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271 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 6:06 PM by nu2010RN RSS
nu2010RN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 16, 2013 5:19 PM

Is it safe to install microsoft office for mac yet?  I guess the newest version is still office 2011.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,485 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:21 PM (in response to nu2010RN)

    Yes. If you must. There are cheaper alternatives such as OpenOfiice or the iWorks suite from Apple.

     

    Allan

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to nu2010RN)

    It's perfectly fine.  As a matter of fact, stick to Office 2011 for Mac.

  • KSevey Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:37 PM (in response to nu2010RN)

    I agree going with a cheaper alternative especially if you are using Adobe apps on your Mac. MS and Adobe apps never did live well together.

     

    However, if you are power excel user...that is something to consider.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,485 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:37 PM (in response to nu2010RN)

    Personally I see sending money Microsoft's way only slightly less wasteful then sending it to the government.

     

    Allan

  • KSevey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to nu2010RN)

    Office for Mac can never be compared to their PC product. I've worked with many versions on mac and one of the reasons we kept using it was Excel and needing an Exchange client.

     

    Pages offers an inexpensive wp....keynote is a fun program...Mail has improved tremenously but Excel still stands tall. I miss the Lotus program of years ago....that was a good program.

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:53 PM (in response to nu2010RN)

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7884/microsoft-office-2011

     

    Here you go.  Click on the download link and you can run it for 30 days in trial mode.  The newest download versions on MS's site make you jump through too many hoops now to get the trial.  The new X18**** based dmg file downloads are not what you want.  You want the slightly older X17 dmg file which is before the most recent service pack.  BTW, don't do the automatic updates after install and update to the latest update from this month.  You'll have to register a Live account and say you want to pay for a subscription to Office365 just to run 2011 in trial mode.  Just install this download and use it for 30 days, it's legit.

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