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Microsoft Office 2008 Mac Update

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  • Oct 14, 2008 Before you install this update, make sure that the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0) is installed on your computer. To verify that you have installed this update, open any Microsoft Office 2008 application (for example, open Word), and then on the Word menu, click About Word.
  • Troubleshoot Microsoft AutoUpdate. Open Safari and download the latest version of Microsoft AutoUpdate. Press Command + Shift+h. Go to Library PrivillegedHelperTools and make sure that com.microsoft.autoupdate.helpertool exists. Run Microsoft AutoUpdate. If the file doesn.
  • Feb 18, 2019 How to Update Microsoft Office on Mac. This wikiHow teaches you how to update Microsoft Office on Mac. You how to update Microsoft Office on Mac. You can easily.
  • After a series of delays, Microsoft plans to release Office for Mac 2008 to brick-and-mortar and online stores on January 15, making this the first update in nearly four years.

Sep 07, 2017  In the Microsoft Office 2011 14.7.7 Update volume window, double-click the Office 2011 14.7.7 Update application to start the update process, and then follow the instructions on the screen. If the installation finishes successfully, you can remove the update installer from your hard disk.

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Office for Mac that comes with an Office 365 subscription is updated on a regular basis to provide new features, security updates, and non-security updates. The following information is primarily intended for IT professionals that are deploying Office for Mac to the users in their organizations.

Note

  • Starting with Version 16.21, Microsoft Teams will be installed by default for new installations if you're using the Office suite install package. For more information, see Microsoft Teams installations on a Mac.
  • For security reason, Microsoft has deprecated the use of SHA-1. Learn more
  • Starting with the 16.17 release in September 2018, this information also applies to Office 2019 for Mac, which is a version of Office for Mac that’s available as a one-time purchase from a retail store or through a volume licensing agreement.
  • The update history information for version 16.16 and earlier also applies to Office 2016 for Mac, which is also a version of Office for Mac that’s available as a one-time purchase. Older versions up to and including 16.16 can be activated with an Office 2016 for Mac volume license. You can’t activate version 16.17 or later with an Office 2016 for Mac volume license. For information about Office 2016 for Mac releases from September onward, see Release notes for Office 2016 for Mac
  • For information about the features, security updates, and non-security updates that are included in a given release of Office for Mac, see Release notes for Office for Mac.
  • If you want early access to new releases, join the Office Insider program.

Most current packages for Office for Mac

The following table lists the most current packages for the Office suite and for the individual applications. The Office suite includes all the individual applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. All packages are 64-bit only. The build date is listed in parentheses, in a YYMMDD format, after the version number. The install package is used if you don't have the application already installed, while the update package is used to update an existing installation.

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To view release notes, see Release notes.

March 10, 2020

Version 16.35 (20030802)

ApplicationDownload linksSHA-256 hash for install package
Office suite (with Teams)Install package8E86CC3EDDB5D7AD0EBA34264C6017D8B3DB9BBC425106F8C5B1BBAC1C7966DA
Office suite (without Teams)Install packageDA6F028AB5A69FC48668A311A74231A9CDCDA1576D2EBB1C06E7A7DD53ED8510
WordInstall package
Update package
27BB4CAD84F7E15AA5E0AB48C18E620F08A4AA1AF05352847E8AA8924390005F
ExcelInstall package
Update package
DFE5F4230DC3E4B85FF226E260580FBD5A85893DD17C6165721F92A03FDFDF91
PowerPointInstall package
Update package
65292F7CDA8C53FB796332B84398F3A4528831CCED9E7E5614A778055F7683AF
OutlookInstall package
Update package
92094986AE997694549E9FA54347663F4720B7842D6E5FF7525BBB4897EB5C94
OneNoteUpdate packageNot applicable

Most current packages for other Mac programs from Microsoft

The following table provides information about the most current packages, including a download link, for other Mac programs from Microsoft that may be of interest to IT professionals. The build date is listed in parentheses, in a YYMMDD format, after the version number.

Note: Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) release information has moved to the MAU Release History page.

