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5.0 out of 5 stars Works Perfect, November 5, 2011
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This review is from: Office Mac Home & Student 2011 - 1MAC/1User (Disc Version) (Software)
It may have had some bugs before (which is probably why it has some low reviews) but the current version works smoothly with OS X Lion. I had no problems installing it or putting in the product code. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint all work just like they do on windows and docs/presentations/spreadsheets can be transfered to windows computers. So far I've had no problems with any of the 3 and am very pleased with my purchase. A must have for all Mac users.

Do note that it comes with Word, Powerpoint and Excel. If you want Outlook you need another version that includes it or you can but this version and buy Outlook later. This version will give you the Outlook icon when you install the other 3 and if you click on it you have the option to buy Outlook.
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Initial post: Feb 17, 2012 3:09:39 PM PST
Renboy says:
hi, do you know how much it costs to buy outlook via the method you described here. thx.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 12:43:25 PM PST
Bflo11 says:
Do you know whether it's possible, under the "one Mac" license, to put one of the programs -- Word, say -- on one computer, and another of the programs -- Excel, for example -- on a different Mac?

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 7:28:59 AM PDT
You're kidding, right? I use Excel 2011 for Mac at least three hours each day, and can tell you that this software is far from smooth. Nothing else on my system crashes as often as Excel, even adjusting for the amount of time I spend in this software. It's buggy in how it handles multiple displays, it crashes pretty regularly when refreshing pivot tables, it's very sluggish with copying and pasting (presumably because Excel uses its own internal clipboard). Its recovery from crashes (a regular occurrence) is patchy - sometimes it re-opens all the files I was using, while other times it opens just the workbook active at the time of the crash. Excel continues to do things the bad old ways, including how it saves and opens files. Ever wonder why those odd temporary files appear when saving files - it's because Excel, unlike most Mac applications, is living in denial of the /tmp folder, which exists for such things. Also, it gets confused if you have two volumes mounted with the same name, because of the odd way it addresses files, and how is it that an application in the year 2012 cannot have two files open with the same name? Preferences are confusing, because it doesn't clearly delineate between document specific preferences and those applied to the application in general.

I use Excel because I have to, for reasons of compatibility and because of its pivot table and lists features. In that sense, it's like having to take a medicine that keeps me alive, but causes frequent black outs, and tastes like rotting cadavers. The devisers of this essential medicine could have dealt with either of these issues, but for reasons known only to them, chose not to. At least try a demo version before buying this, and give it a good work out with spreadsheets with lots of data. Most of the problems I described will not appear in tiny sheets (less than 2mb in size as xlsx), and those with few lookups.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 8:02:13 AM PDT
jj says:
I am willing to pay for an air because my non-apple laptop just died---but I used to have a mac years ago and the MS word was not compatible in some respects, so I moved away from apple. Here's the question---can I take my Word docs I have created on my PC and move them to Word on the Mac seamlessly or will they not convert

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 5:41:21 PM PDT
use open office ( http://www.openoffice.org/ ). Works well for me. Has few issues but more or less, works off. And it is free

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 7:28:54 AM PDT
jj says:
Thank you for the response and I know you mean well, but that can be the biggest mess---I went down that route once.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 3:10:00 PM PDT
Thank you exactly what I needed to know.
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