- Word for Mac
Office 365 Word for Mac and Word for Mac 2016 include a new Design Tab that allows instant access to design elements and makes it easy to control layout, colors and fonts throughout a Word document. A new Insights Pane automatically retrieves and shows relevant information from the web to provide rich context for authors and readers. Another new feature is threaded comments, which facilitates collaboration by allowing conversations and displaying them adjacent to the associated text. Enhancements include easier tools for inviting people to review and edit documents, simultaneous coauthoring of documents, and more powerful Mail Merge tools that utilize Word, Excel and Outlook. As with current versions of Office Excel and PowerPoint for Mac, Office 365 Word for Mac lets you to navigate documents with familiar Multi-Touch gestures.
Office 365 Word for Mac streamlines layout management and collaboration
Word for Mac 2011 features enhancements in the areas of viewing, template control, publishing, image editing, typography, search, collaboration, and programmability. The innovative Focus View feature allows you to remove distracting elements to increase the screen space available for viewing your document. The new Word Document Gallery streamlines access to built-in and custom templates as well as recently opened documents. Enhanced publishing functions include a more powerful Publishing Layout view, the ability to reorder layers dynamically, and additional image editing tools that include background removal.
Word for Mac 2008 introduced an improved user interface that offers an extensible toolbar and incorporates a rudimentary publishing capability through the Publishing Layout View that offers increased precision over layout of words and graphics and allows you to chain text overflow from a given page to a specified text box on another page. Other features available in Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 include OpenType ligatures for better looking fonts, and reference utilities that support various citation styles. Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 works with AppleScript but doesn't support Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac OS X consultants can assist your business to evaluate if this limitation might impact your decision to migrate to Microsoft Word for Mac 2011.
Microsoft Word for Mac 2004 introduced a Notebook Layout View that enables you to flag important entries, find specified words and phrases, and record time-stamped voice recordings into your notes while you type. The Track Changes feature makes it easier to trace updates and allows you to accept or reject changes from the comments. Reference Tools allow you to refer to a dictionary or a thesaurus directly from the Microsoft Office Toolbox, although there is also a hyperlink to Microsoft's now discontinued Microsoft Encarta web encyclopedia. The Navigation Pane enables you to navigate through your document with the improved document map.
- Microsoft Excel for Mac
Office 365 Excel for Mac and Excel for Mac 2016 include new PivotTable Slicers to enable you to discover patterns within large volumes of data. A new add-on, the Analysis Toolpak, facilitates complex statistical and engineering analyses. Compatibility with Windows versions of Excel is enhanced with support for common keyboard shortcuts and for most of the functions included with Excel 2013 for Windows. Other improvements include a better Formula Builder Pane and the ability to print to a single PDF file.
Microsoft Office 365 Excel for Mac enhances interchangeability with PC spreadsheets
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 includes enhancements in the areas of information and charting, speed, graphics editing, scripting, data protection, and collaboration. The new Sparklines capability provides an immediate visual representation of Excel data via tiny charts that fit inside a cell adjacent to the summarized values. Conditional Formatting has been enhanced to make it simpler to format information with icon libraries, bars, and color scales. You can sort and filter data by color and use multiple- selection filters and convenient quick filtering options. Tables (previously known as Lists) allow you to make multiple groups of related data for efficient manipulation and analytics.
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 PivotTables have enhanced speed and closer resemblance with Windows editions of Office Excel. New and enhanced editing tools and SmartArt graphics allow you to create professional-looking graphics without requiring outside photo-editing software. As with Office Word for Mac 2011, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support has returned, improving compatibility with Excel for Windows and introducing advanced capabilities such as IntelliSense, watch windows, and a new Visual Basic debugging tool. You can manage access to workbooks via Information Rights Management (IRM) and collaborate on secure workbooks across operating systems. To improve collaboration, Office Excel for Mac 2011 enables you to produce cross-platform workbooks and transfer dates between workbooks without being required to differentiate between 1900 vs. 1904 date systems.
Excel for Mac 2008 supports the same number of spreadsheet cells as the Windows version of Excel and includes the Formula Builder for streamlining the writing of complicated calculations. Microsoft Excel for Mac 2008 also includes an Elements Gallery with built-in templates for common applications including payroll. Just like the 2008 edition of Word for Mac, Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 doesn't support Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac OS X consultants can assist you to evaluate whether this limitation justifies an upgrade to Microsoft Office for Mac 2011.
Excel for Mac 2004 introduced a Layout View that permits you to read and manipulate in a window in WYSIWYG mode, quickly zoom content to fit your desired page count, and add headers and footers with ease. Charting improvements offer additional color combinations and enable you to use the Formatting Palette for quickly revising your chart type, content, colors, weights, and effects. Smart Buttons allow you to find and fix spreadsheet errors and control how AutoFill applies formatting to your content. Additional tools permit you to view the proper syntax for a library of functions, and to click and drag to alter ranges with the updated Range Finder. XML support permits you to employ Extensible Markup Language to share data.
- Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac
Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint for Mac and PowerPoint for Mac 2016 include the new Theme Variants function that makes it simple to change the look of a presentation by switching the color scheme. As with new editions of Office Word for Mac, a new Threaded Comments feature supports collaboration by displaying complete conversations next to related content. Collaboration is also improved with extensive coauthoring features. An enhanced Presenter View shows the speaker the current and next slide, presentation notes, plus a timer while showing the audience only the projection of the current slide. An improved Animation Pane facilitates designing and updating professional-looking animations, and an enhanced Conflict Resolution View displays alternative edits to help you to choose which versions to keep.
Office 365 PowerPoint for Mac makes it easier to create and deliver pro-quality presentations
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 includes enhanced capabilities in the areas of template management, picture editing, video support, animated effects, layer and slide management, timing, sharing, protection, search, performance, and automation. PowerPoint's Media Browser provides easy access to a wide selection of media sources such as iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists, and iMovie collections as well as shapes, Clip Art and other graphical content. The Presentation Presentation Gallery simplifies management of built-in and specialized templates as well as recent presentations. Improved image editing capabilities include a background removal tool and powerful utilities for correction, coloring, and trimming. You can also embed and format movies from inside PowerPoint to make them a part of a show, making it easier to distribute and manage complex presentations. You can also add 3-D transitions and are provided with an extensive collection of animations, extensible themes, enhanced chart making utilities, and more SmartArt images with new layouts for organization charts and picture diagrams.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Mac 2008 includes Smart Art graphics for quickly turning bulleted displays into a variety of diagrams. The Object Palette utility consolidates formatting controls for quick detailing. A slider makes it simple to change the size of objects. An option for exporting to Apple's iPhoto enables you to watch slide shows using an Apple iPod or iPad. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2008 also works with an Apple Remote,
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2004 includes Presenter functions that enable you to keep your slide show properly timed and let you make real-time adjustments using the controls displayed in the presenterís window. Animation and 3D transitions allow you to create more engaging presentations. A font formatting dialog box provides increased control in specifying typography characteristics such as spacing, size, and transparency.
- Office Outlook for Mac and Entourage
Microsoft Office 365 Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Mac 2016 include a variety of new features like support for push email to keep your inbox up to date, online archiving to conserve mailbox space, the ability to propose a new meeting time in response to a meeting request, and the ability to see multiple calendars simultaneously. Also, navigation has been simplified for switching between Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes. Other improvements include the display of conversation threads in your inbox plus message preview to help you decide immediately how to deal with new emails. With an Office 365 subscription, Full Screen Mode enables you to have several open messages or to run two instances of Outlook in split-screen view.
Office 365 Outlook for Mac supports side-by-side calendars to simplify scheduling
Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011 replaces Entourage and has been re-architected to deliver substantial enhancements in the areas of email creation and management, calendar management, backup and restoration, search, Windows compatibility, collaboration, speed, voice and video conferencing, voice mail, mobility support, Instant Messaging, and presence. The Microsoft Outlook for Mac database for email, contacts, and calendars is now saved in separate text files, making them easier to control. Office Outlook for Mac is also Spotlight searchable and capable of being copied and restored with Apple Time Machine. Configuring accounts has been simplified so you can quickly add either Exchange-based accounts or accounts from popular email services including Google Gmail, Microsoft Hotmail, MobileMe, Yahoo!, Windows Live, and AOL.
Microsoft Outlook for Mac now puts your email, draft messages, sent mail and deleted messages for each of your mailboxes in consolidated folders so you no longer have to look through separate email accounts and multiple folders. The Conversations capability automatically groups associated messages to save time keeping track of email threads. The new Quick Look function allows you to preview file attachments that can include Microsoft Office or Acrobat PDF files, photos, and movies. The new Contacts Search panel allows you to search your contacts from within any Outlook for Mac view by specifying any element in any contact field.
To facilitate migration from Windows to Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac now allows you to copy .PST files without the need of third-party tools. For improved collaboration, Office Outlook for Mac 2011 can stack shared calendars so you can quickly spot scheduling conflicts. You can also add multiple categories to an event. With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Office Outlook for Mac can transform voice mail to readable text messages and add them to your inbox to cut the time spent going through the often tedious task of reviewing voice messages. Support for offline address books gives mobile users continual access to vital contact data. Running Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 or Microsoft Communications Server with Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011, you can view presence data in the new Outlook for Mac contact card and initiate Instant Messaging, a voice or video conference, or a voice call without leaving Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011.
Entourage for Mac 2008 includes an Out of Office utility that allows you to customize out-of-office messages based on who receives it. Compared to Microsoft Entourage 2004, Entourage 2008 offers better defense against junk mail and phishing and offers To Do notes that can be read via the My Day utility, which allows you to see your day's schedule and To Do List on your Mac desktop. Entourage for Mac 2008 also features closer interaction with Microsoft Exchange Server and offers more sophisticated calendaring capabilities. Progent's Entourage 2008 specialists and Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac consultants can assist your company to upgrade your Mac messaging solution to work transparently with Microsoft Exchange Server so that you can collaborate with fellow workers running Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 makes it easy for people to handle messages, contacts, schedules, notes, and documents from a consolidated application. Microsoft Entourage 2004 can connect to email using IMAP protocol, POP, and WebDAV. Entourage 2004 facilitates collaboration between Mac OS X and Windows clients by allowing workers to connect to their accounts on Exchange Server to manage messages, look through Exchange's global address list, synchronize schedules and addresses, and set up conferences. Progent can help you to maintain your Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 system or migrate smoothly to Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011.