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Microsoft Word 2008

At a Glance
  • Word 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


    • Improved citation and bibliographic tools
    • New Publishing Layout view
    • Elements Gallery makes adding graphics, charts, and other elements easy
    • Streamlined new interface
    • Refined preferences tools


    • Formatting Palette may outgrow even large screens
    • Scroll wheels don’t work in Formatting Palette
    • No Visual Basic support
    • Limited support for AppleScript and Automator
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