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41. Tiger Woods 2005 (Mac)
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42. Adobe Creative Suites Standard 1.1 (Mac)
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  • An integrated design environment featuring the industry's foremost design tools
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43. CHANNELSOURCES MARKETCIRCLE - DAYLITE ( DL17BE01 )

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44. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard Upgrade from Standard Version 4-6 (Mac)
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  • Easily create Adobe PDF files—create PDF documents with one-button ease from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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45. Microsoft Office X for Mac Upgrade
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Asin: B00005O1GD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 2751
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This is an upgrade version. Microsoft Office v. X is a fully native program designed specifically for Mac OS X that harnesses the power of Office, the simplicity of Macintosh, and the stability of Unix. Office v. X has been completely redesigned with a fresh new Aqua interface. It supports all of the Mac OS X features and technologies, and has Mac-only features like Formatting Palette, Microsoft Word Data Merge Manager, Microsoft Excel List Manager, and Microsoft PowerPoint Movies. Office v. X includes Microsoft Word X, Excel X, PowerPoint X, and Entourage X, for Mac.

The modern user interface within Office v. X has been completely redesigned to include a bold new Aqua visual appearance--a perfect representation of what an application running on the new Mac OS X should look and feel like. Communication is a snap. E-mail is made even easier in Entourage X by allowing connections to Microsoft Exchange servers, Hotmail, and Mac.com so users can more efficiently manage e-mail online and off. With the integrated and improved Entourage calendar, you can easily organize your schedule, and set reminders for important events and projects.

Office v. X is compatible with Office 2001 for Mac, Office 98 Macintosh Edition, Office for Microsoft Windows, AppleWorks 6, and FileMaker Pro 5.5, so you can share work and files with anyone, whether they use a Mac or PC. Keep track of contacts with the comprehensive Address Book, which stores all of your contact information and allows you to locate an address on a map or find driving directions from Expedia.com. Improved task reporting, calendar functions, and international time zone adjustments make time management even easier. Easily access customizable templates for résumés, catalogs, newsletters, calendars, and more from the Project Gallery. The Clip Art Gallery, including hundreds of images, provides tools to make working with graphics quick and easy. ... Read more

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty much an essential purchase
I recently upgraded from Mac Classic (9.2.x) to OS X Jaguar. That was a story in and of itself. There was a major bump along the way for me there. However, now that it's done, I'm quite happy. OS X Jaguar is great. Best OS ever in my opinion. Fast, stable, feature-rich.

So, now that I've got an OS, I need office apps. I work at home mostly; and the people I work with all use Windows XP in the office.

Whatever your/my opinions about MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint might be as standalone applications hardly matters these days. The facts are that they have become the de facto office app standards.

I'm happy to say that the Office X versions of these apps are just fine. All the functionality is there. They have been updated to take advantage of some of the cool new features of OS X. And, they have proven to be remarkably stable in my opinion. I've had no crashes at all to speak of.

Most importantly for me, they provide seamless file-sharing with other folks using other systems. I regularly exchange Word, Excel and Powerpoint files with colleagues (via email and our company network) using Windows-based systems without a hitch!

Despite some initial grief from our IT staff about me using a Mac; I've proven to them all that there is absolutely no reason not to. The fact that Microsoft has made these office app file formats stable and sharable across platforms has made my life a heck of a lot easier. There are no barriers to me using a Mac any more.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's good
It's good, I love Entourage much better than Apple's e-mail and calendaring software. The others are comparable to Windows products; nothing special about them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade...
This is a worthy upgrade. As usual, all components mesh nicely with each other and are on par with the Window's counterparts. Actually, PowerPoint actually has more transitions and export options on the Mac version. A worthy upgrade.

