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181. Microsoft Office 97 Standard Upgrade
$34.95 list($249.95)
182. Corel Wordperfect Suite 8 with
list($899.95)
183. Microsoft Office 2003 Professional
$399.95 list($599.95)
184. Microsoft Office 2000 Professional
$419.99 list($472.00)
185. SmartSuite Millenium Edition 9.6
$44.99 list($69.98)
186. Business Suite Deluxe
$699.95 list($899.95)
187. Microsoft Office 2003 Professional,
188. Microsoft Office Professional
$9.99
189. The Instant Software Library on
$0.01 list($24.95)
190. Professor Teaches Outlook 2002
$1.94 list($19.95)
191. Professor Teaches Outlook 2000
$4.49
192. OfficeReady 2.0
$9.98 list($10.00)
193. Microsoft Office Personal Portfolio
$479.99 $249.00 list($499.00)
194. Microsoft Office X Pro for Mac
list($358.99)
195. Microsoft Office Developer Tools
$219.94 list($49.99)
196. Office 2000 Premium Edition Special
197. Appleworks 6.2.7 - CD Set-int
list($219.99)
198. Microsoft Office: Mac 2001 Upgrade
$39.99
199. Mavis Beacon Teaches Office XP
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200. Easy Office 2001

181. Microsoft Office 97 Standard Upgrade

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Asin: B0007G6RMM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 23318
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182. Corel Wordperfect Suite 8 with Dragon Naturally Speaking
list price: $249.95
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Asin: B0006Q3PGE
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Corel
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Product Description

Delivering the power you need with the ease of use you want, Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 unleashes your business's full productivity potential. Featuring a streamlined interface, special scheduling and calendaring capabilities, and Internet publishing tools, Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 takes your business where it needs to go! Now with Dragon NaturallySpeaking! World-renowned applications offer a new level of responsiveness and performance while advanced Internet tools make publishing and presenting on the Web a seamless process. A streamlined, intuitive interface, state-of-the-art scheduling and calendaring, and an advanced help system power you through your workday making even the most complicated task easy. Take advantage of leading-edge collaboration and business tools, and technology that lets you connect to the world. Corel WordPerfect Suite 8. It's pure communication power. ... Read more

Features

  • WordPerfect 8, Quattro Pro 8, Presentations 8, CorelCentral 8

183. Microsoft Office 2003 Professional - Arabic Edition - Full (FPP)
list price: $899.95
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Asin: B0002JGSJ6
Catlog: Software
Publisher: AramediA
Sales Rank: 7507
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Product Description

Microsoft Arabic Office 2003 - Office 2003 helps organizations and their employees transform information into impact. New and familiar products, features, and functionality improve how people and organizations connect to people, information, and business processes. Advances in intranet collaboration through integration with the collaboration and information-sharing portal, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies "v2.0" Beta 2, enable employees to access and share information both internally and externally. Support for Information Rights Management (IRM) and industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) provide a platform on which to quickly build cost-effective solutions that can have an immediate impact. Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook. word processing spread sheets presentations web enhanced email database ... Read more

Features

  • Microsoft Multilingual, Arabic and English Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Full Package Product (FPP).
  • Arabic and English Text email.
  • Arabic or English User Interface (UI). You can change the language of the User Interface (UI) between Arabic, English, French... Language CD included.
  • Arabic Spell and Grammar Checker, Arabic Help Files. Most powerful Office Productivity software in the world.

184. Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Arabic Version (Upgrade)
list price: $599.95
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Asin: B0002JGSHI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: AramediA
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Product Description

