Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Office Mac University 2011
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Office for Mac 2011
28 October 2010
Excerpt: The Good Faster Ribbon similar to Windows UI Live co-authoring and communication New media tools Outlook Improved cross-platform compatibility The Bad Relies exclusively on Microsoft cloud services, Windows Live iCal sync not supported User interface A quick glance at the updated UI confirms that...
Pros: Faster, Ribbon similar to Windows UI, Live co-authoring and communication, New media tools, Outlook, Improved cross-platform compatibility
Cons: Relies exclusively on Microsoft cloud services, Windows Live, iCal sync not supported
Excerpt: Microsoft Inc., www.microsoft.com $400 street Mac-only features, such as the handy Project Center. New tool for checking PC compatibility of documents. Excellent integration. No integrated database. PowerPoint still trails Apple's Keynote in creating artistically designed presentations. Not cheap.
Excerpt: Newly updated, Microsoft Office v. X for Mac ($499 list) continues to be a fine application suite that operates effortlessly. The new Office has been completely rewritten in Carbon (the programming system used by OS X) to perform better under Apple OS X.
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Helps Efficiency and Organization
31 March 2006
Excerpt: If you’re a Mac user like me (and if you’re not, you should really consider it already), then you should also consider the advantages of Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. Nothing I know is better at helping keep you organized and to work more efficiently, on your Mac, that is.Continue reading →
Summary: If you've been waiting for a good reason to purchase Mac OS X, Office X is it. But if you're happy with both Office 2001 and OS 9, you won't find enough improvements to justify the $299 upgrade price.
Pros: Uses Aqua features and adheres to Mac OS X standards; lets you customize key commands in Excel and select multiple, discontinuous text blocks in Word; Entourage interface is easier to navigate.
Cons: Expensive upgrade; applies antialiasing sporadically, causing some ragged text; doesn't sync directly with Palm OS devices; Word and Excel don't read Microsoft Access files.
Summary: Office for Mac 2011 completes the Office triangle Microsoft has been building [with Windows Office and Web apps], and Mac users can now edit documents collaboratively on SkyDrive, although large corporate users will likely use private cloud SharePoint portals.
Pros: Outlook included in business edition of Office for Mac 2011; can now connect to Web Office applications and private cloud SharePoint portals; VBA scripting returns to Excel
Cons: Mac Business users may prefer dedicated business version of Microsoft's Office applications; no Access, OneNote or Publisher applications bundled in