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Old 02-25-2008   #1
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Default Mac Office 2008 is lame!

I thought I'd go with the newest MS update for Office as I now use a mix of Intel and Apple based processors in my mac's....

WOW was I wrong! The new MS Word .docx file type is completely unusable for any one else, the format of the screens is so totally Microsoft with the massive upper bars and such that just eat up all your screen space, when on a laptop, even on my 23" monitor I felt cheated!

Is there any reason for me not to sell this off for scrap?
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Hehe, Thats what you get for buying M$ Office. I use NeoOffice, though I know it doesn't do a handful of things that M$ Office does (histogram function in the spreadsheet come to mind), it does most everything I need.

I hope you're not surprised by that file incompatibility thing. They've been deliberately breaking their prior file formats to drive consumers to purchase needless upgrades FOR YEARS.

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I thought I'd go with the newest MS update for Office as I now use a mix of Intel and Apple based processors in my mac's....

WOW was I wrong! The new MS Word .docx file type is completely unusable for any one else, the format of the screens is so totally Microsoft with the massive upper bars and such that just eat up all your screen space, when on a laptop, even on my 23" monitor I felt cheated!

Is there any reason for me not to sell this off for scrap?
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Well,

I took it off my desktop last night and by using my external drive was able to keep all relevant Emails and only lost maybe a handful of contacts, so not to bad! It is really the worst 'upgrade' I ever did, it was outright awful!
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Well,

I took it off my desktop last night and by using my external drive was able to keep all relevant Emails and only lost maybe a handful of contacts, so not to bad! It is really the worst 'upgrade' I ever did, it was outright awful!
That is really too bad. I had to use MS Office when I switched because I had too many documents I needed to keep using from my PC. I am currently using MS Office 2004 for Mac w/ VPC (Windows XP) and it runs fine.

I learned a long time ago that once you get all your MS programs running the way you want, DO NOT mess with it.

I even cringe a little when MS Office automatically goes out and downloads "updates" for my mac.
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