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How to obtain Office for Mac software updates

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Microsoft provides updates for Microsoft Office for Mac applications. Updates for Microsoft products for the Macintosh contain security enhancements and improvements in stability and performance. 
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You can download the updates within Office applications or by downloading it directly from the web.


To obtain updates, converters, and other software for Microsoft products for the Macintosh, visit the following Microsoft website:  Note This webpage provides links to each download file. Installation instructions and important support information are also provided.

Within Office for Mac application:

To obtain updates with Office for Mac applications, follow these steps:

Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac included with Office, can keep Microsoft software up to date. When AutoUpdate is set to check for updates automatically on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, you do not have to search for important updates and information; AutoUpdate delivers them directly to your computer. To do this: 

1.Start any Office for Mac application on your computer. 
2.Click Help menu, click Check for Updates.
3.Under How would you like to check for software updates?, click Automatically.

Click the Check for Updates button.

Tip If you do not want AutoUpdate to appear automatically when new updates are available, select Manually under How would you like to check for software updates?

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Article ID: 323601 - Last Review: 09/28/2012 16:22:00 - Revision: 10.0

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