MacBook/MacBook Pro owners: Office?

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  1. amacgenius macrumors 68000

    amacgenius

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    I know Microsoft Office isn't a Univeral Binary yet, but it should still run under Rosetta, how does it perform, I'm planning on buying a 2ghz MacBook and I tend to use Word every once and a while, so will I notice any noticeable slowdown, beachballing, etc?

    Thank you.
     
  2. nutmac macrumors 68030

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    Like almost all Rosetta applications, it will take awhile to launch Office applications. But once launched, they perform very well and you probably won't notice any performance issues.
     
  3. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

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    its a word processer....there wont be as much speed diff as you would exect, trust.
     
  4. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    MacTech has a benchmark study that answers your question:
    http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.22/22.05/Office2004Benchmark/

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  5. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    Microsoft Office 2004 running under Rosetta works fine under normal conditions, until you insert large jpegs (in actual size) where it becomes completely unusable and laggy. The link posted above demonstrates what I am saying under "Microsoft Office Graphics". Just keep this in mind when using Microsoft Office 2004 under Rosetta. In fact, with large jpegs in the document, running Microsoft Office 2003 in Windows under Parallels virtualization is slightly better than running Microsoft Office 2004 under Rosetta in Mac OS X.
     
  6. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

    amacgenius

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    I should probably specify I have Office v.X, not 2004.
     
  7. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I tried out Office X on a MacBook in an Apple store, it works great just as fast as my iMac g5...

    SHadow
     
  8. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks :).
     

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