ProgramVersionPackageMore informationSHA-1/ SHA-256 hash
Skype for Business
16.27.37
Download
The latest version was released on June 23, 2019.
Latest updates
ac33fbfa83e304e1ac3ba7365e8bf307b117ec954fd48902991356ee86f2e836
Remote Desktop10.3.1DownloadThis install package is 64-bit.
What's new
a846cecda7391b4e67c37b4b30a0c49ebd3c80f4782a989c0b4f866cd6d09339
Intune Company Portal1.17 (52.1908008.000) [190823]DownloadWhat's new in Microsoft Intunefec704b5194360a48365d0193a46135358c5f129fc2b1fb02acb902cd1f96de0
Microsoft SharePoint On-Premises Safari Browser Plugin for Office 2016 for Mac
15.32.0 (170309)
Download
This install package is 64-bit.
f7f29202881a319fb249d15ab6125b5a1a94b303c649cbe3fafb37ecd4728ed8

Release history for Office for Mac

The following table provides release history information and download links for Office for Mac. The table is ordered by release date, with the most recent release date listed first. The build date is listed in parentheses, in a YYMMDD format, after the version number. All releases after August 22, 2016 are 64-bit only. All releases prior to August 22, 2016 are 32-bit only.

Note

Download links are only provided for the most recent releases.

Release dateVersionInstall packageUpdate packages
March 10, 202016.35 (20030802)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
February 11, 202016.34 (20020900)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
January 14, 202016.33 (20011301)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
December 10, 2019
16.32 (19120802)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
November 12, 2019
16.31 (19111002)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
October 15, 2019
16.30 (19101301)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
September 18, 2019
16.29.1 (19091700)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint
September 10, 2019
16.29 (19090802)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
August 13, 2019
16.28 (19081202)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
July 16, 2019
16.27 (19071500)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
June 11, 2019
16.26 (19060901)

May 14, 2019
16.25 (19051201)

April 16, 2019
16.24 (19041401)

March 27, 2019
16.23.1 (19032603)
March 12, 2019
16.23.0 (19030902)

February 20, 2019
16.22 (19022000)


January 24, 2019
16.21 (19011700)
January 16, 2019
16.21 (19011500)
December 11, 2018
16.20 (18120801)
November 13, 2018
16.19 (18110915)
October 16, 2018
16.18 (18101400)
September 11, 2018
16.17 (18090901)
August 14, 2018
16.16 (18081201)
July 10, 2018
16.15 (18070902)
June 13, 2018
16.14.1 (18061302)
June 12, 2018
16.14.0 (18061000)
May 24, 2018
16.13.1 (18052304)
May 23, 2018
16.13.1 (18052203)
May 15, 2018
16.13.0 (18051301)
April 11, 2018
16.12.0 (18041000)
March 19, 2018
16.11.1 (18031900)
March 13, 2018
16.11.0 (18031100)
February 13, 2018
16.10.0 (18021001)
January 26, 2018
16.9.1 (18012504)
January 18, 2018
16.9.0 (18011602)
December 12, 2017
15.41.0 (17120500)
November 14, 2017
15.40.0 (17110800)
October 10, 2017
15.39.0 (17101000)
September 12, 2017
15.38.0 (17090200)
August 15, 2017
15.37.0 (17081500)
July 21, 2017
15.36.1 (17072101)
July 11, 2017
15.36.0 (17070200)
June 16, 2017
15.35.0 (17061600)
June 13, 2017
15.35.0 (17061000)
May 16, 2017
15.34.0 (17051500)
April 11, 2017
15.33.0 (17040900)
March 14, 2017
15.32.0 (17030901)
February 16, 2017
15.31.0 (17021600)
January 11, 2017
15.30.0 (17010700)
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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseJanuary 15, 2008; 12 years ago
Stable release
Operating systemMac OS X 10.4.9 or later
TypeOffice suite
License
Websitewww.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/default.mspx
Microsoft office for mac 2008 update problems
System requirements[2]
CPUPowerPC G4 or G5
(500 MHz or faster)
or any Intel processor
Operating systemMac OS X10.4.9 or later
RAM512 MB
Free hard disk space1.5 GB
Optical driveDVD-ROM (for local installation)
NotesUnofficially runs on PowerPC G3 Macs (like the iMac G3 in Bondi Blue) and with less RAM

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is a version of the Microsoft Officeproductivity suite for Mac OS X. It supersedes Office 2004 for Mac (which did not have Intel native code) and is the Mac OS X equivalent of Office 2007. Office 2008 was developed by Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit and released on January 15, 2008. Office 2008 was followed by Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 released on October 26, 2010, requiring a Mac with an Intel processor and Mac OS version 10.5 or better. Office 2008 is also the last version to feature Entourage, which was replaced by Outlook in Office 2011. Microsoft stopped supporting Office 2008 on April 9, 2013.