Streamline the Way You Work with People and Information Microsoft Office 2000 is the exciting new Office suite that helps you get better results. With new tools that use Web technology to enhance collaboration capabilities, Office 2000 makes it possible for you to significantly improve your workgroup productivity and more efficiently access and analyze important business information. Office 2000 also provides new levels of intelligence and integration, making it easier to use and manage than ever before. What's New in Microsoft Office 2000 gives you a glimpse of some of the new features of Office 2000. Streamlined Information Sharing and Collaboration Collaboration and the ability to share information quickly are vital to business success. Office 2000 delivers great new tools for the Web that enhance your personal productivity and the productivity of your workgroup. Universal Document Viewing With Office 2000, you can save Office documents in HTML file format and retain the fidelity of your native Office file format. By saving as HTML, you ensure that anyone with a Web browser can view your documents. Editing those documents is not a problem either because Office 2000 allows you to "round trip" them back into the original Office program without losing any of the rich functionality of the Office file formats. Save to the Web Office 2000 also simplifies publishing your Office documents to your intranet or to an Internet site. New File Open and File Save dialog boxes make saving documents to a Web server as easy as saving them to your hard disk or to a file server. Web Themes Business users are now creating Web pages to serve many different purposes on the Internet or for their team's intranet. To make this easier, we have introduced over 30 new design themes in Office 2000. These themes come with graphical backgrounds, bullets, and other design elements that make creating Web pages in Office as straightforward as creating documents. ... Read more

Features

  • Microsoft Office 2000 Arabic Edition - Microsoft Arabic Word - Microsoft Arabic Excel - Microsoft Arabic Outlook - Microsoft Arabic Power Point - Microsoft Arabic Access (English Language too) This is a Multilingual software.
  • Arabic Spell and Grammar Checker, Arabic Help Files. Most powerful Office Productivity software in the world.
  • You can change the language of the User Interface (UI) between Arabic, English, French... Language CD included.

185. SmartSuite Millenium Edition 9.6 French
list price: $472.00
our price: $419.99
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Asin: B00005ML7C
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Lotus
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186. Business Suite Deluxe
list price: $69.98
our price: $44.99
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Asin: B00005UX3Y
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Global Star Software Limited
Sales Rank: 11657
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187. Microsoft Office 2003 Professional, Arabic Version - Full Package Product (FPP)
list price: $899.95
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Asin: B0007WDM6A
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft
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Product Description

Microsoft Arabic Office 2003 - Office 2003 helps organizations and their employees transform information into impact. New and familiar products, features, and functionality improve how people and organizations connect to people, information, and business processes. Advances in intranet collaboration through integration with the collaboration and information-sharing portal, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies "v2.0" Beta 2, enable employees to access and share information both internally and externally. Support for Information Rights Management (IRM) and industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) provide a platform on which to quickly build cost-effective solutions that can have an immediate impact. Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook. word processing spread sheets presentations web enhanced email database. ... Read more

Features

  • Microsoft Multilingual, Arabic and English Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Full Package Product (FPP).
  • Arabic or English User Interface (UI). You can change the language of the User Interface (UI) between Arabic, English, French... Language CD included.
  • Arabic Spell and Grammar Checker, Arabic Help Files. Most powerful Office Productivity software in the world.
  • Arabic and English Text email.

188. Microsoft Office Professional 2003

Asin: B00064T0EW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: MICROSOFT
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Product Description

Microsoft Office has evolved from a suite of personal productivity products to a more comprehensive and integrated system. Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, the Microsoft Office System includes programs, servers, services, and solutions designed to work together to help address a broad array of business problems. Office Professional Edition 2003 includes the following programs: ¿ Access 2003 ¿ Excel 2003 ¿ Outlook 2003 ¿ Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager ¿ PowerPoint 2003 ¿ Publisher 2003 ¿ Word 2003 ¿ Support for Extensible Markup Language (XML) and information rights management (IRM) content creation and authoring Warranty: MANUFACTURE-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... Read more


189. The Instant Software Library on CD-ROM - The Platinum Collection

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Asin: B0007TYXQ6
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Software Vault
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Product Description

This collection contains thousands of the newest shareware programs and resources available. Its SoftwareVAULT Librarian explores and manages its thousands of files quickly and easily. Among the dozens of software categories included on this disc you will find: Hottest Hits, Games, Windows NT Based Apps, Multimedia, Graphics, Sounds, Desktop Publishing, Word Processing, Pictures and GIFs, Fonts and Clip Art, Virus Protection, Educational, Business, Databases, LAN Utilities, Engineering, Soundblaster & MIDI, BBS Utilities, Programming, Health and Food, Ham Radio Utilities, and much more! ... Read more


190. Professor Teaches Outlook 2002 / XP
list price: $24.95
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Asin: B0002BQR40
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Individual Software
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Product Description

Get more out of your Outlook email experience! This complete multimedia training program for Outlook 2000 features comprehensive tutorials. Includes practical exercises designed to build essential skills quickly and easily. ... Read more


