I suggest you post this issue on MS Answers. One of our support professionals will be able to follow up with you: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum

    Is this what you call customer service? Junk of a damn product. There should be a way for all users to just BOYCOTT this nonesense.

  16. Nick says:

    Retina support please, Office looks really, really bad and gives me headaches!

  17. Anan Banka says:

    Its very disappointing to see the comment made by Microsoft on the Retina Display update.
    It seems like a waste buying Office for Mac 2011.
    Kindly update the same as its a necessity and can’t be worked on this way on the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

  18. Peter P LONDON says:

    PLEASE UPGRADE the Mac Office 2011 to support Retina Display resolution.

    How hard can this be in practice for the other important applications?
    If Microsoft can do this for Outlook application.

    As a software engineer, simply upgrade the font typography support to quadruple the size. Recompile and deploy. It is not rocket science at all.

  19. Curt says:

    Please update for Retina Displays. It’s only a matter of time till the entire line of Mac’s are retina.

  20. Paul Howland says:

    There’s a fix for the blurry fonts issue with Word posted at http://imgur.com/a/0P5KY

    This really does work, but involves editing a property list file which is something Microsoft wouldn’t recommend its customers to do. However, it does show that Microsoft could easily issue a quick work around in an update with no development effort…

    Paul

  21. Jim says:

    I second Kevin’s comment:

    What a joke. This suite is terrible on MBP Retina. Crashes, no support for day to day features and no retina support makes me motion sick.

    And your only response to everyone questions and request is;

    Sorry you are having issues. I suggest you post this issue on MS Answers. One of our support professionals will be able to follow up with you: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum

    Is this what you call customer service? Junk of a damn product. There should be a way for all users to just BOYCOTT this nonesense.

  22. Steve says:

    Come on Office for Mac Team, answer questions relating to the following:

    1. Retina support
    2. iCloud support
    3. Full screen display
    4. Versions
    5. Notification centre

    You’ve all gone radio silence. What’s the point of having facilities to ask questions when you don’t answer them.

    I can understand MS reluctance to iCloud enable the Office suite with the push for SkyDrive lately but just make a statement about it.

    It just pisses people off when you don’t answer the main questions.

  23. Lukman says:

    I have an OSX mountain lion and using excel, every time i open any office applications, say excel, It will open many previous documents. How do I disable this feature