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Microsoft has released security bulletins MS08-014 and MS08-016. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletins, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites.

Security Bulletin MS08-014 (
Security Bulletin MS08-016 (

Update details

The Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update contains several changes that improve security and stability. These changes include fixes for vulnerabilities that let an attacker overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code.


Before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

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

Additionally, the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update. To verify that the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update is installed, follow these steps:
  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2004 folder, and then open the Office folder.
  3. Click the Microsoft Component Plugin file.
  4. On the File menu, click Get Info.
  5. Click General. The version information is displayed.

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 11.4.1 Update package now. (

Release Date: March 11, 2008

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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  • The Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 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. Then, click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

    For more information about resources for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
  • The Read Me file that is included with the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update includes the following important release information:
    • The minimum system requirements
    • Instructions about how to install the update
    • Information about how to troubleshoot problems that may occur when you install 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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