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Daniel Peterson says:
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 4.0 out of 5 stars much improved over Office 2008 , 28th October 2010
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In general, I think Office 2011 is a good upgrade on 2008 .. Many of the shortcomings in Office 2008 have been treated, and the application is a bit more “mac like”
PROS:
Probably the biggest change that people see from the gate changes in the user interface I. think of changing to a “band like” interface was good, the hold everything you want, together (especially on multiple monitors) helps, but the formatting toolbar are still around, if you are on the back want.

help is now helping Apple, based, supports all versions of Automator actions, apps much more friendly to spaces are Spotlight and Time Machine, VBA is back, etc.
Outlook a great addition, if you connect your Mac to an Exchange server at work, and is actually pretty decent on its own .. I think I may actually prefer Mail.app it, but we’ll see how my thoughts about a longer time scale
CONS:
Office 2011 is now intel only, but given the fact that Apple has also begun dropping PowerPC support, I do not think this is a big deal
Licensing. can install depends on the business version is changed, whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depending on your situation. Office 2008 a copy on a desktop and a portable computer. Office 2011 now comes in a “1 license” and ” 2-X “version. If you do not have 2 computers, this could be a positive thing for you, but if you have a desktop and a laptop, you’re probably not too happy about it.
Office 2011 is also a Activation Required, but that is quick and painless. I’m sure some people will not like it though.

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 4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than 2008, but still lags behind the Windows version , third November 2010
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I work in a company where most of us Lenovo Laptops associated with WinXP, but the smart people are their own Macs. I was part of a small pilot, Macs were associated, although many of the business applications Windows VM need work. I tired of the poor performance of the applications, so I bought my own Windows laptop.
I always wanted to be able to use the Mac into a full-time, especially for the coolness factor. But there are so many flaws, I could not do it. Even with the arrival of Office 2011, try the short battery life (this is a 3 year old MBP) and the lack of a right mouse button my patience. I thought that with a new version of Outlook, I could to make the switch. But after using Outlook 2010 for a year now on Windows 7, it seems that this Mac version back as two steps. Here are a few of my observations:
LIKES
reading area in the conversation view shows the first line of all messages in the conversation (mail)
dislikes
No OneNote (global)
No side -by-side calendar (calendar)
no auto-population of shared calendars and calendar hierarchy (Calendar)
No drag and drop e-mails to / calendar (mail / calendar)
No business card view (contacts)
No folder view (global)
No icon view; funny, because this is the default view for many things Mac (notes)
Can not between the new E- distinguish messages and responses can
for auto-signature (preferences) are not open two windows on a screen such as calendar inbox to another (global)

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 1.0 out of 5 stars caution early adopter stability issues and problems with product activation , 12 November 2010
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Office 2011 has a number of new, very useful functions and is an evolution from the previous year edition of Office for Mac. The program is cleaner in appearance and to load much faster. There are two glaring problems, but that would lead me to strongly advise against purchasing the software at this time. First, there are widespread problems with product activation. Office 2011 comes (like a gift card will not work if they scan it at checkout) with a new “activation PIN” that by selling dealer to be checked. You are then required to enter the PIN on the Microsoft Web site, at which point (if all went well), you will receive your product ID (CD key), which you then use to install the software. In theory, the process should be painless — but Microsoft has issues nationwide with activation of the PIN (even if you pay for the software) and I had to take about a week’s worth of anger and e-mails/phone deal talks between Microsoft and my vendor before I started my legally bought and paid-for software installed on my computer.
Secondly, despite its flashiness and cosmetic improvements, this software is just not ready for prime-time in terms of stability. This is an essential item for anyone who works on important (or long) documents – you want no risk, with this product, since there is still not sufficient to debug beta-tested or not, and the development team and Microsoft have not their intended customers the courtesy nor respect in ensuring data loss is minimized when. their software The previous version of Office for Mac has been around for a while and had hundreds if not thousands of megabytes worth of updates and patches over the years that it will work fairly reliably. Before you buy Office 2011, you should be aware that there are significant problems with stability MS Excel that even window-rendering painfully (and reproducibly) difficult (this is on a well-equipped Core i7 Macbook Pro) – where the screen stutters and spirits, if you try the size of documents, for example. MS Word has a glaring error in it that caused it to stop abruptly at times, or worse, convert long documents into asterisks without warning (or option for recovery). Microsoft has reported these problems, but it is unclear whether or not they are working on solutions. I would recommend sticking with the previous iteration of MS Office, wait for at least 6-8 months before buying this or anything like that, alternatively, that an established track record. Stability, ease of use and functionality, such as Apple’s iWork

