"Great Product."on by malbase
Pros There are many features. Table making included. Templates available from Mactopia.
I use the 2004 templates as well.
Cons Not very easy to place art work where you want it.
Single line spacing - Does not default. There is a way you have to locate it.
Summary Much better than pages. Entourage easy to set up. Power Point, Excel are great.
Templates are easy to work with. Entourage has many features. Email, Group set up,
Import from Apple address book, Calendar features, with add ons. Excel and Microsoft can be sent to Window users by email. Import Window versions of products.
Will not do Hebrew. You need a Hebrew Writing program for that,.
A good feature: Window Calendars can be downloaded and utilized.
Microsoft Office a spell checker. One warning: Do not move the Office File, else you may not be able to update product. Book Mark Mactopia as it contains the updates, templates and other goodies. Templates are available from Mactopia. Artwork can be imported from Mixrosoft. You can import Word table documents to Pages.
And that includes Tables. There are help features with Microsoft Office. Also search online what you do not understand or know how to use. Always remember to save your work constantly. Home and Student version can not be upgraded. May be worthwhile to get the full product as it upgrades. Try ebay, Amazon.com, or ecrater.com.
Pros Good for basics such as changing fonts and such.
Cons Instead of having buttons on the toolbar at the top, there is a floating one. The floating one is hard to use. Would work better if they were in the toolbar. Many of the functions from the Windows version aren't in this.
Summary Since Word 2011 for mac is coming out soon I assume it will be better but don't buy this because I'm sure iLife 09 for mac is much better. The only thing I'm unsure about is if it has the compatibility with Windows but I assume Apple took care of that when they made it. I guess its not that bad, but i expected much more from Microsoft and the Office brand.
Pros Not much but then again I did not really get to use it.
Cons Does not work on MacBook Pro Leopard!
Summary As a student I have been using Office for years. I recently bought the Office for Mac 2008 student edition (I was using 2004) online as I wanted to stay with the same program that my school and professors are using. I downloaded the suite just fine and it worked for about a day. Then it decided that it did not like being on a mac even though it was Office FOR Mac. I call Microsoft and talked with the techs. Went through a bunch of steps including starting it in safe mode and deleting files. They finally told me that they did not know what was wrong and that it must be an Apple font issue and to call Apple. I call the tech at Apple and he was really nice doing what he could without making me pay $50 more to be told that I would have to reinstall my operating system. Seriously!! Reinstall my system without a guarantee that Office would work!!!! No product is worth that headache!!!!! I asked for a refund so now I have no choice but to switch to iworks which yes does save as word fine but does not hold the setting and formatting of a document. So now I have to go to a PC fix the document before giving it to my professors. I don't know who to be more frustrated with Microsoft for saying it's for Mac or Apple for wanting me to reinstall my system. Please one of you fix this!!!!
Pros contains powerpoint, excel and word which I use a great dea.
Cons The word program has serious compatibility issues with documents created in office 2004 version of Microsoft Word. Causes program to freeze. Requires force quit, reopen saving document in new format if possible before it freezes.
Summary Sorry I upgraded. Wish I had waited until the bugs were out, hoping they will be out soon,
"Crashes Constantly!"on by iabreu
Pros If you are used to using PC and just converted to Mac- it is nice to have it's familiarity.
Cons I downloaded the free trial and it has been crashing constantly! I thought it may have to do with the free trial but looked up reviews and it seems that it is a chronic and pervasive problem.
Summary Be aware that you may experience constant crashes with Office for Macs