11.6 + Office 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ct2k7, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    This question might be a bit premature, however, given the 11.6 resolution, and Office 2011 system requirements (res req. is: 1280 x 800), do you think Office 2011 will install and run on the 11.6 Air?
     
  2. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Sure, no problem. But with all the ribbons menu shizzle that takes up much of the screen in Office, there might not be much left of your document to work in ;)
     
  3. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    I just dropped the resolution on my 15" MBP to 1024x768 and loaded up Word 2011 Beta 6, and it worked fine. You may want to hide the ribbon to get extra vertical real estate, but even if you don't, it looks like it will be fine.
     
  4. ct2k7 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks. Justin, would you be able to post a pic of what it looks like with and without the ribbon - just want to gauge how much I actually have :)
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    I resize my Office windows so they are usually only 800x700 pixels or so, so I can work side by side documents.

    Who runs Office windows full size (within reason)..
     
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  7. ct2k7 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you very much :D
     
  8. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    No problem at all -- I expect some 11.6 users may move their dock to the left, and gain equal-to a 13.3" user that leaves the dock on the bottom and shown.

    I tend to keep the ribbon hidden in 2011, since it only takes 1 click to get it back, and if I'm not using all of the tools, I don't need to stare at them instead of my content.
     
  9. ct2k7 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm currently a Windows user, and in using Office 2010, I rarely use the options in the ribbon. I use mostly shortcuts.

    If I get a MBA, I would move the dock to the side, or even autohide it.
     
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