Jun 04, 2019 Applies to: Office for Mac, Office 2019 for Mac, Office 2016 for Mac. Apple has long encouraged application developers to adopt the 64-bit runtime environment, and we've been hearing from customers that 64-bit versions of Office for Mac are desirable to enable larger address spaces, better performance, and new innovative features. If your Windows PC is running Windows 10, consider getting Office Home & Student 2019. If your Windows PC is running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 and you are not upgrading to Windows 10 at this time, consider getting Office Home & Student 2016 (or another. Dec 02, 2019 Here's what you can do if you upgraded to Catalina on your Mac and Microsoft Office won't work anymore. The Office Home & Student 2019 bundle from. Aug 27, 2018 Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.
Applies to:Office for Mac, Office 2019 for Mac, Office 2016 for Mac
Apple has long encouraged application developers to adopt the 64-bit runtime environment, and we've been hearing from customers that 64-bit versions of Office for Mac are desirable to enable larger address spaces, better performance, and new innovative features. All releases of Office for Mac after August 22, 2016 are 64-bit only.
For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site. Applies to: Office 2011, Office 2011 Home and Business Edition, Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Outlook 2011, Office for Mac Standard 2011 Edition, Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Student 2011, and Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011. See your options to upgrade your version of office with or without a subscription. Skip to main content. Activate Office 2010; Activate Office for Mac 2011; Language, 32/64-bit, and other options. Version of Office such as Office Home & Student or Office Home & Business, you need to buy the latest version.
What does this change mean for me?
If you use Office for Mac but don't use any add-ins, you should be unaffected by this change.
If you use or develop add-ins in Office for Mac, you may need to update those add-ins to 64-bit.
I develop add-ins or write VBA for Office for Mac. What do I need to know?
The work required to update your add-ins for 64-bit will vary based on the code.
For example, any use of VBA's DECLARE statement to load external functions in compiled dynamic libraries will require that those libraries support 64-bit. The VBA code itself will continue to work as VBA is transitioned to 64-bit, but you'll need to update the external libraries.
If you need guidance on making this transition or have additional questions, please let us know by emailing Office64@microsoft.com and we'll be glad to help.
Question: I upgraded to Catalina on my Mac and now Microsoft Office won’t work; what can I do?
Answer: One of the side effects of tech companies taking their platforms to new levels is that, often times, older software programs will no longer work.
The most recent version of Apple’s MacOS — known as Catalina — is having a major impact on those who upgraded without understanding that their older 32-bit programs would no longer run.
If your version of Microsoft Office is older than Office 2016 v15.35, you’ll have to choose from a variety of costly or time consuming and complicated options.
If you have Office 2016, you should be able to upgrade to the 64-bit version through Microsoft’s standard upgrade process if for some reason it hasn’t already been updated.
Option 1: Purchase new software
You can purchase the Office Home & Student 2019 bundle from Microsoft for $149.99 or the Office Home & Business bundle for $249.99. The primary difference in the two packages is the business version includes Outlook.
Option 2: Start renting Microsoft Office
Microsoft is trying to get users to convert from a single purchase package that will eventually expire to their subscription 'SaaS' (Software as a Service) platform known as Office 365.
This means you either pay monthly ($6.99 for Home & Student) or annually ($69.99 for Home & Student or $99 for Business) from now on.
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Option 3: Switch to Google’s offerings
If your needs for productivity software are very basic, you may find the free options available from Google through a Google Drive account to be acceptable.
It includes Docs, Sheets and Slides which are Google’s version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, although nowhere near as powerful. Though it’s a web-based tool, there are options for editing your documents when you are offline.
Option 4: Revert back to Mojave
There is no simple way to go back to the previous version (Mojave), so this option is very time consuming and complicated, as you’ll have to wipe your hard drive and reinstall everything. Depending upon which version of the MacOS your computer shipped with, you may have to use an external hard drive to complete the reversion.
How to check for 32-bit programs
For those who are considering an upgrade to Catalina, a good first step is to see what 32-bit programs you are currently running to determine if they are important to you or not.
To do this, click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner, then on 'About This Mac' and then on 'System Report.' When the report opens up, scroll down to the 'Software' section and click on 'Applications.'
An alphabetical list of applications will appear with various details about each one. If you scroll to the far right, you should see a column that says '64-Bit' and the words 'Yes' or 'No' for each application. To make it easier to see the Application Name and whether it’s 64-bit or not, drag the 64-bit header from the far right to the far left so it’s right next to the 'Application Name' column.
Go through the list looking for your critical programs to make sure they are 64-bit or to see if a 64-bit version is available from the creator of the program before upgrading to Catalina.
Ken Colburn is the founder and CEO of Data Doctors Computer Services. Ask any tech question at: facebook.com/DataDoctors.