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The End of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Is Nigh

by Josh Centers

If you still use Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, it’s time to make some decisions. Two upcoming events could make it unsuitable or even unusable in the future:

Although Office 2011 should work in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Microsoft is offering no guarantees [3], saying “Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided.” In other words, if you use Office 2011 in High Sierra, you’re on your own.

In summary, if you still rely on Office 2011, you should consider one of the following options:

Weigh your options, but make a choice soon. The longer you hold off on the transition, the more painful it will likely be.

[1]: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Office-support-for-macOS-10-13-High-Sierra-80bbd3cc-2412-4593-988a-1c5607b26b28
[2]: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/06/apple-to-phase-out-32-bit-mac-apps/
[3]: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Office-support-for-macOS-10-13-High-Sierra-80bbd3cc-2412-4593-988a-1c5607b26b28
[4]: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/officeformac
[5]: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/officeformac
[6]: http://tidbits.com/article/17343