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macrumors 68000
Jul 23, 2008
Too bad they didn't decide to launch Exchange 2003 support or upgrade pricing.

Thanks but no thanks.

Don't be fooled by the name, there is no Outlook included, more like Entoraglook.

Nicky G

macrumors 65816
Mar 24, 2002
Office 2011 definitely does not suck the eggs that previous versions for Mac have. That, plus the fact that it's barely over $100 for Home and Student, to me that's a darn good value and one I didn't at all mind paying.


macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2011
I agree. They finally released a version for Mac that I actually really like. It's fast, stable, and feels a little more "Mac-ish" than prior releases. I still prefer Pages for my personal documents, but for biz, Office 2011 gets a thumbs up from me!

I agree 100%. We just migrated to Office 2011 at work on 7 Macs. In an environment where Exchange compatibility is key - as is cross-platform compatibility - this version of Office for Mac is honestly amazing.

We have iWork installed on all the machines as well - but other than opening the occasional document from a client or two - it doesn't get used. It's not that it's horrible - just not the standard.

Definite thumbs up. Let's not forget that M$ is a software company - first and foremost. Now that Mac has a slightly bigger market share then in previous years, they are taking it seriously - and Office 2011 shows it.

Well done.


macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2011
Too bad they didn't decide to launch Exchange 2003 support or upgrade pricing.

Thanks but no thanks.

Don't be fooled by the name, there is no Outlook included, more like Entoraglook.

You are incorrect. I have installed it on several different Macs - they all work exactly like their PC Outlook counterparts with our Exchange server... Entourage was a horrid product in comparison.


macrumors regular
Apr 2, 2010
Office 2011 and 2010 are both excellent. Miles better than 2007 and 2008! I used to feel the need to use iWork, but now I don't.


macrumors newbie
Jan 25, 2011
They better should fix all the bugs and add the missing features ... having used MS Office since it's first days on a PC I'm more than disappointed with 2011.


macrumors 68040
May 28, 2008
I am very satisfied with Office 2011. Our deal with The Vole gets us either Office 2010 Professional Plus or Office 2011 for 10 bucks. Now once we get Exchange 2010 running, I can finally dump Entourage.


macrumors regular
Sep 18, 2008
San Diego CA, USA
I won't still touch that with a ten foot pole.

Office 2008 was pretty bad, but Office 2011 is OK. It's far from being the word processor, or spreadsheet of my dreams, but at least if I send a client Office format files they can use them.

Apple, should turn it's creative genius on building a better word processor (better than MS, and better than Pages). The last revolutionary thing in word processing might have been back in the MacWrite days.

franswa za

macrumors 6502a
Mar 24, 2010
south africa
30 day trial for a slow version of Office. Just enough time for you to realize you should buy iWork from the App Store.

steve ballmer is desperate, dropping the windoze tablets as he is donning a blue jean (struggling to get his fat arse into it) and a black turtle neck sweater (even more struggling)...... looking? for his john lennon glasses, .........

apple, wake up! get with the project and make iwork ........ WORK!

let's get rid of this microsoft sheise forever!...................


macrumors 68000
Apr 2, 2009
San Antonio, TX
Yes and we who use iWorks laugh at your slow bloatware that always seems to crash or hangup at the most inconvenient times.

Too bad I can use MSO hours at a time without any problems. And Word takes 2 seconds to go to a blank document after I click on the icon for the first time after I've booted up Mac OS X :D. iWork is the complete opposite for me. Just had bad experiences with it and don't care for the interface.


macrumors 65816
Oct 25, 2009
I like this version much better than 2008, and I picked up 2011 and 2010 (Bootcamp) $10 each through HUP


macrumors 6502
Nov 2, 2010
Does anyone know if this version of Office (Word) for Mac finally includes a Canadian English dictionary? Am using Word Mac 2008 right now which doesn't have a Canadian English dictionary and its driving me crazy.

Edit: I have since learned that Office 2011 for Mac does now include a Canadian English dictionary. Sweet.
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macrumors 68000
Jan 8, 2009
Yes and we who use iWorks laugh at your slow bloatware that always seems to crash or hangup at the most inconvenient times.

And we who exchange documents amongst the rest of the Office dominated world with 100% compatibility just laugh at your toy office suite.

iWork if for 8th graders and Grandmas.


macrumors member
Jul 1, 2009
Office 2011 is pretty decent, but certainly not for the price. For 99% of everything Pages and the rest of iWork is more then plenty. However, for professional settings maintaining cross platform compatibility 2011 is helpful. Basically, I'd say it's good for business clients, but not so much for students and your average user.

Still a 30day trial is a good thing. PC's have had it for Office for a while now...

It's like $10 for college students in California. The CSU has a site license, you can buy a CD for $10 in most college bookstores.


macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2010
here and there but not over there
Eh, Office for Mac isn't the greatest.

Agree - I got it from my company since it uses Exchange and I needed outlook - but it is truly the worst app I have on the mac - half the time spinning beach ball and overall very very sluggish, horrible implementation.


1. How on earth is this page 1 news?
2. Why on earth did it take m$ so long to release a trial version?

1. good question - not worth it

2. than nobody would have bought it since everybody would have seen that it stinks. Guess by now, most who think they need office got it and the bad reviews are out


macrumors 6502
Jul 15, 2009
If it's not on the Mac App Store, I'm not buying it. I don't want Microsoft scattering files all over my computer. :eek:

Apple don't allow trials on the App Store. All the people who say "Office sucks!" are exactly the people who need the trial, because judging a new version of a product solely based on your experiences of an older one is lazy thinking. I would even go so far as to say you're mentally deficient.
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