Apple :: Office For Mac 2011: Beta Versions / Historical Office For Mac Trends
Feb 20, 2010
I use Office:Mac 2008, and I'm not a fan. But it's better than OpenOffice/NeoOffice (imo), and while I like a lot about iWork, the occasional small incompatibility -- and the fact that saving as .docx as default is troublesome -- is irritating.
For those of you who have been Mac users since Office '08 was released, I'm just curious as to whether there's a reason to expect that we might see a public beta put out by Microsoft in the coming few months -- long before this Fall/Winter 2010 release or whenever it's supposed to be -- so we can get cracking on that.
Assume for a second that you need to frequently exchange documents with people using Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, and that you need to use an Office Suite that has a great UI, so that you can make great, professional looking Word documents in particular with ease.
Which office suite is the best, or if you selected "other", please say what office suite you are referring to.
I have ordered a Macbook Pro, but am totally stumped as to what I should do for an Office suite. If it helps, I can use Office 2007 like a pro and I love it!
Just a quick question: has anyone seen what Office 2010 is going to look like? I know that it's suppose to have Outlook, but I haven't been able to find any legible screen shots or credible information on what the new program will contain or how it's different that 2008, etc. I don't know, maybe there's nothing out there except rumors, but I was just curious.
So my teacher is thinking of buying a MacBook Pro, and asked me to find some stuff out for him
He wants to know if there are programs for Mac that can deal with .doc(x) files, as well as him being able to save new documents in .doc format, so that they can work with the windows pc he has in his class?
I told him that Office is available for Mac, so he also wants to know if a Full applications suite comes pre installed on a new MacBook Pro, or if only trial versions are available.
I'm truly torn as to whether I should get iWork '09 or Office '08 for my new Mac.
I use Excel for work and all of my older documents are Word documents from my PC. However, I don't do too much work out of my office, so I don't know which is the proper route to go. It would be nice to do whatever I needed to for work on my Mac.
With that said, I'd love some solid arguments as to why one is better than the other, or maybe they're the same. Who knows? The reviews are so mixed.
I think MS Office 2008 for Mac is a step back. I use particularly excel at university and there are a lot of utilities missing in this version (data analysis), despite all this functions were included in the old 2003 version for windows. I've read a lot of threads in this and other forums trying to find how to solve the mess. The solutions can be summarized in: 1. Use other program (iworks, open office, neo office..., but none of those programs have what I need: a power tool of data analysis and 100% compatibility with MS Office). 2. Install XP or Vista in my new MacBook Pro.
My question is, does anyone know if there will be a new version of MS Office for Mac soon?
(If the answer is yes, I won`t make any move, otherwise I`ll have to think of installing XP or Vista, bad thing for me, after three weeks I`m getting the hang of the OS X and I`m very happy with it).
I switched from Office 2008 to Office 2004 because of visual basic. However, I am really annoyed with Office 2004. Unlike Windows counterpart or Office 2008, the toolbars are detached from the main window. I can't seem to figure out how to dock it either.
i just got my new MBR with an i5 processor, and i wanted to install office 2008 so it asked me to go online to download rosetta, isn't rosetta for older macs? will my office 2008 run slowly after installing rosetta? And why isn't rosetta already installed on my new MBR running snow leopard?
"Yeah, it's something that we're looking at," said Microsoft's Mike Tedesco, who is the Senior Product Manager for WindowsBU. "Obviously the announcement (of the iPad) is really fresh and there's nothing to announce or nothing that I can talk to you about today.
Another possible positive reason in getting an iPad.
My buddy working as a Sys Admin at a local Community College District just got another buying point in getting the iPad implemented at his workplace.
Before I erase my hard drive and start all over again, I'd be grateful if someone could help me with this problem which should have been resolved with the newest version of VMWare Fusion (2.0.1 is installed):
1. I created a Boot Camp partition and installed Windows XP SP3 and then activated it.
2. I next installed Virtual Machine on my Mac OS X partition, started up the Boot Camp partition as a VM, then manually installed VMWare Tools (they didn't install automatically). Then I activated Windows XP without a hitch.
3. I modified the VM settings to dual processor, 2 GB RAM
4. I next restarted into the Windows Boot Camp partition directly and installed the following MS Office Suites : MS Office Enterprise 2007, MS Office Project Standard 2007 and MS Office Visio Professional 2007. I activated each one following their installations via internet without a problem.
5. I then restarted in Mac OS X, started up my Boot Camp VM using VMWare Fusion, and tried to open an Office application. I was asked to reactivate, but I've already used the maximum number of activations (3) for this suite and cannot run any of these applications in my VM. Am I doing something wrong? Should a normal user be required to reactivate an Office suite in the virtual machine every time he switches between the two partitions? I suppose I could simply use MS Office 2007 by starting up into the Boot Camp partition, but this defeats the purpose of VMWare Fusion, doesn't it?
