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Restart your Mac and open any Microsoft Office app to reactivate. Activated but still prompted to activate. You've activated but you're still being asked to activate, or you keep seeing messages for 'Activate Office to Create and Edit' when you've already activated: Quit the app. If you downloaded Office from the Mac App Store, and have automatic updates turned on, your apps will update automatically. But you can also manually download the updates: Open the Mac App Store from your Dock or Finder. Click Updates on the left side menu, then click Update All, or the Update button next to the apps that you want to update. The 16.53 version of Microsoft Word for Mac is provided as a free download on our software library. This Mac download was scanned by our antivirus and was rated as clean. This Mac app was originally developed by Microsoft. The size of the latest setup package available for download is 1.1 GB.

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Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) version 3.18 and later includes the msupdate command-line tool. The msupdate tool can be used to start the update process for Microsoft applications produced for Mac, such as Office. The tool is primarily designed to give IT administrators more precise control over when updates are applied. You can download the latest version of MAU from this link.

msupdate works by sending Apple Events to the MAU daemon. On macOS 10.14 Mojave and later, you may see a privacy prompt when running msupdate for the first time. If you are using an enterprise management tool such as Jamf Pro, you should deploy a Privacy Preferences Policy Control (PPPC) payload to pre-approve access. Samples of such a payload can be downloaded from GitHub.

Use the following steps to start using the tool:

  1. Open the Terminal application
  2. Enter cd /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS
  3. Run ./msupdate --help

The following options are displayed:

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Examples of how to use msupdate

  • Display the current configuration parameters for MAU:./msupdate --config
  • Display the current configuration parameters in machine-readable format:./msupdate --config --format plist
  • List all available updates:./msupdate --list
  • Download and install all available updates:./msupdate --install
  • Download and install the latest updates for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint:./msupdate --install --apps MSWD2019 XCEL2019 PPT32019
  • Download and install a version-specific update for Outlook:./msupdate --install --apps OPIM2019 --version 16.17.180090901
  • Download and install latest available updates for Excel, wait for 180 seconds (3 minutes) before closing Excel, and display 'Excel will close in 3 minutes to install updates.' on macOS banner notification to notify user:./msupdate --install --apps XCEL2019 -t 180 -m 'Excel will close in 3 minutes to install updates.'

Note

To use the -t and -m modifiers, you must be using Microsoft AutoUpdate 4.24 or later.

Application identifiers

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The following table lists the Microsoft applications for Mac supported by MAU. The identifier is used when specifying the --apps parameter. When specifying multiple applications on the command-line, separate identifiers with a space.

ApplicationIdentifier
WordMSWD2019
ExcelXCEL2019
PowerPointPPT32019
OutlookOPIM2019
OneNoteONMC2019
MAUMSau04
OneDriveONDR18
TeamsTEAM01
Skype for BusinessMSFB16
Remote DesktopMSRD10
Intune Company PortalIMCP01
Defender ATPWDAV00
Edge CanaryEDCN01
Edge DevEDDV01
Edge BetaEDBT01
Edge StableEDGE01

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  • The identifiers for the Office apps, such as Word and Outlook, can be used for the following versions:
    • Office for Mac (Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription plan)
    • Office LTSC for Mac 2021 (volume license)
    • Office 2019 for Mac (retail or volume license)
  • If an update is pending for MAU itself, that update must be applied before any applications can be updated.
  • Identifiers are not case-sensitive when run interactively from the command-line, but use the character casing in the table when running from a management tool such as Jamf Pro.
  • Microsoft Teams might use MAU to provide updates in some scenarios, such as if the Teams updater fails. But, you can't use msupdate to have MAU manage updates for Teams, because Teams doesn't provide admins the ability to deploy and manage updates. Instead, Teams is updated automatically approximately every two weeks with new features and quality updates. For more information, see Teams update process.

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