Microsoft office for mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by okatidubi, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. okatidubi macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    I just got my MacBook 1 month ago for my birthday. I love my mac and I have no regrets switching from windows to mac.

    However, if I remember correctly, at the final part of the set up, it asked me if I wanted to try Microsoft office for mac for 30 days. I decided to try it at another time.

    Now, I'd love to try it but I can't seem to find/download the trial. Can anyone help?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    I had an office trial pre-installed in a folder in my applications folder.
    Did you buy the macbook directly from apple?
     
  3. okatidubi thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. chan2004 macrumors regular

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    i don't know whether you know it or not

    there are free alternatives for office like
    openoffice and neoffice.

    better to try this before buying an office for mac
     
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I agree, but by all means give Office a try. I also tried NeoOffice and was very impressed with it, and the price is right too. It will all depend on what you need your office suite to do.

    For my needs iWork is the perfect alternative to Office.
     
  7. pazreal macrumors regular

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    I have Office and iWork and I basically only use Office for documents sent by classmates, etc. iWork is robust and does everything you need.
     
  8. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Office '08 is a disappointment; not at all like Office '07 on XP/Vista. To be honest, it's not really worth the upgrade from Office '04. As others have said, try other programs before ponying up the money.
     
  9. CWallace macrumors 601

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    I personally find Office 2008 to be a nicer experience then Office 2007.

    iWorks is great, but I am so committed to Office that I stick with it.
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    office 2008 is buggy in leopard. Like..really really buggy. Spaces doesn't work with it and it just doesn't run well. Just a warning..
     
  11. DuRui macrumors member

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    I'll say....I use iWork for my stuff but Office coz everybody else uses windows based PC's here in the office...terrible...
    I love my mac and I love the OS...just wish Office would run smoother and faster like iWorks when I need to do work for them...
     
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  13. Southerner macrumors member

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    I've still got Office X running pretty smoothly in Leopard on my PPC Mac with less serious problems. Should I upgrade to '08 so I won't miss out on any new features?

    I'm assuming there may be issues in opening files made in X in Office '04, '08 and in PC versions of Office such as '07 - so is there a way to get round this?

    If people are urging me not to bother upgrading to '08 then I guess I will have to wait for the next version unless this cuts out PPC support for the first time!

    Even Office X is fairly old - 7 years this year - it is quite stable which it only crashes once every now and then and it's a pity '04 and '08 seem to be letdowns after reading poor reviews.
     
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  15. okatidubi thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks ppl!

    i've downloaded and tried neooffice and am quite happy with it. thanks for the recommendation!
     
  16. Luzzio macrumors regular

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    While I like both iWork and Office for Mac (pages and word) I find that that Office plays nicer with my PC-majority (only PC's, in fact) peers' laptops.

    So I use OFM, and publish in the ol' 97 .doc format.

    Anyone wondering how long more before we can just publish in .docx without worrying about incompatible recipients? (sorry to hijack)
     
  17. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    well i think otherwise cause office 08 works great but like others said its not that great from 04
     
  18. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    wat ru talkin bout...it works perfect with spaces
     

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