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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac 14.2.4 Update

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

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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.

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Worked perfect, thanks Meph.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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...

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

I wasn't making a comparison between the two versions.

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I wasn't making a comparison between the two versions.

Was someone accusing you of comparing the two versions or are you asserting that I'm not allowed to compare the two versions because of some reason? Your post is confusing. Sorry for bringing new information to the discussion. My point was that at least they are moving Office in a good direction because 2011 >> 2008 >> 2004.

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Got up on the wrong side of the bed today?

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I installed the

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac 14.2.4 Update

and my 15" mbpr word app is still blurry. I read a few posts back that the previous update

must be installed first, but I don't know how to revert to pre-14.2.4 word. The microsoft

website says I have to delete word, then reinstall. Is there a better option?

I tried to install 14.2.3, but it would not allow this . . . any ideas?

I just bought this computer a few days ago, so be kind.

-Robert

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I installed the

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac 14.2.4 Update

and my 15" mbpr word app is still blurry. I read a few posts back that the previous update

must be installed first, but I don't know how to revert to pre-14.2.4 word. The microsoft

website says I have to delete word, then reinstall. Is there a better option?

I tried to install 14.2.3, but it would not allow this . . . any ideas?

I just bought this computer a few days ago, so be kind.

-Robert

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.

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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.

what a terminal window?

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what a terminal window?

Terminal is the UNIX command line application found in OS X. It's located in /Applications/Utilities.

  1. Launch Terminal
  2. Type "touch" (without the quotation marks)
  3. Hit [space]
  4. Drag and drop Microsoft Excel.app found in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011 onto the Terminal window
  5. Hit [enter]

Repeat these steps with every main app.

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Terminal is the UNIX command line application found in OS X. It's located in /Applications/Utilities.

  1. Launch Terminal
  2. Type "touch" (without the quotation marks)
  3. Hit [space]
  4. Drag and drop Microsoft Excel.app found in /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011 onto the Terminal window
  5. Hit [enter]

Repeat these steps with every main app.

Thanks, but

this is what terminal shot back at me:

touch: /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Word.app: Permission denied

dhcp-147-31-244-172:~ robertwolfehorsey$

It was the same for each micro suite app/

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Thanks, but

this is what terminal shot back at me:

touch: /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Word.app: Permission denied

dhcp-147-31-244-172:~ robertwolfehorsey$

It was the same for each micro suite app/

Try

Sudo touch /...

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Thanks, but

this is what terminal shot back at me:

touch: /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Word.app: Permission denied

dhcp-147-31-244-172:~ robertwolfehorsey$

It was the same for each micro suite app/

So is Unix the structure upon which OSX is build around?

I have no knowledge of UNIX, but I think its been around since the

1970's or so. Is this correct. Thanks for you help.

-Ro

bert

Try

Sudo touch /...

This what I got:

Last login: Wed Sep 26 16:21:57 on ttys000

dhcp-147-31-244-172:~ robertwolfehorsey$ Sudo touch /... /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/Microsoft\ Word.app

WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss

or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your

typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

Password:

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