1. johnny football hero's Avatar
    I own a mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I am likely transitioning into a new line of work that will require me to use Microsoft Excel extensively. Should I buy Microsoft Office for Mac? Will it suffice my needs on my current mid-2009 MacBook Pro? Is there a difference between Microsoft Office namely the Excel program on Mac compared to PC? Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
    11-01-2013 06:47 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    I own a mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I am likely transitioning into a new line of work that will require me to use Microsoft Excel extensively. Should I buy Microsoft Office for Mac? Will it suffice my needs on my current mid-2009 MacBook Pro? Is there a difference between Microsoft Office namely the Excel program on Mac compared to PC? Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
    I use MS office on my Macbook Pro and it seems to work as well as it does on PC at least for me anyway.
    11-01-2013 07:02 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    I’ve had MS Office on my Macs since making the switch over 3 years ago. The functionality is almost identical as on Windows...
    11-01-2013 07:27 PM
  4. evorc's Avatar
    Do it, no issues here for the past 3 years.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11-01-2013 07:46 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I used Microsoft Office on my MacBook for a while before uninstalling it. I didn't have any problems with it and, as already stated above, it works identical to the Windows version. I decided to uninstall it because I wanted to give iWorks a try. I had both installed for a while before finally opting to keep iWorks. Again, I didn't have any problems whatsoever with Microsoft Office for Mac.
    11-01-2013 09:21 PM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    Works almost identically to the PC version. Some of the buttons and setup are in different places, but otherwise it's exactly the same. I have used office on my Mac for years and everything transitions over just fine from my work PC. It's worth it if you are a Mac user and need word, excel, or power point.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    11-01-2013 09:35 PM
  7. johnny football hero's Avatar
    Thank you all for the informative responses. Earlier this week I had to email a letter I had written in Pages. Apparently the format wasn't compatible to the PC using recipient. Is that a result of the Mac & PC compatibility issue? Me using Pages and the recipient not.

    Will documents created in Microsoft Office for Mac be compatible via email or other methods with PC users?
    11-01-2013 10:25 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Thank you all for the informative responses. Earlier this week I had to email a letter I had written in Pages. Apparently the format wasn't compatible to the PC using recipient. Is that a result of the Mac & PC compatibility issue? Me using Pages and the recipient not.

    Will documents created in Microsoft Office for Mac be compatible via email or other methods with PC users?
    In order to be compatible with a Windows user, you would've needed to do a "save as" on the Pages doc and you can choose to save in Word doc format. Likewise between Numbers save as Excel, Keynote save as PowerPoint.

    A document created in Office for Mac will be compatible with Windows users.
    11-01-2013 10:59 PM
  9. mfm77's Avatar
    Yes, Office docs on a Mac will be fine for PC users. I use Office on my Mac all the time (I need to since the school where I teach is strictly PC) and never have had a problem with compatibility.
    11-01-2013 11:24 PM
  10. johnny football hero's Avatar
    Thank you all for your help! I will be picking up Microsoft Office this afternoon.
    11-02-2013 01:14 PM
  11. Trees's Avatar
    This seems like a current and relevant thread to ask the following. From what I've seen, Office for Mac 2011 is Mavericks compatible.

    Has anyone upgraded to Mavericks with an existing Office for Mac 2011 installation? If yes, any concerns or issues so far?
    11-03-2013 10:15 AM
  12. piranhadonna's Avatar
    This seems like a current and relevant thread to ask the following. From what I've seen, Office for Mac 2011 is Mavericks compatible.

    Has anyone upgraded to Mavericks with an existing Office for Mac 2011 installation? If yes, any concerns or issues so far?
    I haven't had any issues with office since the upgrade to Mavericks.
    Trees likes this.
    11-03-2013 10:27 AM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    This seems like a current and relevant thread to ask the following. From what I've seen, Office for Mac 2011 is Mavericks compatible.

    Has anyone upgraded to Mavericks with an existing Office for Mac 2011 installation? If yes, any concerns or issues so far?
    None whatsoever. Been running Mavericks since DP1 in June... MS Office is a solid app on Mavericks as it was on Mountain Lion and previous versions of OS X.
    Trees likes this.
    11-03-2013 10:44 AM
  14. SWFLFFPM's Avatar
    This seems like a current and relevant thread to ask the following. From what I've seen, Office for Mac 2011 is Mavericks compatible.

    Has anyone upgraded to Mavericks with an existing Office for Mac 2011 installation? If yes, any concerns or issues so far?
    No issues, although I have an iMac and not a MBP.
    Trees likes this.
    11-03-2013 10:57 AM
  15. applefanboi's Avatar
    I've also had no problems with MS Office 2011 since upgrading to OS X Mavericks. I did make the jump to iWork and have been using that instead, though. I just wish Microsoft would update the look of MS Office for the Mac. It seems to be lagging behind a decade or two in design, but other than that the functionality works great.
    Trees likes this.
    11-03-2013 02:32 PM
  16. ankush77's Avatar
    good one and important one too??
    11-03-2013 02:40 PM
  17. ankush77's Avatar
    one of the top of line office workhorse for me
    11-03-2013 02:45 PM
  18. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    This seems like a current and relevant thread to ask the following. From what I've seen, Office for Mac 2011 is Mavericks compatible.

    Has anyone upgraded to Mavericks with an existing Office for Mac 2011 installation? If yes, any concerns or issues so far?
    No issues that I've noticed so far.
    Trees likes this.
    11-03-2013 03:13 PM
  19. eastbayrae's Avatar
    I get the spinning beach ball in Outlook regularly. But then again I got the 'Not responding' hang in windows for years with all versions of Outlook. I don't know why it slows down so much in Outlook. All the other apps work flawlessly.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2 while driving in reverse
    11-04-2013 04:42 AM
  20. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I signed up for Office 365 ... To me it's worth the $10 a month and to have the ability to use Office on all my macs as well as the PC Laptop I have laying around for those moments when I need a little variety. Works well and I have not had a issue.
    11-04-2013 09:50 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Notice on Settings
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 01:58 PM
  2. Settings button has a red #1 on it
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 01:40 PM
  3. Subscribed calendars don't update on iPad
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 01:13 PM
  4. weather symbols on iphone
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 12:43 PM
  5. messages on iPad
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 09:41 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD