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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Only plays with itself"

    March 26, 2014  |   By riverchik

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.9

    Pros

    Handles MS Exchange accounts perfectly
    Good time zone management for appointments

    Cons

    Does not play nicely with gmail and GoDaddy email accounts
    Not integrated with Mac contacts so you have to maintain 2 contact apps
    Cannot see email domains unless you are on that domain (described as a "feature" but highly annoying)
    Folder management is clunky

    Summary

    Not user friendly, typical Microsoft complexity and clunkiness.

    I spent 4 weeks with a Microsoft Senior Support engineer trying to troubleshoot my email accounts. He admitted that it wasn't a Mac issue (I cleared it with Apple support) but he couldn't figure out why my gmail and GoDaddy email accounts would constantly ask me for my password and had connection problems. After a month and hours on the phone he figured out the Microsoft configuration change he needed to make (to accommodate a change from the Mavericks OS).

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good software for my Mac!"

    February 9, 2014  |   By Smith34341

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.9

    Pros

    Can open Word documents and edit them. Prepare Word documents with no problem as long as you keep it simple. It's better than the Mac version of Office.

    Cons

    absolutely no const

    Summary

    Emails in Entourage now does not give you the option of downloading graphics.
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Faute de mieux"

    January 10, 2014  |   By Catchalove

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.9

    Pros

    Makes Windows-compatible versions of Word, Excel & PowerPoint documents.

    Cons

    Extremely capricious. Outlook in all its detail is an almost unusable hack work, but the worst - it's unable to synchronizing neither with Mail nor with Contacts on your Mac.

    Summary

    Only to make Windows-readable copies to send them in e-mail attachements.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it works perfectly well"

    September 3, 2013  |   By shuibinglan

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.6

    Pros

    there's no software issue troubles me.

    Cons

    very few: cannot set Outlook rules in Exchange.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great to use for normal work."

    August 27, 2013  |   By jenkinsalabama

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.6

    Pros

    I found this to work very well on my latest iMac. 2013 model

    Cons

    Nothing to complain really.

    Summary

    Worked as good as on Windows pc. No problems.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Office Mac Home & Business 2011"

    August 23, 2013  |   By khadiramd

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.6

    Pros

    Office Mac Home & Business 2011

    Cons

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0064PF4ZQ?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&************=B0064PF4ZQ&********=xm2&tag=baesofamazon-20

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works for me - no complaints"

    August 16, 2013  |   By davidmeiri

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.6

    Pros

    Works as well as the Windows version. I read the other reviews about terrible crashes and data loss - I had none of these issues, and I've been using the software heavily for a year now.

    Cons

    very few: cannot set Outlook rules in Exchange.

    Summary

    I'm no Micros**t fan -- Mac users typically aren't. But this software has worked very well for me, even in the earliest versions. I hope that any major bugs have been fixed with the many updates MS has released.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "only buy if you like crashes"

    July 25, 2013  |   By snuffel2012

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.4

    Pros

    more or less compatible with office for Windows

    Cons

    Using track changes in Word causes crashes at least 4 times per working day; every time you loose 5-10 minutes work.

    Powerpoint occasionally (about 2 times per day) refuses to save your presentation and render the saved version inaccessible; you loose your work and it the mess cannot be deleted.

    Summary

    There should be a law against such a crap software

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Outlook for Mac is useless. Dont buy this product"

    July 10, 2013  |   By abratchik

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.4

    Pros

    compared to MS Office for Windows - none. The only reason to buy this product is to have MS Office on Mac without running Windows on VM. That is it.

    Cons

    Word is ok. Excel is much slower than Windows version. Outlook is a disaster. Just to mention - mail archiving simply does not exist. You need to configure it using rules but guess what - you cannot run it on schedule??? Only manual archiving? C'mon guys from MS, you can do much better than this piece of crap. The ugliest part is - you can migrate from Windows version to Outlook for MAC but vice versa is no-no as there is no conversion from olm to pst. You will simply stuck with all your mail archives without option to go back to Windows unless you'd like to pay ~$100 for the 3rd party convertor.

    Summary

    If you have any other option please do not buy this product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worst program I have ever used."

    May 1, 2013  |   By Mattevans1995

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.2

    Pros

    Nice to use word on my mac directly.

    Cons

    The amount of space it takes up is disgusting. Never had this problem with office on my Windows laptop.
    Recovery function is doesn't do anything to help. Lost 2 hours of work even though I had saved it several times.
    Continuing to crash really doesn't help.
    Updates don't seem to show any changes at all and yet they take forever sometimes.

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