5-0 out of 5 stars As good or better than the PC version
I've been using PC versions of Office for years. The Mac version is every bit as capable, and it's functionality and interface are very similar, making for an easy and seamless transition between the two versions. I actually prefer the Aqua interface of the Mac version. I do wish that Access and Visio were available, but apart from their absence, I find nothing else lacking.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than its Windows Counterpart
I am forced to use a Windows PC at work and use MS Office every day. I hate this term, but I would fall into the "power user" classification. I have a Mac with OS X at home, and working from home often, I use the OS X version of Office. I can say without hesitation that the OS X version is superior. With this limited space let me just say that there are no issues sharing documents. I am constantly building spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations, and Word docs at home and sending them to colleagues and customers with no issues. They never even know I am on a Mac. The Mac version is more intuitive and looks better as well. If you want a deep discussion of the features, see the details on Apple's web site. ... Read more


46. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (Expansion Pack) (Mac)
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Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 1186
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, the single-player NWN experience is realized
This is the Bioware game we all were waiting for. In quality, it's up there with their classics like the Baldur's Gate games. The added general features are also much worth the admission: several interesting Prestige Classes and the ability to advance to "Epic" levels above level 20, as well as more detailed models and builder tools. As a Mac user, you don't get to directly experience the added toolset flexibility, but the many modules and online games that use it will make it worthwhile.

An excellent expansion. ... Read more


47. Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster (Mac)
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Publisher: Viva Media
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Features

  • Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games
  • Explanations on everything from chess basics to master strategies
  • Experience the Intelligym, a training ground for future chess pros
  • Designed with highly-rated chess software
  • Suitable for players of all levels

48. Internet Security Barrier Platinum Edition X Su (Mac)
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Manufacturer: Intego
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Features

  • Internet Filter and Privacy tool gives you control over cookies and blocking ad banners
  • Back up data more easily than ever - multiple options for your backups, restorations, synchronizations, archives and clones
  • Encrypts and decrypts iChat messages on the fly, using military-grade 512-bit encryption
  • Personal Firewall protects and monitors all incoming and outgoing data
  • Antivandal blocks all attempts to break in, catching detecting wrong passwords and logging vandal attacks

49. Black & White Platinum Pack (Mac)
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Catlog: Video Games
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50. Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide Expansion Pack (Mac)
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51. Data Rescue X
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Asin: B0000AQJ27
Catlog: Software
Publisher: ProSoft Engineering
Sales Rank: 2971
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with damaged drives
This turned out to be more money down the pit. A 250GB WD drive with 3 partitions failed on me, and this product was unable to get more than a few tiny (3MB or less) files from it. Data Rescue X has big problems when it hits a "bad" sector, locking up for a very long time. Out of 140 video files of 50MB up to 1.5GB, only about 8 seconds of the first one was recovered after about 10 hours of processing. In that time the "time left" counter just kept on going up and up until it was into the millions of minutes time left. It just couldn't get past the first file. Very disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS PRODUCT if you have a corrupt drive-
Data Rescue turned out to be the only product that would recover my drive after Panther ruined it (FireWire 800 drive was corrupted)... Norton wouldn't work, Diskwarrior failed... Data Rescue rocks, plain and simple-

5-0 out of 5 stars Panther mauled my drive- Data Rescue saved me--
Everyone knows that Panther will maul your FireWire 800 drive (corrupts it)... Data Rescue was listed on several sites as being the only thing that worked.. I thought, "Ha! I'll try out Diskwarrior..." --But even Diskwarrior failed...

Data Rescue DID turn out to be the only thing that would work to get my files back.. Awesome, awesome product-- I can't believe it--

5-0 out of 5 stars Recovery Champ
I have used this product twice now and both times it has surpassed my expectations.. No other product works, and then, BAM! this one works, sees the drive and mounts it, sees all the files... It's a beautiful thing- thank you Prosoft-

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Product I've ever Used
I tried ALL other titles, trying to get my IBM drive to mount and be able to recover the files from it- Nothing worked (DiskWarrior, Norton, Drive 10, etc)... This was the only thing that worked--- AWESOME--saved my butt- ... Read more


52. Microspot MacDraft PE
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53. Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 (Mac)
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54. Microsoft Office v. X for Mac Students and Teachers Edition
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Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 835
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best of Both Worlds
Let's face it, no matter how much you love your Mac there are times when you might find yourself wishing it was a PC so you could send a Word file to your PC using friend (who doesn't understand the joys of PDF). Well Microsoft, never being one to miss an opportunity, has delivered the full Office Suite for Mac and designed it to take complete advantage of OS X. What that translates into is simply the best Office Suite experience anyone can have.

