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Microsoft Excel 2008

At a Glance
  • Microsoft Excel 2008

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    MSRP: $400 as part of Office 2008, upgrade $240; home and student version, $150; Special Media Edition (includes Expression Media), $500, upgrade $300

    Pros

    • Improved handling of graphics and images
    • Runs natively on Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs
    • Elements Gallery can save development time
    • Formula Builder eases formula creation

    Cons

    • No support for OS X Services
    • Buggy Automator/AppleScript support for OS X 10.5
    • No must-have new features
    • Lingering bugs from previous version
    • No Visual Basic for Applications support
    • Wasted vertical space in spreadsheets
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