Microsoft Office 2004 on a Macbook

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  1. joshpark macrumors newbie

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    Hello, does anyone else think that the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac OS X runs a little slow on a macbook? I have a macbook 2.16 Ghz with 1 gib of ram and when i type on Microsoft Powerpoint or on Word, it seems a little bit slow. It is slower than Microsoft Office when it is run on windows. Is it just me or does everyone's macbook seem like that?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's running via Rosetta. Ask again at 2 GB of RAM.
     
  3. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah thats normal. it's even slow for me and i have 2GB of ram. Can't wait for '08.
     
  4. masterfu macrumors member

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    Yep, it's gonna run slow till 08, which unfortunately just got delayed... Although, I remember hearing a while back that M$ was going to completely stop developing Office for the Mac. What happened to that? Or did I just not hear that and need to put down the crack pipe?
     
  5. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    It runs slow on my mini with 1 GB of RAM, but i have heard office 08 is horrible, so it's a tough decision, the slow version, or the bad version? :D
     
  6. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Neither and stick with Pages or OpenOffice or something? :p

    Though Word runs about as well as it did on my old PC .. not that it's saying much - the machine was old :p
     
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  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    And Office 2008 is horrible why?
     
  9. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    That's what i heard, i think on these boards, people were saying that it didn't make any sense, and was completely changed. Come to think of it, they might have just been talking about the Vista version being weird, and the Mac version was gonna be better. I really don't remember...:confused:
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There is no Vista version of Office 2007.
     
  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    There's a windows version of office 2k7. It looks good with Vista, not so much with XP.

    Oh, and Office:mac runs faster under Panther on a G4 with 512 megs of ram then it does on a MBP with a gig of ram.. how depressing.

    I can not wait for Office:mac '08 either.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That is correct.
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    I need my VBA! I plan to run both versions side-by-side for compatibility.
     
  14. masterfu macrumors member

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    Here's to hoping for an update to iWork this Tuesday so maybe it won't matter how slow Office runs, you can just use Pages :)
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Now that's a legitimate complaint about Office 2008.
     
  16. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    Just run Office 2007 for Windows under VM. Get the best of both worlds....
     
  17. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Really?
    Microsoft has that much faith in Vista, to not even release Office 07 for it?
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    *face palm*

    Office 2007 runs on Windows XP SP2, Server 2003, and Vista.
     
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    Yes, great, go from emulation to virtualisation :rolleyes:
     
  20. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    So, what's your problem? It works great, fast, etc.
     
  21. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    And then again, booting up a virtual OS just to run Microsoft Office is waste of resources.

    Unless you were doing absolutely nothing else, why would you use virtualisation just to run Office. Just go for an alternative on Mac such as OpeOffice, Pages etc.
     

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