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2008 downgrade

Postby rjpwayne2018 » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:53:36 GMT

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: intel

I don't understand why features from Office 2007 like conditional formatting with the icons etc, Table formatting, and Macros are not included in Office 2008! Why is a program dubbed one year newer to include less features, especially when it is supposed to be compatible with Office 2007. I try to open some of my spreadsheets, only to be informed that certain features are not going to display, and if i save it, they will disappear. I just paid over a hundred bucks to take a step back. (Maybe take a look at Apple's iWork?)

Do I not know how to use excel, or are these features simply not available?

Re: 2008 downgrade

Postby Bob Greenblatt » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:12:03 GMT

On 3/26/08 2:53 AM, in article  XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

The reason is that Office 2008 for Mac and Office 2007 for Windows are 2
completely different packages, developed by 2 different development groups.
(Yes, it appears as though they should be the same, they just aren't.) Each
package is designed and optimized for their anticipated customer base. (And
yes, Microsoft does not always get this right.)

Anyway, there are differences. It is compatible (what ever that means) and
not identical. If you are unhappy with the package, you can uninstall it and
get your money back. But you should send your concerns to Microsoft by using
the Send Feedback option in the Help menu of any Office applications.

Bob Greenblatt [MVP], Macintosh

Re: 2008 downgrade

Postby Phillip Jones » Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:17:35 GMT

Microsoft has this mistaken notion that mac users Just write note to 
Grandma or keep perhaps a simple budget , or Just use Graphics, or work 
on Music That people that work at real Jobs such as Business or 
universities Use PC's They actually feel That Mac Users are just part 
time computer users, maybe read a Little email but serious work get done 
on PC's.

Well with all the hoopla about dumping VBA. maybe, just maybe they are 
finding out different. But, as much as one can hope, I am not holding my 

actually the best thing in the world is to bring back VBA for those 
needing it. OR kill it on all Platforms.
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