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#1 goodbytes

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:15

http://support.micro....com/kb/2742588

I've updated but it still looks like crap on the retina mac, anyone else tried it?


#2 .Neo

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:31

I looked into the package contents but couldn't discover any icons that are actually bigger. :/

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:36

Solution to the Office apps still looking blurry on OS X taken from Mac Rumors:

1. Open terminal window
2. Type "touch"
3. Open Finder and navigate to Microsoft Office.
4. Drag and drop an app (like Word) into the terminal window then hit enter.
5. Repeat until you have done Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.


#4 OP goodbytes

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 14:03

Worked perfect, thanks Meph.

#5 Shadrack

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 14:34

Nice update even for non-retina users. I notice a significant improvement in launch speed. Word opens and is ready for action almost instantly now on my mid-2009 MBP. Didn't see that in the list. Nice work, MS.

#6 .Neo

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 22:33

Excel windows finally allow for scrolling when they're inactive! I could drink Microsoft's blood for disabling that functionality.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 22:38

After installing this Word now opens faster than Pages on my ageing MacBook Pro. I never thought I'd see that.

#8 .Neo

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 22:41

Performance has definitely improved. I wish they would to do something about that interface though. "Messy" is an understatement.

#9 .Neo

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 15:07

Excel windows finally allow for scrolling when they're inactive! I could drink Microsoft's blood for disabling that functionality.

Never mind. When two Excel windows are open it's still not possible to scroll through inactive windows. Only one. Words cannot describe how much I hate Microsoft for removing this ability.

#10 Shadrack

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 16:58

Performance has definitely improved. I wish they would to do something about that interface though. "Messy" is an understatement.


Its not as bad as it was in 2008 IMHO...

#11 KeR

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:04

I can't even get it to install, get this error:

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#12 OP goodbytes

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:23

I can't even get it to install, get this error:



Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2011 14.2.4 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.

Additionally, you must install the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.3 Update before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update.

To verify that the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
  • On the Go menu, click Applications.
  • Open the Microsoft Office 2011 folder, and then open any Office application (for example, open Word).
  • On the Word menu, click About Word.
  • In the About Word dialog box, compare the version number next to Latest Installed Update.


#13 Luis Mazza

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:43

I can't even get it to install, get this error:


I think you have to update Office with earlier updates before applying the latest one.

#14 KeR

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 18:35

You guys were right, had to install 14.2.3 first....

I had turned auto updates off, so fell behind on the Office updates.

#15 KeR

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 22:19

Looks like they only updated about 80% or so, as a bunch of things are still non retina.