How to Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac

If you need to uninstall PowerPoint for Mac or completely remove Office 2011 for Mac (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint), then here we will show you how to uninstall the software. The procedure to uninstall Office 2011 for Mac is simple but it may not be intuitive as removing Microsoft Office from Windows OS.

The article from Microsoft knowledge base let you know in detail how to remove Office for Mac, but we did an extra effort to summarize how to remove Office for Mac.

Step 1 – Close and quit all Office 2011 for Mac applications

First of all you need to make sure all Office programs are closed at the time you want to uninstall the software. Right click over the program in the Doc and then make sure to click Quit (which will appear if the application is opened).

Step 2 – Use a Script to Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac

You can use a script to remove all the folders involved during the install process or you can do the process manually. This article from OfficeforMac describes the commands that you need to run.

Another useful tool is the Office 2011 Uninstaller script that is introduced here. First, download the Office 2011 Uninstall Tool and run it. A prompt will appear to confirm the removal so click Continue. Then, once it has completed a message will appear. Click Ok.

The post presents another script with detailed information on how to remove Office for Mac. This script let you fully remove all of them. Make sure to open Terminal and run the script with administrator privileges (sudo).

You can use these scripts either in OS X Lion and Maverick.

Step 3 – Remove Office Icons from Dock

The icons from the Dock won’t be removed so you can remove them manually.

To remove the icons from the Dock right click over the icon and then click Options -> Remove from Dock.

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