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Product Highlights
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Office Web Apps
  • Coauthoring
  • Ribbon
  • Template Gallery and Photo Editing
  • Full Screen View
  • Broadcast Slide Show

Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 from Microsoft includes one user license and is a powerful suite of productivity applications, written for Mac OS X. The suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

New features of Office 2011 include Office Web Apps, Coauthoring, a ribbon and toolbar for quick function access, a Template Gallery, photo editing options, a full screen view, slide show broadcasting, and more.

Word

Publishing Layout View
Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, and documents easily. A powerful user interface gives users the ability to easily manipulate the layering of text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt, and charts in a document. Word also features new ligatures for more professional-looking documents, and new typography features for more creative document options
Visual Styles
Instantly see the Styles applied in your document, enabling great-looking documents with consistent, recurring formatting. And with the introduction of Styles Visual Aids in Word 2011, there are now color-coded visual aids that reinforce the relationship between Styles and in‐document content, while also providing one‐click checking for potential formatting errors. Styles are easier to use and more reliable than ever
Full Screen View
Maximize the space for reading and writing documents. The Full Screen View feature enables a Word user to block out all other windows, menus, palettes, and other superfluous content on the screen, to be able to completely focus on the task at hand: either reading or editing a Word document
Reorder Objects
Reorder Objects enables you to easily rearrange layers of text, photos, and graphics throughout your documents. This new functionality allows users to intuitively and directly manipulate the layers to achieve more predictable results, without cumbersome clicking and dragging
Word Web App
Post, access, edit, and share your files from virtually anywhere. Word is now integrated with Windows Live SkyDrive, so that your documents can be stored, viewed, edited, and shared in the cloud from any computer with Internet access. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer on Windows, Safari on Mac or Windows, and Firefox on Mac or Windows
Coauthoring
Word for Mac 2011 enables several collaborators to simultaneously edit the same document from different computers in different locations. During a coauthoring session, users can see when updates occur, be informed of presence of the other collaborators, block other authors from making changes to sections they are working on, and work around conflicting changes

PowerPoint

Photo Editing
Create visually rich presentations by touching up your photos right in PowerPoint. Remove backgrounds or add color filters, all with just one click
Broadcast Slide Show
Move beyond the conference room and use the cloud to broadcast your presentations online, with minimal setup time and no special software required. Now, anyone can be "present" for your presentation
Reorder Objects
Reorder Objects enables you to easily reorder layers of text, photos, and graphics throughout your presentation. This new functionality allows users to intuitively and directly manipulate the layers to achieve more predictable results, without cumbersome clicking and dragging
Presenter View
Rehearse, check your timing, or take notes while you present in Presenter View. Use visual cues to keep presenters on time, and integrate enhanced recorded narration and rehearse features
PowerPoint Web App
Post, access, edit, and share your presentation decks from virtually anywhere. PowerPoint is now integrated with Windows Live SkyDrive, so that your documents can be stored, viewed, edited, and shared in the cloud from any computer with Internet access. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer on Windows, Safari on Mac or Windows, and Firefox on Mac or Windows
Coauthoring
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 enables several collaborators to simultaneously write and edit the same document from different computers in different locations. During a coauthoring session, users can see when updates occur, be informed of presence of the other collaborators, block other authors from making changes to sections they are working on, and work around conflicting changes

Excel

Conditional Formatting
Create rich, visually compelling datasheets and tables with icons, data bars, and color scales. See enhancements like borders, solid colors, and negative values, as well as pre-packaged choices for formatting and filtering, including "Top 10," "Bottom 10%," "Text That Contains," and more
Sparklines
Sparklines are thumbnail‐sized charts that permit users to view large volumes of data at a glance, enabling the easy spotting of trends in time‐series data, or trendlines. Data can be expressed in bar, line, or column form. Sparklines are based on the OfficeArt engine, so they are rendered with very high quality and fidelity. They may also be "themed" to adopt specific color sets
Tables
Organize, filter, and format related data with Excel tables. Make managing and analyzing a group of related data easier: you can turn a range of cells into an easily viewed and manipulated Excel table. You can even insert more than one table into a single worksheet
PivotTables
Spend less time sifting through data, and more time analyzing with automatic PivotTables. The popular PivotTable feature distills large sets of data into crisp summaries, and easily shows the cross‐tabular relationships between variables in the data. And in Excel 2011, PivotTables are more compatible with Windows Excel and have been redesigned for ease of use
Visual Basic
In enterprise situations where there is a mix of PCs and Macs, the Visual Basic feature works easily across all platforms. Visual Basic offers new features including IntelliSense and watch windows, as well as the Visual Basic debugging toolbar and new debugging tools
Excel Web App
Post, access, edit, and share your files from virtually anywhere. Excel is now integrated with Windows Live SkyDrive so that your documents can be stored, viewed, edited, and shared in the cloud from any computer with Internet access. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer on Windows, Safari on Windows or Mac, Firefox on Windows or Mac

