How do I uninstall Microsoft Office in Mac OS X?


Currently, the Remove Office tool is not available for Office 2011. To perform a manual uninstall, refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base document How to completely remove Office for Mac 2011.

To remove earlier versions of Microsoft Office from your Mac OS X computer, use the Remove Office tool provided by Microsoft.

Note: The Remove Office tool will not delete documents you have created with Office programs unless they are located in the application folders for Microsoft Office. If you have documents you want to keep in any of the application folders, move them to a different folder before using the tool.

To find the Remove Office tool, open the Microsoft Office 2008 folder or the Microsoft Office 2004 folder, and then open the Additional Tools folder.

For instructions, read the Read Me file in the Remove Office folder.

When you run Remove Office, it will allow you to remove installations of Microsoft Office 98 through 2008, as well as related preferences and system files. Once you have run the program, it places the removed Office components in the Trash.



The following requirements must be met before you follow any of the steps in this article.

You must quit all applications.

You must be logged on as an administrator.

Make sure anything contained in the Trash can be deleted.