Microsoft Office

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  1. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    How do you get microsoft office on OSX i need it because some of my older documents are in word or excel. Thanks so much
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Um...you buy it and install it.

    What exactly are you looking for?
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    TextEdit can open Word files. It comes free with OSX.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    NeoOffice should be able to open most Office formats as well.
     
  5. TheBusDriver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so if i buy it it will run fine on OSX, just making sure
     
  6. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    it will run fine, I've used Office Vx and then changed to Office 2004. They both work well, however I recommend 2004.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Well, if it's the Mac version, um, yes it will. :confused:

    The most current version is Office:mac 2004.
     
  8. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    It runs just fine, however I think its worth mentioning that it doesn't run native on Intel processors just yet, so it will be running using Rosetta. It will take a performance hit. Opening the app up is a bit slow, but runs fine and doesn't seem slow once its up and running.
     
  9. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    May I suggest NeoOffice. This has almost every feature of Office and runs natively. I am using this for the time being, in 8 months or whatever when Microsoft releases the UB Office I will buy.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You must not have a C2D. It opens in about 2 seconds on my fathers 24" iMac. It actually opens faster for him than it does for me on my PowerBook and its certainly a step waaay up from what he was coming from on a PC.
     
  11. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    Speaking of MS Office... Is there an Access program (free) for Mac OS X?
     
  12. bobert1985 macrumors member

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    NeoOffice has an Access clone, and it is free. I never use Microsoft Office anymore (except on the non-Mac computers at school missing the installation of OpenOffice).
     
  13. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    Granted I haven't had too much time to browse the site, but is there an independant link for the Access mirror? I don't really want the entire Ofifce program. I've already paid for MS Office for Mac and I have no problems with it, nor am I looking to upgrade or look for any other alternatives.
     
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No...it's all a single program. You choose what type of document (spreadsheet, database, etc.) to create once the main program has been opened.
     
  16. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help. Man, you're just helping me out everywhere. I appreciate it. ;)
     
  17. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    No I'm on an 2ghz Intel iMac Core Duo.. 2gigs of ram installed. It takes a bit longer than 2 seconds to start up, although I haven't timed it. As I said, it runs just fine once it starts up with no noticable slowdowns. BTW, I was not replying to discourage anyone from buying it, just figured the buyer should be aware its not native to Intels just yet. :)
     
  18. Greebazoid macrumors regular

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    I use office for mac all day, every day - and its just fine, except for the very large spreadsheets I use - they're unusable.

    For those, I have windows running under Parallels - which is just perfect. Its exceedingly fast.

    I do look forward to the UB version of Office for Mac 2007 (I think thats what its going to be called).
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Office 2007 will be out in 2012. It will be a simultaneous launch with Vista.
     
  20. Greebazoid macrumors regular

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    Vista will be released as early as 2012? wow. Have they quadrupled their development engineering teams?

    :p
     
  21. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    They just bought more photocopiers!
     
  22. DerChef macrumors 6502

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    One word of caution to the Open Source love in :D

    OpenOffice 2.0 is not great on Excel Spreadsheets with any form of complex formatting and NeoOffice is well :( Oh Dear

    Old Appleworks made a better job with spreadsheets Seriously :eek:
     

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