Microsoft Corp. today released Office 2001 Service Release 1, an update for its Office 2001 productivity software suite for the Macintosh. The update is ready for download from Microsoft’s Web site now.
Office 2001 itself is comprised of four major components: Word, a word processing application; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Entourage, a contact management and e-mail client; and PowerPoint, a presentation application. The software is a mainstay for corporations and other businesses, and offers cross-platform compatibility with Windows-based Office software as well.
According to Microsoft, the service release is not a required upgrade for Office 2001 users, but it is recommended. The software “provides continued compatibility and support for users of Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS X in the Classic environment,” according to Microsoft.
Changes in the service release include the following:
International language support improvements
Fixes in saving Word 4.0 document formats properly
FileMaker import improvements
List manager compatibility improvements with previous versions of Excel
Opens presentations with linked files if the linked files are in the same folder as the presentation
Several Web page compatibility improvements, including displaying in Netscape Navigator correctly and creating presentations as a Web page
You can start Internet Explorer at the same time without causing the computer to stop responding
Perform advance rebuilds of databases and recover databases even if they are badly damaged
No duplication of custom categories imported from Palm Desktop during synchronization
Several e-mail improvements, including deleting mail folders on Sun and Mac.com IMAP mail servers, and properly retrieving messages from various third party mail servers
In order to use the service release, you’ll need to have the full version of Microsoft Office installed on your Mac. Microsoft recommends that Mac OS X users operate the updater in Mac OS 9.1 instead. Separate service release packs have been created for English and Japanese versions of Office 2001; please visit the Web site at the link below for more info.
Download Office 2001 for Mac Service Release 1