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Downgrading to Office for Mac 2004

Postby AKay » Wed, 23 Apr 2008 02:58:36 GMT

I am a recent convert from Windows to Mac (Just purchased a Macbook Pro) and
I just purchased Office 08 for Mac.  It sucks, specificially Excel.  Is Excel
2004 a better program?  Should I uninstall 08 and purchase Office 04?  Can
you only have Excel 2004 running when the rest of office is 2008? 

Also, in excel for windows, I would just hit F2 to edit a cell that had text
in it already.  How do I do that in Excel 08 for Mac?


Downgrading to Office for Mac 2004

Postby AKay » Wed, 23 Apr 2008 02:58:36 GMT

I am a recent convert from Windows to Mac (Just purchased a Macbook Pro) and
I just purchased Office 08 for Mac.  It sucks, specificially Excel.  Is Excel
2004 a better program?  Should I uninstall 08 and purchase Office 04?  Can
you only have Excel 2004 running when the rest of office is 2008? 

Also, in excel for windows, I would just hit F2 to edit a cell that had text
in it already.  How do I do that in Excel 08 for Mac?


Re: Downgrading to Office for Mac 2004

Postby Bob Greenblatt » Wed, 23 Apr 2008 04:40:39 GMT

On 4/21/08 1:58 PM, in article  XXXX@XXXXX.COM , "AKay"



I have no idea what you should do, you have to make that decision. Excel
2004 and 2008 will both run fine on the same machine. So, yes, you can use
Excel 2004 with the rest of Office 2008, including Excel 2008.

I think Control-U is what you want.  Look in Help for keyboard shortcuts for
more.

-- 
Bob Greenblatt [MVP], Macintosh
bobgreenblattATmsnDOTcom


Re: Downgrading to Office for Mac 2004

Postby Phillip Jones » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:48:22 GMT




If you need to use items from the PC world in which you need Items such 
a Solver, or VBA, or Macros written in VBA. Then a resounding YES!!!. 
You u would be far better off with Office2004. If you can buy a new copy 
of 2004. Do so!

The only real dis advantage now would be being able to save docx., xlsx. 
and pptx files.

It doesn't hurt to have both loaded on the same hard drive. the only 
thing because of a bug that people are touting as feature. You will have 
to open and Doc, xls, ppt files by opening the application first, then 
locate the file and open. Or go to open file from find and choose open 
with and choose word2004,Excel2004, or PowerPoint2004   to open the 
document. (after you click once to highlight desired file).
Double-Clicking is out. trying to set in get info to open with a 
specified application will not work for office files if Office2008 is 
loaded on the hard drive.
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RE: Downgrading to Office for Mac 2004

Postby REQ » Tue, 20 May 2008 03:00:01 GMT






My only reply is that Mac sucks, period.  I'll never buy another one.



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