Microsoft Word 2004 Upgrade (Mac)
- 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
- Enhanced views for organizing thoughts; improved track changes
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- Platform: Macintosh
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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.
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From the Manufacturer
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.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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.
I'm using Word 2001 on my TiBook.