Enterprise Applications: Office for Mac Catches Up
Office for Mac Catches Up
by P. J. Connolly
The Whole Package
A complete install of Office 2011 for Mac only takes up 1.65GB of disk space and includes Remote Desktop Connection and Messenger for Mac.
Template Galleries Refreshed
PowerPoint 2011, like the other Office for Mac applications, boasts a refreshed template gallery and a viewing pane that accommodates multipage templates.
Full-screen Mode Adds Functions
The full-screen view of Word 2011 provides users with a useful subset of tools for performing common editing tasks.
New PivotTable Builder
Excel 2011s PivotTable Builder allows users to intuitively pull together the data for a PivotTable by adding fields, changing hierarchy or reformatting numbers.
Create Meetings from E-Mail
Outlook 2011 gives users the ability to turn e-mail into message invitations with a single click, and allows an instant view of the attendees schedules.
Use Media from iPhoto and iTunes Libraries
Adding images, music and video to a document is done easily with the new editing tools and media browsing capabilities of Word 2011.
Sections Make Organizing Simple
Lengthy presentations will benefit from PowerPoint 2011s ability to block off sections of slides for easier organizing.
Reorder the Ribbon
Excel 2011 users can reorder the ribbon tabs for greater ease of access to frequently used functions.
Don't Give Up Old Data Yet
It took about 10 minutes for Outlook 2011 to import a CD-ROMs worth of archived data from an old installation of Outlook 2003 for Windows.