When Does Office '07 come out for Mac?

JADELLS

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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
 

WildCowboy

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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.
 

aspro

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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. :)
 

Gymnut

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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.
 

sushi

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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.
 

ivnds

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Or you could try CrossOver + Office 2007. I Think that would work aswell.
 

elppa

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

sushi

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

elppa

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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.
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.
 

Neptunian

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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.
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
 

ajhaji

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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
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.