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  1. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    I want to get Office 2004. Where's the best (cheapest) place to buy a copy?
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I would recommend waiting a few more weeks until Office 2008 is released...
     
  3. tacomahunter macrumors regular

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    Give NeoOffice a try. I have been using it for 30 days and love it. Plus>>> Its free!
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    And for now, use NeoOffice, who knows, you may even decide Office isn't worth it (it should come Jan 15) :)
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    ~Shard~, you ignorant slut. :p

    Microsoft has an awesome deal going on. Buy Office 2004 and get 2008 for shipping & handling.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/go/promotions/supersuitedeal/

    If you buy Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition, Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition Upgrade, or Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition, we’ll send you Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition (a $500 value) for FREE - you only pay shipping and handling. Offer valid for purchases made between November 1, 2007 and January 14, 2008.

    Offer includes Student and Teacher Edition- only $125 at Amazon
     
  6. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if the OP wants to run it on the mac in his sig. If so, I wonder if Office2008 will run on 10.3.x...

    Office2004 is really pissing me off lately. I use Office 2002(XP) at work on a daily basis and the Mac version is very buggy by comparison. When I get my next machine (mbp in Jan), I'm going to put iWork through it's paces during the free trial - I just don't know if I want and more MS....
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Good point

    System Requirements

    To use Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac you need:
    A Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500 MHz or faster) processor
    Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later

    512 MB of RAM or more
    1.5 GB of available hard disk space
    HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
    DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network)
    1024 x 768 or higher resolution-monitor
    Entourage and certain features require Internet access (fees may apply).
    For Office 2008 for Mac and Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Editions: Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later is required for certain advanced functionality in Entourage 2008
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    would that offer be somewhat stupid not to do?

    i have v.x and am considering upgrading mainly for speedup
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yep, I'd say - someone would have to be an ignorant slut not to take advantage of that kind of a suite deal! :D
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There is no Office 2002.
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Microsoft has that deal on right now though, so it's not a big deal.

    However, someone said it better than me:

    :p

    There is one that came out in late 2001, so maybe that's what he means.

    Wiki

    OP, since your iBook is a tad dated, I suggest you go ahead and buy Office 04 now, get the low cost upgrade, and then use Office 08 on your next Mac. :)
     
  13. solvs macrumors 603

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    There is for Windows. It was called Office XP, as I think he was alluding to with the (). Unless he was saying he was running it on XP. Probably both.
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yes there was, it was for Windows. Office XP, released in May 2001 (otherwise known as Office 10) had Word 2002, Excel 2002 etc. so it was also referred to as Office 2002 by some.
     
  15. solvs macrumors 603

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    What a weird way to find out I'm on Shard's ignore list. :p
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    let's see if he replies to that. if not yep you are ignored haha
     
  17. solvs macrumors 603

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  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Haha, no just thought I'd be a bastard and repeat what you said. Consider it reinforcing your point since I believed so strongly in it! It's a sign of true friendship and support. :D :cool:
     
  19. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    Yep - I meant that I'm running OfficeXP(2002/10) on XP. My point was that the version from 2002 on the PC is more stable than the 2004 on the mac.

    I agree for the OP, buy 2004 now since it should run OK on your G3. I guess he's waiting for that G5 powerbook, eh? :rolleyes:
     
  20. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Hush - never speak of the G5 PowerBook around these parts - some members would have you lynched! :eek: ;) :D
     
  21. solvs macrumors 603

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    I guess not. :p

    2004 is generally fairly stable. We've had some issues at work, but generally if you clear the caches and delete the pref files if you're having issues, it seems to work fine again. Have you tried 2003 though on a PC? I finally upgraded from Office 2000 to XP after dragging my feet to get Windows XP, but regret the move to '03. It's also stable enough, but it seems to be slower and didn't really bring much to the table.

    I don't really plan on upgrading to '07 or '08 anytime soon, Mac or PC, but I'm guessing I'll have to eventually.
     
  22. Nermal Moderator

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    From a user's perspective it didn't do much. From a developer's perspective, however, it's a huge step forward. VBA has been supplemented with .Net, and you can now do all your coding in Visual Studio and execute everything against the CLR :cool:
     
  23. solvs macrumors 603

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    I don't do any developing, at least not for PCs (I've done some testing for Macs) but I upgraded because the company I worked for at the time did. In 2006. They didn't see much of a need to upgrade any time soon, but eventually the higher ups wanted it rolled out. :rolleyes: Explains why I didn't see any difference though. Gotta love MS.
     
  24. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    If you're planning on using Visual Basic macros in your spreadsheets, I would recommend getting Office 2004 now and upgrading to 2008 for the cost of S&H when it is released. Microsoft decided to drop support for VB in Office 2008 for Mac. I'll be using both versions, depending on whether a particular spreadsheet needs VB or not. I suppose it will be next to impossible to get a legit version of Office 2004 after Office 2008 is released.
     

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