Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update

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The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update improves compatibility when you use documents that were created in Office 2008 for Mac and in 2007 Office for Windows. If you have installed the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac, this update enables Office 2004 for Mac to read and to write Office documents that are in Open XML Format. This update also improves stability.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for all Office 2004 for Mac applications

  • Compatibility is improved for documents that are in Open XML Format.

    If the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac is installed, this update enables Office 2004 for Mac to read and to write Office documents that are in Open XML Format. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    953823 Information about how to work with Open XML Format files in Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
  • The update installer now ignores backup copies of Office that were created by the Time Machine backup tool.

    For users of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), this update fixes an issue that causes the update installer to find copies of Office in backup folders that were created by Time Machine. Folders that are created by Time Machine use the ".backupdb" folder name extension.

Improvements for Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac

  • Stability is improved.

    This update fixes several issues that cause Word 2004 to close unexpectedly.
    • For users of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), this update fixes issues that cause Word 2004 to close unexpectedly during a typical operation. For example, Word 2004 may close when you use it to create a new document, to print a document, or to use the Print Preview feature.
    • For users of Office 2008 for Mac, this update also fixes an issue that causes Word 2004 to close unexpectedly when you paste content from a document that is generated by an Office 2008 application into a Word 2004 document.
    • For users of AppleScript, this update fixes an issue that causes Word 2004 to close unexpectedly when you run a script that contains the following syntax.
      get properties of hyperlink of shape 1 of active document
  • The text display is improved when you change the size of table columns.

    This update fixes an issue that causes parts of text in a table cell to be partly displayed when you change the size of the column that contains the table cell.
  • The "Page Setup" dialog box now displays correctly.

    For users of Mac OS X 10.5, this update fixes an issue that causes the Page Setup dialog box to display incorrectly. This issue causes some options in the dialog box to be obscured.

Improvements for Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac

  • Paper size is saved correctly.

    This update fixes an issue that causes some paper size settings, such as A3, to be lost when users of Excel 2004 and Excel 2008 open and save the same workbook.
  • Reliability is improved when you paste content from Excel 2008 into Excel 2004.

    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel 2004 to display the following error message when you paste content from a workbook that is open in Excel 2008 to a workbook that is open in Excel 2004:
    Microsoft Excel cannot paste the data.
  • Stability is improved when you open a workbook that contains a shape, a SmartArt graphic, or a text box.

    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel 2004 to close unexpectedly when you open a workbook that contains a shape, a SmartArt graphic, or a text box. This behavior occurs if you created or saved the shape, the SmartArt graphic, or the text box in Excel 2007 for Windows or in Excel 2008 for Mac.
  • You can now use the Open dialog box in Excel 2004 to select workbooks that were created in Excel 2007 for Windows.

    This update fixes an issue in which you could not use the Open dialog box in Excel 2004 to select workbooks that were created in Excel 2007 for Windows.

Improvements for Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac

  • Reliability and stability are improved when you paste content from an Office 2008 application into PowerPoint 2004.

    For users of Intel-based Macintosh computers, this update fixes an issue that causes PowerPoint 2004 to close unexpectedly or to lose formatting when you paste content from a document that is open in an Office 2008 application into a PowerPoint 2004 presentation.
  • Stability is improved when you open a very large PowerPoint presentation.

    This update fixes several issues that cause PowerPoint to close unexpectedly when you open a presentation that contains many slides.

Previously released improvements that are included in this update

This update includes all the improvements that were released in previous Office 2004 updates. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
883951 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 (11.1.0)
915054 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.1.1 Update
915055 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 2
915056 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.1 Update
915057 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.3 Update
918963 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update
921213 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.5 Update
923151 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.6 Update
924999 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.0 Update
927738 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.2 Update
930402 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update
932185 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update
936749 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.5 Update
939699 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.6 Update
940763 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.7 Update
941809 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.8 Update
948056 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update
949357 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update
952332 Description of the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.2 Update

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

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

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update package now.

