MS11-072: Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.3 Update: September 13, 2011

Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-072. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft website:

Update details

This update improves stability, reliability, and security.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office for Mac 2011 14.1.3 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

  • Office documents open in all browsers
    This update resolves an issue that causes Office documents not to open in certain browsers. BUG #: 244708 (MacBU Main Bugbase)

Improvements for Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved in PowerPoint
    This update fixes an issue that causes PowerPoint to close unexpectedly. This issue occurs when you press the Command and Tab keys to open another application when you are in Presenter view. BUG #: 250488 (MacBU Main Bugbase)

Improvements for Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved in Excel
    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to close unexpectedly in the following situations:
  • PivotTable field setting enabled.
    This update enables the PivotTable field setting Show Items with no data. BUG #: 244661 (MacBU Main Bugbase)

Improvements for Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

  • Citation options in Dutch appear correctly.
    This update fixes an issue that causes the Dutch version of Word to change the citation options to English after you install Office for Mac 2011 14.1 Service Pack 1. BUG #: 250006 (MacBU Main Bugbase)

Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

  • Contact images display in the Contacts Search box
    This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook not to display contact images in the Contacts Search box. BUG #: 251420 (MacBU Main Bugbase)
  • Import from Apple Mail is disabled in Outlook on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    This update disables the option to import from Apple Mail in Outlook because it does not work as expected in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. BUG #: 251286 (MacBU Main Bugbase)
  • The "Remove from View" option is enabled for shared calendars
    This update fixes an issue that occurs when the user adds shared calendars and opens the contextual menu for the shared calendar. The Remove from View option is disabled from the contextual menu. BUG #: 249417 (MacBU Main Bugbase)
  • Free/busy information for Exchange 2003-based mailboxes displays correctly
    This update fixes an issues that causes the display of free/busy information for Exchange 2003-based mailboxes to be off by one hour when scheduling a meeting. BUG #: 251183 (MacBU Main Bugbase)
  • Time zone information is updated
    This update provides updated time zone information. BUG #: 251248 (MacBU Main Bugbase)

Previously released improvements included in this update


This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2011 updates since the release of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1 Update. For more information about the improvements in a previous update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2555784 Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2011 14.1.3 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 (Tiger) 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.

Additionally, you must install Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1 Update before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.1.3 Update.

To verify the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2011 folder, and then open any Office application (for example, open Word).
  3. On the Word menu, click About Word.
  4. In the About Word dialog box, compare the version number next to Latest Installed Update.

How to obtain the update

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

Download Download the Microsoft Office for Mac 14.1.3 Update package now.

Release Date: September 13, 2011

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.

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.
Notes
The Office 2011 14.1.3 Update is also available from Microsoft 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:

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 2598783 - Last Review: Sep 24, 2011 - Revision: 1

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