Microsoft Office Home and Student 2011 - Mac
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Includes Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011 and PowerPoint for Mac 2011
Create visually rich newsletters, brochures and documents in Publishing Layout view, and easily apply impressive styles, edit photos and rearrange layers of text and images
Maximize screen space for reading and writing documents by working in Full Screen mode
Organize your finances and other numerical data in easy-to-read spreadsheets, complete with icons, data bars and color scales for clarity
New Excel Sparklines feature lets you create small charts within a single cell to better spot trends
Easily manage spreadsheets with tools for filtering and organizing data, helpful PivotTables and a task-automating Visual Basic feature
Create engaging slideshow presentations with the freedom to add color filters, change backgrounds and rearrange text and images, right within PowerPoint
Prepare for your presentation by rehearsing, checking your timing and taking notes in Presenter View, then broadcast to the world online
Use the Windows Live Word Web App to view, edit, store and share documents online, and share and coauthor Word documents with any Mac or PC Office user (requires a Windows Live ID, Internet connection and supported browser)
- Mac Processor TypeIntel® processor
- Mac Operating SystemMacintosh System 10.5.8
- Mac System Memory1GB RAM
- Mac Hard Drive Space2.5GB
- Mac Video1280 x 800 video card
- Mac Drive Type and SpeedDVD-ROM
- Mac Additional RequirementsHFS+ hard disk format; Internet service required to access online features; Windows Live ID required for some online functionality
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
DON'T WORRY ABOUT ACTIVATION/STABILITY!!!!!Posted .
I purchased this product with confidence that it would work properly - regardless of what other reviews said on Amazon. People claim that activation doesn't work, and that the stability (meaning the program will quit unexpectedly) is completely not true. Activation took 3.5 seconds (timed) and it was ready to use. Hasn't quit once, and although most people probably don't care - incase you didn't notice with office 2008, many fonts that were on windows, like Calibri, were different on the mac. Also, Cambria was the same, but the bold/italic didn't work properly because it wasn't a registered font on the mac. Same with Calibri. Most people probably don't care - but to me, it's all the difference :) Ribbon interface is awesome. The similarities between windows office (which is usually better) and mac office is amazing. Also - I didn't think I'd like the full screen mode - I was wrong! Awesome :) Lastly - don't pay the extra $80.00 for outlook.... not worth it. Although it does beat Apple's mail program, mail works just fine. I admit, I was a bit worried when purchasing the suite because of reviews - but please, don't be! :)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great purchase if you like Windows OfficePosted .
This product works great. Easy to install despite some of the reviews I read. I asked the clerk & 3 of them all said that the people having issues must have purchased the licence pack , which is a bit more complicated. I had the product installed & registered in about 10 minutes. As I said if you are used to the Office product then this is the way to go to alleviate learning the Apple iWord which I tried at the store but just couldn't get it. I'm sure it is a fine product and certainly cheaper but this was the best for us!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Love the familiarityPosted .
My favorite part about the Mac version is that I don't have to relearn how to use this software - all the keys, buttons, and mouse-clicks do the same thing that they do on the PC version (aside from using the "command" button vs. the "alt" or "control" buttons). I do not like the overall design that looks "cheaper" than the PC version. The PC version is so polished, and this looks a bit amateur in comparison. Also, the Excel app in particular freezes a bit more, and is slower to open or save documents than the PC version. Overall, it is still far superior to me than any other office-type suite software on the market for Mac (sorry Apple!).I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Better than Pages, Keynote, Etc.Posted .
I recently switched from windows to mac. I found pages and keynote to be difficult compared to what I was used to (Office for windows). I was running Office 2010 on windows (bootcamp) and switching back to mac os. I downloaded the trial version of Office for Mac on Microsoft's website and immediately knew this was the best software available. I find Office for Mac to be similar to pages in the template browser options (very professional) and similar to MS Word (for windows) in the general use and feel of basic operations. This software is different than Office 2010 (windows based). It is upgraded and a newer version (2011). If you like MS OFFICE and are having trouble adjusting to iWork, this is your best solution hands down. If you are a iWork fan (and frequent user), this product is still something to consider given the compatibility issues when you save as .docx in pages or .pptx in keynote. The only negative remark would be that MS Publisher is not available.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best MS Office for Mac yetPosted .
