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Microsoft Word 2004 Upgrade (Mac)

by Microsoft Software
Macintosh

Price: CDN$ 78.56
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Technical Details

  • Craft great-looking documents with confidence
  • Record sound right into notes while typing
  • Discuss changes in real time with MSN Messenger
  • Improved reference tools; dynamic reviewing capabilities
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Macintosh
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Description

Product Description

Express your ideas with more brilliance and clarity using the innovative new tools in Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac. The gold standard in word processing works harder than ever for you with improved reference tools, dynamic reviewing capabilities and enhanced views for organizing your thoughts.

Main Features

  • Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Manufacturer Part Number: D48-00488
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.microsoft.com
  • Software Sub Type: Word Processor
  • Software Name: Word 2004 For Mac - Upgrade
  • Features & Benefits:

    Notebook Layout View:

  • Flag important entries, search for key words and phrases, and even record time-stamped audio into your notes as you type.

    Improved Track Changes:

  • Color-coded balloons make it easier to track edits. MSN Messenger for Mac version 4.0 integration lets you start chats and send files from within Word. You can even accept or reject changes from the comment balloons.
  • Enhanced Reference Tools:

  • Access a dictionary, a thesaurus and a link to the Microsoft Encarta online encyclopedia right from the Office Toolbox.
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    Express your ideas with more brilliance and clarity using the innovative new tools in Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac. The gold standard in word processing works harder than ever for you with improved reference tools, dynamic reviewing capabilities, and enhanced views for organizing your thoughts.

    Listen Up
    Keep ideas in context. Now you can record sound right into your notes as you type with the new audio notes feature.

    Put MSN Messenger to Work in Word
    Now you can discuss comments and changes in real time thanks to MSN Messenger for Mac version 4.0 integration with Word 2004.

    Word Notebook Layout View
    Type right onto ruled notebook "paper," manage different sections with tabs, and quickly search for key ideas using this new view.

    Improved Track Changes
    View changes in comment balloons next to your text, quickly identify the reviewer with color-coded comments, and initiate instant-message conversations about comments with MSN Messenger for Mac.

    Note: only licensed users of Word X, Word 2001, Word 98, Office X, Office 2001, and Office 98 are eligible to purchase this version upgrade.


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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars MS Does Some Good Dec 14 2006
    By Brian M. Donohue - Published on Amazon.com
    There's something good happening at Microsoft (believe it or not): The Mac unit there seems to function very well. Probably because it's a small, self-contained mini-organization that is not particularly beholden to the Gates machine. Whatever the reason, Office 2004 for Mac is better than the Windows version. It's more stable, far less prone to attack (and therefore more secure), and it is far more versatile visually than its XP counterpart. Word is the star of this show, with its improved formatting palettes and its notebook feature. You can right-click on a graphic within a document and save it as a png or jpg (you can't do that on Word for Windows); and of course, thanks to the Mac interface, you can turn any doc into a pdf through the print menu (this still can't be done in XP, though it may become possible in Vista, though that isn't clear yet, with the legal struggle between MS and Adobe ongoing).

    Weaknesses: as always with MS products, your trade-off for robust features is that the product is a memory hog. Have a machine with (preferably) 1GB or more of RAM and a G4, G5, or Intel processor to get the most out of this product, and little of the hassles. I haven't extensively used Entourage, the email client, because after a brief tour of it, I decided I was satisfied with Apple Mail, and Entourage had nothing significant to offer me. I don't do IM, so I don't know a thing about the IM client here. But Excel is very solid on the Mac platform, and Powerpoint is also fairly easy to work with, though I still prefer Apple's Keynote for presentation software.

    If you need MS Office capability on your Mac, this is a good product to have, but get the Student and Teacher's edition and save a lot of money. I've written several books in MS Word for Mac, and it has performed very well with them on a G4 machine with 768MB of RAM. But if your hardware is older or your budget's tight, look into Google's free Googledocs, which incorporates Google spreadsheet and the Writely word processor. You'll need a broadband connection for that to work well, but if you do it's a great alternative to the MS product.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't work for me Feb. 21 2007
    By Thurman T. Grossnickle - Published on Amazon.com
    Even with the telephone assitance of a Microsoft Word expert, I have been unable to upgrade my Word 98 1 version to the 2004 Version, so the product has been no good for me.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Write Right! Jan. 30 2007
    By Emily A. Combs - Published on Amazon.com
    For years I have been addicted to the Mac Computer in its various forms. Apple Works, Microsoft Works was my choice of word processors. Then I tried Microsoft Word beginning with 1998. When Microsoft Word 2004 came out, I considered upgrading. Finally with MacBook Pro, I took the refreshing plunge! What a joy to click on the blue M and know I will have a document that IS quickly and easily professional and accurate. Communication has never been easier!
    4.0 out of 5 stars Works good on my iMac G5 Oct. 5 2005
    By R. Jenness - Published on Amazon.com
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    I haven't used all the features yet, but it seems to open almost any Windows<TM> doc file. The only problem I have is that it won't install on my TiBook and it won't register with Microsoft.

    I'm using Word 2001 on my TiBook.
    4.0 out of 5 stars MS Word 2004 Aug. 5 2005
    By Arthur Kurtzman - Published on Amazon.com
    This is a very capable word processor, but in its features becomes somewhat complex and not always very intuitive. For those who are

    fluent in its use, there are almost no limitations to the work that can be done with it.

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