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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. This article describes the following information about the update:
  • Improvements in the update
  • How to obtain the update

INTRODUCTION

This article discusses the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update. This update addresses vulnerabilities in Office 2004 for Mac that could enable an attacker to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update also addresses issues in Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac and in Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac. Additionally, this update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2004 for Mac updates.

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Improvements in the update

The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update includes the following improvements:
    Improvements for Office 2004 for Mac
    • Stability is improved when you work with graphics that contain embedded EPS data
      This update fixes an issue that can cause Office 2004 for Mac programs to close unexpectedly when you work with graphics that contain embedded Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) data.
    • Documents that use German Proofing Tools open correctly
      This update fixes an issue for users of Mac OS X 10.4.6 that causes Office 2004 for Mac programs to close unexpectedly when you open documents that contain German content. To determine whether content is designated as German, click Language on the Tools menu.

    Improvements for PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
    • Security is improved
      This update addresses vulnerabilities in PowerPoint 2004 for Mac that could enable an attacker to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

    Improvements for Entourage 2004 for Mac
    • Synchronization with Microsoft Exchange mailboxes is improved
      This update fixes a synchronization issue that occurs when Entourage 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) are both used to access calendar items in the same Exchange mailbox. When this issue occurs, some calendar items do not appear in the Entourage 2004 for Mac calendar.
    • Stability is improved when you use SSL to connect to LDAP servers
      This update fixes an issue that causes Entourage 2004 for Mac to close unexpectedly when it connects to some Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers by using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.

  • Previously released improvements included in this update
    For more information about previously released improvements that are included in this update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    883951  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883951/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1
    915054  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915054/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.1.1 Update
    915055  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915055/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 2
    915056  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915056/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.1 Update
    915057  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915057/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.3 Update
  • This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2004 for Mac updates. For information about improvements in a previous update, read the corresponding Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article.

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:


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Release Date: June 13, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Note The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps your Microsoft software up to date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. On the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

For more information and for resources for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac (http://www.microsoft.com/mac)
Note The Readme file that is included with the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update includes the following important release information:
  • System requirements
  • Information about how to determine whether the service pack is installed
  • Information about support options for this update

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac
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