Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac User Reviews

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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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  • 3.0 stars

    "No Onenote???"

    February 4, 2013  |   By bac99

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3

    Pros

    Does what it supposed to do. Uniformity across apps is nice (Ribbon).

    Cons

    No Onenote! What a disappointment!

    Summary

    I'm a scientist. Increasingly the field is moving to electronic lab notebooks. Onenote seemed to be the perfect solution- except it's PC only! Most labs (including ours!) is at least 50% Macs. WHy have an ipad Onenote app but no DESKTOP version????

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not near as good as the PC version."

    February 2, 2013  |   By dhiney

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.3

    Pros

    Good interface, looks good.

    Cons

    I've been a PC user for 20+ years and I switched to a MAC about 18 mos ago. I had to have MS Office since I was very proficient on the PC side. The MAC version is much more difficult to use. I am taking an advance Excel class that is using Excel for PC 2007. I can't do some of the basic features in the MAC 2011 version that I can do in the PC 2007 version. It makes taking a class very difficult. It is very frustrating. There is no reason Microsoft could not duplicate the PC version (s) on the MAC platform.

    Summary

    Better than numbers but if you are use to the PC version be ready to be frustrated.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "POS Oh it wants at least 10 characters? POS POS POS P"

    January 9, 2013  |   By Dr0mm3r

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5

    Pros

    It's supposed to work on a Mac

    Cons

    It doesn't work well on a Mac

    Summary

    Bugs and time consuming BS! In the six months I've had this software I haven't seen a single upgrade or software revision.

    Instead of addressing the issues and revising the software, it seems that Microsoft just lists pages and pages of step-by-step fix-it directions that make the consumer do all the work.

    Typical Microsoft crap

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Most stable release to-date"

    December 14, 2012  |   By uhmorphous

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5

    Pros

    New features
    More robust and intuitive user interface
    Flexibility

    Cons

    The UI is requiring that I put something here, apparently. So, there ya have it.

    Summary

    Having used Microsoft Office on a Mac for many years, this version is, by far, the most stable.

    In 10.6-8, no bugs experienced, and I use Word, specifically, very heavily. Updates and fixes are frequent.

    This version of Microsoft Office for Mac is the most compatible release for Mac.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Fairly accurate review but didn't mention all the bugs."

    December 6, 2012  |   By pajamas18

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5

    Pros

    As per above

    I have to say Auto recovery function in the software is very effective after a crash when you haven't saved your work. As I detail below I have found the office suite software to be very buggy, testing it on several computers. I have become obsessive saving my documents. However in the instances where I haven't saved and experience a crash autosave almost always brings up my work right where I left it.

    Cons

    Extremely buggy. I have run the software on several computers and have found way too many bugs. The original release should have been called a Beta. The software updates have improved the functionality so obviously Microsoft is aware of the problem. But the fixes come too slow and there are still lot's of bugs left. This is the buggiest software I have ever used.

    A couple of the most glaring examples
    search still doesn't work
    computer freezes when it goes to sleep and XL or Word are running
    frequent crashes of the program

    Summary

    Extremely, Extremely, buggy. Most Beta releases are more reliable than the current release of this software. Wish there was another realistic word processing alternative and that I could get my money back.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "NO MORE HTML EXPORT?"

    September 13, 2012  |   By Durt_Bagg

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.0.1

    Pros

    not sure if there are because I can no longer save for web

    Cons

    CAN NO LONGER SAVE POWERPOINT FOR WEB!!!!!

    WTH?

    Summary

    UGH... this update is WORTHLESS to me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Basic capabilities made difficult"

    September 5, 2012  |   By andyjrudy

    Version: Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.3

    Pros

    There are some neat tools which can make the programs a little easier and faster to use.

    Cons

    Office for mac requires a complete Re-Learning of office. Commands in excel have changed (e.g. F4 no longer makes cells absolute), creating charts is difficult and instead of giving warning windows like on PC, mac will simply disregard input information if it is incorrect. I have spent years using excel and word and I felt like a 5 year old trying to use the mac version of office. Pretty much EVERYTHING I'VE TRIED TO DO IN OFFICE FOR MAC SO FAR HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. Office is essential to getting work done on a computer and it's not possible on a mac. I'm really wishing I had bought a PC for that reason.

    Summary

    Absolutely HORRIBLE PROGRAM. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!

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