Microsoft releases updates for Mac Office v.X and 2004 today. Microsoft pulled previous update citing that the patches were not thoroughly tested and not ready for deployment. Later, Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit clarified that there is nothing wrong with the patches.
You can download them for Office 2004 and for Office v. X (and the Office 2004 updater should be available via Microsoft AutoUpdate as well). These updates can be applied whether or not you installed the pre-release updaters that were briefly available last week.
This update contains several improvements for PowerPoint and Entourage.
Applies to: Office 2004 Standard Edition, Office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition, Office 2004 Professional Edition, Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004.
- Before you install this update, make sure that the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.0 Update is installed on your computer.
- Operating system: Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or a later version of Mac OS.
This update contains several improvements to enhance stability in PowerPoint.
Applies to: Office v. X, Microsoft Word X for Mac, Microsoft Excel X for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint X for Mac, Microsoft Entourage X for Mac.Requirements:
- Before you install this update, make sure that the Microsoft Office v. X for Mac 10.1.8 Update is installed on your computer.
- Operating system: Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma) or a later version of Mac OS.