If you are finding Office 2004 slow on your Mac I think your Mac is the problem.Office 2004 is very slow on macs.
Can't say I ever noticed .. I wouldn't think so, but then I'm frequently wrong ...QUESTION: does microsoft office really use up the battery more than neooffice due to using rosetta or is that not true?? and is it a significant difference??? (sorry to steal your thread for this quicky)
It doesn't. It runs in X11 so its ugly and slow. Actually, Neo Office isnt native either; it runs in java. I'm probably gonna get shot for this, but if your using intel, id recommend *ducks* Office v. X. It'd be lighter for rosetta to figure out. If ur on PPC, I recommend Office 2004.how does openoffice compare to these two?
If you are finding Office 2004 slow on your Mac I think your Mac is the problem.
I am running Office 2004 on my Mac Pro, on a non-Intel Mac Mini and on a 2 Ghz Mac Book and they all run fast ...
Neo Office is quite adequate for most people.
Why don't install NeoOffice and see if you like it? Everybody here has different needs and biases. Unless you ask a specific question, "which one is better?" will not get you much.so i have office 2004 but heard neo office is a good program to use instead
i need to use excel and word and maybe powerpoint
which program would you recommend installing?
I haven't had trouble with NeoOffice on my g4 powermac at all. It seems to run as fast as Office for me. It also runs fine on the 400mhz and 500mhz TiBooks that I've used. The only slowness I've noticed is that it takes a bit of time to load.Office 2004 is not slow really at all on PPC and is just a tad bit slower on Intel.
NeoOffice, however, is a DOG on PPC. I don't recommend using it all. I haven't ever used it on Intel, so it may be optimized better for that processor.