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I've purchased Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Office 2011 (single computer), and have installed and activated on my current Mac. Given that I've already activated the software for my current Mac, what steps should I do to move the app to the new Mac, without having any problems re.

  1. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is a version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for macOS. It is the successor to Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and is comparable to Office 2010 for Windows. Office 2011 was followed by Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac released on September 22, 2015, requiring a Mac with an x64 Intel processor and OS X.
  2. I need to set up a current version of Microsoft office 365 word.doc (Mac. Edition) to formate the margins of the footnotes to Turabian style. My mac book OS system is Mojave. Can someone explain how t read more.
  3. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is a version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for macOS. It is the successor to Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and is comparable to Office 2010 for Windows.
  4. 'Microsoft Office 2011 is not supposed to run in Mac OS X Mojave. It was made for Mac OS 10.5.8 and 'later' versions, meaning all versions of Mac OS that were in existence when the product was officially supported. All Microsoft support ended October 2017. That Office 2011 continues to run in Mojave is because Apple deliberately made Mojave so.
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 applications shown on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Initial releaseOctober 26, 2010; 10 years ago
Final release
Operating systemMac OS X 10.5.8 to macOS 10.14.6
PredecessorMicrosoft Office 2008 for Mac
SuccessorMicrosoft Office 2016
TypeOffice suite

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is a version of the Microsoft Officeproductivity suite for macOS. It is the successor to Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and is comparable to Office 2010 for Windows. Office 2011 was followed by Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac released on September 22, 2015, requiring a Mac with an x64 Intel processor and OS X Yosemite or later. Office for Mac 2011 is no longer supported as of October 10, 2017.[2]

New features[edit]

Microsoft Office 2011 includes more robust enterprise support and greater feature parity with the Windows edition. Its interface is now more similar to Office 2007 and 2010 for Windows, with the addition of the ribbon. Support for Visual Basic for Applications macros has returned after having been dropped in Office 2008.[3][4] Purchasing the Home Premium version of Office for Mac will not allow telephone support automatically to query any problems with the VBA interface. There are however, apparently, according to Microsoft Helpdesk, some third party applications that can address problems with the VBA interface with Office for Mac.[citation needed] In addition, Office 2011 supports online collaboration tools such as OneDrive and Office Web Apps, allowing Mac and Windows users to simultaneously edit documents over the web. It also includes limited support for Apple's high-density Retina Displays, allowing the display of sharp text and images, although most icons within applications themselves are not optimized for this.

A new version of Microsoft Outlook, written using Mac OS X's Cocoa API, returns to the Mac for the first time since 2001 and has full support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.[5] It replaces Entourage, which was included in Office 2001, X, 2004 and 2008 for Mac.[6]


Office for Mac 2011 has a number of limitations compared to Office 2010 for Windows. It does not support ActiveX controls,[7] or OpenDocument Format.[8][9] It also cannot handle attachments in Rich Text Format e-mail messages sent from Outlook for Windows, which are delivered as winmail.dat attachments.[citation needed] It also has several human language limitations, such as lack of support for right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew [10] and automatic language detection. [11]

Microsoft does not support CalDAV and CardDAV in Outlook, so there is no way to sync directly Outlook through iCloud. Outlook also does not allow the user to disable Cached Exchange Mode, unlike the Windows version, and it is therefore not possible to connect to an Exchange Server without downloading a local cache of mail and calendar data. [12]

Office for Mac 2011 also has a shorter lifecycle than Office 2010. Support for Office for Mac 2011 was originally scheduled to end on January 12, 2016, but because Office for Mac 2016 did not come out until July 2015, Microsoft extended support until October 10, 2017. [13] As 32-bit software, it will not run on macOS Catalina or later versions of macOS. It is also not officially supported on macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave.[14][15]

Office 2011 Mac Mojave


Two editions are available to the general public. Home & Student provides Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while Home & Business adds Outlook and increased support.[16]Microsoft Messenger 8 is included with both editions, and Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011, which communicates with Microsoft Lync Server, is available only to volume licensing customers.[17] Office 2011 requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later.[18]

Comparison of editions
Applications and servicesHome & StudentHome & BusinessAcademicStandard
OutlookNot includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Communicator or LyncNot includedNot includedIncludedIncluded
Office Web AppsIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Remote Desktop ConnectionNot includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Information Rights ManagementIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Windows SharePoint Services SupportNot includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Technical support90 days1 year90 days?

The Home & Student edition is available in a single license for one computer and a family pack for three computers. The Home & Business edition is available in a single license for one computer and a multi-pack for two computers. The Standard edition is only available through Volume Licensing.[19] The Academic edition was created for higher education students, staff and faculty, and includes one installation.[20] Office for Mac is also available as part of Microsoft's Office 365 subscription programme.


