Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP3 Fixes Outlook, PowerPoint Bugs

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Microsoft Office users on OS X may not get the new Office 2013 that was released for Windows Tuesday, but the Redmond-based company has at least released an update with important bug fixes for the existing retail and subscription users of the Office for Mac 2011 productivity suite. The update, version 14.3 (a.k.a. "Service Pack 3"), addresses a pesky bug with non-Exchange calendars in Outlook, along with several fixes for PowerPoint.

Office Mac 2011 14.3 Service Pack 3

This update provides the latest fixes to Office for Mac 2011. These include the following:

  • Meeting invitation times are displayed inaccurately in Outlook for Mac

Fixes an issue that causes meeting invitation times from non-Exchange calendar servers to be off by one hour during certain times of the year.

  • Slides in collapsed sections cover other slides in Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint for Mac

Fixes a display issue that involves collapsed sections in Slide Sorter view.

  • Hash tags (#) in hyperlinks aren’t saved correctly in PowerPoint for Mac

Fixes an issue in which hyperlinks that contain hash tags (#) aren’t saved correctly.

  • Crash occurs when you use Paste Special with a partial table in PowerPoint for Mac

Fixes an issue that causes PowerPoint to crash when you use the Paste Special option to copy and paste part of a table.

  • RTF text that’s saved in PowerPoint for Windows can’t be pasted into PowerPoint for Mac

Fixes an issue in which RTF text that’s saved in PowerPoint for Windows can’t be copied and pasted into PowerPoint for Mac.

The 14.3 update weighs in at 105.6 MB and can be downloaded now from Microsoft’s support site or via Microsoft AutoUpdate on OS X. It requires OS X 10.5.8 or later and the 14.2.3 update released in July 2012.

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