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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If I Knew Then What I Know Now....... Microsoft Office Review/Giveaway {closed}

Congrats to comment #114 Monique.  


I want to share some personal stories with you.  If you haven't noticed, I have been trying to actually "blog" more and not just list reviews/giveaways.  When I was in high school I HATED computer class.  I hated that they made me take typing and spreadsheet classes.  I thought it was soooo stupid.  This was only 11 years ago mind you.  I thought, who is ever going to need this.  Soooo, I bartered with these two boys in my class (twins) and I got them to do my computer work for me.  SCORE!  


I don't want you thinking I was a crappy student because in fact, I got pretty good grades.  I just hate doing things that I don't like.  Newsflash, I am still the same way.  That is why there is a copious amount laundry (clean) piled up in my laundry room waiting for a nice folding party!


Anyway.....I am a Mac girl!  I love love love my iMac more than you know.  It is 27 inches of pure muscle.  Ok, maybe not muscle but you know what I mean!  I love everything about it.  The speed, the ease of use and the looks of this baby.  Rrrawwwrr!!  Well, I have always been a Microsoft Office girl.  I cannot function with out it.  What I like about using it on my Mac is that I am able to convert the files to .doc so I am able to send them to anyone, Mac or PC using, anytime.  How nice is that?  Microsoft Office is amazingly simple and user-friendly.  Another bonus!  Well, my super-de-duper husband asked me one day (shortly after getting our new iMac) if I was interested in using Numbers/Pages on the new computer.  I wasn't really listening to him but I said sure!  Well little did I know he erased Microsoft Office entirely from my computer.  i.could.have.killed.him.  What the hell was he thinking?  I had a small breakdown.  He paid, IMHO, way too much for this stupid program and I was yearning for Office to be back at my fingertips.  Who knew how much I would miss a word processing program!  I figured I might as well give this new program a try and I didn't get more than 5 minutes in to it and I loathed it!  That was it, I NEEDED my Office back!




This leads me to my review......I received Microsoft Office 08 for Mac for review and I am proud to say that I am whole again.  I can seamlessly create documents, add clip art and play artist by making cards/posters with Word.  I can create spreadsheets for use with my home business with Excel and I can even create fun Dora presentations to keep Dexter occupied with Power Point.  One thing I want you parents of teenagers to take away from this: stress to your children that they should be appreciative of the fact that computer training is free in school and tell them to learn all that they can because eventually they will need to know Excel and it is not as easy self-teaching as it is to just pay attention in school.  Ok, enough with my Public Service Announcement.


I would love to take some screen shots of my amazing and thorough work that I have been able to organize thanks to Excel but it contains my clients' personal information so I cannot do that but trust me, its gorgeous!




Because compatibility is essential, Microsoft has you covered:


  • Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows share the same file format and graphics engine.
  • Both feature SmartArt®, compatible graphics templates for compelling charts and diagrams.
  • Office 2008 for Mac is forward, backward, and cross-platform compatible.
  • No importing or exporting file formats, just easy compatibility.

Now I want to share with you something that makes me proud to be a Microsoft User:


WIN IT:  Who wants their very own copy of Microsoft Office 08 for Mac?  I bet you do!  This retails for $150!  What I would like you to do is watch the video above and tell me one thing you learned.  Try not to copy any one else's answers because I will be watching (big brother is always watching!)  Then, tell me which kind of computer you have that you would use this on!  



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***I was sent this product for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under no obligation to write a positive review***

150 comments:

Dianne said...

What I learned is I really need this. As usual my Mac (an older model G4 Dual Processor) will not let me open this because I don't have any Microsoft software. I researched it through Google and found Microsoft Office 08 for Mac has word processing and excel and that would be nice. Although I like my Mac and it's software I would compare it to only speaking french in a country that mostly speaks english. Both are great but you should know both if those are your countries main languages. I speak Mac but also want to learn Microsoft. :-)

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Katie said...

I learned that all new Microsoft buildings are built to LEED standards.


I would use Office on my iMac...I'm running Office 2004 and sadly need the update!

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One thing I learned is that Microsoft is pretty eco-conscious by using their kitchen grease and converting it to bio-diesel oil to be used by their trucks on the campus.
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P/S - I would use Microsoft Office 08 for Mac on our iMac-to-be (currently shopping for one, debating on the i3 or i5).

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I learned that Microsoft's campus uses compostable supplies- plates, forks, etc.

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