If you picked up Office for Mac 2011, better do that update check  because Microsoft posted some important updates for you…

This update fixes critical issues in Office 2011, including issues that might cause Office 2011 applications to stop responding or quit unexpectedly.

The update tips the virtual scales at 110MB and includes the following fixes:

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office for Mac 2011 14.0.1 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for all Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 applications

  • Office for Mac includes forms-based authentication

    This update includes forms-based authentication in Office for Mac for connecting to Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers. Forms-based authentication transmits user credentials through HTML forms that users complete. A token that contains the user credentials for the server is stored as a cookie in Office for Mac. The cookie can also be stored in the system Keychain and Safari’s cookie store if the user selects Remember Password or a similar option in the HTML form.
  • Images that are copied from an Office for Mac application back to ChemDraw can be edited

    This update fixes an issue that causes Office for Mac applications to lock images after they are copied back from an Office application to ChemDraw, a molecule editor.

Improvements for Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved

    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when a macro is enabled.
  • Excel-calculated cells are updated when revisions are made to related data

    This update fixes an issue that sometimes causes Excel-calculated cells not to update automatically after a change is made to related data until the pointer is positioned on the calculated cell.
  • Reliability is improved when the FORMAT macro command is used

    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to produce incorrect results when the FORMAT macro command is used.

Improvements for Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved when you build equations

    This update fixes an issue that causes Word to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you build an equation. The issue specifically occurs when the user clicks the Convert selection to professional or Convert selection to linear buttons on the Equation Tools tab to format the equation into a one-dimensional form for easy editing or a two-dimensional form for professional display.

Improvements for Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved during slide shows

    This update fixes issues that cause PowerPoint to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes during a slide show.
  • Compatibility with PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 is improved

    This update fixes issues that cause numbered lists in PowerPoint 2007 and in PowerPoint 2010 not to be displayed correctly when the presentation is viewed in PowerPoint for Mac 2011.

Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

  • Reliability is improved when you delete messages from multiple IMAP accountsThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete only one message even after you select and delete multiple messages from different IMAP accounts in the unified inbox.
  • Sync Services stops when you install a new updateThis update fixes an issue that forces you to exit the Sync Services Agent manually, if it is enabled, before you install a new update.
  • Email passwords are retained in the keychain after new accounts are imported into OutlookThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete passwords from the keychain when new email accounts are imported into Outlook.
  • Mailing list records are retained after a database rebuildThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete all mailing list rules after a database rebuild.
  • Reliability improved when importing Office 2008 identities into Office 2011 This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to end the import process when Outlook imports identities that have a category called Untitled.
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