Office for Mac 2011: Issues with Lion Update
Article by George Norman
On 28 Jul 2011
Last week we were reporting that Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2011 has a couple of major issues with the recently released Mac OS X Lion, the eight major version of the Apple-developed operating system. One of the issues was that when you sent an instant message or started and audio/visual call on Lion, Communicator for Mac crashed. Microsoft’s Office for Mac team said last week that this problem would be fixed in a future update.

Yesterday, the 27th of July, the Office for Mac team announced that the Communicator problem has been addressed. “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,” said the Office for Mac team.

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Another issue announced last week was that Office for Mac 2011 doesn’t play well with Lion’s new Mail app. And to be more precise, Outlook can not import mail from Apple Mail. Microsoft’s Office for Mac team said last week that there are reviewing this issue, but don’t have a plan to fix it, especially since this issue won’t affect those who already have their mail in Outlook. During yesterday’s announcement, the Mac for Office team did not say anything about this issue.

It said a couple of other things though:
1 – It mentioned that Office for Mac 2004 is not and will never be compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Because Office 2004 was a PowerPC-based product and because Lion no longer includes Rosetta, Office for Mac 2004 will not work with Lion. Users who plan to upgrade to Lion should use this opportunity to upgrade to Office for Mac 2011.
2 – The Office for Mac team is working alongside Apple to enable versioning, auto save, and full-screen for Office for Mac 2011. Work on this will probably take months, the Office for Mac team explained.



Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, Lion, Mac App Store, Microsoft, Office for Mac 2011
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