A recommended Mac alternative for Visio and Project would be OmniGraffle and OmniPlan or Merlin Project , but they have their limitations when working with Microsoft-formatted documents. I worked on the MacOffice team at Microsoft for several years, and at that time I also worked closely with colleagues on the WinOffice teams. We were initially hugely disappointed that the useful notebook view from Word — which let you record, say, a meeting or lecture while taking notes, and which time-stamped each line with the audio so you could quickly jump to a part of the recording just by clicking next to the relevant note — is missing in Office 2016, but actually that ability is still there; it's just now in OneNote, not Word. The option of saving a presentation as a movie is gone, irritatingly, which, in combination with the dropping of the broadcast feature, serves to break some useful ways of sharing presentations with a wider audience. I downloaded Office 365 for Mac last year and had a miserable experience.
The last two versions were basically 'broken' out of the box and were only made useable by updates. By the way, how would you rate the comparable Mac programs, like Pages, to Office for Mac? MacOutlook 2016 came out long before the entire MacOffice 2016 suite, and because of the vastly improved performance of MacOutlook 2016, I use it as my main email client, instead of MacOutlook 2011. I haven't noticed anything yet. While this will look familiar to Windows users, it's a thoroughly Mac aesthetic. I work on a Mac but most of my clients are on Windows-based systems and they also are working in different languages as well, so having multiple versions installed gave me more options in terms of compatibility.
Am I missing something, or is Microsoft dropping off functionality as they publish each new version? Purchasing this way also allows you to install onto multiple devices including all versions, i. If that was your question, of course that is possible. For example, decorative borders and clip art. The only exception is Outlook, which in my opinion has been improved for those working with Microsoft Exchange servers in an office environment. Some may eventually work out better than in 2011.
When I got my Mac, I started with Office 2011 because I guess Microsoft never updated Office for Mac the way they did for Windows. What Products Are Missing from the Microsoft Office Mac Suite? This lets you see whether the proposed time works with your schedule, without having to switch back and forth between your messages and calendar. Having all the versions of Office at your fingertips used to be rather hard to setup, not to mention very expensive. Are there any that are just as good, or better? I am listing the differences because listing the similarities would take much too much room—the suites are that identical. Please to have it freed. Figure 4: Multiple selections in MacPowerPoint 2011. Because of this background, I am often able to pick just the right Office app that will make a given task the easiest to do.
I really do not like how Apple has the separate apps for all of these things. The Mac version does not. The omission of these features appears to be deliberate disrespect by Microsoft for Mac customers. It seems ludicrous to me that these are all the same thing just on different devices yet they did not communicate to keep Calendar, Contacts, etc. I'm running a top of the line 2015 MacBook pro 13 inch. Because I have different versions of Windows running on my Mac, I can also run different versions of WinOffice on my Mac and have everything I need on one computer.
For example, in the Windows version, you could embed an Excel file. But then, the Mac has been just one surprise after another. In a few cases 2016 actually performs better. Office exists on other platforms too, like the Mac—but those versions are missing some products and features. If anyone has any reviews or advice on what to do I'd be mega grateful! I didn't know that I could run Office 2011 and Office 2016 at the same time on a Mac - I never would have tried that on Windows! Not an Exchange account and at this point, except for a very very very few folks who've been migrated to a newer platform, you cannot sync calendar and events in Outlook for Mac. This feature is missing from the Mac version.
You might also enjoy: General Computers Devices , , I've been coping with Mac's applications Pages, KeyNote etc for a few months but I need to get the Office pack. Try searching the whole spreadsheet? Microsoft doesn't provide Mac versions of its Visio, Project or Access applications, and OneNote for Mac only allows cloud storage. What Features Are Missing from the Mac Versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote? And would you know of a simple Mac database program for contact management with a little more functionality than the built-in one that is good for the Mac, or should I go with Access for Mac? One feature I like in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, is that They have a new feature called Pin in which you set documents to be pinned and They will readily available regardless of when they were authored. Since I have on my Mac, I can run any version of Windows without rebooting. Until Microsoft restores all of the features available in the 2011 version I'm staying put.
The full charts below show suite-wide differences between the versions such as missing apps, lack of support for Visual Basic and ActiveX, right-to-left language support, accessibility features, AppleScript and much more. Both versions support all the major features. However, although cross-platform compatibility and feature parity has been improved, in some advanced and rare cases some functions from Office 2013 for Windows spreadsheets might still not be supported on the Mac, which is annoying. And it sure beats jumping through hoops to get the Windows version running on your Mac! When I downloaded the software last year I figured it was going to work like Apple's cloud-based Contacts, Calendar, etc. Then again, Microsoft Project costs a pretty sum as well.