- Word for Mac
Office 365 Word for Mac and Word for Mac 2016 include a new Design Tab that provides instant access to design elements and makes it easy to control layout, colors and typography across a document. A new Insights Pane automatically searches for and shows relevant information from the web to provide useful context for authors and readers. Another new feature is threaded comments, which facilitates teamwork by tracking conversations and displaying them next to the related content. Improvements include easier processes for inviting colleagues to review and edit documents, concurrent coauthoring of documents, and integrated Mail Merge capabilities that utilize Word, Excel and Outlook. As with newer versions of Office Excel and PowerPoint for Mac, Office 365 Word for Mac lets you to navigate documents with familiar Multi-Touch gestures.
Microsoft Office 365 Word for Mac simplifies layout management and teamwork
Word for Mac 2011 includes improvements in the areas of viewing, template control, desktop publishing, graphics editing, typography, search, collaboration, and automation. The new Focus View tool enables you to remove non-essential elements to maximize the screen area dedicated to viewing your document. The Word Document Gallery simplifies access to standard and custom templates and recently opened documents. Enhanced desktop publishing capabilities include a better Publishing Layout view, the ability to reorder layers dynamically, and more comprehensive graphic editing features that include a background removal tool.
Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 introduced an improved user interface that has a customizable toolbar and introduced a rudimentary desktop publishing capability through the Publishing View that offers more control over layout of text and images and allows you to link text overflow from one area to a specified text box on any page. Additional capabilities built into Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 include support for OpenType ligatures for better looking type, and reference utilities that allow various citation styles. Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 supports AppleScript but does not support Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac OS X experts can help your business to determine whether this limitation might impact your decision to migrate to Microsoft Word for Mac 2011.
Word for Mac 2004 introduced a Notebook Layout View that enables you to tag important entries, search for key words and phrases, and record time-stamped voice recordings into your notes as you type. The Track Changes tool makes it easier to follow updates and enables you to accept or reject changes from the comment balloons. Reference Utilities permit you to refer to a dictionary or a thesaurus right from the Microsoft Office Toolbox, although there is also a hyperlink to Microsoft's discontinued Microsoft Encarta web encyclopedia. The Navigation Pane allows you to navigate through your document using the convenient map and thumbnail view.
- Excel for Mac
Office 365 Excel for Mac and Excel for Mac 2016 introduce PivotTable Slicers to allow you to detect patterns within massive volumes of data. A new add-on, the Analysis Toolpak, allows sophisticated statistical and engineering analyses. Compatibility with Windows versions of Excel is enhanced with support for familiar keyboard shortcuts and for the majority 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 compatibility 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 innovative Sparklines capability provides an immediate graphical summary of Excel data via tiny charts that are displayed within a spreadsheet cell adjacent to the associated values. Conditional Formatting has been enhanced to make it easier to format data using icon sets, data bars, and color scales. You can sort and filter information by color and use multi- select filters and new quick filtering tools. Tables (before called Lists) allow you to create multiple groupings of related information for easy manipulation and analytics.
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 PivotTables have enhanced speed and better compatibility with Windows editions of Excel. Improved editing tools and SmartArt graphics permit you to make professional-looking graphics without the use of outside photo-editing software. As with Office Word for Mac 2011, Visual Basic for Applications support has returned, improving compatibility with Office Excel for Windows and offering new capabilities such as IntelliSense, watch windows, and a new Visual Basic debugging tool. You can control access to Excel workbooks by using Information Rights Management (IRM) and collaborate on protected workbooks across platforms. To enhance collaboration, Office Excel for Mac 2011 enables you to create cross-platform workbooks and exchange dates between workbooks without being required to differentiate between 1900 vs. 1904 date systems.
Excel for Mac 2008 supports as many cells as the Windows edition of Excel and includes the Formula Builder for simplifying the creation of complex formulas. Excel for Mac 2008 also includes an Elements Gallery with built-in templates for common tasks such as payroll. As with the 2008 version of Microsoft Word for Mac, Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 does not support VBasic for Applications. Progent's OS X consultants can help your business to evaluate if this restriction justifies a migration to Office for Mac 2011.
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2004 introduced a Layout View that enables you to read and manipulate on screen in WYSIWYG mode, conveniently zoom data to match the right page count, and insert headers and footers with ease. Charting improvements provide additional color combinations and enable you to use the Formatting Palette for quickly revising your chart class, content, colors, weights, and special effects. Smart Buttons enable you to find and fix spreadsheet formula problems and manage how AutoFill formats your content. Additional tools enable you to view the correct syntax for a library of functions, and intuitively alter ranges with the enhanced Range Finder. XML support allows you to employ Extensible Markup Language to share data.
