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The Office Mac Help Site is provided as a resource to help Microsoft Office: Mac users. Questions and answers come from the Office for Mac forums and Microsoft MVPs.


Trial for Office for Mac 2011 is no longer available for download. Microsoft has released Office365 that does have a trial. Buying via link to Amazon (price varies) for a one year subscription but is less than full price from Microsoft $99.00. Installs on five computers Mac or PC. Includes upgrade to new version of Office for Mac when it's released at no additional cost. Includes 1T OneDrive space.

Office 2016 for Mac Preview is available to download. Requires Yosemite OS X 10.10.

http://products.office.com/en-US/mac/mac-preview

Office 2016 for Mac is a "Preview" aka "Public Beta" release. The purpose of the release is for Microsoft to gather feedback from users to fix issues and see feature requests. Send feedback using the Smile feature located under the search field in the upper right corner of the Outlook window. Feedback goes directly to the appropriate product manager.

FAQs: http://products.office.com/en-US/mac/mac-preview#faq

You can use both Office 2011 and Office 2016 at the same time. However it's recommended to have only one Outlook identity open at a time. I do not recommend you test drive Outlook 2016 if you have POP accounts. There is no rebuild and there are no export options.


OS X Compatibility

Office for Mac 2016 requires Yosemite 10.10.

Office 2011 runs under Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.

Office 2008 runs under Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite. There are a few minor quirks under Mavericks. Entourage opens with a new compose window. Office 2008 is End of Life software. It will receive no further updates.

Office for Mac 2004 is a PowerPC app and will not run under Lion or newer. Runs under Snow Leopard. Office 2004 is End of Life software. It will receive no further updates.

If you have upgraded and can no longer access your email, you can contact me for recovery and upgrade to either Entourage 2008, Outlook 2011 or Apple Mail.


Purchase Office through our Amazon links and help support this site. (includes free shipping) Note prices may vary.

Exchange Users: Entourage 2008 supports Exchange 2003. Outlook 2011 requires Exchange 2007 or higher. Outlook 2016 requires Exchange 2010 SP2 or higher. Support for Exchange 2007 has been dropped.


  • Office for Mac 2008 Home & Student (3 installs - you can install on e desktops and 3 laptops but you cannot use on both laptop and computer at the same time)
  • Office for Mac 2008 Home & Business (1 install - You can install on one desktop and one laptop but you cannot use both at same time.)
  • Office for Mac 2008 Home & Business Upgrade (1 install - You can install on one desktop and one laptop but you cannot use both at same time. Eligible for any licensed user of Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition suite or application, or any Office for Mac 2001-2004 suite or application. Not for current Office 2008)

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