All the apps (Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Entourage) are included unencumbered and many have features and enhancements that can ONLY be found on the Mac. Excel features customized keyboard shortcuts and the ability to create transparent charts. Word now features easy one button access to all your contacts in Entourage as well as the handy Data Merge Manager. PowerPoint now allows movies and features full compatibility with QuickTime. The layout and feel of Entourage is much improved over it's PC counterpoint Outlook.

At first Microsoft had said that this Student & Teacher version was non-upgradeable(The only difference between this and the more pricey Standard Edition), but they have since changed their minds to allow upgrades as long as you buy before the new version is released. You even get a three computer license! Finally, here's the proof that Microsoft can be generous when it wants to.

I've had this suite for many months now and have never loved using these apps more. Sending and receiving Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents is a breeze and I've never once had an issue opening a document sent from a PC user. Beyond the functionality, I love the way all these Microsoft apps look like part of OS X in full Aqua glory. If you need to communicate with PC users or simply want the best of both worlds, you can't do any better than running Microsoft Office v.X Student & Teacher edition on a Mac.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mac version a great value - missing some useful tools though
This is a FULL version of the Microsoft Office suite, which is a good thing all by itself. The advantage of the Mac version, though, are the 3 licenses that come with it. This is fantastic - it allows you to install the package on 3 different Macs legally. So, if you have more than one computer in the house (and a lot of us do, now), you can have a copy on your desktop G4 or G5, one on your iBook or PowerBook, etc.
All the bells and whistles are included, so if you are experienced with the functions of Office X, this will be a brainless migration for you.
It is missing some abilities to translate some files though, which is true of the professional versions as well. It does not handle AppleWorks, OpenOffice, or even MSWorks files very well. This can be a problem if your school is standardized on products other than Microsoft. Of course, this is a common issue with MS suite - to which they always answer "Then you should standardize on Microsoft..." Typical. ... Read more


55. Microsoft Office for Macintosh 2001
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Asin: B00004WFVN
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 2644
Average Customer Review: 3.18 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Microsoft Office 2001 builds on the excellence that Macintosh usersenjoyed in Office 98. In this latest version, Microsoft revamps the form andfunction of the Office suite to make it feel more at home on the Mac than everbefore.

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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4-0 out of 5 stars MS Office 2001 for Mac: You Need It With Mac OS 9.1
As a dedicated Mac user, I approach new Microsoft products with a healthy skepticism. However, I must have cross-platform reliability since I use Windows NT, too. So 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 MS Office for Mac 2001 in order to get an Excel program that would work with Mac OS 9.1 (and that I hope will work with the new Mac OS X). This software 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). As another 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 did not like the way the these two programs "interfaced," so I have tweaked them so they that do not grab information from each other. (I highly recommend Aladdin Systems "Spring Cleaning 3.5" software's "Internet Cache Remover" feature to assist with this issue.)

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 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 an improvement over the dictionary that was included in Word 6.01a. I prefer to use the only CD-ROM dictionary that I believe works with Mac OS at present, which is "The Oxford English Dictionary" 2nd ed. (However, it still seems necessary to keep it as the resident CD-ROM for it to work with the Mac OS.)

Finally, the main drawback to MS Office for Mac 2001 is that there is no manual in print now for users who run Mac OS 9.1. So be prepared to do your de-bugging, tweaking, and navigating without much written help until the various "after-market" print manuals are updated and reissued.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not an overwhelming update, but a welcome one...
First thing about this product, and about all Microsoft products for Mac that have come out over the last few years - installation is simple, just drag and drop one folder for a basic install, or run the installer to get only certain components. Either way works well (I've used them both).