191. Professor Teaches Outlook 2000 & IE5
list price: $19.95
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Asin: B0007O07DO
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Individual Software
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Product Description

Complete multimedia training program for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook! Twelve comprehensive chapters offer hundreds of practical exercises designed to build essential skills quickly and easily. Quiz questions at the end of each chapter reinforce learning, and the Index and Glossary provide quick answers to your questions. Step-by-step instructions, helpful narration and colorful graphics make learning fun! ... Read more


192. OfficeReady 2.0

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Asin: B00002S68K
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Canon Software Publishing
Sales Rank: 8418
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Amazon.com Product Description

Canon OfficeReady 2.0 offers 650 color templates that integrate intoyour Microsoft Office applications. The professional templates provide for bothbusiness and personal needs. You can easily produce advanced Word, Excel, andPowerPoint documents while saving time. The integrated tools simplify advancedoffice document functions, such as the SlideMaster feature or the 401k planners.Canon OfficeReady 2.0 works with Microsoft Office 97, Office 2000, and HomeEssentials. ... Read more


193. Microsoft Office Personal Portfolio 2002
list price: $10.00
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Asin: B00005B6UC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 3498
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (6)

1-0 out of 5 stars It's a shame for MS to produce and SELL it!
I bought this to combine with another order and hoped to make my life easier with it. However, I found it a [bad item] after I got it. The calendars are for 2001 and the other stuff are nothing more than a collection of its "templates" from MS website. Fortunately, it comes with a [$$$] rebate, otherwise, I would regret I spent [$$$] valuable dollars to such a [bad item]!

If you have ordered it but it has not arrived, be ready for... regret and disappointment;
If you have not ordered it, never think buying it!

1-0 out of 5 stars Microsoft should be ashamed...
Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves for putting out such garbage. Of course, they aren't; they have no shame. I'm actually embarassed for having bought it. I'm hiding the product in the trash so I don't have to explain to my wife that I purchased it. What utter garbage!

I was looking for some resume templates and some PowerPoint templates. The resume templates are horrible. Microsoft didn't even use the Styles feature of Word to identify headings and text and bullets in the resume documents. All they did was change a few font sizes (most of the fonts are Arial) under the normal template and adjust the margins of the documents. This is nowhere near the quality of resume templates that you get in the MS Office installation.

Likewise, the PowerPoint templates are nowhere near the quality of the templates that come with MS Office. They literally took small pieces of clipart (that you could find free online) and pasted them into PowerPoint. Most of them are on white backgrounds. For instance, one template has a clipart graphic of piano keys placed as a border across the top of the PowerPoint slide. Still a white background, and still Arial font. Absolutely no creative effort went into this product.

I was too disgusted to look at the Excel templates. I seriously doubt that it took the "team" that created this product more than two hours to put these templates together. I'm not kidding; I could have done this myself in no more than a few hours.

Anyone who thinks this product deserves any stars has absolutely zero design sensibility. My own admittedly sorry efforts in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel at template design are far superior to anything found in this package. I loathe this product. I wouldn't take this product if it was given away for free. Under no circumstances is this product anything that should be sold commercially--not by some middle-school computer programmer, and certainly not by Microsoft.

3-0 out of 5 stars I was expecting better :(
I purchased this product a few months back, expecting to receive some very cool PowerPoint and Word templates, but was very much disappointed. PowerPoint temps are more for use in creating digital photoalbums, the ones that are dedicated presentation slides are very lame and drab I would certainly stick to the ones in Office. The ones in Word were very disappointing, its like they were trying to turn Word into a desktop publishing programme, its very difficult to navigate in application that was not made for creating postcards. The Outlook stationaries are satisfactory but I do not always use them, Excel is also satisfactory it has templates for creating book list and "student register". Overall I would suggest purchasing a third party app with much more pleasing templates than this. I was also expecting templates for MS Access.