Release[edit]

Office 2008 was originally slated for release in the second half of 2007; however, it was delayed until January 2008, purportedly to allow time to fix lingering bugs.[3] Office 2008 is the only version of Office for Mac supplied as a Universal Binary.

Unlike Office 2007 for Windows, Office 2008 was not offered as a public beta before its scheduled release date.[4]

Features[edit]

Office 2008 for Mac includes the same core programs currently included with Office 2004 for Mac: Entourage, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Mac-only features included are a publishing layout view, which offers functionality similar to Microsoft Publisher for Windows, a 'Ledger Sheet mode' in Excel to ease financial tasks, and a 'My Day' application offering a quick way to view the day's events.[5]

Office 2008 supports the new Office Open XML format, and defaults to saving all files in this format. On February 21, 2008 Geoff Price revealed that the format conversion update for Office 2004 would be delayed until June 2008 in order to provide the first update to Office 2008.[6]

Microsoft Office 2008 Mac Latest Update

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications is not supported in this version.[7] As a result, such Excel add-ins dependent on VBA, such as Solver, have not been bundled in the current release.[8] In June 2008, Microsoft announced that it is exploring the idea of bringing some of the functionality of Solver back to Excel.[9] In late August 2008, Microsoft announced that a new Solver for Excel 2008 was available as a free download from Frontline Systems, original developers of the Excel Solver.[10][11] However, Excel 2008 also lacks other functionality, such as Pivot Chart functionality, which has long been a feature in the Windows version. In May 2008, Microsoft announced that VBA will be making a return in the next version of Microsoft Office for Mac.[12]AppleScript and the Open Scripting Architecture will still be supported.

Limitations[edit]

Error message in Microsoft Excel showing features that are not supported

Office 2008 for Mac lacks feature parity with the Windows version. The lack of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support in Excel makes it impossible to use macros programmed in VBA. Microsoft's response is that adding VBA support in Xcode would have resulted in an additional two years added to the development cycle of Office 2008.[13] Other unsupported features include: OMML equations generated in Word 2007 for Windows,[14] Office 'Ribbon', Mini Toolbar, Live Preview, and an extensive list of features are unsupported such as equivalent SharePoint integration with the Windows version. Some features are missing on Excel 2008 for Mac, including: data filters (Data Bars, Top 10, Color-based, Icon-based), structured references, Excel tables, Table styles, a sort feature allowing more than three columns at once and more than one filter on a sort.

Benchmarks suggest that the original release of Office 2008 runs slower on Macs with PowerPC processors, and does not provide a significant speed bump for Macs with Intel processors.[15]

A using a program to remove application support files in unwanted languages), and which do not affect Office's operations, but which cause the updaters' installers to believe that the application is not valid for update. A small modification to the installer has been found an effective work-around (see reference).[18]

Another widespread problem reported after SP1 is that Office files will no longer open in Office applications when opened (double-clicked) from the Mac OS X Finder or launched from other applications such as an email attachment. The trigger for this problem is that Microsoft in SP1 unilaterally and without warning deprecated certain older Mac OS 'Type' codes such as 'WDBN' that some files may have, either because they are simply very old, or because some applications assign the older Type code when saving them to the disk. Users have seen the problem affect even relatively new Type codes, however, such as 'W6BN'. Microsoft is apparently looking into the problem, but it is unclear if they will reinstate the older Type codes, citing security concerns.[19]

Another problem with cross-platform compatibility is that images inserted into any Office application by using either cut and paste or drag and drop result in a file that does not display the inserted graphic when viewed on a Windows machine. Instead, the Windows user is told 'QuickTime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture'. A user presented one solution as far back as December 2004.[20]

A further example of the lack of feature parity is the track changes function. Whereas users of Word 2003 or 2007 for Windows are able to choose freely between showing their changes in-line or as balloons in the right-hand margin,[21][22] choosing the former option in Word 2004 or Word 2008 for Mac OS also turns off all comment balloons; comments in this case are visible only in the Reviewing Pane or as popup boxes (i.e. upon mouseover).[23] This issue has not been resolved to date and is present in the latest version of Word for the Mac, namely Word 2011.[24]

