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Updating Microsoft Office

Microsoft periodically releases software updates to correct problems, remedy security issues and enhance their software. The Macintosh systems were initially configured to periodically check for updates. In some cases, this setting may have been changed. In other cases, you may want to go and get the update manually.

To update you system manually

  • Go to your Applications folder and locate the Microsoft AutoUpdate icon
Auto Update Icon

Auto Update Icon

  • Double click the icon to start the update process
  • Click the Check for Updates button
Auto Update Screen

Auto Update Screen

  • If updates are available, you will be prompted to allow the update program to download and install the updates.

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Photo of Janyne Kizer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJanyne KizerTechnology Support Specialist (919) 515-3609 jmkizer@ncsu.eduExtension Information Technology - NC State University
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