Posted by: macintoshsisters | January 9, 2007

Office 2008 for Mac to come this year

Office 2008 for Mac to come this year
By Ina Fried – Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Putting lingering questions about update timing to rest, Microsoft has announced that the new version of Office for Mac will arrive in the second half of this year.

Office 2008 for Mac, as the product is being dubbed, is a universal binary, the company said Tuesday. That means the software runs both on Macs with Intel chips and on those with PowerPC chips. In addition, it is compatible with the new XML file formats used by Office 2007 for Windows, which hits retail shelves this month.

As with that Windows-geared update, much of the focus on Office 2008 for Mac was on revamping the user interface. The new Mac software, though, will not use Office 2007’s “ribbon” user interface, but will instead have its own look, dubbed the “element gallery.”

FULL article at CNET

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