Outlook

Conversations
Condense long e-mail threads under a single subject, freeing up your inbox space
Calendar View in E-mail
See your schedule displayed right in the meeting invitation. Users can also have more than one calendar, open others' calendars, and view calendars side by side with each other
.PST Import
Now you can migrate to Outlook for Mac from Windows. Just bring your .PST and use the simple import tool. It's that easy
Unified Inbox
Consolidate all your e-mail, from work and home, into a single folder. Streamline all your messages into one place, use one address book instead of many, and never lose track of where or how you're working
My Day
Manage your schedule and contacts within Outlook. See easy at-a-glance views of your calendar no matter where you access it-from the desktop or on mobile devices
OS X Integration
Outlook for Mac 2011 integrates easily with whatever operating system you are using, including Mac OS X or Windows 7. Regular and complicated workflows are much more lightweight. Preview attachments or back up your data using Time Machine. And common experiences are consistent across Outlook for Mac, Outlook Web Access, and Windows Outlook
System Requirements Computer: Intel Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or Later
Memory: 1GB Recommended
Hard Drive: 1.8GB; HFS+ formatted hard disk
Optical: DVD-ROM drive
Display: 1200 x 800 or Higher

Certain Online Functionality Requires a Windows Live ID
Certain Features Require Internet Access (Fees May Apply)
Access to Files Stored on a SharePoint Server Requires Connectivity to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Later
Coauthoring Requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or a Windows Live ID
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License)
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    MicrosoftOffice for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License)
     
    4.0

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast and powerful (10)
    • Easy to navigate (9)
    • Great features (7)
    • Easy to install (5)
    • Makes collaboration easy (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Organizing data (6)
      • Improving efficiency (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (12), Budget shopper (5), Midrange shopper (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (14), Personal (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A good product.

      I purchased this primarily for Word and Outlook. Overall, they are great programs. I just wish there was more competition for these kinds of programs for Mac users. It seems that Microsoft makes...Read complete review

      I purchased this primarily for Word and Outlook. Overall, they are great programs. I just wish there was more competition for these kinds of programs for Mac users. It seems that Microsoft makes a dumbed down version of their programs for Mac users. I'd love to thumb my nose to Microsoft; for now, its decent.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I bought it just for Outlook, but...

      I only bought this because my Microsoft Entourage 2008 seemed overloaded and kept crashing and my database got corrupted, which Microsoft couldn't fix (though I eventually did). So I decided I had to...Read complete review

      I only bought this because my Microsoft Entourage 2008 seemed overloaded and kept crashing and my database got corrupted, which Microsoft couldn't fix (though I eventually did). So I decided I had to have Outlook. I thought Outlook would be Entourage only better. I would have moved to another company's program, but none of the ones I saw could transfer my Entourage e-mail groups (they all seem to use Address Book). Having used Entourage since it came out and Outlook Express before that, I simply had too much to lose. And neither Entourage nor Outlook will synchronize my groups with Address Book. I did not want to start from scratch to create them in Address Book, which is difficult and clunky to use also.

      It was unfortunate that I had to buy four programs to get one. And while Outlook seems so far to be more robust, I find it more difficult and less intuitive than Entourage.

      I can't set colors to indicate "read" and "unread" mail, so it is boring to look at. I had to drill down menus to find out how to add a sender's address to my contacts and sometimes it is grayed out. I can't just double click on a contact to open the contact's card. When I want to send an e-mail, it assumes I am replying to the last e-mail I clicked on, though I didn't hit reply.

      Though I have a default address indicated (I have several addresses like most people), it will not always use it; I think it is, again, using the address the last e-mail that I clicked on was sent to. So I often have to start over to get a blank e-mail going out from my default address. Though I can customize the toolbar, I can't customize the ribbon, which is more important; there is no way to move items on the "ribbon." If I want to forward an e-mail with a color background, I have to change ribbons, take it out of HTML and lose my signature formatting! There is also no menu option to change from plain text to HTML formatting, as there was in Entourage. I can change from HTML to plain text, but I can't change it back, as I could in Entourage.

