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This software seems more like a test trail then a ended Product..

  • Nov 26, 2008
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1) ummm.......Looks nice

Cons : Pretty much what has been said before
1) NO ENDNOTE SUPPORT (and in the absence of VBA, likely never to get endnote support in the near future)
2) Very slow in start-up!
3) Pricey, very pricey for what you get

The only solution for academic users I suggest is to install and use "Bookends" by Sonny software, which they have had to use a scripts workaround to work with office 2008, but AT LEAST IT WORKS! (I've found bookends to be superior to endnote anyways)

In summary, $400US for a facelift is a bit pricey...
I think it is time for both Apple and Microsoft to get back to basics and address flaws in their software: pre-Intel the situation was far superior.

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...you better not be a VBA user!! That's right with 'Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac' the look is pretty and slick but VBA support that had been available for real power users of Office for a loong time along is G-G-GONE. Along with the loss of this power ability performance hits are a plenty and this is just not a great upgrade. For basic users that want to use Office on their Mac this serves the purpose well but to ignore these major issues would be impossible.    If you are …
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A streamlined user interface, hundreds of new themes and templates, and better compatibility with your Windows-based colleagues--with Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, you'll simplify your work and achieve more with less effort. Five Great Reasons to Upgrade to Office 2008 for Mac:

Universal applications: Office 2008 runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs.

Easier interface: You'll quickly build professional, compatible and complex documents using the simplified user interface and new tools like Document Elements. With a visual gallery for selecting elements like cover pages, bibliographies, and citations, you're one-click from finished.

Your Mac, more compatible: Office 2008 for Mac and the Windows-based 2007 Office System share the Open XML file formats, the Office Art graphics engine, and many other features that result in compatibility and file fidelity. You'll be confident when sharing ideas and documents with colleagues regardless of which platform they're on.

Great documents: Professional design is within your power with hundreds of new customizable templates and suite-wide themes, SmartArt graphics, and the new Publishing Layout View in Word 2008.

Your day, well managed: My Day keeps you connected to all of the day's action. Command your calendar, tackle your tasks, and simplify your day with this easy to use but powerful little tool.

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