In This Chapter
Meeting the suite
Exploring individual applications
Discovering new features in Office 2008
Comparing Office for Mac with Windows Office
Dealing with Office automation
Running Office 2004 and Office 2008 together
Like most people, you might already be exposed to Microsoft Office in some way, or perhaps you just got started with this suite of business programs from Microsoft. Either way, be prepared to go on a journey of discovery through this book as we show you how you can work better with Office 2008 for Mac.
You might already know that Microsoft Office can do umpteen things, but maybe you don't know where to find those umpteen things! That's where the good news starts for Microsoft Office 2008 users. The new Project Gallery, which we explain in Chapter 2 of this minibook, makes Office far less intimidating by showing you at a glance all the things you can do.
You might have heard about the changes to Office file formats; we show you how easy it is to work with old and new formats. Getting along with users of other Office versions on Mac and Windows is very easy with Office 2008. Although we still can't say that Office for Mac has every feature available in Office for Windows, you won't want to live without some of the compelling Mac-only Office features.
Fascinatingly, the latest Mac version of Microsoft Office retains Office 2004's familiar menus and interface. For example, although the Windows version exposes not-so-conspicuous ...