Microsoft Office:mac 2008 Home and Student Edition - Complete Product


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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition helps nonprofessional users achieve more. This edition includes three user licenses for non-commercial use on up to three personal computers.


Product Title: Microsoft Office:mac 2008 Home and Student Edition - Complete Product

Manufacturer: Microsoft

Lowest Price: $129.88 from

Power Score: 3.8 | 15 Reviews

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Office 2008 is the worst Office version yet.

Strengths: Word's font menu works better with Apple's FontBook.

Weakness: Dozens: doesn't work with Spaces; many bugs that weren't in my older version of Office.

I have been a user of Microsoft Word and Excel since version 1.0 of both programs. I have been using Office X for several years, and though I had occasional minor problems, I was basically happy with it. A few months ago I got a new iMac with OS X 10.5 (Leopard), and I love it. I had no serious problems with Leopard until I updated Microsoft Office to the 2008 version. But after using Office 2008...
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By Bugfisher - Dec 15, 2008

Office 2008 for Mac (full retail box)

Strengths: Word and Excel XML file support (XML is also used for Office 2007 for Windows)

Weakness: Excel no longer has Visual Basic.

Excel no longer has Visual Basic. Everyone complained, so Microsoft has committed to bringing it back in the next version. I think this was a calculated way to cut-down on Office 2008's development time and to use the reinclusion of Visual Basic as a seling point for the next upgrade! While the Mac Business Unit is better than the rest Microsoft, they still are just a part of Microsoft. Switch to...
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By Anonymous - Jun 18, 2008

Universal Binary as major upgrade point

Strengths: Native on Intel Macs, support for XML based file formats

Weakness: Loss of Visual Basic (though doesn't affect most home users), still buggy

I've been using this version of Office for almost half a year now, and there are still many times when I'm dissatisfied with it. I've used Office on Windows for years (up to version 2003, still can't warm up to 2007) and when I migrated to Mac a few years ago, I of course had version 2003. My biggest impetus for upgrading was to be the performance improvement by making it a Universal Binary/Intel...
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By compcons - May 26, 2008

Office 2008 Home & Student Edition GREAT Value!

Strengths: Familar Office Suite, inexpensive price, 3 licenses

Weakness: None

If you're going to buy Mac Office for your Mac, which I think is essential, because who doesnt use Word or Excel, then Mac Office Home Student / Teacher Edition is the best value! It's cheaper than the other versions, and you get 3 licenses to use! There's no crippled software here folks! Full versions, plus exchange support for email in case you use (Entourage - I dont). I will admit, I am...
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By pyc103 - May 20, 2008

Microsoft office for mac 2008 home and student

Strengths: very easy to use and has everything you could possibly want.

Weakness: none

Was skeptical about this software because I was not familiar with it. Daughter needed it for school and we just bought a macbook. Price was right at officemax on sale for 129.99 and also had a discount coupon for another 20 dollards off. Decided to try it.
She likes it so far!

By macsgirl01 - May 6, 2008

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