Check for Office for Mac updates automatically

Turn on AutoUpdate so your copy of Office will always be up-to-date. You can set AutoUpdate to check for updates each day, week, or month.

  1. Open an Office application such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook.

  2. On the Help menu, select Check for Updates.

    Office for Mac Menu

    Important   If you don't see Check for Updates on the Help menu, download the latest version of the Microsoft AutoUpdate tool from Run the tool and then start over at step 1. The Check for Updates option now appears on the Help menu.

  3. Under How would you like to check for software updates? select Automatically.

    Office for Mac AutoUpdate
  4. On the Check for updates pop-up menu, select the frequency that you want AutoUpdate to use to check for new updates.


  • If you don't want AutoUpdate to appear automatically when new updates are available, under How would you like to check for software updates?, select Manually.

Applies To: Word for Mac 2011, Outlook 2016 for Mac, Excel 2016 for Mac, Outlook for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Communicator for Mac 2011, PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, OneNote 2016 for Mac, Lync for Mac 2011, Word 2016 for Mac

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