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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:
  • The improvements that are included in the update.
  • How to obtain the update.

INTRODUCTION

The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update contains several improvements to enhance security and stability. This includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code.

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System requirements

Before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or a later version of Mac OS.

To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu, and then click More Information.

Additionally, the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update. To verify that the Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update is installed, select the Microsoft Component Plugin file in the Microsoft Office 2004/Office folder on the hard disk, and then click Get Info on the File menu.

For more information about the Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
930402  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930402/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update

Update details

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update includes the following improvements:
    Improvements for all Office 2004 for Mac programs
    • Security is improved
      This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2004 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory by using malicious code.

    Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac
    • Junk e-mail filter list is updated
      This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Entourage 2004 for Mac with a more current definition of which e-mail messages are considered junk e-mail.

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DF802A1E-5E81-41E3-83B5-6D83AF659A80&displaylang=en) Release Date: February 13, 2007

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.

Notes
  • The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. On the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

    For more information about resources for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac (http://www.microsoft.com/mac)
  • The Read Me file that is included with the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update includes the following important release information:
    • The minimum system requirements.
    • Instructions for installing the update.
    • Information about how to troubleshoot problems with installing the update.
    • Information about the updated files that this update adds or changes.

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