• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really handy to have Word on a Mac

    • Written by from London

    Decided to go for this option rather than the annual subscription (£80 per annum!). It was simple to download and now allows me to view and save all my word documents in the same format. You also get Excel and Powerpoint in this package.

    At first, I did try just to use 'Pages' which is free and comes with all new macs but I still needed to send Word docs for work reasons. It was quickly clear that opening a word doc in pages didn't always work (losing some formatting); then when I saved it I couldn't re-save it as a word doc but only as a pages doc. Which meant saving it and then creating an export document in the word format. It was time consuming and meant having a couple of copies of each document.

    So spent £110, but it was well worth it and immediately saw the benefit of doing it. Until the world is all on 'pages', then 'word' is still needed!!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Northwich

    I've been using Office for many years on a PC and eventually decided to get it for my Mac back in 2010. I tried really hard to get on with Pages but it lacked the intuitive feel of Word, and sadly, whilst I liked Keynote, I found it not so compatible with PowerPoint which everyone else I wanted to share files with, used.
    I am sold on the Office Suite although I do use Calendar to sync with my iPhone as I've not found a very reliable and suitable way of syncing with Outlook.
    I use Word and PowerPoint all the time and do not regret in the slightest paying for the Office Suite. I have certainly had NO reliability issues as reported by others; indeed, I have NEVER had a problem with any part of the suite freezing or suddenly closing down... I use Word almost every day too!

    231 of 246 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wellingborough

    Knocking Microsoft can be an enjoyable pastime, especially on a competitor's site, but credit where credit is due. This is excellent software.

    When I bought my first Mac about 5 years ago, I felt as though I'd left the dark ages behind and stepped into a bright new future. For the most part, I found Mac software to be more intuitive, more fun to use, than anything the PC world offered. However, as someone who spends a lot of time writing, I could never get on with Pages. There was just something I didn't like about it - the paper aligned to the left of the screen, the way new pages would suddenly be added without wanting them to be, the delete button removing more content than I intended etc etc. I found it annoying.

    I've used the excellent Scrivener software for most of my writing since moving to Mac, but I also need software that is compatible with the PCs where I work. So, I finally took the plunge and and bought Office 2011 Home Edition for Mac. And I'm glad I did. As someone who has used PC Office for years, the Mac version is obviously different, but at the same time is also instantly familiar. I know what this software can do and I'm very comfortable with it. I also love those little Mac touches, such as the full screen view and the textures that give the feeling that your writing on a vertical wooden desk.

    I think this will now become my main writing tool. A great purchase.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I'm used to on a PC

    • Written by from London

    I needed a productivity suite for my new mac and since I've been using office 2010 on a pc, I decided to go for office for mac, and it was a great choice. Looks and feels very similar, integrates with my mac very well. All my documents transfer without issues, so I can use it for work confidently. And I didn't even know there was office for mac.

    175 of 187 people found this useful