Release Date: June 24, 2008

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Notes
  • The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date. To use AutoUpdate, start an Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.
  • For more information about resources for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac

Updated files

This update adds or changes the Office application files that are shown in the following list. After you install this update, check the version numbers of these files to verify that they were installed or updated. To see the version number of a file, select it in the Finder, and then click Get Info on the File menu. To locate the full installation path for each updated file, see the Updater log file in the "Updater Logs" folder. This folder is located in the "Microsoft Office 2004" folder on your hard disk.
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Advzip.dic112.00.00.1
AutoContent Wizard11.2.0
Brochure Wizard11.2.0
Camera & Scanner Plug-in11.2.0
Catalog Wizard11.2.0
Conditional Sum Wizard11.2.0
Database Utility11.3.3
Discovering Microsoft Office11.2.0
Entourage.html11.2.0
Entourage Help11.2.3
Entourage Help Index11.2.3
Entourage Read Me.html11.2.3
Excel 11 Type Library11.2.0
Excel Read Me.html11.2.0
FileFormatsInExcel.html11.5.0
FileFormatsInPowerPoint.html11.5.0
FileFormatsInWord.html11.5.0
FontCacheTool1.0.0 (040511)
Genko Wizard (Japanese version)11.2.0
German Dictionary (post-reform)11.0.1
German Dictionary (pre-reform)11.0.1
German Hyph Dict (post-reform)11.0.1
German Hyph Dict (pre-reform)11.0.1
German Hyphenation11.3.0
German Spelling11.0.1
Greeting Wizard (Japanese version)11.2.0
Hagaki Wizard (Japanese version)11.2.0
Handheld Sync Installer1.5
Holidays11.2.0
Holidays (Japanese version)11.2.3
Icon Data11.2.0
Installation Read Me.html11.2.0
Italian Grammar11.0.2
Junk E-Mail Protection11.3.4
Menu Wizard11.2.0
Microsoft Cert Manager1.0.1
Microsoft Clip Gallery11.2.0
Microsoft Component Plugin11.5.0
Microsoft Database Daemon11.3.5
Microsoft Entourage11.4.0
Microsoft Entourage.mdimporter 11.2.3
Microsoft Error Reporting1.0.2
Microsoft Excel11.5.0
Microsoft Excel 2.x-1111.5.0
Microsoft Framework11.4.0
Microsoft Graph11.5.0
Microsoft Messaging Library.bundle1.0.0
Microsoft Messaging Services11.2.0
Microsoft Office11.5.0
Microsoft Office Notifications11.2.3
Microsoft OLE11.3.5
Microsoft OLE Automation11.4.0
Microsoft PowerPoint11.5.0
Microsoft Sync Services 11.2.3
Microsoft Synchronization11.3.3
Microsoft Word11.5.0
MicrosoftCertUI.bundle1.0.1
Newsletter Wizard11.2.0
Office 11 Type Library11.2.0
PowerPoint 11 Type Library11.2.0
PowerPoint Read Me.html11.2.0
Project Gallery Launcher11.2.0
PSS Help11.2.0
Remove Office11.2.0
SAU.tar.gz1.1.2
SaveAsMovie Wizard11.2.0
SetupAssistant.bundle11.2.3
ShMem.bundle11.2.4
Spanish Dictionary11.0.0
Spanish Hyphen Dictionary11.0.0
Spanish Hyphenation11.0.2
Spanish Spelling311.0.2
Swedish Grammar11.0.1
Swedish Grammar Dictionary11.0.1
Timezones11.3.3
Timezones (Japanese version)11.3.4
timezones.xml11.3.3
Visual Basic for Applications11.5.0
Word 11 Type Library11.2.0
Word Open XML11.5.0
Word Read Me.html11.2.0
WordPDE.plugin11.3.9

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Article ID: 953824 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition
  • Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac
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