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How to Update Microsoft Office for Mac OS X

Update Microsoft Office for Mac OS X using the Microsoft AutoUpdate application.

Office Updates for Mac OS X

To update Microsoft Office for Mac OS X, do the following:

  1. Make sure you have a working Internet connection.

  2. Open any Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.). You do not have to do this for each program; Microsoft AutoUpdate will download updates for all Office products.

  3. Click [Help] > [Check for Updates].

  4. Click [Check for Updates]. Software updates appear in the Microsoft AutoUpdatewindow.

  5. Click [Install].

    5a. Note: You will need to close the Microsoft application you opened in step 2 in order to be able to download any updates to that application.

  6. More updates may still be available. Repeat steps 1 through 6 until the Microsoft AutoUpdate window says, “There are no updates available for your Microsoft software at this time.”

  7. When you are done, click on the [AutoUpdate] menu and select [Quit].

Note: You do not have to do this for each Microsoft Office Application. Microsoft AutoUpdate will download updates for all Office products regardless of the program you opened for step 2 above.

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.

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