2-0 out of 5 stars obtiene lo que paga
realmente el precio dice lo que se obtiene. Personal portfolio es muy grande el titulo para lo que el programa ofrece. En cualquier sitio gratis de la web puede abtener algo mejor. Jorge G. El Salvador

3-0 out of 5 stars Good for home users and students
These templates are good for home users and students but if you're a business looking for more professional looking templates, you can skip this item. This is not a product for the office environment. ... Read more


194. Microsoft Office X Pro for Mac
list price: $499.00
our price: $479.99
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Asin: B0000AI0N8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 2680
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Enhances compatibility between Macs and PCs with easy-to-use tools
  • Run Microsoft Windows applications on Mac
  • Includes Microsoft Word X, Entourage X, Excel X, and PowerPoint X
  • Create rich documents, useful spreadsheets, and compelling presentations
  • Features Virtual PC 6.1 for Mac with Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Buy the cheaper version of Office
There is about as much reason to review Office as there is to critique air. I want to simply make the point that Virtual PC, included with Office Pro, is dreadfully slow and, unless you are desperate for a way to run Windows at a slug's pace, you are better off purchasing a cheaper version of Office.

1-0 out of 5 stars Virtual PC does not work with the G5's
Virtual PC is not supported by the G5's. If you want to run dual operating systems, do not buy this product or the G5! ... Read more


195. Microsoft Office Developer Tools 2000 1.5 Add on CD
list price: $358.99
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Asin: B00004U5X8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 8237
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool if you have a need.
Microsoft Office 2000 Developer version 1.5 is an updated release of Office 2000 Developer that includes professional tools for building workflow solutions using Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft SQL Server™ version 7.0. It also includes Office 2000 Premium Service Release 1 and Office 2000 Developer Service Release 1.

The new tools included in Office 2000 Developer 1.5 are:

Workflow Designer for Exchange 2000 Server Exchange 2000 Server Developer Edition Workflow Designer for SQL Server SQL Server 7.0 Developer Edition

Benefits Easily Design Workflow Processes Using Workflow Designer for SQL Server and Workflow Designer for Exchange 2000 Server, developers can:

Save on development time by designing workflow processes that use SQL Server and Exchange 2000 data. Automatically generate the appropriate server-side business rules for the workflow process-requiring no client-specific code. Automate any action as part of the workflow process by attaching custom script to workflow events shown in the workflow diagram. Create Powerful Collaboration Solutions Design and build collaborative workflow and tracking solutions by using the Workflow Designer for Exchange 2000 Server to:

Define information flow and create business rules within Exchange 2000 Server-based solutions, such as Office document routing. Generate workflow processes that use Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) for Workflow Objects, the native workflow engine for Exchange 2000 Server. Take advantage of the tight integration between Office 2000 and Exchange 2000 Server, such as Office document properties and the ability to save documents directly to public folders to automatically start a workflow process. Quickly Build Offline-Enabled Web Interfaces With the Workflow Designer for SQL Server, you easily can design and build Web-based workflow and tracking solutions that automate a series of tasks, designate task order, and assign permissions for who can perform tasks. You can also:

Create a workflow-driven user interface using data access pages that automatically synchronizes users with the business process. The workflow toolbar monitors the workflow process and regulates actions available to users depending on their roles in the process. Build Web-based and SQL Server-based solutions that mobile users can take offline and then reconnect to the network to synchronize changes-all while enforcing business rules and preserving SQL Server data integrity. Create reusable solution templates using the Team Solutions Manager, which saves time when creating new Web-based and SQL Server-based workflow solutions. ... Read more


196. Office 2000 Premium Edition Special Build with Photo Draw CD
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00003GPSB
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 4392
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Choice
Photo Draw is considerably more useful than Microsoft Image Composer, which it should replace. Ideal solution for building graphics on the web. ... Read more


197. Appleworks 6.2.7 - CD Set-int

Asin: B0000AJ3FZ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
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198. Microsoft Office: Mac 2001 Upgrade
list price: $219.99
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Asin: B00004WFVM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 5299
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Microsoft Office 2001 for Macintosh builds on the excellence thatMacintosh users enjoyed in Office 98. In the latest version, Microsoft revampsthe form and function of the Office suite to make it feel more at home on theMac than ever. This is the upgrade version, so to use this product you must bethe registered owner of a previous version of Office for Mac, or of individualOffice applications.

