Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard (Upgrade) [Old Version]
- A productivity suite with a host of ground-breaking new features
- Access e-mail, documents, contacts, and more from one central location
- Take notes, flag information, and record audio directly into documents
- Convenient Excel page-layout view and PowerPoint presenter tools
- Improved junk e-mail protection
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First of all, there is no "3 strikes you are out" rule with the new Office 2004.
Some people seem to claim that Office 2004 can only be installed 3 times, after which user would have to do a clean re-install of the system. This is completely not true. Student and Teacher, Standard and Professional versions of Office 2004 do not have any special write protection and do not count how many times you install the program on your computer. However, license agreement for Standard and Pro versions states that you can only use one copy of software on one (1) desktop and one (1) laptop computer connected to the same network. Program does indeed check computers connected to the same network for opened Office 2004. If any Office 2004 program is opened on a desktop computer that is connected to the local network, it will refuse to launch until program on other computer is closed.
This is a security measure that doesn't affect regular consumers at all most of the time. The only reason for this is to make sure that small and even big businesses do not use one copy of a program on many computers. There is nothing new here either. Many companies have been utilizing similar security features for quite some time.
Student and Teacher edition which retails for a low price has ALL the features of Standard edition and can even be installed on three (3) computers at the same time.
The down side to it is that Student & Teacher edition cannot be upgraded in the future.Read more ›
Try to get your email, get an error. Try to print your email, get an error. Tell it to refresh, get an error. In all honesty, I haven't found an Entourage 2004 command yet that doesn't seem to resullt in some kind of error.
The reason I'm still giving this three stars is my Excel and Word portions are responding faster and with greater ease than previously. Also, the fact that the standard installation does not include the whole-sale deletion of the previous version was the saving grace that still lets me get my email with the old Entourage. So kudos, because though the Office 2004 Standard Upgrade did put me up a river Entourage-wise, it did not leave me without a paddle.
As a student I had the option of getting the full version for a reasonable price, so I did, mostly because several other students I know had problems with the upgrade version. I can't really comment on their experiences other than hearing their complaints and frustrations persuaded me to go with the full version.
I had no problems with the installation or the use of the Office 2004 full version.
Yes there are some (relatively) minor annoyances, but most of the major problems (text formatting, printing alignment issues-- the old version was definitely NOT WYSIWYG) are gone. Admittedly I have fairly low expectations after the disappointing original version. The new one has not crashed or lost data yet.
Although I find the Project Center (or whatever it is called) awkward to use, it is definitely a good idea. Hopefully it will become easier and more intuitive to use in future versions.
It is a big disappointment that it does not work with my Palm. I still have to use Mail.app and iCal because I rely on my Palm. It would be nice to have everything integrated into one environment.
Visually Office 2004 seems less clunky and more sleek than OpenOffice, which is surprising because it runs noticeably slower than OpenOffice.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It did what it said it would. In fact, just bought the upgrade to 2008.
Database is having problems when it gets too big. Hey, all you info is stored in one database. Read more
I found that the product was fully functional with adequate updates posted. It works well with PC products.Published on January 27, 2008 by Donald Bryant
Entourage v.X could not handle the switch AT&T/Yahoo made with they're security settings -- this one can. Read morePublished on December 25, 2007 by Chi-town Telecommuter
It integrates well with the earlier version of Office. Its use is intuitive and it was easy to learn.Published on August 27, 2007 by Amazon Customer
Well worth doing! The biggest difference for me is working on the internet..so much easier and quicker. Has some excellent new features. Read morePublished on August 9, 2007 by Paula D. Ashton
I bought this product solely for it's unicode support. Without it I was not able to work easily with foreign text. A+ for that feature. Read morePublished on May 17, 2007 by bmann
I have been a mac user for 10 years, and am disappointed with the installation problems office 2004 has presented. Excel, Word, Power Point, all fail to open. Read morePublished on April 1, 2007 by Erc Price
I had been using Office X for years, and decided it was finally about time to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Read morePublished on March 24, 2007 by Victoria B. Mitchell
I finally made the decision to update and it is easy to install and use the new features. I still wish Microsoft would include Publisher in their package for the Mac like it does... Read morePublished on June 25, 2006 by Ellen Jung