MS Office 2000 for mac?

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  1. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know where, or if, I can get a copy of MS Office 2000 for mac. I've got a few problems with 2004. I just flat out don't like it for a number of reasons. Thank God I haven't bought it yet. I'll break down and buy it if I can't get a hold of 2000, but I would really prefer 2000 over 2004.
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...a quick check at dealmac.con came up with this deal - it's the full retail package of Office X and also gets you a free upgrade to Office 2004....oh yeah!
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

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    There is just regular MS Office X that works just fine under OS X. Try out your local CompUSA and see if they still have the old Office still out. Otherwise check around the internet shops that still carry it.
     
  4. Guitarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay...Now...Office X...does it have the same ugly cartoony look as 2004, and do you have to call up and register it?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    MS Office 2000 is not a Mac suite, it is a Windows suite. Office 2001 is an Office 2000-compatible suite that works under MacOS 9 and the Classic environment. Office v.X is also Office 2000-compatible. It runs exclusively on MacOS X 10.x. It's decent enough looking. The latest version of Office:mac is Office 2004. M$ does not require its Mac customers to activate its products. The original release of Office v.X searched your network for duplicate serial numbers in use. However, the "feature" was dropped in later releases due to security concerns.
     
  6. Guitarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know that I have been asking a lot of questions about this, but it's only because I want to be informend and make the right decisions. Since Office X seems to have the same kind of bubbly cartoony graphics as 2004, and you don't have to call and activate the software, I think I might just go with 2004.

    Now, the questions. On the info page of 2004, they say something about Word notebook view. Is the "notebook view" the only layout they have? Or do they have the standard word processing layout?

    Also, The Student and Teacher edition. It's signifacntly cheaper. Why? Is the software on there not the full versions? Does it not have all the same programs as the standard version? What's going on? All I really need is the word processor, so if I can a full version of Word, I'll be happy.
     
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....it is still the "full" version, just priced for "academic" users. many large software companies (like Adobe) offer reduced prices for students and teachers. Places that sell for the treduced price are supposed to get verification of eligibility (student or faculty ID card) before selling the software.....oh yeah!
     
  8. Guitarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am very eligable. Thanks a bunch, you have been more than helpful.
     
  9. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    To get as many people as possible using it and becoming dependent on their file formats. Also, they don't check to make sure you're a teacher or student. I don't think they care as long as you use it.
     

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