A curvy new interface, which echoes the elegance of the upcoming Mac OS X,reveals improvements in each component. Word's versatile editing tools nowinclude instant access to Encarta dictionary definitions; and Excel now importsFileMaker databases, sorts and manages lists, and sports a new calculator thatsimplifies formula creation. PowerPoint's new Tri-Pane interface and textAutoFit feature make it easier to build presentations. Plus, the ability to savePowerPoint documents as QuickTime movies makes it easier to share them.

The most significant addition to Office 2001 is the new personal-informationmanager. Dubbed Entourage, it will handle your e-mail (AutoFormat andAutoCorrect features that are borrowed from Word nicely refine composition),address book, to-do list, and calendar. Entourage can filter your e-mail andtasks quickly with color-coded categories and custom views, and sync seamlesslywith your Palm OS device, which helps to keep you organized.

Entourage's presence is felt throughout Office 2001--every application will letyou flag documents for follow-up and pass the reminder on to the calendar, andthe address book is accessible at any time, which is invaluable if you use Wordfor mail-merge tasks.

This integrated approach is key to Office 2001's appeal. A new FormattingPalette automatically shows tools that are relevant to the task at hand; theOffice Clipboard palette keeps track of multiple items that have been copiedfrom different Office applications; and the ubiquitous Office Assistant isalways on hand with tips and how-to advice.

Our advice? With features as wide-ranging as these, Office 2001 makes it easyfor you to create, manage, and present your documents like a real pro. --JackGardiner ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Too much Windows; not enough Mac.
Like a good boy, I had been regularly purchasing my MS Excel upgrades for a very long time. How long has it been? It's been so long that my first copy of Excel (1.0, in 1985) was free, because at the time I possessed registered copies of MS Multiplan and MS Chart. That's a long time by anyone's measure.

My most recent Excel upgrade prior to MS Office for the Mac 2001 was Excel 95; I took a bye on Office 98 principally because I've never been particularly fond of MS Word (even in the Mac versions that had worked reasonably well). For most of the fifteen years or so that I've been using Macs almost exclusively, my word processor of choice has been WriteNow: Lean, mean, full of most of the features that I need, still running on OS 9.2.2, and, regrettably, discontinued (abandoned would be a more appropriate term) several years ago.

However, with the ever-increasing hegemony of Windows-based business networks, and with the fact that Excel 95 cannot run on a G4 Mac with OS 9.0 or newer, I bit the bullet and purchased this Office 2001 upgrade. And, while I've now pretty much climbed its learning curve, the experience hasn't exactly been one that I'd rave about.

Here are a few nits I choose to pick (some small, some not so small):

* Somewhere between Excel 95 and Office 2001, Microsoft programmers seem to have lost track of the fact that Macs have both "Return" and "Enter" keys. (Wintel machines have no "Return" key.) The "Return" key no longer functions as it did, scrolling down one cell in an Excel spreadsheet; it now does precisely the same thing the "Enter" key does (which is limited to whatever one chooses from the "Preferences" menu). Dumb!

* In like fashion, the MS programmers decided to reassign several of the common "Command" key functions (Fill Down, Fill Across, Insert, Delete, Clear, etc.) to the "Control" key, again in some ill-founded effort at "cross-platform"compatibility. (Imagine my surprise when I first went to insert a row or column, only to find that my selection was formatted in italics!) In the process, the ergonomic superiority of the Mac keyboard, requiring less "stretch" effort to activate these keyboard shortcuts, has now been sacrificed to the Bill Gates God of Uniformity. And Microsoft continues to place the Font menu on a toolbar, not as a Mac-standard menu. Dumb!

* While tools have been added to the toolbox library, the ability to customize toolbars for one's own use has actually been reduced! And the tools don't always load consistently, suggesting some bugginess that requires a Microsoft patch or two, not yet available. And, unlike previous Excel upgrades in my experience, this one appears to provide no additional chart types. Dumb!

* Word is incompatible with RamDoubler 9.0 (another patch still not available). But, for once, my newest (G4) Mac has more memory than RamDoubler can deal with. Nevertheless: Dumb!

* Word files - as always - are bloated for reasons that have little to do with content or formatting. (As a comparison, a 25-page file, containing a few tables and some minor formatting, which occupies 91K of HD space as a WriteNow 4.0 file and 96K as a WordPerfect 3.5e file, occupies 194K as a Word 2001 file.) If not "Dumb!", then "Why?"

