Description of the Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6)

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Microsoft has released a security update for Microsoft Office v.X for Mac. The following "Article contents" section describes the information that this article contains about the security update.

INTRODUCTION

This article discusses the Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6). This security update addresses several security and stability issues with Microsoft Word X for Mac, with Microsoft PowerPoint X for Mac, with Microsoft Excel X for Mac, and with Microsoft Entourage X for Mac.

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Improvements that are included in the Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6)

The Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) provides the following improvements.

Improvements for Word X for Mac


The Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) includes the following improvements for Word X for Mac:
  • AutoRecover functions correctly when FileVault is enabled

    Previously, setting the AutoRecover folder location to a location inside a FileVault-protected home folder did not work as expected. This issue has been fixed. FileVault is an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128-bit keys that secures your home folder by automatically encrypting the contents. For more information about FileVault, see Apple Help.

  • Security is improved when you open a document that has macros

    Word X for Mac, Excel X for Mac, and PowerPoint X for Mac now support an additional level of security that affects macros that open other Microsoft Office documents that contain macros. You can use the Application.AutomationSecurity property to set the level of security that you want.



    For additional information about the Application.AutomationSecurity property, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    886633 How to implement the Application.AutomationSecurity property in Office v.X and Office 2004 for Mac


Improvements for PowerPoint X for Mac


The Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) includes the following improvements for PowerPoint X for Mac:
  • Security is improved when you open a document that has macros

    Word X for Mac, Excel X for Mac, and PowerPoint X for Mac now support an additional level of security that affects macros that open other Office documents that contain macros. You can use the Application.AutomationSecurity property to set the level of security that you want.


    For additional information about the Application.AutomationSecurity property, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    886633 How to implement the Application.AutomationSecurity property in Office v.X and Office 2004 for Mac


Improvements for Excel X for Mac


The Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) includes the following improvements for Excel X for Mac:
  • Security is improved when you open a document that has macros

    Word X for Mac, Excel X for Mac, and PowerPoint X for Mac now support an additional level of security that affects macros that open other Office documents that contain macros. You can use the Application.AutomationSecurity property to set the level of security that you want.
    For additional information about the Application.AutomationSecurity property, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    886633 How to implement the Application.AutomationSecurity property in Office v.X and Office 2004 for Mac


Improvements for Entourage X for Mac


The Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) includes the following improvements for Entourage X for Mac:
  • Corrupted e-mail messages could cause Entourage X for Mac to stop responding

    Previously, certain corrupted e-mail messages could cause Entourage X for Mac to stop responding when e-mail messages were received with the Junk Mail Filter feature enabled. This issue has been fixed.

How to obtain and install the security update

To download this security update from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=148E9283-4DF8-4A75-9671-CC72E6306B84


Note The read me file that is included with Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) includes the following important release information:
  • System requirements.
  • Instructions for installing the security update.
  • Information about how to troubleshoot problems with installing the security update.
  • Information about how to determine whether the security update is installed.

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Article ID: 883952 - Last Review: November 1, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office X for Mac Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel X for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint X for Mac
  • Microsoft Word X for Mac
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