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#12524 - 10/21/10 12:35 PM Pogue: Thumbs down on Office 2011
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Office for Mac Isn’t an Improvement. Since I have not tried it, I can't say anything from personal experience but the comments about Outlook are a deal breaker for me.
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#12548 - 10/25/10 02:29 PM Re: Pogue: Thumbs down on Office 2011 [Re: jchuzi]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
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OS 10.14.5, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#12579 - 10/28/10 08:27 AM Re: Pogue: Thumbs down on Office 2011 [Re: jchuzi]
Sturner Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Cyber Space
The only improvement is in file compatability between the Windows and Mac version when swapping files.

The GUI is less intuitive than a Menu bar, they have separated some common features into different areas, and even different tabs on the GUI. They have buried some features deeper than before.

Nothing is adequately documented.
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#13097 - 12/01/10 10:26 PM Re: Pogue: Thumbs down on Office 2011 [Re: jchuzi]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Yesterday, I went to a local Apple store and played around with Office. Did not have a chance to evaluate Outlook (was always happy with Entourage; probably Outlook is even better) and Excel (hardly use it). But found some improvements in Word and PowerPoint. PPT-2008 was unable to copy words in a text by dragging them while holding the Option key. Pretty stupid, especially when Word could do it and PPT-2004 could do it too. Now this has been fixed. Another problem introduced in Office 2008 was poor ability to insert pictures in Word text boxes. Word 2004 could do it easily from PPT, but Word 2008 had one more option "paste as PDF" that was the only one that worked without losing resolution. Now a standard paste works well. To me, these were the most inconvenient bugs in Office 2008, so when my IT people at work switch to Exchange 2010 server, I am buying Office 2011.
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3.1 GHz 13" MacBook Pro 2015, 8 GB RAM, OS 10.11.2, Office 2011, TimeWarner Cable
2.8 GHz Xeon Mac Pro 2010, 16 GB RAM, OS 10.11.2, Office 2011, LAN

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#13100 - 12/02/10 03:00 AM Re: Pogue: Thumbs down on Office 2011 [Re: macnerd10]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
For me, the deal breaker is Outlook. If I ever decide to buy Office 2011, I will get the home edition (it doesn't have Outlook) and continue to use Entourage. Here are is the gist of Pogue's comments about Outlook:

[…it…] freezes during “syncing” (sending or receiving e-mail). Many of the tools and commands in Entourage have been removed, […like…] Resend, Edit Message, Cleanup Text, Redirect, and […the option to use…] Word’s keyboard shortcuts. New bugs appeared, […breaking…] Outlook’s AutoComplete […among many other things…].

For details, see the article linked to in the starting post above.


Edited by alternaut (12/03/10 09:23 AM)
Edit Reason: reduced amount of quoted text for copyright reasons.
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