By I-Hsien Sherwood | i.sherwood@latinospost.com (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Feb 04, 2013 11:42 AM EST

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch of the company's Microsoft 365 cloud service in New York, June 28, 2011. (Photo : Reuters)

Microsoft Office 2013 and its subscription-based counterpart Office 365 have been released for Windows, but what about Mac users?

Mac versions of Office Suite usually take about a year to hit the market, but with a new update Office 365 subscribers can use Office for Mac 2011 as one of their five allotted installations.

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"Microsoft made available this week an update to its Office for Mac 2011 product which includes some fixes, plus activation support so that it can be installed as part of Microsoft's newest Office 365 subscription offerings," writes ZDNet.

"Those who want to use Office for Mac 2011 as one of their 5 installs in Office 365 Home Premium or one of their 2 installs in Office 365 Univeristy can grab this update, which is designated as 14.3. It requires Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later."

When Office for Mac 2013 does finally come out (it might be Office for Mac 2014 by then), Office 365 subscribers will be able to upgrade and convert their installation.

Even if you're not interested in subscribing to Office 365, the update does include bug fixes, according to Microsoft:

  • Meeting invitation times are displayed inaccurately in Outlook for Mac
    Fixes an issue that causes meeting invitation times from non-Exchange calendar servers to be off by one hour during certain times of the year.
  • Slides in collapsed sections cover other slides in Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint for Mac
    Fixes a display issue that involves collapsed sections in Slide Sorter view.
  • Hash tags (#) in hyperlinks aren't saved correctly in PowerPoint for Mac
    Fixes an issue in which hyperlinks that contain hash tags (#) aren't saved correctly.
  • Crash occurs when you use Paste Special with a partial table in PowerPoint for Mac
    Fixes an issue that causes PowerPoint to crash when youuse the Paste Specialoption to copy and paste part of a table.
  • RTF text that's saved in PowerPoint for Windows can't be pasted into PowerPoint for Mac
    Fixes an issue in which RTF text that's saved in PowerPoint for Windows can't be copied and pasted into PowerPoint for Mac.

If you're using Office for Mac 2011 now, will you to subscribe to Office 365?

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