POLL: Verdict on Office 2008 for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by netdog, Jan 25, 2008.

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What do you think of Office 2008 for the Mac?

  1. Fantastic - definitely snappier

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  2. Same old cr@p

    10 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Buggy as an August evening

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. I don't let Bill Gates into my house!

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #1
    Well? Love it? Hate it? Find it better than iWork? Have at it.
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I've only used it on the school computers (well, regular Office '08, not the Mac version), but I'll stick with my NeoOffice. New interface is weird, and I'm tired of MS Office in general. If I feel like paying for an Office suite again, I'll probably get iWork, but NeoOffice fits my needs for now just fine.
     
  3. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I'm not even going to touch it. I have really limited use for it (I use Pages and TeX for almost all my stuff). However, when I'm writing something collaboratively with bibliography, I do use Word with Endnotes. As far as I'm aware, Endnotes isn't working with Office 2008, so it's a dealbreaker.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors 604

    xraydoc

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    #4
    How about something inbetween "Snappy" and "Same old crap?"
     
  5. djellison macrumors 68020

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  6. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    #6
    I dunno!

    I ordered mine in November via their buy 2004 and upgrade for shipping cost deal and I haven't received 2008 yet.
     
  7. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

    Wayfarer

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    #7
    Got it.

    The new interface seems kind of clunky and tacked-on to me. I also agree that it doesn't run as "snappy" as '04. Some of the new features are welcome, but I don't feel it's worth the price tag. Almost makes me wish I went along with iWork '08...
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

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  9. ewxlt macrumors regular

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    #9
    I'm not convinced it does anything different than 2004.
     

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