Progent's macOS and OS X specialists can help your company to configure Office 365 for Mac on a mixed-platform environment so that Apple Mac users are able to take advantage of the familiar capabilities in Microsoft Office Word, Office Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for Mac in order to share information and network resources with fellow workers who run Microsoft Windows-based computers. Progent can also help your company to evaluate the benefits of upgrading to Office 365 for Mac from a prior version of Office for Mac and help your company to design and execute a smooth upgrade strategy. Progent provides consulting support for all programs supplied with Microsoft Office 365 for Mac and Office 2016 for Mac including:
Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 includes improvements in the areas of document viewing, template management, publishing, graphics editing, typography, document search, sharing, and automation. The innovative Focus View feature allows you to eliminate non-essential elements to increase the screen space available for viewing your document. The new Word Document Gallery simplifies access to standard and customized templates as well as recent documents. Improved desktop publishing capabilities include a better Publishing Layout view, the ability to reorder layers dynamically, and additional graphic editing tools including background removal.
Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 introduced an improved user interface that offers a customizable toolbar and incorporates a basic desktop publishing capability via the Publishing Layout View that provides increased precision over positioning of text and graphics and enables you to link text overflow from one page to a specified text box on any page. Additional features available in Word for Mac 2008 include OpenType ligatures for more professional-looking type, and reference utilities that support a variety of citation formats. Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 supports AppleScript but does not support VBasic for Applications. Progent's Mac consultants can help your business to evaluate whether this restriction should affect your decision to upgrade to Word for Mac 2011.
Microsoft Word for Mac 2004 introduced a Notebook Layout View that enables you to tag critical sections, search for specified words and phrases, and add time-stamped voice recordings into your notes while you write. The Track Changes feature makes it more efficient to follow updates and enables you to accept or reject changes from the comment balloons. Reference Tools allow you to access a dictionary or a thesaurus right from the Office Toolbox, although there is also a hyperlink to Microsoft's now discontinued Encarta online encyclopedia. The Navigation Pane enables you to scan through your work with the improved map and thumbnail view.
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 includes enhancements in the areas of information and charting, performance, graphics editing, scripting, data protection, and collaboration. The innovative Sparklines feature offers an immediate visual summary of Excel data via tiny charts that fit within a cell adjacent to the associated data. Conditional Formatting has been enhanced to make it easier to format data with icon sets, data bars, and color scales. You can sort and filter data by color and can access multi- select filters and new quick filtering options. Tables (previously known as Lists) allow you to make multiple groups of related information for efficient editing and analytics.
Excel for Mac 2011 PivotTables have enhanced performance and closer resemblance with Windows editions of Office Excel. Improved editing capabilities and SmartArt images permit you to make polished-looking graphics without the use of outside photo-editing tools. As with Office Word for Mac 2011, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support has been resumed, improving compatibility with Excel for Windows and introducing new features such as IntelliSense, watch windows, and a new VBA debugging tool. You can manage access to workbooks via Information Rights Management and collaborate on protected workbooks across platforms. To enhance collaboration, Office Excel for Mac 2011 allows you to produce platform-independent workbooks and exchange dates among workbooks without being required to differentiate between 1900 and 1904 date systems.
Excel for Mac 2008 manages as many cells as the Windows version of Excel and introduced 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 tasks such as payroll. As with the 2008 edition of Microsoft Word for Mac, Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 does not work with Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac experts can help you to evaluate whether this limitation justifies an upgrade to Microsoft Office for Mac 2011.
Excel for Mac 2004 introduced a Page View that allows you to review and edit in a window exactly what will print, quickly zoom data to match the right page count, and add headers and footers with a click. Charting enhancements offer new color schemes and enable you to utilize the Formatting Palette for quickly revising your chart class, data, fills, weights, and special effects. Smart Buttons allow you to track down and fix spreadsheet errors and control how AutoFill formats your data. Additional tools enable you to see the correct usage for a library of functions, and to click and drag to alter ranges with the updated Range Finder. XML support permits you to employ XML to collaborate on data.