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Thomas O'Connor says:
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 1.0 out of 5 stars seriously Excel , 3rd November 2010
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I like the interface, a combination of the window of the ribon I hate, but have learned to deal with and the menus I know so well. I like. The band on this version more than the floating toolbars in Excel 2004 That’s the good.
However, within moments of the first opening Excel 2011 I went to see if the most annoying bug was fixed in Excel 2004. If you try to edit a formula in a conditional format in Excel 2004, you can not. Use the cursor keys for editing All cursor keys do is to add cell references. My work around is a text editor to hand, so I copy the formula, edit in the text editor, and past back into Excel. One would think that. After 8 years, Microsoft would be many ways to resolve this Not so. Same bug.
I keep an Excel 2003 for Windows format for most customers, so I will be the default file format for Excel 97-2004. I tend to use a lot of conditional formats. But when I saved a file with the same conditional formats I created in Excel 2004 (which is, I have no new conditions), Excel 2011 added sheet references in formulas format that is not recognized by older versions. When I enabled strict backward compatibility, Excel removed those references changed, but each cell in the first row. I spent two hours fixing this in the 2004 version of Excel.
Try copying an existing worksheet to a new worksheet. Works just fine. Well, if you have a filter in the existing worksheet and highlight the whole (filtered) worksheet, then copy and try pasting into a new worksheet. Excell 2011 appears to freeze until it tells you it finally ran out of memory.
I have some rather large spreadsheet with conditional formats that use formulas. Nowhere near the limit of Excel 2004. Ability, but enough that it slows a recalculation for about one second That same spreadsheet Excel 2011 takes almost a minute to calculate. Funny when Excel 2004 in a virtual machine emulates a PowerPC running, and Excel 2011 running in native Intel mode.
I can not speak to the other applications in the suite, I tend to use iWork for editing and presentation, but I live in Excel, and I have to remove in Excel 2011 in order to be able to do something to do.
Excel Mac for 2011 still seems to be missing some of the events in the Windows version, as Worksheet_FollowHyperlink (). Either that, or macros are really flaky, have not really tested that aspect just yet.
I’ve seen alpha software, which was more reliable. I can not believe Microsoft actually released this version. Apparently they have no power users in their test squad.
If Microsoft gets their act together and fix these defects, it could be a decent upgrade. But if you want something more than the basics (which Apple Numbers does just fine) do to keep the 2004-version. Amazon still sells it.

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Christopher Komuves says:
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 1.0 out of 5 stars Excel 2011 is intuitive and unstable , 28 October 2010
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I bought this as an upgrade to MS Office 2004. The first thing I did was to open a table from Excel 2004. It gave me an error “File error:. data may be lost”.., the it every time I do this, you file I’m not sure why there is this problem with
So, then I went to create my first new spreadsheet with Excel 2011 to Excel I’ve been blocked twice -. my first hour of use, and it has already crashed twice
I btw, a brand new 27 “iMac with the latest Snow Leopard on it – this is as good as it for an OS and machine platform it runs gets
, if I do something that I’ve also noticed it several times and garbling text elements on diagrams always confused. Data format elsewhere on the map. Even if it did work, the UI is convoluted and confusing. I probably could get used to it in time, but there’s nothing elegant, as they have built their UI.

There are also some obvious errors (as a software developer myself) I’m surprised there could be a release version of the software. If you enter a label for a data series in a chart, for example, Excel automatically adds quotes it the next time you edit it. If you then edit the contents inside the double quotes again Excel is an extra pair of quotation marks the first pair that was added to add, and then proceed to display your chart with visible quotes around all the values ​​This is the type of error, that would be present during the testing of the device, which developer wrote this function would have been found if one of my software developers were to miss something, I’m annoyed -. and if my system test team missed something like that for a publication, I would want to put together a new team
I had much higher expectations for this -. think it not at least be nearly as flawed as older versions. But so far it is far less stable than Excel 2004 (I have not tested it word and PP). It’s just not a quality piece of software.

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