Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac User Reviews

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  • 3.0 stars

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    August 20, 2014  |   By kundansviet

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1

    Pros

    nice office working

    Cons

    too expensive

    Summary

    overall nice software

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not as good as the Windows version"

    June 2, 2014  |   By JemicaK

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1

    Pros

    Stable, offering more features and built-in OS X ones

    Cons

    Cut off some useful features from the Windows version
    Too expensive!

    Summary

    I'd rather use Windows for document working

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless product"

    May 1, 2014  |   By BradMoore

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1

    Pros

    Not a lot worth mentioning.

    Cons

    The product is useless for anyone working with locked documents, such as the many thousands of report writing templates in the workplace. When re-locking a document all data is lost.
    When saving a document to PDF a 250 KB file becomes anywhere up to 110 times larger making it impossible to email.

    Summary

    Don't buy a mac thinking thinking Office Mac 2011 will make the transition easier.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No support for OpenDocument Format"

    April 20, 2014  |   By drumsandmusic

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1

    Pros

    * good stability

    Cons

    * expensive
    * no ODF support
    * no interoperability with iWork files

    Summary

    LibreOffice or OpenOffice both do support OpenDocument Format, MS Office Format and iWork format.

    MS Office only support MS Office support. This is inacceptable. Especially since the Windows version of MS Office has had OpenDocument Format support for quite some time now.

    Microsoft ignoring OS X as usual. Should have been an update for the existing MS Office Suite (2011) for OS X years ago.

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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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  • 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

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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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