Office for Mac: Newer version than '2008' ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MiataMac, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. MiataMac macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Does anybody know when Microsoft plans on releasing a newer version of Microsoft Office for Mac?

    One of my co-workers currently own the 2008 version and he's really unhappy with it. He has an excel file that's around 4MB in filesize, containing some 11,000 rows and a bunch of columns too and it's really slow to work with (he has a 1 year old MacBook Pro) and some times excel also "runs out of memory" it says and the application just freezes.

    It should be updated properly etc, but I wonder if maybe a newer version more suited for Snow Leopard, might be released soon?
     
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  3. MiataMac thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks.

    I guess there's just something wrong with excel or the sheet, since it gives that "out of memory"-error and crashes.
     
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    Hey, it's done by Microsoft ;)
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Yes, we'll be getting Office 2010 (it's on a different schedule from the PC version). I can sympathize with the slowness - 2004 and 2001 ("Office X") are slow too. :( But there are already plenty of threads complaining about that. And don't even get me started on how much I hate Excel...
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    FWIW, Office 2001 and Office v.X were two different versions of the suite and were targeted at two different operating systems. Office 2001 was the last MacOS 9 version. Office v.X was the first MacOS X version of the Microsoft suite.
     

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