When Does Office '07 come out for Mac?

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  1. JADELLS macrumors newbie

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    When Does Microsoft Office 2007 come out for the Mac. I am in need of office and would like to wait for 2007 instead of buying 2004. I'm just hoping its not too far away. Thanks
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It should be called "Office for Mac 2008" and the only thing Microsoft will commit to is sometime in the second half of this year. I wouldn't expect it until the fall.
     
  3. aspro macrumors 6502

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    In the interim you could possibly use NeoOffice, it has some support for Office 2007 file formats. Although the formatting of those documents isn't always perfect, if you desperately need to use those documents it works. :)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Count me as another person waiting for Office '08. I'm still using Office V.X. and I figure I might as well wait for '08 than buy '04.
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Another option, if you just need to have Office 2007 right now, is to purchase the following:

    - Parallels

    - Windows XP

    - Office 2007

    Expensive, but gets you there right now.
     
  7. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    Or you could try CrossOver + Office 2007. I Think that would work aswell.
     
  8. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Office:Mac 2008 will have some features the Windows version doesn't have and visa-versa.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That is true.

    My solution was so the OP could run Office 2007, which is quite a bit different than Office 2004 (Mac) and Office 2003 (PC).

    One big area of concern is with Macros. MSFT is dropping support for VB on the Mac side with Office 2008. So those who need this capability will need to run Office 2007 for the PC.
     
  10. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I can see no good technical reason for dropping VB support.

    My only theory is they did it in order to keep businesses using Windows.
     
  11. Neptunian macrumors member

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    There is a cheaper way
    - Download and install bootcamp (it's FREE)
    - Purcahse Windows XP/Vista and install it
    - Purchase Microsoft Office 2007 and install it
     
  12. ajhaji macrumors regular

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    It's a little inconvenient having to reboot your computer just to run Microsoft Word. Parallels Desktop running in Coherence Mode is perfect, and well worth the $80 price tag if you ask me.
     
  13. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    If you'd like to learn more about the technical reasons behind our decision to drop VBA support, one of our lead developers wrote a blog post about it (and a follow-up post answering some of the common questions here).

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     

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