This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-004. This update has prerequisites.
If you already have Office 2016 for Mac installed and do not want to get Office for Mac 2011 updates, follow the steps in Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac to remove Office for Mac 2011.
For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB3124585. In addition to the application improvements that are mentioned in this article, Office for Mac 2011 is now available as a subscription offering. For more information about how to subscribe, see Frequently Asked Questions.
Improvements and fixes
This security update provides the latest fixes for Office for Mac 2011. These include the following:
The PowerPoint Broadcast Service option has been removed from the Broadcast service selection field in the Broadcast Slide Show dialog box. You can continue to use other added Broadcast Services in PowerPoint 2011.
Printing multiple emails to PDF now works correctly in Outlook 2011.
Office 365 subscribers are now prompted to upgrade to Office 2016 for Mac.
How to obtain and install the update
Method 1: Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac
This update is available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is provided together with Office. It automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.
Method 2: Microsoft Download Center
You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.
Before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.6.0 update, make sure that you have Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 or a later version installed on your computer. Also, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.5.8 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.
To verify that Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Applications.
Open the Microsoft Office 2011 folder, and then start any Office application. (For example, start Microsoft Word).
On the application menu, click About <application>.
In the About <application> dialog box, notice the version number that is displayed. The number should be 14.1.0 or a later version.
Security update deployment information
For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB3124585.
Update replacement information
This security update replaces security update KB3119517.
How to obtain help and support for this security update
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