I had deleted temporary files in my Boot Camp partition using a CCleaner utility and am wondering if there was a file there I should have kept?
I'm curious if the programs are identical, or if there is still a difference between the products? Ideally I'd like to have Office running in OSX, however if I have to I will run it in a VM. Mind you I'd like to avoid the headache of opening a VM to check my mail...
I use RightZoom and have it set to load on startup. I've noticed that Office 2008 in particular -- whether it be Entourage or Word (or any other piece of the suite) -- tends to not care what the last used window size and position was. Every time I open the program, the window appears large, but in the middle of the display -- not "maximized" in the sense that its top border is even with the bar, and its bottom border is more or less even with the bottom of the screen. Entourage refuses to properly full-zoom at all, even if I'm clicking away at the zoom button. how to change that behavior?
I own a copy of 2007 office professional. I took it off my laptop and tried to put it on my desktop. I remember activating the software on my laptop and thought if I uninstall it on the control panel (add remove programs) I can just install it on my desktop. When I tried installing it on my desktop it tells me that the code is already been activated and gives me 30 chances to use it. How do I deactivate it and activate it on my desktop?
I own legit copy of Office 2007 Professional as I already activated it on my laptop. If need be I can take pictures of the cd's itself.
I was having problems with Office 2007, so I tried to Uninstall so I could reinstall and hopefully solve the problem. In the middle of the uninstall, the installer stopped responding, so I had to close it.
Now, when I try to uninstall, the computer says that it does not support the language of the installation package.
I just purchased a new HP ENVY M6 Notebook with windows 8. I have downloaded Microsoft office but I cannot find it to use it. Â It is not showing on the desktop. How do I find the icon and the programs that downloaded?
I had to recover my DV6T-7000 due to performance issues and now I cannot find MS Office starter software which came with the laptop. How I can download or recover this software which does not appear anywhere within my files thta I am able to uncover.I actually performed a restore and not a recover and now no longer find the MS Starter program. My computer is PN A3E87AV.
As of today, I am not able to open Office RT software on my Lenovo Yoga 11 (1st generation). The Icons in the desktop start bar are blank, and clicking either them or the tile in the RT environment results in the message: Â C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice15oart.dllÂ is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. 0xc0000428 Â I searched on Google, but can't find relevant information. Tried to search on Google for reinstallation or repair options as well, but can't find them on RT. Contacted Microsoft, but they don't provide support on this OEM software and sent me to Lenovo. Â I think it started with the updates that were installed yesterday afternoon.
Can I recover MS Office Home & Student 2007 Trial Edition from the factory backup I did when I get the laptop, but without recovering anything else?
This is an Aspire 4530 running Vista.
The trial version expired and I wanted to uninstall it and install my own copy of Office 2003. But if course it would not uninstall - probably because I wasn't the real "Administrator" at the time. I followed the MS guide for forceably uninstalling and deleting the product, but that failed also.
The only recourse seems to be to re-install it from the 3 factory backup DVDs that I made when I got the laptop. But I have a feeling that all I can do is recover (overwrite) the C drive from the recovery DVDs - either all or nothing. Is that correct?
My system: Windows 8.1 64-bit/ Â Product name: HP 15 Notebook PC /Â Product number: F9H60UA#ABA Â My Question: Can I simply delete the MS Office 2013 from my list of software already installed? Â I can't afford to buy it right now and have installed MS Office 2007. Â My problem is that when I got to open a document that I've downloaded, I get the box asking me to buy, or try or enter my code for MS 2013. Â I don't know if I can just change how my system opens up attachments or not, but if I can just delete this program / I would rather do that since it is taking up space I could use for something else.Â
I currently am doing IT work for a remote co-worker and he said that his T430 only came with Lenovo Recovery discs and that he doesn't have any standalone Microsoft Office discs. Is there a download for the Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 version that he's using that I can download to his machine, so I don't have to use the recovery discs for a factory reset? Â I tried going to Microsoft's site to get the 2010 version, but when I entered his key, it said that there's no download available for the OEM version of Office 2010.
I have an Acer Aspire One Netbook SNID 20206697434 with Windows 7. I bought the recovery disks because eRecovery stalls at Office 2010 but the disks do exactly the same thing - I can only open in Safe Mode. I've tried many times with the same result. Even though I bought the disks, Acer Customer Service won't let me talk to a tech because my net book is not unwarranty - mfg date is 1/14/2012.