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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Screenshot of Microsoft Word 2004 on an Intel-based Mac in Mac OS X v10.4 'Tiger' through Rosetta
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseMay 11, 2004; 16 years ago
Stable release
License
Websitemicrosoft.com/mac/products

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System requirements
CPUPowerPC G3 or higher
Operating systemMac OS X v10.2.8 through v10.6.8
RAM256 MB
Free hard disk space450 MB

Office 2004 for Mac is a version of Microsoft Office developed for Mac OS X. It is equivalent to Office 2003 for Windows. The software was originally written for PowerPC Macs, so Macs with Intel CPUs must run the program under Mac OS X's Rosetta emulation layer. For this reason, it is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and newer.

Office 2004 was replaced by its successor, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, which was developed as a universal binary to run natively on Intel Macs. However, Office 2008 did not include support for Visual Basic for Applications, which made Microsoft extend the support period of Office 2004 from October 13, 2009 to January 10, 2012.[3] Microsoft ultimately shipped support for Visual Basic in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, which also dropped PowerPC support altogether. Support for Office 2004 ended January 10, 2012.[2]

Editions[edit]

Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 is available in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Student and Teacher. All three editions include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage. The Professional Edition adds Virtual PC. The Student and Teacher Edition cannot be upgraded, which means when a later version of Office is released, people who purchased the Student and Teacher edition must buy a new package.

Features[edit]

Word 2004[edit]

Microsoft Word is a word processor which possesses a dominant market share in the word processor market. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although its successive Windows version (Word 2007) uses a new XML-based format called .DOCX, but has the capability of saving and opening the old .DOC format.

The new Office Open XML format was built into the next version of Office for Mac (Office 2008). However, it is also supported on Office 2004 with the help of a free conversion tool available from Microsoft.[4]

Excel 2004[edit]

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program. Like Microsoft Word, it possesses a dominant market share. It was originally a competitor to the dominant Lotus 1-2-3, but it eventually outsold it and became the de facto standard for spreadsheet programs.

Entourage 2004[edit]

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Microsoft Entourage is an email application. Its personal information management features include a calendar, address book, task list, note list, and project manager. With Entourage 2004, Microsoft began offering a Project Center, which allows the user to create and organize projects. Information may come from within Entourage or outside the program.

PowerPoint 2004[edit]

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular presentation program used to create slideshows composed of text, graphics, movies and other objects, which can be displayed on-screen and navigated through by the presenter or printed out on transparencies or slides. It too possesses a dominant market share. Movies, videos, sounds and music, as well as wordart and autoshapes can be added to slideshows.

Virtual PC[edit]

Included with Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition, Microsoft Virtual PC is a hypervisor which emulates Microsoft Windowsoperating systems on Mac OS X which are PowerPC-based. Virtual PC does not work on Intel-based Macs and in August 2006, Microsoft announced it would not be ported to Intel-based Macintoshes, effectively discontinuing the product as PowerPC-based Macintoshes are no longer manufactured.

Criticism[edit]

Images inserted into any Office 2004 application by using either cut and paste or drag and drop result in a file that does not display the inserted graphic when viewed on a Windows machine. Instead, the Windows user is told 'QuickTime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture'. Peter Clark of Geek Boy's Blog presented one solution in December 2004.[5] However, this issue persists in Office 2008.

There is no support for editing right to left and bidirectional languages (such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, etc.) in Office 2004. This issue has not been fixed in Office 2008 or 2011 either.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Download Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.6 Update'. Download Center. Microsoft. December 13, 2011. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012.
  2. ^ ab'Microsoft Support Lifecycle'. Support. Microsoft. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  3. ^Tedesco, Mike (October 12, 2009). 'Office 2004 Mainstream Support Has Been Extended'. Mactopia. Microsoft. Archived from the original on October 17, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  4. ^'MS11-072: Description of the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1: September 13, 2011'. Support. Microsoft. September 13, 2011.
  5. ^Clark, Peter (December 6, 2004). 'QuickTime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture'. Geek Boy's Blog. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2009.Alt URL
  6. ^Heard, Chris (September 27, 2007). 'It's official: no RTL support in Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac'. Higgaion. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  7. ^Morgenstern, David (August 8, 2010). 'Microsoft boosts languages, proofing tools in Office 2011 for Mac, Unicode right-to-left support missing'. ZDNet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
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I think the wiki article does a darned good job of laying out the extremely important deficits in Office for mac. I wish I'd read it before buying office for mac which is basically useless for me in every respect from crippled Excel, to amazingly crashy word (every minute on most templates!). I've switched to Fusion running office for Windows - so MS win this round. It's clear that MS have fired a shot across Apple's bows with this. Rather sad, and I'm afraid for MS that it gives Open Office a hell of a leg up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.246.252.57 (talk) 06:53, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

Who complained about Office for Mac not having a Ribbon? From the screenshots, it looks like it has rather ribbonish UI elements. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.10.253.10 (talk) 07:52, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

compatibility??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.101.77.131 (talk) 13:47, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

This criticism section is a joke. Too long, much of it irrelevant. Wikipedia is not a place to review software. And the fact that it doesn't have ribbon is not a valid criticism without explanation as too why the ribbon is better than the standard mac toolbar and who really gives a crap anyway.79.67.217.192 (talk) 13:24, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Also as stated on the Microsoft support site the picture issue has been resolved. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=11507298.114.49.74 (talk) 04:10, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

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I strongly recommend anyone who'd like to take a stab at being more objective and more willing to find sources, add something about how this products interface is completely different than other Office products. I got it home and found that it was difficult to navigate. It appears as tho the old Microsoft software engineering principals of at least three ways to do everything, with those ways taken from the most successful previous products including competitors, have been abandoned entirely? .. Or, perhaps Microsoft's success has become its own enemy, and the reason Office 2008 has a lot of the clumsiness of Open Office is that there is no competition to rip off anymore. and the reason its hard to use is that they finally dropped support for some previous, different competitors method of use? I don't know. what I do know is that I really, really, really don't like this product at all.

The other thing that really pisses me off is that the only thing that older versions of Excel had that wasn't supported in Open Office, was the VB support. With VB eliminated, MS Excel would have made files that Open Office would always be able to open. Except, they switched the entire default file format to something else entirely (xlsx) that doesn't work with anything, and even leaves many versions of Excel in the dark. (Likewise, there is no Wordpad for .docx .. and the plaintext isn't even visible in docx!). So, people are going to have to buy Excel 2008 for only one reason: Just to open and work with files sent to them by other people with Excel 2008. Too bad they won't be able to open and work with any of the files made by advanced users of Excel 2003, just like Excel 2008 can't open any of the spreadsheets I made in an engineering class a few years ago that used any VB at all. Oh well? Zaphraud (talk) 19:16, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

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