Microsoft has released a maintenance update for components of its Office 2001 for Mac suite.

It enhances features of Word 2001, Excel 2001, PowerPoint 2001 and Entourage 2001. It also repairs known issues and bugs.

Word 2001 users will benefit as the updater lets the application save documents in Word 4.0 for Mac format correctly. It also ends the problem in which documents saved in RTF would lose data or become corrupted, and it improves Japanese language support.


The updater enables Excel 2001 to correctly save FilerMaker Pro databases when these are drag-&-dropped into an Excel worksheet.

PowerPoint 2001 will now open presentations with linked files if the files are in the same folder as the presentation.

Entourage 2001 has also benefited from a variety of different bug fixes and utility enhancements.

Full details and a link to download the update are available from Microsoft's MacTopia site.