Office in 2007 now...

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    I don't think this necessarily affects the Mac version (hope not anyway). I'm still wondering when Office 12 for Mac will be out. Hopefully it's (later) in 2007, then they can synchronize names between the Mac and Windows versions.
     
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    This would avoid conversations of the form: "There is no Office 2004. It only goes up to 2003." :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't really want to upgrade from Office:mac
     
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    im confused. there are many versions of office: mac:confused:
    which one do you mean?
     
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    Is it me. but just how many more "features" do we need in :eek: ?
     
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    Heh, yeah. While we're on the topic of Office, does anyone know whether it's possible to license 2004 through MSDN?
     
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    I think this is the version they were talking about:


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    Office 2001
     
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    This is the version that preceded Office.X and was the last release for MacOS 9 and below, right?

    FWIW, I think the confusion stems because the term Office:Mac text is a constant:

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    On regards to it conercning mac: I think it does, alot of switchers still want there Office...

    But I more posted it because I just thought it was relevant to macs becuase now this has been delayed also like vista. Which seems pretty important to me.
     
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    I said it doesn't likely affect Office for Mac because Office for Mac is developed by a separate team from Office for Windows. Of course, they do share information, but a delay in Windows Office doesn't necessarily mean there will be a delay in Office for Mac.
     
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    I thought that Office 2007 was basically going to be a merger between the two platforms and that both the Mac version and the Windows version were going to be identical. :confused:
     
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    Delay or not, we will not see a new version of Office:mac anytime soon. After the release of Office 2007, Microsoft will release free conversion filters which will allow Office 2004 to read and write the new XML-based file formats. With the difficulty that Microsoft is having updating Office:win, I believe that 2008 is the earliest that we will see the next Office:mac. Click the following link to read Microsoft PR representative Tammy Hovey's message to Macintouch.com under Notes and Tips.
     
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    I completely agree. I don't use 1/4 of the features as is. I just wish it were faster and less buggy - word probably crashes more than every other app on my computer combined!
     
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    Bill says you need the ribbon. Don't talk back! ;)
     
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    Office is an abomination of "things not needed that have trouble working anyway".

    I always LOVE passing along my discovery to other Office users to speed things up:
    After installation, Delete all fonts in the OFFICE>Fonts folder, delete DO FONTS from the Office folder, Delete FONTCACHETOOL from the OFFICE>SUPPORT FILES folder.
    Restart Office, quit.
    Ready to go. It will no longer check EVERY font in your system for compatability, or worse, PAUSE forever when it sees a font it doesn't like.
     
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    Microsoft Delays Office '07

    link to original


    :rolleyes:
     
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    The Mac version and Windows version aren't identical, and will not be identical in the next version of both apps. We have Mac-only features in all of the Office:Mac applications, such as the Notebook view in Word and the Project Center in Entourage.

    Regards,
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    Microsoft Corporation | Macintosh Business Unit
     
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    it's likely they want to ship it with Vista, a sensible strategy IMO.
     
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    Not a bad strategy except when you are getting hammered by the press for continually delaying your products. It may be that they want to release with Vista, but with all of Vista's delays, this just looks bad.
     
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    Office 2009 anyone? :D

    Well look it seems obvious MS are way over their heads here, clearly they have ascertained there are better alternatives out there and are trying to encompass what those alternatives have to offer. It's just not as easy as they probably thought considering they are doing exactly what Adobe did with their OS X "compatible" suite. MS have spent all these years building software on top of code rather than scrap the old code and build something new. They have so much redundant code in their software up until now it's not been an issue. Kind of like building a new house on top of old foundation, eventually something has to start to crumble.
     
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    will it makes sence to release them at about the same time. But like the artical said most of the delays to Office are related to vistas delays and the office team has stayed on time for the most part. It makes sence because it not to suprising that there was not much they could do until they got some stuff from the Vista team that was well behind.

    Minor delays are not unexpected. If vista is truely in the home strech right now. Minor delays to it are not so bad. Major ones like it was getting are another story. Now if everything is minor deleys I ok with it. I would rather has something ahve a minor delay to it so it can be made better than have on that still a beta program. Some times I wish apple would be willing to put minor delays on there products and not rush them to market and not have some of there glaring bugs in it that takes until .1 to fix.
     
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    Oh you're right, I suppose I more was figuring if they delayed one they might delay all. I didn't take in account that they are two seperate things.
     
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    But office for Macs will not come out before office 07 for windows. At best it will be at the same time.
     
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    This stinks for me as I am getting a new computer in November and I will need office. I don't want to buy 2004 and then have to buy the new version when it comes out. O well Looks like I will have too.:(
     

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