Microsoft announced Office 2011 in 2009.[21] There were 6 beta versions released:

  • Beta 1
  • Beta 2 (Version 14.0.0, Build 100326)
  • Beta 3 (Build 100519)—announced on May 25, 2010[22]
  • Beta 4 (Build 100526)
  • Beta 5 (Build 100709)
  • Beta 6 (Build 100802)

Access to beta versions was by invitation only,[23] although leaked copies were circulated among Mac file sharing websites.[24]

The final version was released to manufacturing on September 10, 2010,[25] was available to volume license customers a day later,[26] and made available to the general public on October 26, 2010.[27] Service Pack 1 was released on April 12, 2011.[28]

See also[edit]

Microsoft Office 2011 Mac Os X Mojave


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  3. ^Keizer, Gregg (May 14, 2008). 'Microsoft will bring back macros to Mac Office in 2011'. Computerworld. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  4. ^Seff, Jonathan (May 13, 2008). 'Microsoft to bring back Visual Basic in Office for Mac'. Macworld. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  5. ^'How to obtain support for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 connectivity problems with Exchange Server'. Support (34.0 ed.). Microsoft. September 12, 2013.
  6. ^Miller, Dan (February 11, 2010). 'Microsoft Announces Office for Mac 2011'. Macworld. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  7. ^'Known issues in Excel 2011'. Microsoft. September 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  8. ^answer from Michel Bintener Microsoft MVP (Macintosh), Discussion in the forum of a user of Microsoft Office:Mac Archived February 13, 2011, at WebCite
  9. ^Office 2011: Mac-Version mit Outlook, aber ohne Opendocument, in German. Archived February 13, 2011, at WebCite
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  14. ^Haslam, Karen. 'Which Mac apps won't work in macOS Catalina?'. Macworld. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  15. ^Weir, Andy (June 5, 2017). 'Microsoft says Office for Mac 2011 will not be supported on macOS 10.13 High Sierra'. Neowin. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  16. ^'Office for Mac 2011—Compare'. Microsoft. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  17. ^'Announcing Communicator for Mac'. Office for Mac Blog. Microsoft. September 24, 2010. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  18. ^'Office System Requirements'. Microsoft Office for Mac. Microsoft. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
  19. ^Michaels, Philip (August 2, 2010). 'Microsoft sets pricing, October release for Office 2011'. Macworld. Retrieved November 7, 2010.
  20. ^'Office for Mac 2011 Hitting Store Shelves This October'. Microsoft Office Press. Microsoft. Retrieved November 19, 2010.
  21. ^Snell, Jason (August 13, 2009). 'Microsoft: Next Mac Office due late 2010 with Outlook'. Macworld. Retrieved November 14, 2009.
  22. ^McLean, Prince (May 25, 2010). 'Microsoft's Office 2011 beta 3 for Mac gets new icons'. AppleInsider. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  23. ^Sams, Brad (July 25, 2010). 'Office 2011 for Mac beta invites sent out'. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  24. ^Paliath, Paul. 'Beta 2 of Microsoft Office 2011 leaked'. GeekSmack. Archived from the original on April 13, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
  25. ^'Office for Mac 2011 hits RTM'. Office for Mac Blog. Microsoft. September 10, 2010. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  26. ^Weintraub, Seth (September 21, 2010). 'Office for Mac hits Microsoft volume licensing servers'. 9to5 Mac. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
  27. ^Mac Mojo Team (September 28, 2010). 'Office for Mac 2011 in the Store This October'. Office for Mac Blog. Microsoft. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  28. ^'Microsoft Office for Mac Downloads and Updates'. Office For Mac. Microsoft. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
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If you’re excited about the release of the macOS Mojave and are keen to install it and try it out, but need to be able to run High Sierra as well, you can create multiple volumes on your startup disk and boot from whichever one you choose.

So, why dual booting is a good idea? For example, High Sierra was the last version of macOS that fully supported 32-bit applications. It’s likely that in Mojave, if a 32-bit app runs at all, it will have problems with performance and stability. Microsoft Office 2011 is 32-bit, as is Adobe CS 6. So, if you want to keep using those apps, you’ll need to run them in High Sierra. That means you’ll need to install macOS Mojave on a separate volume.

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There are several different ways to dual boot High Sierra and Mojave beta. You could run a virtual machine, say Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion, and install Mojave on that. Or you could install Mojave on an external drive and boot from that when you want to use it. However, if you want the best possible performance, it’s better to install the OS natively on its own volume.

Step 1: Create space on your startup disk for another volume

Running two different versions of the operating system on the same drive takes up lots of space, especially when you install applications and start using them. To free up space for the new volume, you should uninstall any apps you don’t use and get rid of ‘junk’ files the OS has created but aren’t needed. These include temporary files, caches, and files created by Photos and iTunes.

The easiest way to remove all those files and free up space is to run CleanMyMac X. In just a few clicks, you can remove up to 74 GB of junk files. Here's how to use it:

  1. Download CleanMyMac (for free) and launch the app.
  2. Click Run to start the Smart Scan.
  3. Click Remove.

Then you can go to the Uninstaller tab and remove the apps you no longer use or need. Plus, consider using the Large & Old Files tool that allows you to scan your system for files you didn't open for months and delete the unneeded ones. That will save you tons of space.

