Has anyone use Microsoft office 2013?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Constancex, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Constancex macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    I'm debating on buying Microsoft office and don't know whether to buy 2011 or 2013.

    Has anyone used both before? If so, which one did you like more?
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Office 2011 is Mac only, Office 2013 is Windows only.
  3. mlsusa macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    You mean for the Mac? I didn't think 2013 was available for the Mac, just the 365 which contains 2011 but uses a subscription model.

    I did buy 2013 to run in my Win 7 in Parallels. I haven't used it extensively but from the little I've seen it has small but nice enhancements that improves some common tasks (e.g. adding a row or column to a table in Word) and cosmetic changes to the UI's look and feel.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It isn't.
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Nope and neither was Office 2003, 2007, or 2010. MS uses different year numbers for their Mac versus Windows versions of Office. They do not match up.

    The versions for Mac were 2004, 2008, and 2011. Next newest one should be called 2014 if they keep their naming conventions consistent.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011

    Neither -- they're different tools. I use 2013 on Win and 2011 on Mac.

    Who said anything was wrong with it? OP was asking about Office 2011 and 2013.
  7. djfirth macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2004
    Columbus, OH
    I expect my experience is familiar to others' experience.

    There isn't anything "wrong," per se, with iWork, but for someone like me with a job that is highly dependent upon features in Excel that Numbers does not do, Access databases, and twitchy/particular templates in Word that don't always migrate to iWork, having Office in my back pocket is a necessity. I currently have Win8 and Office 2013 running in a Virtualbox VM (mainly because I moved the VM from Linux Virtualbox and my attempt to port it to Parallels 8 was unsuccessful).

    I prefer iWork for all of my personal work and volunteer organization work. I've used iWork from day 1 that it was available.

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