The toolbox found in Office 2008 also has problems when the OS X feature Spaces is used: switching from one Space to another will cause elements of the Toolbox to get trapped on one Space until the Toolbox is closed and reopened. The only remedy for this problem is to currently disable Spaces, or at least refrain from using it whilst working in Office 2008.[25] Microsoft has acknowledged this problem and states that it is an architectural problem with the implementation of Spaces. Apple has been informed of the problem, according to Microsoft.[26] The problem appears to be caused by the fact that the Toolbox is Carbon-based.[citation needed] Using Microsoft Office with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard solves some of the problems.[26]

In addition, there is no support for right to left and bidirectional languages (such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, etc.) in Office 2008,[27][28] making it impossible to read or edit a right to left document in Word 2008 or PowerPoint 2008. Languages such as Thai are similarly not supported, although installing fonts can sometimes allow documents written in these languages to be displayed.

Moreover, Office 2008 proofing tools support only a limited number of languages (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss German).[29] Proofing tools for other languages failed to find their way to the installation pack, and are not offered by Microsoft commercially in the form of separately sold language packs. At the same time, Office applications are not integrated with the proofing tools native to Mac OS X 10.6 Leopard.

Microsoft Visio is not available for OS X. This means that any embedded Visio diagrams in other Office documents (e.g. Word) cannot be edited in Office on the Mac. Embedded Visio diagrams appear as a low-quality bitmap both in the WYSIWYG editor and upon printing the document on the Mac.

Editions[edit]

Comparison of different editions of Office 2008 for Mac
Applications and servicesHome & StudentStandardBusiness EditionSpecial Media Edition
WordYesYesYesYes
PowerPointYesYesYesYes
ExcelYesYesYesYes
EntourageYesYesYesYes
Exchange Server supportNoYesYesYes
Automator ActionsNoYesYesYes
Office Live and SharePoint supportNoNoYesNo
Expression MediaNoNoNoYes

See also[edit]

Microsoft Office 2008 Mac Update Windows 10

References[edit]

  1. ^'Microsoft Support Lifecycle - Office 2008'. Microsoft. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  2. ^'Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Specs'. CNET. January 15, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  3. ^'It's Coming: Mac BU Announces Intent to Deliver Office 2008 for Mac'. Microsoft. January 9, 2007. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.
  4. ^'Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac delayed until January 2008'. TUAW. August 2, 2007.
  5. ^'Microsoft starts testing Office 2008 for Mac'. Cnet. April 2, 2007. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2007.
  6. ^'MS Office Mac Discussion Board'. January 15, 2008.
  7. ^'Saying goodbye to Visual Basic'. August 8, 2006.
  8. ^'MS Office Mac Discussion Board'. January 15, 2008.
  9. ^'Excel 2008 and Solver'. June 26, 2008.
  10. ^'Solver For Excel 2008 Is Available'. August 29, 2008.
  11. ^'Solver is Back for Microsoft Excel 2008 on Macintosh'. August 29, 2008.
  12. ^'Microsoft Office Update, and Visual Basic for Applications to Return - Mac Rumors'. May 13, 2008.
  13. ^'MS Mactopia Blog'. March 13, 2008.
  14. ^Known issues in Word 2008 – Equations saved from Word 2007 for Windows do not appear in Word 2008 for Mac
  15. ^'MS Mactopia Blog'. March 13, 2008.
  16. ^'CambridgeSoft Website'.
  17. ^New installer for 12.0.1 (The Entourage Help Blog)
  18. ^MacFixit article: More Fixes for Problems InstallingArchived January 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.mspx?target=0b9aa757-50ab-443b-8b0e-3a50ece1d5451033&clr=99-4-0
  20. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on June 26, 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 9, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^'IT training – IT training – IT Services – Administrative and academic support divisions – Services and divisions – Staff and students – Home'. Ittraining.lse.ac.uk. May 7, 2010. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  23. ^[1][dead link]
  24. ^http://officeformac.com/ms/ProductForums/Word/11634/0
  25. ^Bugs & Fixes: Office 2008 and Leopard’s Spaces don’t mix, Macworld, December 8, 2008
  26. ^ abOffice 2008 for Mac and Mac OS X Spaces, Microsoft
  27. ^Help and How-To for Microsoft for Mac Office Products Mactopia
  28. ^Higgaion » It’s official: no RTL support in Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
  29. ^Proofing tools that are available for each language

External links[edit]

  • MacBU interview: Office 2008 Exchange Server support[permanent dead link]

Microsoft Office For Mac 2008 Update Problems

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