Graduate to Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition and let your intellect shine. Groundbreaking new features in this release can help you manage, create, and share ideas with ease and confidence. For qualified educational users running Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later, this is a must-have application suite that offers full compatibility with Windows versions of Microsoft Office applications, plus many new features that are only available to Mac users. When you're ready to get down to business, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac provides the intuitive, intelligent tools you need to transform your ideas and opportunities into action. Put Office 2004 to work for you, whether you use your Mac for home, school, or business.
The new Project Center.
A handy Toolbox.
The new features in Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac aren't constrained by boundaries--in fact, many of them are designed to give you access to your ideas and information from every program in the suite. Thanks to input from thousands of Mac users, Office 2004 contains tools that are more integrated and intuitive than ever. The new Project Center allows you to consolidate all of your project-related details and easily access them from Word, Excel, Entourage, and PowerPoint 2004. Quickly view all of your project-related e-mail messages, files, notes, contacts and schedules in one convenient place. Plus, the new Project Gallery lets you quickly find the documents you've worked on recently while offering the new Learn tab to find instructive sample documents. Meanwhile, the new Compatibility Report tool helps you resolve platform- and version-related compatibility issues before they arise. The tool identifies potential compatibility issues and offers ways to avoid them. Lastly, the Office Toolbox lets you quickly access compatibility Reports, your Scrapbook and the Project Palette from Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2004.
Notebook layout view.
Improved Track Changes functionality.
Express your ideas with more brilliance and clarity using the innovative new tools in Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac. The gold standard in word processing works harder than ever for you with improved reference tools, dynamic reviewing capabilities and enhanced views for organizing your thoughts. The new notebook layout view allows you to type right onto ruled notebook "paper." Manage different sections with tabs and quickly search for key ideas using this new view. Plus, with the improved track changes system in Word 2004, you can view changes in comment balloons next to your text, quickly identify the reviewer with color-coded comments and initiate instant message conversations about comments with MSN Messenger for Mac. Access a dictionary, a thesaurus and a link to the Microsoft Encarta online encyclopedia right from the Office Toolbox, or quickly scan and navigate through your document with the improved document map and thumbnail view.
New page layout view.
Major charting improvements.
Organize, analyze and present your data with precision and panache. The new tools in Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac give you more control over your spreadsheets, and the enhanced charting tools give you more dynamic ways to display your information. The new page layout view lets you review and manipulate on screen what will appear on paper. Now you can easily scale your data to fit the right number of pages, and insert headers and footers by simply double-clicking in the document. Meanwhile, punch up your numbers with vibrant new color schemes. Use the Formatting Palette to quickly update your chart type, options, data, colors, weights, fills and special effects. Smart buttons let you instantly track down and fix spreadsheet formula errors, control how the AutoFill feature applies formatting to your data, and more. And editing and functioning improvements mean that you can view the correct syntax for more than 140 functions to ensure that calculations work every time. You can also now simply click and drag to change ranges with the updated Range Finder. Lastly XML file support is integrated in Excel 2004, so you can share complex data with ease.
Handy new presenter tools.
Cool animations and transitions.
Incorporate rich movies, animations and transitions into your presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac. Keep the show running like a pro with features such as the on-screen timer, notes, navigation and more. New presenter tools help you keep your presentation well timed, and make adjustments on the fly as you respond to your audience with the tools in the presenter's view window. You can also experiment with new 3D transitions and vivid custom animations to make your presentations richer and more dynamic. Choose from more that 100 new design templates and quickly set font spacing, size and transparency with the new Format Font dialog box. Plus, the expanded clip gallery helps you get creative with updated illustrations and new clip art.
Efficient new three-column view.
Robust management of accounts and contacts.
If your day revolves around connections and ideas, use Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac to pull it all together. Consolidate your e-mail, contacts, calendar, notes and project details in one easy-to-access place. The new three column view option lets you blaze through your inbox with new features such as the preview pane, message threading and improved junk e-mail protection. With new Message Grouping you can easily group, view and search for messages based on project, sender, date or other criteria. Calendar printing has been improved, too and now you can experience more flexibility and control over calendar formatting and printing options. Meanwhile, managing accounts and contacts has never been easier: Access messages and contacts from multiple e-mail accounts and take advantage of integration with MSN Messenger for Mac version 4.0. And now, for the first time ever, Entourage features Exchange server support, so you can easily integrate Macs with an Exchange email system. Another great feature, archiving, allows you to export personal information manager (PIM) data--such as e-mail messages, contacts or schedules--into an Entourage archive package to keep your PIM database clean and secure.
To license Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition, you must be a Qualified Educational User or the parent or guardian of a Qualified Educational User who is a minor. Qualified Educational Users include full- or part-time students, home schooled students, and full- or part-time faculty or staff of an accredited educational institution.