How To Remove Microsoft Word (2008/2011) on Mac

By MiniCreo, on August 15, 2019, in Mac Uninstaller |

What Is Microsoft Word?Microsoft Word (or simply Word) is a word processor developed by Microsoft, also is the most widely used word processing program on the market. Microsoft Word's native file formats are denoted either by a .doc or .docx filename extension, which is also supported by Pages, an Apple's native word processor app.

Why uninstalling Microsoft Word on Mac? Before Word 2010 (Word 14) for macOS, the program was unable to correctly handle ligatures defined in TrueType fonts. Also comparing with Pages app, Microsoft Word is not fully optimized for macOS, which leads many quits on this word utility. Either you have trouble with Microsoft Word and want to have a quick fix, or you simply don't need Microsoft Word any more, follow our dedicated tutorial to learn how to completely uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac.

How To Uninstall Microsoft Word App on Mac

Table of Content:

Part 1: Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac with Office Uninstaller

The latest Office edition is its 365 suite, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint for Mac, etc. It's a pity that Microsoft doesn't have an official Word Uninstaller program so we recommend you to follow our specific tutorial to clean uninstall Microsoft Word on your Mac.

  • Step 1: Quit Microsoft Word and kill all running threads in Terminal > Open Finder > Applications > Office 365 >  Move Microsoft Word to Trash:
  • How To Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac
  • Step 2: Locate Microsoft Word generated document caches, user profiles, customized Word themes, templates and other third-party Microsoft Word Add-on tools, open Finder > Go > Go To Folder > Enter ~/Library/Application/Support/Microsoft Word/
  • How To Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac
  • Step 3: Clean up the following Microsoft Word reluctant leftover:
  • com.microsoft.errorreporting
    com.microsoft.Word
    com.microsoft.netlib.shipassertprocess
    com.microsoft.Office365ServiceV2
    com.microsoft.RMS-XPCService
    com.microsoft.Word
    com.microsoft.Office365ServiceV2
  • Step 4: Clean up all these application leftover files that're related to Microsoft Word to Trash > Empty Trash and restart your Mac to finish the uninstalling of Microsoft Word on your Mac.
  • How To Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac Manually

Part 2: How To Clean Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac [Time-Saving Method]

Feel the Microsoft Word removal process is tedious and complicated? Omni Remover is made to simplify the boring Office removal procedure so that you would have much more free time. Thanks to its Mac App Force Uninstall feature, you can just get rid of Microsoft Word on your Mac with one click. Here are the detailed steps. Free Download


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    Step 1:

    Click to download Omni Remover > Install and Open Omni Remover on your Mac (macOS Catalina included).

    How To Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac Step 1
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    Step 2:

    On the left side of Omni Remover > Choose App Uninstall > Select Microsoft Word icon > Click Scan to browse Microsoft Word associated cache junks.

    How To Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac Step 2
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    Step 3:

    Let Omni Remover scan all Microsoft Word related app cache junk > After that, click Clean to start uninstalling Microsoft Word Client from your Mac.

    How To Uninstall Microsoft Word on Mac Step 3

The Bottom Line

Despite its commercial success, Microsoft Word has also been argued in several security issues like the easy-to-bypass password. Anyway, can you uninstall Microsoft Word on your Mac with our suggestions above? To keep your Mac clean and running fast, give Omni Remover a try here: Free Download Now


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