• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    All Microsoft garbage I tried to escape from with Mac

    • Written by from Milton

    Simple, old, glitchy. Just as Microsoft office has always been. You are much better off paying $60 for Numbers, Keynote, and Pages which are apps right from the app store compared to $130 for this. Most of the things Microsoft seems to think we find "handy" are more of a nuisance. For example: I bought a 15' MacBook Pro with retina display for school, and decided it would be a good idea to have Excel, Powerpoint and Word for projects, notes etc. What I didn't want was the 9 other applications you get with it which is not an exaggeration. If these programs are needed to function they should be built in. I have no use for Messenger, Reminders, Query, Silverlight or anything other than the three I payed for. And having a pop-up compatibility test recommendation every time you want to save something is pathetic. Just skip it. I feel sick knowing I wasted $70 on this. I maintain the only upside is the compatibility with my school's ancient computers, which can be useful at times.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical MS nonsense

    • Written by from Green Valley

    Software works as it's supposed to but.....

    The installation itself is a travesty of misinformation, confusion, and duplication. Could have been done in minutes if not but for the stupid/inaccurate instructions. And when completed, I had icons, aps, and folders inserted in four different locations for no apparent reason. Really annoying. Want help? You'll be talking to India and some partially-understandable semi-English speaker diddling with a response-tree over a bad connection.

    Typical Microsoft. I needed MSWord so had to get this. However, I was reminded anew why I left PC/Windows/Microsoft behind years ago. Very annoying.

    62 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    As a professional translator, I rely in MS Word more than anything else. But it continually crashes, several times a day. I close all the applications and documents I'm not using, but it doesn't help. It's just exasperating, especially when delivery is urgent. The search box is much less efficient than the now called "search advanced", which was the regular one before and works well, only you need a few steps more now than then. Too bad, because otherwise, Word is such a pleasure to use.

    BTW, outside MS Word, the search box for "this Mac" is horrible because it gives you approximations, suggesting hundreds of documents that have maybe only one word from the phrase you need to find. It's very inefficient and a great waste of time.

    102 of 115 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uninstalled it and reinstalled 2008 version

    • Written by from Oceanside

    Buying this was a waste of money and time... I already had the 2008 version of Microsoft Office for Mac, which was much better by the way. The 2008 version included Entourage (email), and this 2011 version gives the impression it includes Outlook, but it's only the icon, and when you click it prompts you to purchase it separately. Microsoft Word is temperamental and doesn't always give you time to save before crashing. I didn't use PowerPoint or Excel, so I can't comment on those. By the way, why aren't we allowed to purchase Microsoft Word by itself? It would be great to have that option since some of us don't need the other applications... Do yourself a favor and buy iWorks or the 2008 version of Microsoft Office.

    651 of 777 people found this useful