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4.0 out of 5 stars Slower, slightly than 2004, but an improvement never the less, 20 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Office 2008 for Mac, Standard Edition, Full Version (Mac) (DVD-ROM)
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The "full" version of Microsoft Office for Mac shows that the demons of Redmond can play nicely with the Angels of Cupertino. Owners of Macs may dearly want to love iWork and use it exclusively, but the preponderance of PCs in the world make ownership of Word, Excel and Powerpoint a must for those who don't want any nasty surprises when the file is shared with the PC dwelling world.
Office 2004 was good, and quick but left you feeling that Microsoft didn't really want the Mac business, it just didn't seem that the interface had been thought about as much as on the PC - 2008 fixes that, and better, it doesn't fall by the wayside as the latest PC offering does. There is no "ribbon" here, there is no jolting change to the interface taking time away from the work you want to do.

This version includes the Word,Excel and Powerpoint products as well as Entourage, the Mac version of Outlook. The student version omits exchange server functionality, recognizing that most (if not all) home users won't have exchange servers.

All in all, if you're a Leopard user, this is pretty much a requirement. As much as you want to love iWork, you've got to understand that the world won't go with you, yet...

Very well recommended.
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