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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Enhancements - Well Worth It

    Posted
    JoeN
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I wish I could give this product 5 stars, but I can't. Microsoft has gone overboard with their security, making this software nearly impossible to install. Others have said that they gave up and returned the product. I was having none of that. I wanted the upgrade from Office '04 and had no interest in iWork. I ended up having to return the box I got from BestBuy.com, exchanging it for one at the local store. I would have bought there in the first place had they had it in stock when I bought. This issue was that Microsoft gives an activation code in the box, which you must go online to enter this code to get your product key. Somehow when the product is sold the seller must let Microsoft know that it has been sold so that the activation code can be activated. When I entered my code the web site stated that the code was not active and to return it to the store. Since I ordered on BB.com I called them and they told me to call MS. I called MS and they said to call BB. I told them I did and they opened a case to be escalated. After 8 days of follow up with MS they still could not flip the switch to make it active. That's when I returned it to BB locally and exchanged it for another box. The new package activated with no issue. Why did MS add this additional step? Beyond install the software has been wonderful. I really like the ribbon, being able to customize it and close it as necessary is great. Upgrading from '04 I really noticed a speed difference since this runs natively in the Mac OS. I use the same files on a PC and I haven't run into any compatibility issues yet. I haven't used it enough to give a thorough review, but suffusive to say, it was well worth upgrading from '04.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Necessary Student Program

    Posted
    RCampos
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    If you already know what Microsoft office has to provide for you and the tools at your disposal then there is really no explanation necessary for you, but for those of you who are new to the program their might be a large learning curve. I have been using Microsoft office since I was in Middle School and am now a college graduate and have to say that it has been a necessity my entire life thus far. It provides enough tools for you to get through your typical graph creating, essay writing and power point creations for your typical student. • Although the price is relatively high you have to consider what you are getting and for me the price is a small fee to pay for my success. • The ease of use for me was very easy but I am very familiar with the layout. For someone who is new to it might have difficulties learning how to use it but after you learn it there is a lot of potential in the program. • Usefulness is high for me. And I have always went to office to provide me with the utilities I needed for my success and most universities and companies utilizes office as their main program of choice for its simplicity and name. • Ease of installation is normal for a program of its nature. There are so many different features included that I was not surprised of the time and interaction necessary for its install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this...

    Posted
    Andy001
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ..if you have a new iMac or Macbook Pro. I bought this to install on each as I am a student and needed it. I love iWork, but it is a hassle to have to redo some borders and such when saving it as a word document. THis product is terrible! While it does what it should, it does way more that it shouldn't! It made both computers run very slowly (on my Macbook it would show the loading cursor when opening any program or going to any internet page). I believe that it is what caused my Macbook to crash, mere months after it's purchase (August). I am very disappointed since you cannot return opened software, so this was a wasted $150.00 I recommend that you do not buy this if you want to not throw away your money and damage you mac. Once I uninstalled it, both computers began immediately running faster, though my Macbook never got back to it's original speed, and it crashed a few days later. I recommend that you stick with iWork, and just buy a cable for presentations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Has screen view issues - ease of use key failing

    Posted
    Beowulf1000
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Excel on large IMac screen is frustratingly small and hard to read. Cannot figure out how to set larger spreadsheet image so fewer columns, fewer rows, and large font are the default. Also heard that the new Lion update messes this up. Can anyone confirm that from Best Buy or Apple???? May have been better of using the Mac office software. Now with the threat of the new update messing it up, I'm apprehensive about why I even got this software to begin with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never Activated!

    Posted
    JayN
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    These copies of Office required activation through the Microsoft website, but I was unable to activate it, and when returning it for exchange could not find another copy in the store that would activate. Purchased it elsewhere with the activation code on the box, and had no problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Computer2012

    Over all this is a GREAT product but if money is tight I would recommend getting iWork '09. You can open an iWork file on a PC by saving it as a PDF file and will be identical on how you had it typed and/or setup. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft office for mac is what I know from my PC

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I am used to the office product and it is very similar on a Mac. I am learning Mac OS X Lion and I don't need to learn another word processor or excel type of spread sheet program. It is just like PC version only better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Received in timely manner

    Posted
    schaefx4
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This purchase was for my daughter's mac, so I really can't give much feedback as I don't have one. However, I understand she was having difficulty doing some things on her computer due to an outdated version of this, so the updated one was necessary for her to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally Mac Versions look like PC versions

    Posted
    FlywithSean
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    While I love the office iWork applications unfortunately they still have yet to completely convert Microsoft Office documents perfectly. This version is a definite improvement over the previous version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had problems with installation.

    Posted
    Sunfundays
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Not easy for me to install. Called Apple for help, the employee I spoke with was hard to understand and had no patience and gave up on helping me. My second call to Apple the employee was very kind, helpful and really knew what he was doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great program.

    Posted
    MastaSnook
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    It works perfectly. I love all of the new features added. My only gripe is that it isn't optimized for the Retina display. It looks slightly pixelated, which is a bit of an eye sore. Otherwise a great program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is a great software to have

    Posted
    Juggalo0609
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I Love this product it works great and always comes in handy from a business form to a school report to even a power point this is definitely a need for anybody that has to work with computers on a daily basis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good product

    Posted
    oldmacguy

    I have been using this product for about 25 years. I use Word for web editing. There are free office packages such as LibreOffice which can be downloaded but they are a little bit harder to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    simple loading for student

    Posted
    sophiarose
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    my son needed to have this program for his mac book, i liked that i was given a choice on buying one program or three. we have 2 mac books and a mac computer so this was the better deal. thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    Posted
    AimSki
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love that it is exactly like Microsoft Office for a PC. I was bummed thinking there was no Microsoft Publisher, but it comes built in with Microsoft Word which was nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    office on a mac

    Posted
    eg12
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    if you have a mac but need to use microsoft office formats - word, excel, power point this is THE solution. Expensive, but then using a mac always is - you pay for quality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great software

    Posted
    Lisa7
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased this for my kids to do their school work and they love it...the ease of use for typing reports and other school projects

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for students

    Posted
    smsteed1974
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It was quick and easy to set-up, my 12 year old is using the Powerpoint easily. excellent addition to my Mac purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great program

    Posted
    littlemoose
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    if you are used to the business and school life it's a necessity. we had one gifted to us so we returned ours, but it's well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best program for editing, graphing calculating and

    Posted
    Savvyl8d
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Great product overall. The ease of use and many options make it the best publishing and editing program I've ever used.

    I would recommend this to a friend