Microsoft releases Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.9 Update

Microsoft has released Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.9 Update which “fixes an issue that causes Word 2004 to quit unexpectedly when you print a document.”

Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.9 Update applies to: Office 2004 Standard Edition, Office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition, Office 2004 Professional Edition, Word 2004.

More info and download link here.

MacDailyNews Take: Many Mac users think they need Office, but really don’t. Give Apple’s free 30-day iWork ’08 trial a try and see for yourself. You could save yourself a lot of money and aggravation.

36 Comments

  1. One of the first I did when I got my new alum iMac was to uninstal Office. I understand that the MacBU is passionate about the Mac, but does anybody really need it now that we have iWork? The only thing I would really want from them is a version of messenger that is equal to the windows version.

  2. Office works just fine for me and it is paid for. I’ll switch to iWork when it grows up. It’s a great start to a program that is eventually going to blow away Office but it is still lacking some important functionality. Looking forward to switching. Maybe iWork 09 will be the one that is ready for prime time.

  3. Since I still use a Pismo 400 MHz, I cannot use iWork; but, hey, I am using OS X 10.4.10 on this 8 year old Mac! Works great, nary a problem, except for a couple of hard drives that died.

    I also own Office for Mac, and until iWork (Pages) is TOTALLY compatible in every way with Word for academic work, it seems to me that people in universities will have to stick with Word. iWork must work seamlessly in APA style with Word, or it will not be accepted among universities. I have already been through this with Nisus Writer, Mariner Write, Mellel, etc. for the Mac.

    MDN Magic word: “wrong”, as it is wrong for Pages not to open/save in Word format without losing ANY of the formatting… I do mean any formatting.

  4. MDN: You need to stop suggesting that iwork is all people need. I agree that the interface is nice and pretty and it does all of the things you need it to.

    The bottom line problem is that you have to export everytime you wish to save anything other than a pages doc. Great for on my mac but horrible for sending to clients and things.

    If they made the program so it saved back to the format that was opened than it would be a great alternative. Until that time lets get real about it’s use in the business environment. Multiple copies of files just to show my apple software is superior seems a little inferior to me.

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