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    Re: MS Office Mac 2008

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    It's bloated and if you attempt to remove the extra language localizations, the updater will fail.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    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.

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    I am using Open Office 3 on Mac Pro at work. I feel uneasy to use open office powerpoint. Even though I made whole presentation in Open Office, the settings are used to change if I open the file on Windows. I also feel, even these open source softwares are great, they lack some rigidity than costly softwares. And open source software looks just as a copy of the Windows/Mac softwares.
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    Re: MS Office Mac 2008

    well Apple has always sucked in Spread sheets, but I love iWork 08. It has an easier interface to use than M$ Office 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Bear in mind, that Office 2008 for Mac has absolutely NO support for macro's.
    VBA support will be back in the successor to Office 2008 [1] but that is probably only a cold comfort to the users of the current version who needs this functionality *now*.

    [1] http://www.macrumors.com/2008/05/13/...ons-to-return/

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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

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    Re: MS Office Mac 2008

    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.

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