This release give Mac users the ability to use Visual Basic again along with essentially the same functionality that's built into the Windows 2010 version of the product for the comparable sub-applications. The plus for Mac users is the consistent access to the Mac menu bar riding above the Microsoft Ribbon. This makes it easier to find any command you're looking for as Microsoft significantly rearranged the menu structure in 2010. Now you can go "either way" in accessing the capability of the applications. As long as the MS Office suite continues to be the industry standard, it's great to have this version available on the Mac platform. Things that could be added to make it more "Mac-like" would be to adopt the new Save functionality introduced in OS X 10.7. Also, you'll need to set up quite a few keyboard shortcuts that don't exist or align with the ones on the Windows platform (for those of us that go back and forth a lot).I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great selection of templates and fonts.Posted .
Currently owned MAC laptop makes it very tedious to send documents to associates using Microsoft programs. This product is helpful and saves time when sending e-mails and attached documents. Conversion to PDF is no longer necessary. Despite the high cost, I would still recommend this software to anyone who operates a MAC-based operating system.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Pricey Software, But Good ProductPosted .
I've used Microsoft Office products for about 10 years; however, I made the switch from PC to Mac this past Christmas. I originally wanted to give Apple's iWork products a try, so I went to BB in search of it with no success so I purchased this. A week later I found iWork under the App Store, Duh! but oh well. After giving this a try, I would say it is almost exactly like the PC version. I don't have much of a hard time finding the things I need to develop my documents. This also has many templates to choose from such as resumes, calendars, menus, invitations, certificates, and much more. I usually turn to this if I want to create anything on paper. Anyone who is concerned if this will save in the same format as Windows, then no need to worry because it does. This the option to save as a Word Document, or specifically in Word 97-2004, Rich Text Format, Plain text, PDF, etc.. I usually save it in Word Document and send my papers to my teachers who have PCs. They put their grading comments all over them and send them back to me. The only problems I have with this is that it is really pricey and it has been useless a couple times. I have an online college course which requires Microsoft Office; however, it doesn't like using the Mac version. I had to install Windows on my Mac (using a virtual machine) and install Microsoft Office onto it. Luckily, my school lets me download it for a whole semester for free. I would recommend this to anyone who needs Office. I still may download iWork since it only costs $20 per app.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Not recommended: stability and installation issuesPosted .
Office 2011 has a number of new, very useful features, and is a refinement over the previous edition of Office for Mac. The program is cleaner in appearance and much faster to load. There are two glaring issues, however, that would lead me to STRONGLY advise against purchase of the software at this time. First, there are widespread issues with product activation. Office 2011 comes with a new "activation PIN" that must be activated by the sale merchant (similar to how a giftcard will not work unless they scan it at the register). You are then required to enter the PIN on Microsoft's website, at which point (if all has gone well), you will receive your product ID (CD key) that you then use to install the software. In theory, the process should be painless---but Microsoft has been having issues nationwide with activation of the PIN (even if you pay for the software) and I had to deal with about a week's worth of hassles and e-mails/phone calls between Microsoft and my vendor before I could get my legitimately bought-and-paid-for software installable on my computer. Second, despite its flashiness and cosmetic improvements, this software is just not ready for prime-time in terms of stability. This is an essential point for anyone that works on important (or long) documents--you do not want to risk using this product, because it has not been adequately beta-tested or debugged, and the development team and Microsoft have not provided its customers the courtesy nor respect in ensuring data loss is minimized when using their software. The previous version of Office for Mac has been out for a while and has had hundreds if not thousands of megabytes worth of updates and patches over the years, which makes it relatively reliable to work on. Prior to purchasing Office 2011, you should be aware that there are significant stability issues with MS Excel that make even window-rendering painfully (and reproducibly) difficult (this is on a well-equipped Core i7 Macbook Pro)--where the screen stutters and ghosts when you try and resize documents, for example. MS Word has a glaring bug in it that causes it to, at times, abruptly quit, or worse, convert lengthy documents into asterisks without warning (or option for recovery). Microsoft has been notified of these issues but it is unclear whether or if they are working on solutions. I would recommend sticking with the previous iteration of MS Office, wait for at least 6-8 months prior to purchasing this, or use something alternatively that has an established track record of stability, ease-of-use, and features, such as Apple's iWork.No, I would not recommend this to a friend