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 includes enhanced functionality in the areas of template management, image editing, movie support, animated effects, layer and slide control, pacing, sharing, security, search, speed, and scripting. The Media Browser allows convenient access to a broad range of media libraries including Apple iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists, and iMovie libraries as well as Clip Art and other graphical content. The PowerPoint Presentation Gallery simplifies control of pre-built and specialized templates plus recent presentations. New picture editing features include a background removal function and powerful utilities for touchup, color, and cropping. You can also incorporate and format movies from within PowerPoint to make them an integral part of a show, making it easier to share and control sophisticated slide shows. You can easily include 3-D slide transitions and are provided with an expanded collection of animations, extensible themes, enhanced chart tools, and additional SmartArt images with new layouts for org charts and image diagrams.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Mac 2008 introduced Smart Art for quickly converting bulleted displays into a variety of diagrams. The Object Palette in the Toolbox organizes formatting options for fast updating. A zoom slider makes it easy to alter the size of objects. An option for sending to iPhoto enables you to watch presentations using an iPod or iPad. Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Mac 2008 also is compatible with an Apple Remote,
PowerPoint for Mac 2004 includes Presenter Tools that enable you to make your presentation properly timed and let you make mid-show changes via the tools displayed in the presenter's window. Animation and 3D transitions allow you to make more dynamic slide shows. A Format Font dialog box allows more control in selecting font characteristics including positioning, style, and transparency.
Office Outlook for Mac 2011 takes the place of Entourage and has been redesigned to deliver significant enhancements in the areas of usability, calendar management, backup and restoration, search, Windows integration, sharing, speed, voice and video conferencing, voice mail, mobility support, Instant Messaging, and rich presence. The Office Outlook for Mac database for email messages, contacts, and calendars is now saved in individual text files, making them easier to manage. Outlook for Mac is also directly Spotlight searchable and capable of being backed up and restored via Time Machine. Setting up accounts has been simplified so you can easily add either Exchange-based accounts or accounts from popular services including Gmail, Hotmail, Apple MobileMe, Yahoo!, Windows Live, and AOL.
Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 now automatically puts your email, drafts, sent mail and erased items for each of your mailboxes into consolidated folders so you don't need to check individual accounts and folders. The new Conversations capability automatically groups associated messages to simplify tracking and managing threads. The new Quick Look function enables you to preview file attachments that can include Office or PDF files, graphics, and movies. The new Contacts Search panel allows you to search your contact data from any Outlook 2011 view by entering any element in any contact field.
To support moving from Windows to Mac, Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac now allows you to import Windows .PST files without third-party utilities. For improved collaboration, Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 can superimpose shared calendars so you can quickly detect conflicts. You can also assign more than one category to an event. In conjunction with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Outlook for Mac can convert voice messages to readable text messages and put them into your inbox to cut the time spent going through the often tedious task of reviewing voice mail. New support offline address books gives mobile users continual access to contact data. Using Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 or Communications Server with Communicator for Mac 2011, you can view presence data in the new Outlook for Mac contact card and initiate IM, a video conference, or a voice call from within Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac.
Entourage for Mac 2008 includes an Out of Office assistant that permits you to customize out-of-office messages based on who receives it. Compared to Entourage 2004, Entourage 2008 offers better filters against junk mail and phishing and provides To Do notes that can be read via the My Day tool, which enables you to see your day's schedule and To Do List on your desktop. Microsoft Entourage 2008 also features tighter integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and provides more sophisticated calendaring capabilities. Progent's Entourage 2008 experts and Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011 consultants can help you to enhance your Apple Mac messaging solution to work transparently with Microsoft Exchange Server so you can collaborate with colleagues running Outlook.
Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 makes it easy for people to manage email, addresses, calendars, and notes from a single location. Entourage for Mac 2004 can access email using IMAP protocol, POP, and Microsoft's WebDAV. Entourage 2004 enables teamwork between Mac OS X and Windows users by permitting workers to connect to their accounts on Exchange Server to manage email, search Exchange's global address list, sync schedules and contacts, and set up conferences. Progent can help you to support your Entourage for Mac 2004 environment or migrate efficiently to Microsoft Outlook for Mac.
Other Components of Office for Mac 2011
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 includes additional utilities to assist you to create, manage, and share business information productively. Other powerful Office for Mac 2011 tools that Progent's consultants can help you to configure and maintain include:
How Progent's Experts Can Support Your Business with Microsoft Office for Mac
Progent's Microsoft-premier support professionals, Cisco-Premier network experts, and macOS and OS X specialists can assist your company to integrate your Apple Mac systems and applications into a dependable and secure IT network, set up your Exchange Server to support the collaborative capabilities of Outlook for Mac, and provide Mac Education for Office for Mac Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Progent can also provide a broad range of Exchange support services such as system planning and deployment, maintenance, security, remote connectivity, performance optimization, high uptime, and spam and Virus filtering and email encryption.
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