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How to Update Microsoft Office on Mac Automatically

What to Know

  • Open an Office app, click Help > Check for Updates > Select Automatically Download and Install > Check for Updates.
  • Then download and install any available updates.
How to Update Microsoft Office on Mac

Microsoft AutoUpdate ensures that Office apps are always up to date with the most recent security updates and enhancements.

If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription, you will also receive the most up-to-date features and tools.

This article will guide you on how to update Microsoft Office on Mac. You can quickly check for and install updates in the Help menu of any Microsoft Office app.

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Update Office Apps on Mac using AutoUpdate

Here’s how to update Office apps on Mac with Microsoft AutoUpdate:

Open any Office application

1. Open any Office application. Click the desktop, select Go in the top menu bar, and Applications in the drop-down menu. Then double-click an Office app to open it.

  • Or, you can open the Office app from the Dock.
Click Help in the top menu bar

2. Click Help. You’ll find it in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Click Check for Updates

3. Click Check for Updates. It’s the third item on the Help menu and will show Microsoft AutoUpdate.

  • If “Check for Updates” does not appear in the Help menu, download the most recent version of the Microsoft AutoUpdate Mac tool.
Select Automatically Download and Install

4. Select “Automatically Download and Install.” In the Microsoft AutoUpdate Mac tool, it is the third radio button option under “How would you like to check for updates?

 Click Check for Updates

5. Click Check for Updates. You can find it in the bottom right corner of the Microsoft AutoUpdate Mac tool. It will check for and have Office for Mac apps install updates automatically.

6. Select Update: This option will show only when Office for Mac updates are available. If available, then download and install the updates.

  • Checking for updates will happen only when you’re connected to the internet.

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