Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2008 23:01 UTC
Features, Office Ars reviews Office:Mac 2008, and concludes: "Perhaps the best thing that can be said about software that one uses in the course of working is that even if it doesn't make the work fun, it doesn't make it any worse, and that's certainly the story with Office 2008. Those spreadsheets, presentations and software reviews won't write themselves, but now it's a deal easier to make them look like they did. That it does that in just the way you'd want a great Macintosh program to behave is good news for Office workers."
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Good news ?
by Duffman on Fri 4th Jan 2008 09:13 UTC
Duffman
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2005-11-23

Office 2008 do not support VB script now. I don't call that a good news, I call that a useless Office now ...

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RE: Good news ?
by Gryzor on Fri 4th Jan 2008 10:49 in reply to "Good news ?"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

I don't know why you were modded down, but from a business perspective, this is a big drawback. Lots of "officers" would be able to live with OpenOffice or iWork for the matter. Those who can't is because they have complex MS-Office docs with Macros and VBScript code.

Removing this support doesn't really give MS Office a big big advantage over the competition (except for the 100% compatibility that MS office can offer inter-versions). Pages in all its glory, doesn't reproduce Word Documents with a 100% accuracy. Keynote does not do a better job. They are usable most of the time, but differences exist and that could or couldn't be a problem for some people.

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RE[2]: Good news ?
by chemical_scum on Fri 4th Jan 2008 12:46 in reply to "RE: Good news ?"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

I don't know why you were modded down, but from a business perspective, this is a big drawback. Lots of "officers" would be able to live with OpenOffice or iWork for the matter. Those who can't is because they have complex MS-Office docs with Macros and VBScript code

Exactly, Everything MS does is designed to maintain its desktop monopoly and to leverage that monopoly into a further monopoly in all other areas of computing and digital devices in general.

What they are saying here is that Macs are fine when limited to a minority of home users and so-called "creative" people but they have no place in a mainstream business environment.

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