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Old 08-02-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
Steve Rindsberg
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There was a similar deal for Windows users; if you bought Office 2007 between certain dates, you were eligible for a free upgrade to Office 2010 when it released. Which it has already.

Bunches more info here. And there. And way over ...




Looks like Outlook's come to Dunsin...er... MacOffice and Entourage is gone.

One of the major changes in Office 2011 is the return of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) which Mac Office had (in somewhat diluted form) from Office 98 through Office 2004. It went away with Office 2008, the first Mac Office for Intel-based Macs. The new version of VBA is reputed to be the equivalent of what's in current Win Office other than provision for 64-bit versions of Office, which the Mac won't have, at least not this release.

Luckily I don't have to platform bounce with Word/Excel. As to PowerPoint, *ALL* Mac versions have had problems with cross-platform file exchanges. Or you could just as well say that all Windows versions have.

Or use two fingers and point at both.

It's almost worse bouncing between same-platform versions of the software, one that uses the new file format (PPT 2007/2008/2010) and one that uses the old (prior versions).

For those who download: IMMEDIATELY burn a CD/DVD of the downloaded file. Burn two, put one in a safe place. Then install from the CD/DVD to make sure it works. Getting a replacement for a lost downloaded file can be quite the hassle. CYA.

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