Lars, an Operating System having large updates, and frequent, I can understand. And no - I wasn't in the loop on the frequency of 10.6 updates, as I only moved to Snow Leopard this past June.
It just seems odd that an application, even a suite like MS-Office, would require such huge updates... is "patching" no longer in vogue?
I recall that 2004 seemed to have patches coming out almost weekly . I patched till I was blue in the face but never did get sound in Windozed PPS files to work.
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Ok, I confess to having a pirated Office for Mac 2011 but I haven't yet installed it. I will do so this week. I got it originally because having come from Windows, I liked the familiarity with it but I have ONE problem only with MAIL and if i could fix this I might give up Office all together........ ( this is not the thread to ask, I shall ask elsewhere )
What program do you use instead of Word that is it really compatible with Windows users?
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I went a full year with NeoOffice once... 95% compatible with the Word users with whom I was working. But whenever we were at the point of submitting the manuscript to the publisher, we always popped it into Word and went through it once more, fixing formatting issues.
But for casual use, NeoOffice is great (and free). I prefer it to OpenOffice since it doesn't require the X11 "helper" application to run.
I'm also a paid user of iWork / Pages... it's my daily writing workhorse.
I bought iWork for Keynote, actually, never intended to make a full-time switch to Pages, but it's won me over. Now we just need the 2011 upgrade... hopefully on January 6th
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While I have Office 2011 installed, it is mainly used to open documents received from readers. Pages has become my daily workhorse as well. It took me a while to adjust from Appleworks, but it does all I need now as features have been added over time.
Hm. So I have an issue, which is more of a bother than anything.
So I bought MS Office 2011 and had it shipped to my friend's house; but since I was living in France, I got a tad anxious and was trying to find a demo so that I could simply input my product key and get it working .But it turned out that I got a copy that didn't require activation and implemented its own code - does anyone have an idea of how I can change the product key to my legal version?
I tried the old tactics googled for Office 2008, but it doesn't seem to work with Snow Leopard. I found a licenses.plid but it didn't seem to do anything but have me enter my product key but reverted back to the old code.