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Office for Mac 2011 review

The latest version of Microsoft's Office suite arrives on the Mac

By  from MacFormat Issue 228

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Average user rating

For
  • Useful Ribbon interface
  • Better search and sharing
  • Elegant Full Screen view
  • Built-in equation editor
  • New, cleaner interface
  • Macro support is back via VBA
  • Online editing with Excel Web
  • Built-in document sharing
  • Better formatting support
  • Even more animation options
  • Better handling of media
  • Scripting and collaboration tools
  • Rebuild of Outlook in Cocoa for the future
  • Improved Outlook interface
  • Improvements under the hood
  • Cheaper and faster than 2008
  • Thoughtful new features
  • Outlook better than Entourage
  • Mail database gone in Outlook
Against
  • Pricey
  • No upgrade pricing
  • Irritating characteristics
  • No word count in Full Screen
  • Unnecessary niggles remain
  • Not everyone loves the Ribbon
  • May feel unfamiliar at first
  • Still no font embedding
  • Occasional Outlook bugs
  • Conversation view isn't great

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