* The ubiquitous Wintel paperclip "Advisor" has been transmogrified to a less-than-winsome "flex-toy Mac." Gimmee a break!

* Entourage is incompatible with Outlook or Outlook Express. Its inclusion is specious at best, and one wonders how many will use this module.

* Once again, as far as a database module is concerned, Mac users are left in the lurch. Access continues to be notable by its absence (not that it is every database user's "dream program"), and FoxPro has long been history as far as Microsoft support is concerned. Moreover, a Mac port of SQL is just a fantasy. And VisualBasic is only present in crippled form, to support the modules that are VB-capable.

There are a few (very few, I'm sad to say) gains:

* PowerPoint works fine. But I have little need for it, save for the odd PP file that gets attached to my e-mail thanks to some chain letter or other.

* The modules run acceptably fast. But I think this has as much or more to do with G4 speed and available RAM as it does to "tight" coding by software engineers.

* Word works acceptably well (but not particularly great) as a platform for HTML coding.

* I've got the cross-platform compatibility that my business-related activities require.

For those G4 users needing Excel but not needing "full" cross-platform compatibility for other applications, my advice is to limit yourselves to just the Excel 2001 upgrade (saving some bucks), hang on to your WriteNow 4.0 program (it'll run just fine on OS 9.x G4's) or download a free copy of WordPerfect 3.5e, take a bye on Entourage (Outlook Express works just fine, and is bundled free with Explorer), and, if you need a database program, there's always FileMaker Pro.

Summary: A "forced" upgrade for G4 Mac users who must use Excel. More steps backward than forward for those of us who prefer Macs but need the cross-platform compatibility. At best, three stars, and then only with the greatest of reluctance.

2-0 out of 5 stars Check your keyboard before upgrading
I've been a loyal Office user for as long as I can remember, and I was psyched for this upgrade from Office 98. While there are some nice new items, I've got a big-time beef with the Excel package. Have you grown used to all those keyboard shortcuts like command-D (fill down), command-I (insert) and several others? They stopped working when I "upgraded." I went to www.microsoft.com/mac and checked the Office 2001 part of the downloads section. There, I found a file titled: Microsoft Excel 2001 Keyboard Shortcuts, which I downloaded. Here's what it says at the beginning of the file:

"Some keyboard shortcuts may not be available if you are using the Apple USB keyboard model number M2452 included with iMac, Power Mac G4, or Macintosh Server G4 computers."

I'm hosed! I suspect this is the blue & white keyboard that shipped with a zillion iMacs, G4's and G3's (like mine). Before you pay for this upgrade, turn your keyboard over and check the model number!!! Microsoft needs to come up with a patch, or it's back to Office 98 for me. Bum the coconut.

4-0 out of 5 stars MS Office for Mac 2001 Upgrade Needed with Mac OS 9.1
As a dedicated Mac user, I approach new Microsoft products with healthy skepticism. However, I must have cross-platform reliability since I use Windows NT, too. In the past, I took what I needed from MS Office 98, and I disabled the rest. Then I upgraded my Mac OS from 8.6 to 9.0 to 9.1. While Word 6.01a and PowerPoint 8.0 still worked, Excel 5.0 would not work with Mac OS 9x. Thus, I had to purchase the MS Office for Mac 2001 upgrade in order to get an Excel program that would work with Mac OS 9.1, and that I hope will interface well with Mac OS X. This software upgrade comes in a cute round plastic box, but there is no written manual included. I have found that it takes about a week or two to complete the usual de-bugging processes.

As with most "Value Packs" or "CD Extras," one needs to do a "custom install" because some of these "free" applications might be earlier versions than those which one is already running (if one has kept current with updates). For example, I have been running Internet Explorer 5 for some time. I did not need to re-install it (and re-configure my plug-ins and preferences.) Also, I have Outlook Express 5.02; I did not need to re-install it. I do not like the way that these two applications interface, so I have to keep tweaking them so they that do not grab information from each other, thereby causing a potential exposure of all of the OE e-mail addresses to websites that one might surf, which may result in a lot of spam. (I highly recommend Aladdin Systems software (Mac) "Spring Cleaning 3.5"; its "iClean™" feature assists with this issue by tossing cookies and munchies, and by removing web cache and internet history files from your browsers.)