      Also, sending attachments can be more difficult. Entourage would offer to size down photos I dragged in as attachments. So far I have not figured out how to do that in Outlook.

      When moving an e-mail to another box, it doesn't give me a drop-down menu, I have to remember the name of the box and begin to type it in. Sometimes it will let me drag an e-mail into another folder and sometimes it won't. And when I have my e-mail arranged by sender, it will not let me click once to highlight them all, as I could in Entourage, if I want to move them all to another folder.

      And of course, as others have noted, I cannot synchronize Outlook on my desktop with my laptop or my iPhone. In this day and age, of easy synchronization through the cloud, this is a real throwback.

      I supposed I will get used to this program in time and learn how to get around its limitations, but right now, I am not very happy that I spent so much and got something worse than what I had.

      As for the other programs, I've only used MS Word a bit, as I have a weekly article that has to be submitted in MS Word. I have noticed a bug in it that sometimes a line of text will appear double or disappear altogether or just show a row of little dots for the top of the letters. I have the save the document to get it to go back to normal. I is true that I don't really know the program, having only watched beginners' tutorials, but I can't imagine anything I'm doing wrong that would account for this behavior. (I have used other word-processing programs and layout programs for 30 years — was a typesetter in a former life — so I'm not a novice.)

      There are a couple of good things, besides not crashing, that Outlook does do that Entourage would not (though Entourage had a setting for this, it didn't work). It will forward an HTML e-mail with the original formatting. I can arrange e-mails by conversation.

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      4.0

      It's OK

      By Uncle Donald

      from St. Joseph

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

            It's Microsoft software. What else can you say?

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            4.0

            Good product overall

            By DS

            from Virtual

            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

            May not have every capability as the Windows version, but works well overall.

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            5.0

            Very good

            By Jhon Montero

            from Miami

            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

            Very good

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            5.0

            Lives up to expectations

            By Author

            from Oregon

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

            Easy to install and use

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            1.0

            Deactivates itself! Ripped off by MS!

            By photoagent101

            from Bay Area, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • It's The Most-used Softwa

            Cons

            • Deactivates Itself

            Best Uses

              Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

              Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Stops Working on my Mac; Microsoft Customer Service Blames Their Spy Website!

              Wow. It seems that Microsoft monitors the software that you purchase from them and deactivates it remotely. Here's the story that just happened:

              I tried to use my Microsoft Office 11 Mac software today (Word) which has been working on my Mac Mini for many months. Instead of opening as usual, I was confronted with a window asking me to enter my product key. I had my product key on file and entered it. When I tried to activate the software, I was told that "online activation did not complete successfully because the product key has been used the maximum number of times permitted."

              I then tried phone activation. I entered the 9 sets of 4 numbers or so. The robot voice asked me how many computers I had used this software on. I answered "two." The computer voice then told me "Thank you. Goodbye." and hung up.

              I have used this software on my MacBook Pro and my Mac Mini (Mac Pro before then) for a couple of years at least. I've deactivated the software when upgrading computers and have kept records of the product IDs issued and the messages I received when deactivating.

              I tried going online to see if perhaps I am using the software on too many computers. I couldn't figure it out. So I called. After much trouble trying to get the robot to get me to a real person, I reached a woman in India. I recorded this conversation. She told me the following and confirmed the following:

              1. I have purchased a copy of Microsoft Office 11 Mac software and have been using it on my Mac Mini for several months with no problems.

              2. She said that their website for activating this software was down and I needed to try again, or call to see what the status was, in 24 hours.

              3. I asked, and she confirmed twice, that this was not subscription software, but regardless, this software had checked back with Microsoft at some point and de-activated itself. I therefore needed to re-activate it again. This seems to me to be blatantly, flagrantly, and ridiculously illegal; or at least it should raise a real furor with anyone who uses Microsoft software. Perhaps this support person was wrong, but I repeated myself several times to be sure of the answers and recorded the conversation.

              If a user buys Microsoft software (not on a subscription basis) and Microsoft has this software check back with this severs secretly to de-activate it, then this seems illegal and outrageous. I purchased this software legally and am unable to use it for at least another 24 hours, not to mention having to spend valuable time to get it working again.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Awesome!

              By John the cameraman

              from Miami, Florida USA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • No Cons At All

              Best Uses

              • Professional
              • Small Business Needs

              Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

              I run a small video production company.

              All my computers are Macs.

              Office for Mac is my dream solution.

