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    So first, let me say that Word 2008 sucks. OK, now on to my question...

    Whenever I press enter to go to the next line it creates like a half space between the new line and the one right above it. I have to go into Format- Paragraph and put a check in the box for "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style." -Is there any way for me to check that box once and have it be my default?

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    I had the same problem. I went into a blank document, made that change and saved over the default template. Good luck!

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    How did you save over the default template???

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    Sounds like 1 1/2 spacing has been set
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwalk331 View Post
    So first, let me say that Word 2008 sucks.
    What a wonderfully scientifically backed statement out of the blue.
    The internet is indeed such fine a tool for those seeking civilized exchange of opinions and ideation.

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    I'm also curious to hear from Office 2004 users about their experience with 2008. I bought the 2004 with the option to upgrade to 2008, and am still waiting for MS to send me the software.

    The reviews that I've read aren't exactly effusive with praise. Did MS do a Vista on the Office 2008?

    http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office_2008.asp

    http://reviews.cnet.com/office-suite...-32659647.html
    Happy to be back to a Mac

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    After much internal debate I've switched back to the old version as well. Missing Sync does no support Entourage 2008. I'll have to deal with the lag issues in 2004 for the next while I suppose.

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    I jumped out and purchased it right away since I work with reports in Word format. I must admit, I prefer Pages at this point. Personally, my biggest complaint is Office 2008 takes forever to load (Word). The interface took a bit of fooling around with, and I had the same spacing problem mentioned (the solution offered here works). I also use Entourage for my exchange email at work. I feel Entourage 2004 & Entourage 2008, are essentially the same.

    I debated heavily to purchase the Office 2008, although I don't regret it. I keep saying, "This is my last office purchase," over the years I have always purchased the new office for Mac. In my opinion, the alternatives out now (NeoOffice & Pages) offer great features.

    I use Pages, it has the features I need. Load quickly, and is stable. Although I feel Pages needs to mature a bit, and I sure it will. Also I have not had any trouble with people reading my documents (exported into Word format). I share my reports in a Windows dominated work environment, and I am sure most don't even know I have Mac.

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    I have no complaints about Office '08 at all, though I would probably be a little more critical if I actually had to pay for it. (it's so nice being a student sometimes!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwalk331 View Post
    How did you save over the default template???
    I believe this is what I did:

    Save as: [yourfile]> Library > Application Support > Microsoft > Office > Normal.dotm

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    Quote Originally Posted by EORI View Post
    I'm also curious to hear from Office 2004 users about their experience with 2008. I bought the 2004 with the option to upgrade to 2008, and am still waiting for MS to send me the software.

    The reviews that I've read aren't exactly effusive with praise. Did MS do a Vista on the Office 2008?

    http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office_2008.asp

    http://reviews.cnet.com/office-suite...-32659647.html
    I have also found that Word takes a while to load but I'm enjoying the notebook feature with the tabs and being able to change the background so it looks like I'm writing on different desks (not really a feature that would make me buy it but nice anyway). I would love it if I could get rid of that tab bar below the regular toolbars that has document elements, etc in it but haven't found a way to do it yet.
    After fixing the spacing issue its been alright...no other major complaints so far.

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    The issue is usually between the chair and the keyboard.

    On some other questions.

    Office 2008 is significantly better than 2004, especially if you're on Intel. Entourage 2008 works equally well with Missing Sync as 2004. My Calendar, notes, tasks and address book sync to my Blackberry perfectly.
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    funny. the space between the keyboard and chair is definitely not the issue. when i first started using word 2008 it would automatically do 1.5 spacing, see the above posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neferatowen View Post
    funny. the space between the keyboard and chair is definitely not the issue. when i first started using word 2008 it would automatically do 1.5 spacing, see the above posts.
    I've not seen that issue - you're talking about a new blank document, no templates or pre-formatting? Did the formatting palette show 1.5 lines spacing?

    If someone opens a thread with "xxxx sucks", it's a bit difficult to follow it with a serious answer.
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    Yup, new blank document. It says 1.5 lines spacing and I could change it but it would do it with every new document. The only way I found to fix it was to save the default template again.

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