HOWTO: Completely Remove Office 2001 For Mac

Step 1: Quit all applications
To quit active applications, follow these steps:
On the Apple menu, click Force Quit.
Select an application in the "Force Quit Applications" window.
Note You cannot quit Finder.
Click Force Quit.

Repeat the previous steps until you quit all active applications.
Warning When an application is force quit, any unsaved changes to open documents are not saved.
Back to the top
Step 2: Remove the Microsoft Office 2011 folder
On the Go menu, click Applications.
Drag the Microsoft Office 2011 folder to the Trash.
Back to the top
Step 3: Remove Office preferences
Warning Removing preferences will delete any customizations that were made. These customizations include changes to toolbars, custom dictionaries, and keyboard shortcuts that were created.

To remove "com.microsoft" files and the Office 2011 folder, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Home.
Open Library.
Note The Library folder is hidden in MAC OS X Lion. To display this folder, hold down the OPTION key while you click the Go menu.

Open Preferences.
Arrange files and folders in alphabetical order.
Drag all files that begin with "com.microsoft" to the Trash.
In Preferences, open Microsoft, and then drag the Office 2011 folder to the Trash.
To remove com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Computer.
Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
Open Library, and then open LaunchDaemons.
Drag com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist to the Trash.
To remove com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Computer.
Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
Open Library, and then open PrivilegedHelperTools.
Drag com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper to the Trash.
Back to the top
Step 4: Remove the license file
On the Go menu, click Computer.
Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
Open Library, and then open Preferences.
Drag com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist to the Trash.
Back to the top
Step 5: Remove /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/
On the Go menu, click Computer.
Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
Open Library, and then open Application Support.
Drag the Microsoft folder to the Trash.
Warning If the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is installed on the computer, you may have to reinstall it after removing this folder. Click here to reinstall Microsoft Silverlight.
Back to the top
Step 6: Remove receipts
On the Go menu, click Computer.
Double-click your hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
Open Library, and then open Receipts.
Drag all files that begin with "Office2011_" to the Trash.
Note These files are not always found on the computer.

If you have MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or Lion (10.7), continue with these steps:
On the Go menu, click Go to Folder.
Type this text in the Go to folder box, and then click Go:
/private/var/db/receipts

Arrange files and folders in alphabetical order.
Drag all files that begin with "com.microsoft.office" to the Trash.
Back to the top
Step 7: Remove /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/
Warning This will delete any custom template files that you may have created.
On the Go menu, click Home.
Open Library.
Note The Library folder is hidden in MAC OS X Lion. To display this folder, hold down the OPTION key while you click the Go menu.

Open Application Support.
Open Microsoft, and then drag the Office folder to the Trash.
Back to the top
Step 8: Remove the Microsoft fonts

To remove the Microsoft fonts that were installed with Office for Mac 2011, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Computer.
Double-click you hard disk icon. The default name will be Macintosh HD.
Open Library, and then open Fonts.
Drag the Microsoft folder to the Trash.
Back to the top
Step 9: Empty the Trash

Warning Make sure all files and folders in the Trash can be deleted.
On the Finder menu, click Empty Trash.
On the Apple menu, click Restart.
Back to the top
Step 10: Move the Microsoft User Data folder to the desktop

Warning The Outlook for Mac 2011 identity information is located in /Users/username/Documents/Microsoft User Data/. If you delete this folder, you will lose all Outlook information and Citation Source Manager data. Do not remove the Microsoft User Data folder if you want to keep this data. We recommend you move the folder instead.

Important If a Microsoft User Data folder is located on the desktop, rename it before you follow these steps.

To move the Microsoft User Data folder, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Documents.
Drag the Microsoft User Data folder to the desktop.
On the Apple menu, click Restart.
Back to the top
Step 11: Remove Office application icons in the dock
To remove the Office application icons in the Dock, follow these steps:
Hold down the CONTROL key and then click an Office application icon in the Dock such as Microsoft Word.
Click Options, and then click Remove from Dock.

Repeat the previous two steps to remove all Office application icons in the Dock.