              Lots of templates and all kinds of ways for me to integrate it into my real world business needs. From the creative side, to the accounting and billing side. This program keeps me looking professional before and after any shoot!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Good Value

              By Steve

              from Phiadelphia

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Migrates Essential Format
                • Professional

                Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                Bought when migrating from a 10 year old PC to an iMAC. Installation was a snap and the software integrates well with the Apple system. Unsure if Outlook was a necessary component for my use; but will try it, though Apple mail is fine. The Apple and MS Office are good companions otherwise.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                1.0

                problems

                By Lese

                from Charleston SC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                      Having many problems with Outlook on Mountain Lion - hours of wasted time trying to fix it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      3.0

                      Office is as Office does

                      By MacMan

                      from Philadelphia

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Hard To Navigate

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                          I still prefer the older Office versions without the "Ribbon". The past couple versions of Office feels like Fisher Price on the old version. Unfortunately, not much you can do about it unless you want to move to Open Office and an email client that will connect to Exchange Server (if that is needed). Once out of a business environment I will be moving to Open Office.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          MS Office for Mac

                          By Jim the Runner

                          from USA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Features

                          Cons

                          • Does Not Support Pdf File

                          Best Uses

                          • Creating Word Documents
                          • Powerpoint Program

                          Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                          Program works but according to Microsoft technical rep on telephone, the Mac version does not support .PDF files.Microsoft technical support was terrible to work with

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          Outlook is Weakest Link

                          By DPLLC

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Makes Collaboration Easy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Av Presentations
                            • Desktop Publishing
                            • Financial Information

                            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                            Outlook 2011 is a pale version of Outlook 2007 or higher for PC but it easily imported my PC pst file and is functional.

                            Word, Excel and PowerPoint are similar to Office 2007. Have used Office 2011 for over two years with no major problems for a Microsoft product. Most frustrating is unexpected scrolling using a magic mouse in Excel and PowerPoint. Usually use a standard mouse for extended sessions.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            3.0

                            Good Software

                            By tri guy

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Fast and Powerful
                            • Great Features

                            Cons

                            • Outlook Isn't As Good

                            Best Uses

                            • Improving Efficiency

                            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                            Office is a great suite. We've all used it for years. Outlook is a great addition to have on Mac.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            2.0

                            I bought it just for Outlook, but...

                            By Princess Wantsittowork

                            from Berkshires, Mass

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • E-mail Conversatoins
                            • Fast and Powerful
                            • Forward Html E-mails

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Navigate

                            Best Uses

                            • Organizing Data

                            Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                            I only bought this because my Microsoft Entourage 2008 seemed overloaded and kept crashing and my database got corrupted, which Microsoft couldn't fix (though I eventually did). So I decided I had to have Outlook. I thought Outlook would be Entourage only better. I would have moved to another company's program, but none of the ones I saw could transfer my Entourage e-mail groups (they all seem to use Address Book). Having used Entourage since it came out and Outlook Express before that, I simply had too much to lose. And neither Entourage nor Outlook will synchronize my groups with Address Book. I did not want to start from scratch to create them in Address Book, which is difficult and clunky to use also.

                            It was unfortunate that I had to buy four programs to get one. And while Outlook seems so far to be more robust, I find it more difficult and less intuitive than Entourage.

                            I can't set colors to indicate "read" and "unread" mail, so it is boring to look at. I had to drill down menus to find out how to add a sender's address to my contacts and sometimes it is grayed out. I can't just double click on a contact to open the contact's card. When I want to send an e-mail, it assumes I am replying to the last e-mail I clicked on, though I didn't hit reply.

                            Though I have a default address indicated (I have several addresses like most people), it will not always use it; I think it is, again, using the address the last e-mail that I clicked on was sent to. So I often have to start over to get a blank e-mail going out from my default address. Though I can customize the toolbar, I can't customize the ribbon, which is more important; there is no way to move items on the "ribbon." If I want to forward an e-mail with a color background, I have to change ribbons, take it out of HTML and lose my signature formatting! There is also no menu option to change from plain text to HTML formatting, as there was in Entourage. I can change from HTML to plain text, but I can't change it back, as I could in Entourage.

                            Also, sending attachments can be more difficult. Entourage would offer to size down photos I dragged in as attachments. So far I have not figured out how to do that in Outlook.

                            When moving an e-mail to another box, it doesn't give me a drop-down menu, I have to remember the name of the box and begin to type it in. Sometimes it will let me drag an e-mail into another folder and sometimes it won't. And when I have my e-mail arranged by sender, it will not let me click once to highlight them all, as I could in Entourage, if I want to move them all to another folder.

