I second this. I have had zero issue with Office. You know you can easily remove dock clutter if you do not want it there right???Office 2011 works great.
For future reference: click on file, do Get Info, go to the Open With section and select what you want the file to open with, click the Change All button.I then installed LibreOffice and you would think when she gets an xls or doc in an email it would open LibreOffice, right? No. She gets a popup that you can't run power pc apps on Lion because friggin' Office 2004 Trial is associated with all MS file formats. I had to drag the darn thing to the trash (good riddance) to get LibreOffice working for her.
Been there. Did that. Shouldn't have had to do it more than once. When I say a program is "association stealing" I mean that I observed or suspected it was resetting my preferences behind my back. On OS X, I feel like I have control of every aspect of the OS. If I change something, it stays changed. If I repair something, it stays repaired. What used to drive me crazy with Windows was it seemed like a dark alley where nefarious agents were sneaking around changing settings without my knowledge or consent. The registry gets accessed 14,000 times a SECOND. I'm not changing a darn thing but some process in the OS needs to open that thing up almost continuously. By contrast, info.plist files are inside the app bundles they came with and are AFAIK never touched by other apps.For future reference: click on file, do Get Info, go to the Open With section and select what you want the file to open with, click the Change All button.
Not quite. LibreOffice is a direct fork of OpenOffice that happened because of the poor leadership of the OpenOffice project when Oracle bought Sun Microsystems.