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Old 07-18-2017, 12:13 PM
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I have been an Office user for many, many years and have an annual subscription for 365.

Having used Office, particularly Word and Excel, I have made many customisations, personal templates for my work, etc.



We decided it was time to buy some new machines and thought we would try a MacBook Air and an iMac. We were assured that we could download Microsoft Office for Mac
and continue using the programs as usual.

Deciding to set up the MacBook first, we installed Office for Mac - only to discover that many shortcuts are not there. It isn't even possible to move the QAT in Excel below the menu bar. Close, Print Preview and other things cannot be added to the QAT.

In Word, my many templates for complcated Specifications are useless. I haven't even found any Autotext or Building Blocks.

I chatted online with Microsoft and the assistant admitted that Office for Mac is not the same as Office for Windows.

We have not even opened the iMac box. As far as I can see, it will be completely useless and a waste of money - thanks to Microsoft Office.

Be warned if you are considering Office for Mac.
(I did contact Apple, who say it is definitely a Microsoft issue.)
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:34 AM
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Deciding to set up the MacBook first, we installed Office for Mac - only to discover that many shortcuts are not there. It isn't even possible to move the QAT in Excel below the menu bar. Close, Print Preview and other things cannot be added to the QAT.
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I chatted online with Microsoft and the assistant admitted that Office for Mac is not the same as Office for Windows.
That's hardly something that isn't widely known. For example, Office on the Mac has never supported Access or, in Word, ActiveX controls. The list of differences is long. Moreover, since the Mac runs a different operating system, macros that access folders or the registry, for example, would need to be written for the Mac environment; the PC code just won't work.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:36 PM
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Just an update for anyone interested. I discovered that I could partition the drive on my iMac, install Windows 10 and then Office for Windows.
Greatly relieved!
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