"Microsoft should pay users to use Office 2008 for Mac."0.5 starson by jeff.bloom
Pros: Of course, the potentiality of the features are good, but why not use NeoOffice, which is freeware. NeoOffice has 99.9% of the features of MS Office.
Cons: Unreliable. Slow. Awkward.
Summary: I continue to find that Microsoft Office is horribly unreliable. I have major deadlines and can only hold my breath that Office won't crash. If I set the automatic backups for 5 minutes, I end up not being able to work for an unbearably long period of time while it backs up. In addition, why have they changed the menus from a bar to the tops of documents? What's the point? Does it function better? I don't think so. Why don't they put their efforts into producing a tight, fast, and reliable product?
Office crashes far too often. And, the crashes occur during the most benign activities, like scrolling down a page or changing the insertion point. Maybe Microsoft gets away with their inferior products, because PC users are so used to problems.
We have a site license for this product. If I had to pay for it, I wouldn't. In fact, it's such an awful product, I may just use NeoOffice. It's free (unless you wish to donate something), has 99.9% of Word's features, has some features Word doesn't have, and it is much more reliable.