The big deal with this version of Office is the new e-mail client/PIM, Entourage. This is sort of a combination of Outlook, from the Windows version (calendar, powerful address book, reminders, tasks), and the popular free Outlook Express for Mac (mail, newsgroups, directory services) - and if you ask me, they kept the best parts of OE for Mac and built the rest around what was already a great program. The calendar function is a little on the weak side, but OK for a version 1.0 program. The important thing is that Entourage handles Mail, News and other functions with a very Mac-centric feel; there's very little in way of learning curve. Palm synchronization is also a nice touch. I wouldn't necessarilly call this a "killer app", because most of the functions most users will utilize in Entourage can be found in OE - but if you're going to pony up what MS is asking for the new versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, it's a nice added bonus. Also, Entourage serves as a "hub" for the other Office applications, so it's designed as a place from which to start whatever you're working on. (One more note about Entourage: since Office for Mac isn't as tightly connected to the OS as its Windows cousin, Entourage must be open to deliver reminders & calendar items. But since most mail users keep their mail reader open all the time anyway, this probably won't be a big deal.)

Speaking of which, the new versions of those core programs seem to be changed little in terms of function - new features have been slathered on liberally, as is Microsoft's upgrade policy, but unlike Office 2000 for Windows, the new features aren't as "in-your-face". The first thing you notice is the revised GUI, which finally makes the Mac version of Office look and feel less like it's Windows counterpart. Programs are speedier, which is a welcome change from Office 98 and Office 4.3.1, which seemed to lumber about. A welcome change to Word in particular is that the screen has been de-cluttered, to a point - the fotmatting toolbar has been replaced with a palate that can sit anywhere on screen, or closed completely. The Office Assistant is still here as well, and can now be resized at will. The changes to the core programs aren't massive, but they were needed and are welcome.

Problems with this release: Users of RamDoubler 9 will be disappointed on the outset, because Office 2001 doesn't work with RamDoubler - yet. Enough has been posted about this conflict that I suspect that MS will post a patch in the near future. Also - anyone fond of the Office Manager menu, hold on to the old extension - there is no Office Manager in this release. Users are expected to use the "project gallery" (which replaces the "New" dialog box) in Entourage to open the other applications, assuming you don't just open them directly.

Overall, this version is (aside from Entourage) more about the little things - but a lot of little things add up to a big thing. Also, if you're looking for platform cross-compatable word processing, spreadsheets and presentations, Office is really the only way to go. The addition of Entourage finally gives users something else to use besides Netscape (which I've always felt was bloatware since version 4), and that's worth something. All in all, it gets 4 out of 5. It misses the 5th star because of the price - for the featureset, it's a little expensive. But if you're an avid Office user (like me), it's worth it. (Remember, also, that there's an upgrade for existing Office users...)

3-0 out of 5 stars Too much Windoze; not enough Mac.
Like a good boy, I had been regularly purchasing various Microsoft-for-the-Mac 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 Windoze-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 package. And, while I've now pretty much climbed its learning curve, the experience hasn't exactly been one that I'd write home 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. (Windoze 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). Not very bright!

* 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. Not very bright!

* 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. Not very bright!

* 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: Not very bright!

* 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 "Not very bright!", then "Why?"

* The ubiquitous Windoze 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 a single module but not needing "full" cross-platform compatibility for other applications, my advice is to limit yourselves to just the Office 2001 module (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.

