Office MAC

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  1. llamacrew macrumors newbie

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    Is Office MAC OK to use on my new MACBOOK PRO. I am in the military and bring work home all the time. Microsoft word, excell, powerpoint and access are the programs I use... I am really familiar/comfortable with the office set up. What is the concensus
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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it is fine. You know you can get it for $20, right?
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Yes. Perfectly fine. I use Office on my Mac all the time. Although, I wish I would have gotten iWork:D
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    id consider openoffice aqua if you want a free alternative that is compatible with office

    MS office for mac is good for me though imo
     
  5. covertyows macrumors member

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    I was considering it as well... where can u get it for that cheap?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Since he will be using Office at work, compatibility is a must. I've had issues with OOo and NeoOffice before.

    Are you military?

    Actually, it appears to have expired.

    https://chess.army.mil/ascp/commerce/software/hup.jsp
     
  7. covertyows macrumors member

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    nvm then. as far as compatibility, how well does open office work? normally I don't care if I use office or not, but as I am in school and at times must make presentations and write papers that I can send to professors, having files taht are compatible with the school software is important.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I can't give any specifics, because I don't know what really caused the problems. It was mostly images I think.
     
  9. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    mac version of office (office 2008) works fine and is advertised to be 100% compatible with the windows version. I have it and use it on a regular basis, and it seems fine. Spaces compatibility is lacking, though. You'll see what I mean. Open office has the same problem, though, so it must be an osx thing. Compared to the windows version, it has more similarities to 2003 than 2007. It has no ribbon at the top, instead it uses the old school bars. There's a demo, i think, so just try that out before you buy it. Regardless, office 2008 is by far the best office product for mac in my opinion.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I have Mac version of Office on my MBP and it works perfectly well; most of the people I work for use Windows, so it is absolutely necessary for me to be able to have compatibility.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  11. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

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    How ? Legal? Latest version ?


     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The offer was for US Army personnel only, but it is expired.
     
  13. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    Office for Mac works fine. It has received some bad press and I'm not saying those who take issue with it are wrong. I am just saying from my experience that I purchased office when I bought my first Mac to use Word and Excel like I did on Windows and it essentially does this for me without issue.
     
  14. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    There is no Access for Mac, though.
     
  15. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    Why don't you convert them to pdf before you send them to professors? Converting any document to pdf is really simple on a Mac (just hit apple-P for print and choose save as pdf).
     
  16. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    Excuse my ignorance, but what is "Access" used for?
    Is it the equivalent of "iCal" ?
     
  17. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, Access is a database program.
     
  18. sy-83557 macrumors newbie

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    A lot of times you can get it for free through school, as well. I'm a medical student, and Mac OS, Windows, Mac MS Office, and Windows MS Office are all available for free.
     
  19. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Office 08 is ok. But if you use excel for any stats, its trash. Office 08 has not VBA. I was so mad when i got it, and then i needed excel for a class. I ended up having to get parallels and using reg ol windows office.
     
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  21. anguyenn macrumors member

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    I love iWork too, easily converted but it's missing a lot of font compatibility between Office + iWork and that might be a problem for the OP.
     

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