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Microsoft Office 2008. Reviews tell me it sucks. I currently own Office 2004. The only reason I would upgrade is for the new formats... Correct me if I'm mistaken, but there isn't a patch that allows Office 04 to view and write the new Microsoft formats. Upgrade to 08? Or does iWork 08 give better support? Or is there a patch? Thanks for the help
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I hear all kinds of negative stuff about Office 2008, personally I wonder often whether folks really read instructions properly, or help menus, because for me, I use iWork and Office 2008 equally having upgraded from 2004, and I find that its brilliant!

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I have read many positive and negative reviews of office 08. Fact is that it is almost nessicary in todays world if you need to integrate with anyone using windows.

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Thats kind of what I figured- that I'd have to upgrade eventually.
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Have yet to strike a negative with 2008. What you are looking for is Office Open XML Converter. Just do a Google.
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I use both and they're both excellent on OS X
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The only negative I find on 08 vs 04 is initial load time. Click on the big blue W then go fix yourself a drink or sandwich while it loads. Once it loads though its fine.
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You hear a lot of negative stuff. I think it's personal experience (and common sense) that determine the quality. I hate being spoon-fed things.

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Haven't had any problems with Office 2008...and I use it every day.

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Don't pay attention to the negative reviews, there were a plethora of them back when Office 2007 came out on Windows. People have gotten so used to how Office looks that when Microsoft decided to spice things up a bit, they disliked the change and judged the product before they even properly used it. The negative reviews are very biased by people who dislike change.

One valid reason to dislike Office 2008 is that Microsoft stripped it of VBA, which some people relied upon, and as such, are stuck using Office 2004.


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