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JovAgoncUSA Calculating status...
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Feb 2, 2013 6:02 AM

Hi Apple people.
I just wanna know that if u have something idea about "Office 2013" for mac.
U know what i mean, the office 2013 that is not the subscription one.

I dont wanna use the office 365 because its no sense at all. I want the whole software which i can use whenever i want until i want to uninstall i

 

Are'nt the Microsoft will build a Office 2013 for mac?
I hope they will make so.

Or maybe i should just buy the Microsoft Office 2011 for mac instead incase of there will be no office 2013.

 

I'm new to mac world, i havnt install any office software yet. I was looking at the office 2011 but i said there will be a 2013 version,

but i get disappointed to know that there are no office 2013 for mac.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,400 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to JovAgoncUSA)

    That would be a question for Microsoft, http://www.microsoft.com/mac

    Or try the Rumor sites like MacRumors.

     

    Microsoft has a Mac Business Unit that develops the Mac version separate from (but likely in conjunction with) the PC version. As of now, the versions have been about a year between the two versions (2007/2010 PC, 2008/2011 Mac).

    So, I wouldn't expect a Mac version for another year, which seems to coincide with their current 3-year development cycle.

  • jentwins Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to Barney-15E)

    Try not using Microsoft at all. We switched to using only iWork since installing ML.No problems and we have never looked back. Much cheaper too!

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:57 AM (in response to JovAgoncUSA)

    JovAgoncUSA wrote:

     

    Hi Apple people.
    I just wanna know that if u have something idea about "Office 2013" for mac.
    U know what i mean, the office 2013 that is not the subscription one.

    I dont wanna use the office 365 because its no sense at all. I want the whole software which i can use whenever i want until i want to uninstall i

     

    Are'nt the Microsoft will build a Office 2013 for mac?
    I hope they will make so.

    Or maybe i should just buy the Microsoft Office 2011 for mac instead incase of there will be no office 2013.

     

    I'm new to mac world, i havnt install any office software yet. I was looking at the office 2011 but i said there will be a 2013 version,

    but i get disappointed to know that there are no office 2013 for mac.

    While only Microsoft knows its plans for Office for Mac, it's clear that Microsoft is pushing users to a subscription base rather than, as you put it, "software which i can use whenever i want until i want to uninstall i," which happens to be what I prefer, too. Yesterday, I installed the free Office 2013 upgrade after having recently purchased (the 3 user pack) and installed Office 2010 on a Windows Virtual Machine. First, you get one 2013 license whether you bought the 1 or 3 user Office 2010 install, whereas the Office 365 upgrade choice (you could pick either with the Office 2010 purchase) gets you five installations, at least for one year. Second, I believe you can move those 365 installations around, while with the computer based install, you can't deactivate it on one machine and reuse the license on another, at least not without dealing directly with Microsoft. Third, the subscription system is supposed to get you any full upgrades (e.g., 2013 to 2015), while the disk based 2013 is it; you'll have to buy 2015 fresh, if there even is such a thing by then. So you can see the push is towards subscriptions by making them a much better deal, at least price-wise.

     

    On the other hand, I was surprised to find that the 2013 installation didn't delete the 2010 installation. And in comparing the two, the 2010 interface is more pleasant to work with, and if you don't need or trust the Cloud, the big new feature in 2013 is the ability to open and edit pdf files. Some quick tests of that suggest that on simple pdf's, the feature works pretty well, but add a bunch of graphics and/or complex text flow, and it's the difference between uncooked and cooked spaghetti.

     

    Finally, there are free office clones available, such as LibreOffice http://www.libreoffice.org/download or OpenOffice http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html which can get the job done, though they're not quite MS Office.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to JovAgoncUSA)

    JovAgoncUSA wrote:

     

    Hi Apple people.
    I just wanna know that if u have something idea about "Office 2013" for mac.
    U know what i mean, the office 2013 that is not the subscription one.

    There is no Office 2013 for Mac and there never will be.

     

    Office 2014 for Mac will be next, if you wait.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to JovAgoncUSA)

    There is only an Office 2011 for the Mac. M/S is not planning to release Office 2013 for the Mac.  If you work for a company that has a M/S relationship you might be able to get a heavily discounted (Home Use version) Office for the Mac thru your IT department. Or if you are in school, you should be able to get a discounted one thru your bookstore.

     

    Most people say don't buy the Office 2013 anyway since there's no significant feature advantage over earlier versions.  I seem to recall Office for the Mac 2011 touted as more advanced than Windows Office 2007.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:27 AM (in response to JovAgoncUSA)

    I agree with Csound1. Past practice predicts that the next version for the Mac will be called Office 2014.

