Microsoft Office 2008 Update

Microsoft Office 2008 Update 12.3.6

Microsoft's popular 2008 Office suite

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is the premiere office suite for users on both Mac and Windows. Although it has now been superseded by Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft Office 2008 still remains a fantastic office suite. View full description

PROS

  • Powerful set of office tools
  • Word is one of the best word processing tools on the Mac
  • Extensive offline and online help section

CONS

  • Powerpoint doesn't offer Keynote-style cinematic presentations
  • Lengthly installation
  • No integration with Exchange and no Outlook

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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is the premiere office suite for users on both Mac and Windows. Although it has now been superseded by Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft Office 2008 still remains a fantastic office suite.

It's hard to know where to start when describing everything that Microsoft Office 2008 has to offer but highlights include the professional templates in Word’s Publishing Layout View, OfficeArt tools which offer reflections, color themes, and 3D tools. You also get impressive visual charts and diagrams you can create with SmartArt and integrate with any of the suite's packages. Word is still the best and most intuitive word processing application out there in my mind and Excel remains popular with business professionals due to its power and formula creation possibilities.

As regards Microsoft Office 2008's presentation tools, Powerpoint doesn't really measure up to the glossy cinematic effects available in Keynote but it's so widely used and still produces superb results that it's excellent for team collaborations. Entourage, meanwhile, offers many possibilities for managing projects, personal schedules and offers integration with Exchange, and remains an essential component of Microsoft Office 2008.

Although many Microsoft products don't successfully translate onto Mac, Microsoft Office 2008 is certainly an exception.

Microsoft Office 2008 Update

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Microsoft Office 2008 Update 12.3.6

User reviews about Microsoft Office 2008 Update

  • Al Breeck

    by Al Breeck

    "I liked using the trial. Trial ends at 30 days."

    About the trial version mentioned - v.12.2.2 ; will now have to download, install update 12.2.8 (333MB) from Microsoft.... More.

    reviewed on February 19, 2011

  • sky_040

    by sky_040

    "Product Key won't work"

    I was trying to use Microsoft Word and the Product key won't work for it I tried it with Caps not caps no hyphens with t... More.

    reviewed on January 10, 2011

  • vipvxn

    by vipvxn

    "product key... found on Mactopia"

    Office 2008 for Mac Trial Edition - FREE Order Date: 5/1/2010 Order Number: 6387090216 Product Key: J2VBP-WJ3V8-C... More.

    reviewed on May 1, 2010

  • roverlei

    by roverlei

    "No product key available!"

    Not only can I not obtain a trial product key through the above mentioned web link, the trial version of Office seems un... More.

    reviewed on January 23, 2010

  • gigo30

    by gigo30

    "product ky"

    i dont know where the product key is ?????? i need this for a project and it wont let me do it cause i dont know the 25 ... More.

    reviewed on January 8, 2010

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "Product Key"

    You have to register for one here: https://try.officeformac.com/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayCheckoutPayme... More.

    reviewed on April 22, 2009