MacBook/MacBook Pro owners: Office?

amacgenius

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I know Microsoft Office isn't a Univeral Binary yet, but it should still run under Rosetta, how does it perform, I'm planning on buying a 2ghz MacBook and I tend to use Word every once and a while, so will I notice any noticeable slowdown, beachballing, etc?

Thank you.
 

nutmac

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Like almost all Rosetta applications, it will take awhile to launch Office applications. But once launched, they perform very well and you probably won't notice any performance issues.
 

nadyne

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MGLXP

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Microsoft Office 2004 running under Rosetta works fine under normal conditions, until you insert large jpegs (in actual size) where it becomes completely unusable and laggy. The link posted above demonstrates what I am saying under "Microsoft Office Graphics". Just keep this in mind when using Microsoft Office 2004 under Rosetta. In fact, with large jpegs in the document, running Microsoft Office 2003 in Windows under Parallels virtualization is slightly better than running Microsoft Office 2004 under Rosetta in Mac OS X.
 

shadowmoses

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I tried out Office X on a MacBook in an Apple store, it works great just as fast as my iMac g5...

SHadow