19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
it depends on your needs and status,
This review is from: Office XP Professional (CD-ROM)
What I mean by the title, is that if you already have office 2000, it is best sticking with that, but if you are new and want a new office, then this is probably worth it. Although some say the features are only cosmetic (a lot are), there are very good features that simply need to be seen.
These are especially in Excel and PowerPoint, which provide much easier on-screen support to get started and have many editing features (PowerPoint) by which you can animate and edit clipart images to provide a customised presentation.
There are some features in word that are useful, with its integrated speech package, which is quite accurate if you speak as advised (in sentences) otherwise it's a nightmare trying to make it recognise single words.
I first installed this package on Windows 98SE, where the application made desktop crash if I clicked on the taskbar, but since installing Windows XP, the problem has gone. If you want maximum reliability, it is best to stick to the earlier packages...