1-0 out of 5 stars ($$$) ...
High priced, low grade programs. Apple needs to develop office programs of their own.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with the PowerPoint improvements
Once you get over the learning curve of Office for Mac 2001, it is far superior to the Windows counterpart. They moved items around, came up with a new format window, and moved controls over to the left hand side of the screen. However, I am impressed with the overall flow and feel of the products. There isn't too much in the way of new functionality here, which was a bit of a disappointment. Resolution of imported graphics into PowerPoint has to be unbelievably high to get a good projection on a large screen. As a person who works with graphics and color quite a bit, the improved options for choosing almost any color you can think of is quite welcome. I haven't made the jump to OS-X yet, so I haven't experienced that version. But if you are still running 9.x - I highly recommend this version. ... Read more


56. Microsoft Excel 2004 Upgrade (Mac)
list price: $109.99
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Asin: B0001WN1BM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 6434
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57. Statview 5.0
list price: $695.00
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Asin: B00002S7N9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SAS Institute
Sales Rank: 10596
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Amazon.com Product Description

StatView software--the first statistics package ever based on a graphical user interface--is designed for scientific and medical researchers, analysts, and anyone who needs to analyze data and present their results. It is the leading desktop statistical-analysis package for the life sciences market. StatView's award-winning interface lets you create and edit your analyses quickly, with an unrivaled amount of flexibility. And best of all, StatView makes it easy to get what you really want: results. ... Read more


58. Adobe Creative Suites Standard 1.1 Upgrade (Mac)
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B0000DBNIT
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 2930
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Features

  • An integrated design environment featuring the industry's foremost design tools
  • In-depth tips, expert tricks, and comprehensive design resources
  • Intuitive file finding, smooth workflow, and common interface and toolset
  • Single installer--control what you install and when you install it
  • Cross-media publishing--create content for both print and the Web

59. Microsoft Word X for Mac
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00005O1GH
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 3734
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Microsoft Word X features components like toolbars and navigation buttons that have been redesigned for greater readability and to help users quickly move from one feature to the next. New icons have been added, using anti-aliased graphics for a cleaner appearance, and they have Aqua-enabled mouseovers for enhanced usability. And just like Mac OS X, Word X uses animation to improve discoverability. Word X is fully compatible with Word 98 Macintosh Edition, Word 2001 for Mac, and Word for Windows 97, 2000, and XP.

Tools include multi-selection, which lets you command-click multiple selections of text within a Word X document and apply formatting, spelling, searching, or any other operation to the chosen selections. Word X's Clear Formatting function is a simple tool that removes an open document's formatting. Word X also provides the power to add stunning graphics to documents by letting you set a specific percentage of transparency to any drawing or shape available in Office Art.

Available only for Office for Mac, Data Merge Manager simplifies the process of using data to conduct a mass communication, via e-mail or traditional mail. Other features include the ability to get to critical contact information from the Address Book directly from Word X's Contact toolbar, making common tasks such as addressing a letter much simpler and faster. You can also preview published documents in the default Web browser directly from Word X, and build nested tables, tables with an integrated header row, and tables with diagonal lines through cells. ... Read more

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars $35 support from day one
Purchasers of Word X for Mac should be aware that Micrososft does not warranty their product. I purchased Word X software from Amazon about a month ago and had problems with printing out a document. On seeking help from Microsoft I was told that Microsoft does not warranty Word for Mac and that a minimum thirty-five dollar fee would be required for their help.

5-0 out of 5 stars The first blockbuster application for OS X version 10.1!
I'm basing this review on the word X test Driver version, available on the Microsoft matopia site. From what I've seen so far, this is one very good app--everything has been made to work with the Aqua interface, the layout is quite easy to learn and use quickly, and I find myself using it more and more everyday. Of course, in the Test Drive doesn't have all of the features included--you can use the project gallery for the basics, but you'll have to wait for printing to be enabled, for example. The best part--when I redid my resume and send it as an attachment, I don't hear the old "resend it as a Word doc!" complaint anymore. I'll upgrade to Word X for sure! ... Read more


60. FileMaker Server 7 Upgrade
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B00028ZL9A
Catlog: Software
Publisher: FileMaker
Sales Rank: 6165
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Features

  • Server software for sharing databases with 2 to 250 users
  • Increase performance over peer-to-peer database sharing
  • Efficiently host and serve massive amounts of data
  • Administer databases locally or remotely
  • Protect data with additional security features

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