                            And of course, as others have noted, I cannot synchronize Outlook on my desktop with my laptop or my iPhone. In this day and age, of easy synchronization through the cloud, this is a real throwback.

                            I supposed I will get used to this program in time and learn how to get around its limitations, but right now, I am not very happy that I spent so much and got something worse than what I had.

                            As for the other programs, I've only used MS Word a bit, as I have a weekly article that has to be submitted in MS Word. I have noticed a bug in it that sometimes a line of text will appear double or disappear altogether or just show a row of little dots for the top of the letters. I have the save the document to get it to go back to normal. I is true that I don't really know the program, having only watched beginners' tutorials, but I can't imagine anything I'm doing wrong that would account for this behavior. (I have used other word-processing programs and layout programs for 30 years — was a typesetter in a former life — so I'm not a novice.)

                            There are a couple of good things, besides not crashing, that Outlook does do that Entourage would not (though Entourage had a setting for this, it didn't work). It will forward an HTML e-mail with the original formatting. I can arrange e-mails by conversation.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            4.0

                            B&H - always a great place to buy

                            By Mac forever

                            from Denver,CO

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Fast and Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                Mac Office, a standard in the industry. BH very good price, compared to [@], [@]. Office of Mac took away Entourage, which is a big loss. They now use hotmail.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Make you Mac Office Friendly

                                By Jax Bob

                                from Jacksonville, FL

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to install
                                • Fast and Powerful
                                • Great Features

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Analysis
                                  • Communications
                                  • Presentation

                                  Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                  I'm converting from PC to Mac for creative purposes but still want to use MicroSoft Office programs which are extremely valuable in my advertising consulting business. Office for Mac Home & Bus edition 2011 is an outstanding and highly beneficial addition to my Mac Book Pro. I could not do business without it.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  4.0

                                  Pleased!

                                  By OA

                                  from Tigard, OR

                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Navigate
                                  • Fast and Powerful
                                  • Great Features
                                  • Makes Collaboration Easy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Organizing Data

                                    Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                    We now have Office for our Macs. It is great and everything we wanted.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Office for Mac Home and Business 2011

                                    By ronbax

                                    from Palo Alto, CA

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Navigate
                                    • Fast and Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Organizing Data

                                      Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                      The software loaded on my MacBook Pro and ran without evident trouble.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Product

                                      By Cortina

                                      from Draper, Utah

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Navigate
                                      • Fast and Powerful
                                      • Great Features
                                      • Makes Collaboration Easy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                          This program is great for a Mac. My work uses PC and I at home us Mac and with this product you have the best of both worlds. I can work on projects at home and bring them into work to continue to work on them. This is worth adding into your Mac.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Great replacement for PC Office

                                          By Jack B.

                                          from East Rutherford, NJ

                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                          • Fast and Powerful
                                          • Great Features
                                          • Made moving to a Mac easy
                                          • Makes Collaboration Easy

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Improving Efficiency
                                          • Organizing Data

                                          Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                          I replaced my PC with a Mac recently and one of the requirements was MS Office that was almost identical to the existing PC version... 2011 is just that, and made the switch easy for me, with very little learning curve.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          2.0

                                          Microsoft headed in the wrong direction

                                          By Free Willy

                                          from Toronto, Ontario

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Still deciding

                                          Cons

                                          • Many changes to features

                                          Best Uses

                                          • None

                                          Comments about Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business Edition 2011 (1 License):

                                          While there are some things I do like about the new Office suite, there are definitely a number of downsides, particularly with PowerPoint. It seems as if Microsoft cannot make up its mind when designing software. While they improved some functionality, they also changed some basic things like shortcuts which does not make sense at all. They have even removed features in some of the applications. I mainly use PowerPoint and I am not sure whether or not I will need to revert to the older version. The main complaint I have is that you can no longer take palettes off of the ribbon and place them anywhere you like. They've limited the ability to customize toolbars and other features which seems counter intuitive. And how many times have they changed basic shortcuts over the years like "Find/Replace" and "Group/Ungroup". Everytime I get new software I have to re-learn the shortcuts. Finally, what is up with the guides. There is still a problem where they disappear when flipping through slides, even though it is selected to appear. Atleast you can create more than one guide, versus the previous version that wouldn't allow it. I have a lot more complaints, but I am going to leave it at that. Hopefully Microsoft will realize that they cannot rely solely on the fact that they have an incredible market share and will start to actually design useful software that does not hinder the user and change dramatically from version to version. Boy, I wish they would hire me to do some user testing.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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