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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Typical MS Office

    Posted
    hubmacfan

    This new version of Microsoft Office for the Mac offers few new features. The biggest advantage of this version is the fact that some two years after macs debuted with intel processors, Microsoft finally released an Office that was a universal application. This means that for those of us with a "macintel" machine, it can run natively and not need rosetta. Despite that, I've found that Word still takes between 15 to 20 seconds to start up (for the first time). The remaining applications do feel faster than they did under Office 2004. I work in a corporate environment where 100% compatibility is very important. That's why I use office instead some of the open-source equivalents. For those whose income does not depend so much on it, I would still recommend that they try out Open Office or NeoOffice. You'll get most of the features for less money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product but missing some advanced features

    Posted
    ZOfficeGuy

    I was delighted when I found out that Microsoft released an updated version of Office for Mac. I am a frequent user of the Windows version and considering that I recently bought a Mac figured I should invest in the software. To my great disappointment I found that some (advanced) features were missing from the original version. Such as the VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) function, which is used to write add-in, macros, etc. I also found all the programs to run much slower on the Mac version. On the other hand the software has an updated look, which is intended to help users find the functions easier and quicker (although it does take a little getting used to). Over all I found the product to be very beneficial and would recommend it to all Mac users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as easy to use as Pages

    Posted
    Vivalamac
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed this for college since all papers must be submitted in .docx format. it is OK but not as easy to use as Pages, Lots of features but it is difficult to use them. I guess that is why you see lots of classes for how to use PC on TV but none about how to use mac.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK software from Microsoft

    Posted
    sammmy12345678910

    Hi have been using this for a while with my brand new mac and it is really slow.

    I would recommend this to a friend