Description of the Office for Mac 2011 14.0.2 Update

Applies to: Office for Mac 2011


Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Additionally, this update contains improvements to stability and reliability.


Update details

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office for Mac 2011 14.0.2 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for all Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 applications

  • Reliability is improved when you open Office for Mac documents by using third-party applications.
    This update fixes an issue that causes Office for Mac documents not to open by using certain third-party applications.
  • Office for Mac Updater request users to close Microsoft AutoUpdate during the update process.
    This update fixes an issue that causes Office for Mac updater to request users to close AutoUpdate when the Office updater is running. When the users close AutoUpdate, the updater also stops the Office update process.

Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved.
    This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you import a .pst file that contains categories. Specifically, categories that have no category names assigned to them.


Before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.0.2 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.

How to obtain the update

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

Download Download the Microsoft Office for Mac 14.0.2 Update package now.

Release Date: December 13, 2010

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
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Updated Files

For a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then on the File menu, click Show Files.

Note The Office for Mac 2011 14.0.2 Update is also available from AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, on the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

For more information about resources for Office for Mac 2011, visit the following Microsoft website:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.