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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Microsoft Announces SP1 for Office 2008 Reply with quote

Microsoft Announces SP1 for Office 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Posted by: Brian

Microsoft today announced the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2008 for Mac. According to the company, this update contains several improvements to enhance security, stability, and overall performance, including fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. Users also will find application-specific updates, including the following:

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it speed things up? I'm still sitting on the sidelines when it comes to Office 2008. Especially after hearing some of the comments from Bobaloo and Devo about it being slow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its still not available, hopefully it will be later today.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
Its still not available, hopefully it will be later today.


My bad. I thought it was out already.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When they say VBA is coming back in the next version, do they mean in 2011 or when SP2 comes out? You never really know with Microsoft, do you? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:

My bad. I thought it was out already.

I just downloaded it from MS's Apple site.

Ben_tex wrote:
When they say VBA is coming back in the next version, do they mean in 2011 or when SP2 comes out? You never really know with Microsoft, do you?

Im pretty sure they mean the next retail release of MS Office, whenever that might be.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great it just crashes on the setup assistant after SP1!
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed it on my iMac, and I don't notice any increase in the application startup speed. It's still slower than the 2004 versions were in Rosetta.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great it just crashes on the setup assistant after SP1!

Got it working finally by trashing some .plist files. It is one hell of a lot speedier now!
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could not get it to install on Office 2008 Home & Student Edition. It didn't see the volume as being eligible.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
Got it working finally by trashing some .plist files. It is one hell of a lot speedier now!

I had to trash the Microsoft Office 2008 settings and OfficePID .plist files too. After that, it worked fine for me. I do think it feels a tad faster with SP1. It's not earth shattering though, and it's still disappointing compared to Office 2004. I was expecting a much larger increase with it going Universal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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trustory wrote:
Got it working finally by trashing some .plist files. It is one hell of a lot speedier now!

I had to trash the Microsoft Office 2008 settings and OfficePID .plist files too. After that, it worked fine for me. I do think it feels a tad faster with SP1. It's not earth shattering though, and it's still disappointing compared to Office 2004. I was expecting a much larger increase with it going Universal.

Word opens up in about 5 seconds now which is a really big improvement over the time before SP1.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works great on my Mac Mini G4 Smile no issues installing...
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
Did it speed things up? I'm still sitting on the sidelines when it comes to Office 2008. Especially after hearing some of the comments from Bobaloo and Devo about it being slow.

I've talked about Office 2008 performance with Bobaloo, but I'm actually using iWork '08. No worries about speed with that suite. It's really worked out well for me.
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed the update, and now I am not able to run Office.

After a successful download and install, each time I try to launch Word (or Excel or PowerPoint) the Microsoft Office Setup Assistant launches instead. After declining to participate in the survey, it goes to the Get Started page with options for online help or registration. I hit "Finish" and Setup Assistant closes, only to launch Microsoft AutoUpdate. After ensuring that there are no other updates available, I exit and try again to launch Word. The whole process begins again.

I tried trashing the OfficePID.plist file as others have done, but that did not resolve the problem.

Any ideas as to why I cannot launch any of the Office apps?

Thanks.
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