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Microsoft Word 2008

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Word 2008

3.5/5
Price when rated: $400 as part of Office 2008, upgrade $240; home and student version, $150; Special Media Edition (includes Expression Media), $500, upgrade $300

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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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