Step 2: Create a new partition or add a volume

Until High Sierra, the only way to add a new volume to your startup disk was to partition it. High Sierra introduced a new file system, APFS and that added a new way to create volumes.

How to choose whether to create a new partition or add a volume

If your Mac’s startup disk is formatted using MacOS Extended, even if it’s running High Sierra, you should follow the instructions to partition the disk. If it’s formatted as APFS, you should use the ‘Add a volume’ method. APFS disks are containers that can house multiple volumes. Storage space for each volume is managed dynamically, meaning that free space can be swapped from one volume to the other as necessary.

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Here's how to check the format of your startup disk:

  1. Go to the Apple menu and choose About this Mac.
  2. In the Overview, click System Report.
  3. Choose the Storage section under Hardware.
  4. The fourth item down on the list, File System, will either say APFS or MacOS Extended.

How to partition your hard drive

Partitioning a drive doesn’t erase it. However, as with any process involving low level tasks on a disk, it carries a risk of data loss. So, you should always backup your Mac before partitioning a disk. You can do that by running a Time Machine backup manually just before you start, if you use Time Machine. If you don’t use Time Machine, run a backup using application you normally backup with. If you don’t have a regular backup routine, clone you startup disk using a tool like Get Backup Pro, CarbonCopyCloner, or SuperDuper.

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  1. Backup your hard drive. Don’t do anything more until that’s done.
  2. Go to Applications > Utilities and launch Disk Utility.
  3. Click the Partition button in the toolbar.
  4. You’ll see a pie chart representing the two volumes.
  5. Click the “+” button.
  6. Disk Utility will split the volume in two. If your startup disk has more than half of its capacity free, the volumes will be of equal size. Otherwise, one will be big enough to house the existing data, and the other will be whatever free space is left.
  7. Click on each volume in turn and name them Mojave, for the new volume, and High Sierra for the existing one.
  8. Type in the data size you want for each volume, or drag the slider on the pie chart.
  9. Click the Format menu and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
  10. Click Apply.
  11. Choose Show Details to display the step-by-step process for creating a new volume.
  12. When Disk Utility reports that it’s finished, click Done.

You’ll now see two volumes in the Finder, one called High Sierra and one called Mojave.

  1. Launch the App Store and go to the Updates section.
  2. Find the Mojave update there.
  3. Click Update.
  4. Once the download has finished, click Continue.
  5. Agree to the terms.
  6. Click Agree to confirm you’ve read the terms.
  7. Choose Show All Disks to see your new partition.
  8. Select the Mojave partition.
  9. Click Install.

Once the installation has finished, your Mac will restart into the Mojave partition and you’ll see the Setup Assistant. Follow the instructions onscreen to set up Mojave. You’ll be given the option to transfer data from another Mac, which could be your High Sierra partition, or from a Time Machine backup. It’s up to you whether you choose to do that or run Mojave as a completely clean install.

To reboot into High Sierra, go to the Apple menu, choose System Preferences and click on the Startup disk pane. Choose the High Sierra partition. Whenever you want to boot into the other version of macOS, just go back to System Preferences > Startup Disk and choose the one you want.

How to add a volume to APFS drives

If your Mac’s main disk is formatted as APFS, Apple recommends that you add a volume, rather than partition your drive.

  1. Go to Applications > Utilities and launch Disk Utility.
  2. Click the View button in the toolbar and choose Show All Devices.
  3. Select an existing APFS volume in the sidebar and press the Add Volume button (it’s a disk with a “+”on it) in the toolbar.
  4. Give the new volume a name, say “Mojave.”
  5. Click the Format menu and choose APFS.
  6. If you want to set maximum or minimum storage limits for the volume, click Size Option and enter values. “Reserve” is the minimum size the volume can be and “Quota” is the maximum. When you’ve done that , click Ok.
  7. Click Add.

You can now install Mojave on the new volume by following the instructions above

Step 3: Install macOS Mojave on an external disk

The process for installing Mojave on an external disk is very similar to the one for installing it on a new volume. You can use an external hard disk, SSD, or USB flash drive. Just make sure it’s at least 16GB in capacity.

Plug the drive or USB stick into your Mac.

  1. Launch Disk Utility.
  2. Click on the disk in the sidebar.
  3. Choose the Erase tab.
  4. Give the disk a name.
  5. Click the Format menu.
  6. Choose MacOS Extended (Journaled) or APFS.
  7. If the partition map menu is available, choose GUID Partition Map.
  8. Press Erase.

Once your drive is erased, you can install Mojave. If you need some help, here's a comprehensive guide on how to do that.

Running two versions of the operating system on the same Mac isn’t for everyone. But it’s not difficult to do, and it’s perfect if you want to try out the public beta of Mojave, but still need to run High Sierra. Follow the instructions above to dual boot High Sierra and Mojave and you’ll be running both in no time.