     

    Office     PC        Mac

    Office     2003     2004

    Office     2007     2008

    Office     2010     2011

    Office     2013     2014?

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to Lanny)

    Lanny wrote:

     

    I agree with Csound1. Past practice predicts that the next version for the Mac will be called Office 2014.

     

    Office     PC        Mac          Subscription option

    Office     2003     2004                    N/A

    Office     2007     2008                    N/A

    Office     2010     2011                    N/A

    Office     2013     2014?                   yes and a better deal

    Pardon the quote modification but until the Cloud and ubiquitous really fast internet connections, a Cloud based alternative wasn't possible. Now that it is, the subscription model is likely a lot more profitable for MS since, instead of the user just missing out on a few new features in any eventual upgrade, the user is simply shut down if he doesn't pay up. Add to that the size of the installed Windows base vs Mac base, the fact that 365 is cross-platform so that it's available to all right now! and will likely drain off some Mac users, and that programing new versions is expensive, I doubt MS is in any hurry to satisfy Mac users with a new, disk based version of Office.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    Well, we'll just have to wait and see. There are still many without a, "really fast Internet connection."

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to Lanny)

    Lanny wrote:

     

    Well, we'll just have to wait and see. There are still many without a, "really fast Internet connection."

    That's very true and I bet the vast majority of them are Windows users, hence Office 2013 in a box on the shelf at your local Staples. I've never been an Office for Mac user but I don't believe Mac users should be left behind just because there aren't as many of us, so I hope you're right and I'm wrong. But I wouldn't bet the (dial-up) farm on it either.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    FatMac\>MacPro wrote:

     

    Lanny wrote:

     

    I agree with Csound1. Past practice predicts that the next version for the Mac will be called Office 2014.

     

    Office     PC        Mac          Subscription option

    Office     2003     2004                    N/A

    Office     2007     2008                    N/A

    Office     2010     2011                    N/A

    Office     2013     2014?                   yes and a better deal

    Pardon the quote modification but until the Cloud and ubiquitous really fast internet connections, a Cloud based alternative wasn't possible. Now that it is, the subscription model is likely a lot more profitable for MS since, instead of the user just missing out on a few new features in any eventual upgrade, the user is simply shut down if he doesn't pay up. Add to that the size of the installed Windows base vs Mac base, the fact that 365 is cross-platform so that it's available to all right now! and will likely drain off some Mac users, and that programing new versions is expensive, I doubt MS is in any hurry to satisfy Mac users with a new, disk based version of Office.

    Office 365 has been available for 2 years, it has always been subscription based and worked with Office 2010 long before iCloud existed. The current version includes Office 2013, with the earlier version the customer needed to buy 2010 (if they wanted local software that worked with Office 365). Strangely Office 2011 (for Mac) is not on the supported list, but this is Microsoft so who's surprised (they make a Windows version of Outlook that is compatible with iCloud and a Mac version that is not, go figure)

     

    It is not possible to predict what MS will do as they don't have a clue.

  • tomergold Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to JovAgoncUSA)

    Microsoft like microsoft don't have the best customer service, at lease with office.

     

    in the offical office twitter when i asked them when we'll see office 2013 for mac they said that in the most of the times it's 10-12 months from the windows version release, and i know someone who called microsoft and they told him it'll be released in a few weeks.

     

    So now we are waiting

     

     

    One more thing-like the most of you i prefer iwork too but it doesn't support hebrew and i need it, and microsoft said ti the same man on the phone it'll support hebrew

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

    ...Strangely Office 2011 (for Mac) is not on the supported list, but this is Microsoft so who's surprised...

    I didn't realize that.

     

    I was going on Microsoft's Office Pre-Launch Offer which said buy Office for Mac Home & Student 2011 and get a "One (1) year non-commercial subscription" to "Office 365 Home Premium" free. Now I wonder just what they were offering.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    FatMac\>MacPro wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

    ...Strangely Office 2011 (for Mac) is not on the supported list, but this is Microsoft so who's surprised...

    I didn't realize that.

     

    I was going on Microsoft's Office Pre-Launch Offer which said buy Office for Mac Home & Student 2011 and get a "One (1) year non-commercial subscription" to "Office 365 Home Premium" free. Now I wonder just what they were offering.

    You get exactly that, an online version of Office and a local one, they collaborate only in that the local version will open and save the online versions files, which is nothing new.

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    You get exactly that, an online version of Office and a local one, they collaborate only in that the local version will open and save the online versions files, which is nothing new.

    Thanks for the clarification. So does that mean both Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011 users who opted for the free "upgrade" to Office 365 Home Premium get the capability to open and edit pdf documents the way PC based Office Home & Student 2013 can?

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