- 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 alter the style of a presentation by altering the color scheme. As with current editions of Word for Mac, a new Threaded Comments feature supports collaboration by displaying full conversations adjacent to related content. Teamwork is also enhanced with strong coauthoring features. An enhanced Presenter View lets the speaker see the current and subsequent slide, speaker notes, and a timer while showing the audience just the current slide. An improved Animation Pane simplifies creating and updating professional-looking animations, and an improved Conflict Resolution View shows alternative edits to help you to choose which versions to retain.
Office 365 PowerPoint for Mac makes it easier to design and deliver professional-looking presentations
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 includes new and improved capabilities in the areas of template management, picture touchup, movie support, transitions, layer and slide control, timing, sharing, protection, search, speed, and programmability. The Media Browser allows convenient access to a broad range of media sources including iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists, and iMovie collections plus Clip Art and other visual content. The PowerPoint Presentation Gallery streamlines control of built-in and custom templates as well as recent presentations. New picture editing capabilities include a background removal tool plus tools for touchup, color, and cropping. You can also embed and format videos from within PowerPoint to make them an integral part of a presentation, making it simpler to share and control complex slide shows. You can easily add 3-dimensional slide transitions and are provided with an expanded library of animations, customizable themes, enhanced chart making utilities, and additional SmartArt graphics 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 or flowcharts. The Object Palette utility organizes formatting options for fast updating. A slider makes it simple to change the size of objects. An option for exporting to iPhoto enables you to watch slide shows with an iPod or iPad. PowerPoint for Mac 2008 also works with an Apple Remote,
PowerPoint for Mac 2004 introduced Presenter functions that enable you to make your slide show well paced and allow on-the-fly adjustments by means of the controls displayed in the presenterís window. Custom animation and transitions enable you to make more engaging presentations. The font formatting tool allows more control in selecting typography characteristics including positioning, size, and transparency.
- Office Outlook for Mac and Entourage
Office 365 Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Mac 2016 include important new features like support for push email to keep your inbox up to date, online archiving to free up mailbox space, the ability to suggest an alternative meeting time in answer to a meeting request, and the ability to view multiple calendars simultaneously. Also, navigation has been simplified for switching between Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes. Additional enhancements include the convenient 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 operate two instances of Office Outlook in split-screen view.
Office 365 Outlook for Mac allows side-by-side and overlay calendars to simplify scheduling
Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011 takes the place of Entourage and has been re-architected to deliver substantial enhancements in the areas of email creation and management, scheduling, backup and restore, search, Windows compatibility, collaboration, speed, voice and video conferencing, voice mail, mobility support, Instant Messaging, and presence. The Outlook for Mac database for email messages, contacts, and calendars is now stored in individual text files, making them easier to manage. Office Outlook for Mac is also Spotlight searchable and capable of being copied and recovered via Apple Time Machine. Setting up accounts has been streamlined so you can quickly add either Exchange-based accounts or accounts from popular services including Gmail, Microsoft Hotmail, Apple MobileMe, Yahoo!, Windows Live, and AOL.
Office Outlook for Mac 2011 now automatically places your email, draft messages, sent mail and erased messages for all of your mailboxes into unified folders so you no longer need to check individual accounts and multiple folders. The new Conversations feature groups associated messages to simplify tracking and managing threads. The Quick Look function enables you to view file attachments including Microsoft Office or Acrobat PDF files, graphics, and videos. The new Contacts Search panel enables you to search your contact data from within any Outlook view by entering any element in any field.
To support migration from Windows to OS X, Office Outlook for Mac allows you to copy Windows .PST files without the need of third-party utilities. For improved collaboration, Office Outlook for Mac can stack shared calendars so you can immediately uncover conflicts. You can also add more than one category to an event. In conjunction with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Outlook for Mac can convert voice messages into readable text messages and put them into your inbox to cut the time spent during the often tedious process of reviewing voice messages. Support for offline address books gives mobile users 24x7 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 information in the new Outlook for Mac contact card and initiate IM, a voice or video conference, or a voice call without leaving Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac.
Entourage 2008 includes an Out of Office utility that allows you to customize out-of-office notices depending on the recipient. Compared to Entourage 2004, Entourage 2008 offers improved defense against spam and phishing and provides To Do notes that can be read by means of the My Day utility, which allows you to see your day's events and To Do List on your Mac desktop. Microsoft Entourage 2008 also offers closer interaction with Exchange and provides more powerful scheduling functions. Progent's Entourage for Mac 2008 experts and Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac engineers can assist your company to enhance your Mac email system to work transparently with Exchange Server so that you can collaborate with colleagues running Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 makes it easy for people to stay on top of email, contacts, schedules, notes, and documents from a single location. Microsoft Entourage 2004 can access email using IMAP, POP, and Microsoft's WebDAV. Microsoft Entourage 2004 enables teamwork between Apple Mac OS X and Windows users by permitting workers to access their accounts on Exchange Server to handle email, search Exchange's global address list (GAL), synchronize calendars and contacts, and set up conferences. Progent can assist you to support your Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 environment or migrate smoothly to Office Outlook for Mac 2011.