With MS Office for Mac 2001, PowerPoint documents can now be "saved as" QuickTime Movies, which is a timesaver for creating presentations. This feature is quite an improvement over MS Office 98, even if it does grab a considerable amount of RAM. (Do check to see if you need to add more RAM to your Mac before installation of this software.) I have been keeping Virtual Memory turned on, with which I boost my RAM by 150 percent, with only a slightly detectable slowing of processing speed.

My vote is still out on the new Entourage program. I need to test it more to see if I like it, and if it will work efficiently with e-mail applications with proxies and with those behind firewalls. One bonus for Mac users has been the relative immunity to most e-mail-generated viruses, worms, and trojan horses, so I plan to make the transition to Entourage with all due discretion. The ability to integrate with Palm OS is nothing new for Mac users; however, Entourage may simplify the process.

The instant access to "Encarta Dictionary" through Word may appeal to some users. I do not like "Encarta Dictionary" very much, although it is a vast improvement over the dictionary that was included in Word 6.01a. I prefer to use the the "OED2 on CD-ROM for Apple Macintosh®" [ISBN: 0199617279]. (However, it is necessary to keep it as the resident CD-ROM for it to work with Mac OS.) "Merriam-Webster's College Dictionary & Thesaurus" [ASIN: B00004Y3VM] is on CD-ROM, with Mac and Windows platforms, but I have no information yet on whether it will interface with Mac OS 9.1 and OS X.

Finally, the main drawback to MS Office for Mac 2001 is that there are almost no up-to-date manuals in print now for users who run Mac OS 9.1. So be prepared to do some de-bugging, tweaking, and navigating without too much written help until the various "after-market" print manuals are updated and reissued. (Although I am not an "expert," I hope to review several of the updated Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS X "bibles," "guides," and reference books, as they come to print, because I know it can be very frustrating and time-consuming for Mac users who have to de-bug new system software and applications when they do not have a tech support staff to do it for them.)

3-0 out of 5 stars incremental improvements
Essentially an incremental update of Office, with some mostly cosmetic improvements and a useful new floating palette function. It's good that Microsoft has stopped simply porting the Windows version of Office to the Mac; however, if you are happy with Mac Office 98, you should look at the "new" features carefully to ensure upgrading is worth the hassle and the cost. Beware of the included Value Pack as well, it will slap several hundred Mb of flashy clip art and bloated document templates on your hard drive if you aren't careful. ... Read more


199. Mavis Beacon Teaches Office XP
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200. Easy Office 2001

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5-0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get any easier!!!
Easy Office is one of the simplest yet sophisticated programs I have ever come across. As an avid Microsoft user, I was initially suspect as to just how versatile the Office programs were - I just figured this was a watered down version, and probably wouldn't have all the utilities I needed. What a pleasant surprise. Here is a very cheap, excellent alternative to other office suite products that allows quick and easy interface, and is incredibly user friendly. Try the spreadsheet, it's brilliant.

5-0 out of 5 stars Help for the Helpless
Love it! Love it! Bought my first computer 8 months ago and it came with every piece of software Microsoft makes. We have a small business and I hoped to use the Word and Office products to get me up and running. Bought Books--hired a tutor--still too much to cope with. Read the reviews on Easy Office and thought 'why not'. It comes in a box with just the CD--no book. It looked like big trouble ahead! Boy, was I wrong. The Tutorial comes right up before you start anything. You know what to look for in advance and the 'Help' really does just that--tells you what to do and how to do it in plain language. This product is the BEST!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent

Incredible value for even more incredible money. I love it. This is truly 21 century software and all that an average person needs for their home office use. At least that is all I need. Very practical and useful, sophisticated yet very easy to use. That is all I wanted, I got it and I am very happy shopper. Highly recommended to all who are looking for an affordable Microsoft Software alternatives. Excellent review goes to Mr. Howard Schneider at e-press and many thanks for his kind of feedback and helpful information. Good Luck and Best New Year Wishes to the next "Bill Gates."

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
Great Office Suite with options not available from MS. Extremely easy to use even for the computer illiterate. Works well with XP.

5-0 out of 5 stars Small price, but unbelievable value
All the Office programs you need (MS Word and Excel compatible) and then some... from zip to barcode to images. Excellent value. ... Read more


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