MS Office for Mac and spaces??? Help!

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  1. nigelivy macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have tried everything from Lotus Symphony to iWorks to NeoOffice to MS Office for Mac 2008, and have found that I still go back to MS Office for sheer efficiency and compatibility with the rest of the world. But I absolutely pull my hair out with it when it comes to spaces. I work with 4 spaces, and Office never stays in one space. Is there a solution to fix this?
    Is there any other Office type software out there that you would recommend?
    Thanks,

    Nigel
     
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    No

    No,

    This has been the case since the beginning and there is no fix

    sorrry
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i haven't had too much problems with Office in Spaces so long as in the spaces preferences i have my apps set to their own workspace. occasionally ill get a palate from office moving around, but even thats not too frequent. /shrug. maybe i've just been lucky.
     
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    I moved to OpenOffice since I pulled all my hair out with Office. I'm very happy with OO too. I'm going to sell my copy of Office for Mac.
     
  5. nigelivy thread starter macrumors member

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    I have absolutely pulled my hair out over this! iWorks is to finicky for me. I don't want to have to export all the time. NeoOffice and Symphony don't hae the funtionality I need.
    I have added all of the Office suite into Spaces and assigned them to a space but I still have problems with Office whether I have the formatting palette open or not... :S
     
  6. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I experimented with all of them too. OO wasn't usable for me until the most recent release. Now I wouldn't use anything else.
     
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    :eek:That would take away one of my most favorite parts of the OS.
     
  9. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Try VMWare in Unity mode and Windows Office temporarily. Perhaps the next version of Office for the Mac will have a feature added called "Works with Spaces".
     
  10. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    I've actually turned off spaces because of this.

    Even if you do this, it wont work properly. The formatting palette gets screwed up.
     
  11. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    I agree. It does suck, but just shows how apple and microsoft despite all the talk are not on the same page.
     
  12. nigelivy thread starter macrumors member

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    It's crazy, if MS would get their act together and fix this problem then they would be doing themselves a HUGE favour! I've tried almost all Office software out there, both free and purchase - including iWork. And have still found MS to be the most superior except for this problem of not functioning properly in spaces!
    I would not be able to get rid of spaces. I can't work properly without it and I think it's one of the biggest step forward in Mac OS X! ;)
     
  13. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. Someone finally points the OP to one of the DOZENS of threads which already exists about Office and Spaces incompatibility.

    OP, do a search for the topic in the MR forums and you will see a number of threads in which Nadyne, from the MS Mac BU, links to an article and explains why there is incompatibility at this time. Hint: the ball is in Apple's court to fix it.
     

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