• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Crash

    • Written by from Lakewood Ranch

    Office for Mac Business is the only MS program on both my Macs; bought it primarily for Outlook mail program. It's a different program than for a Windows machine & not nearly as powerful. Outlook is the only program I ever had that crashed on the iMac. Lost all contacts & data even though my work is backed up using Time Machine. I would not recommend this program.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfotunately stuck with it

    • Written by from Somero

    I'm running MS Office on OS X10.7.5 3.1GHz Core i5 with 4GB RAM.

    Outlook is OK, but you do not have message tracking flags available anymore. Managing contacts and distribution lists can drive you up the walls.

    Excel is almost as bad with large files as Open Office spreadsheet app. Lots of performance and memory issues. Sometimes it fails to save the changes, giving "not enough memory" error. The funny thing is that, I have some other spreadsheets open simultaneously and they can be saved without problems. The problem does not seem to depend on the size of the file either.

    With Word I have not had major problems. Although sometimes it refuses to open any file saying something like the format is incorrect or the file is read only. Then I just quit Word completely, re-start it and everything is OK once again. Quality programming, huh?

    Powerpoint I use very little, so can't really say anything about it.

    The Sync Daemon is irritating, it needs to killed manually every time any there is an upgrade to Office

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for beginners not for medium or expert users

    • Written by from Saint Laurent

    Like: The product works fine with nice features. Outlook is very stable.
    Dislike: Excel is good if you use small files. Once your file size becomes in MBs you will face a lot of trouble, very slow processes (you can wait 3-4 sec. for the typed text appear in the cell or the filter is cleared!) and several crashes.
    Transferring the exact same file to an old pc and made every thing work smooth!
    I have late 2012 MacBook Pro with CI7 and 8G RAM.
    technical support could not solve the issue (Mac and MS)

    240 of 272 people found this useful