Opinions on Office X (M$)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DeadlyBreakfast, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. DeadlyBreakfast macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2002
    In a dark corner somewhere. Help me..
    Just looking to get a feel for how many of you use MS Office X and if you like it or not. I downloaded the trial today and I looks nice. I really like Entourage. I know Mac has iCal and Stickies and Address book but its nice to have them all together. I cant help but feel that I am making my iBook dirty by installing a Microsoft product. Dont get me wrong, I use Windows all day long along with my Mac but I really did want to keep them segregated.

  2. Vlade macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2003
    Meadville, PA
    I love it, but I didn't have to pay for it.....
  3. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    I like Office enough, but I don't use Entourage. The only downside is that it's really hard to make outlines (at least I've never figured out how). In AppleWorks, it's REALLY easy.
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i use it a lot... it's the "standard" and as a univ. staff, i only had to pay $45 for unlimited install, so i had no reason not to...

    it's actually very well made. i like it better than PC versions. there are some minor annoyances, but they are very minor.
  5. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    It's annoying, badly designed from a user-interface standpoint, and clunky.
    It feels extremely sophomoric.

    Pure T. Junk.

    But we don't have many other options, do we.
  6. hesdeadjim macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Austin, TX
    It's pretty good despite being bloated and I agree that in many aspects its better than its PC counterparts. I'm also a college student and really Office is a must for anyone in college. The only issue I have is that it is slow sometimes and I personally do not like Entourage. Also, PowerPoint should be mone in line with the PC version.
  7. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    I had it, but for some reason, it stopped working. I honestly don't care, cuz I don't use it anyway.
  8. aethier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Montréal, Canada
    I don't see why some of you people critisize Office, or saying you are ruining your mac by installing a Microsoft product, in my opinion, Microsoft Office is by far the best in its class. and we should be happy that there is a mac version, the last thing people want is to be stuck using AppleWorks all day. I even like powerpoint better then Keynote. Keynote is very limited. Its only strong point is nice graphics...

  9. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I'm considering buying the student edition as well. Anyone notice how many more people want Office now that the price dropped? Funny how that is. Personally, I always thought Office for windows was bloated, so it really doesn't suprise me that this would be bloated. However, I never did my test drive and now it's expired so I'm trying to download it again.

    AppleDoesn'tworks just sucks. I like keynote but need to view powerpoints in a native format. Entourage... well, we'll see. I would only switch to it if it syncs with palm. Excel, maybe one day.

    But if my girl doesn't want it too I won't buy it.
  10. DeadlyBreakfast thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2002
    In a dark corner somewhere. Help me..
    I was looking around Microsofts site and apparently it does sync up with a Palm. Thats a big selling point for me. Thanks for the input guys..I too will be able to get the student/teacher version so I guess the price is right!!

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