Office Mac 2004 worth the upgrade?

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  1. '73-B macrumors regular

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    I'm contemplating upgrading from Office Mac v.X to 2004. Is the new version worth the upgrade? Should I hold out for the next version of Office for Mac??
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    [QUOTE='73-B]I'm contemplating upgrading from Office Mac v.X to 2004. Is the new version worth the upgrade? Should I hold out for the next version of Office for Mac??[/QUOTE]

    There's expected to be one around the time Vista launches, I think? MS has started talking about it, and it sounds like the Mac and Windows ones are going to be closer in time this round.

    I *did* upgrade from .X to 2004. I have been very happy with it. There are lots of things about 2004 I like. It was kind of a waste of money in some senses, especially since my .X was a site license and so I couldn't re-sell it. But I love 2004. It's very, very nice. :)
     
  3. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I think it is. I managed to get it cheap, thanks to the whole education price thing and all, so that made it a little easier to swallow the thought of buying something I would never use (Entourage). But, I find the 2004 Word to be vastly superior to X. I guess a lot depends on usage. My biggest joy with the new Word is being notebook view. I think it makes taking notes much easier and more organized.

    This potential release of Word more like the Windows version has me scared. I was looking at some of the screenshots that they have for the beta (or whatever it is right now), and I dont' like it. I guess MS can't kill the menu bar on a Mac, so that makes it a little better, but it just didn't look right.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Any links for images of the betas of the new Mac:Office? I haven't come across any? I'm not sure I plan on upgrading, though.
     
  5. '73-B thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input. I went ahead and ordered it, luckily I qualify for the education price/version, which definitely makes it an easier pill to swallow. I did get a good 3 1/2 years out of Office v.X. What's the chance of that happening again!?
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    my v.X stopped working for me under 10.4.4 dunno why


    shrug, had to go to NeoOffice for the time being.
     
  7. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    I was gonna post that, damn you!
    Like he said :)mad: ), notebook view is invaluable. Once you've used it for a big project, you won't go back. It's really like having a notebook. Except you can't lose it, or spill coffee on it, or drop all the pages out of it. Plus you can back it up.

    AppleMatt ;)
     

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