Bear in mind, that Office 2008 for Mac has absolutely NO support for macro's. So if you are looking to open a spreadsheet with macro's that's been sent to you from a windows user, you'll have to use Open Office 3 rather than Office 2008.
Strange but true!
If someone tells you to sudo rm -rf ANYTHING, then DO NOT DO IT!
Don't run any command with rm in it unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing.
Last edited by jeyaganesh; November 11th, 2008 at 05:32 PM.
well Apple has always sucked in Spread sheets, but I love iWork 08. It has an easier interface to use than M$ Office 2008.
I hate MS Office for Mac. It's super bloated and the toolbars are terrible.
iWork is where it's at
actually, no. But it works. I'm trying to learn how to use VIM or something because I like simple text composition and editing (even for reports, etc.) but for formatting iWork rocks.
Ubuntu = , but I = sometimes so I post s here and get answers then I because I get it ...
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Yup, that's pretty much how this place works
My fiancée has M$ Office on her mac book and it's the only thing that really bothers her about it.
Every time she has excel up and running everything slows down, I much prefer open office. The only reason she uses it is because her university put it on for free so she can do that work for her phd.
On my 'Mac' right now *cough* and have both OO.o and MS Office '08. I would say I like both equally but for different things. MS Office is nice because I can share Office files with confidence that they won't look weird when they are opened in Office, and yet I like OO.o because I am more familiar with it and because it has a nicer interface (those 'palettes' in MS Office drive me insane!), except for the fact that the theme does not integrate with everything else. In MS Office, though, I also hate that when an office window is focus and you try to use spaces, the palettes get all messed up as far as which space they are supposed to be on. Also, the fact that you have to select File>Writer/Impress/etc. in OO.o annoys me a bit.
(See the screenies to know what I'm talking about)
"If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, Of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" -Albert Einstein.
i think you would be better off with office 2007 and crossover probably cost you about the same too. at first i hated the ribbon interface but now i really like it
i've used iWork, OOo3, and MS Office 08 over here and OOo3 is by far the best. iWork is a joke and MS Office has very few advantages over OOo3, all of which are offset by the price difference.