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
Conclusion: Office for the Mac roars back with fast, powerful application suite the best of its kind for the OS X platform.
Pros: Fast, flexible office application suite. Most powerful Mac office software. Highly compatible with Office for Windows. Well-integrated with OS X. Visual Basic for Applications recorded and programmed macros fully supported. Newly-designed Outlook replaces Entourage as mail/calendar/contact app.
Cons: No calendar synching with iCal. Outlook won't synch with or retrieve mail from Exchange Server 2003 or earlier.
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
Summary: The latest version of Microsoft's Office suite arrives on the Mac
Pros: Useful Ribbon interface, Better search and sharing, Elegant Full Screen view, Built-in equation editor, New, cleaner interface, Macro support is back via VBA, Online editing with Excel Web, Built-in document sharing, Better formatting support, Even more animation options, Better handling of media...
Cons: Pricey, No upgrade pricing, Irritating characteristics, No word count in Full Screen, Unnecessary niggles remain, Not everyone loves the Ribbon, May feel unfamiliar at first, Still no font embedding, Occasional Outlook bugs, Conversation view isn't great