Microsoft promised this week to restore support for Visual Basic for Applications to a future version of its Office suite. But the lack of VBA support in Office 2008 is only one problem for Mac users, John C. Welch writes.
Visual Basic for Applications is headed back to Office for the Mac in a future release. So what does that mean for the VBA-using Office user of today?
With the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2008, Microsoft has made improvements to the applications suite and the individual programs in it.
With the next major update to Office for Mac, Microsoft will again give Mac users access to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) scripting in Office documents.
OpenOffice.org 3.0, the free Office suite alternative, has gone beta, and no longer requires X11 to run on Mac OS X.
Unfortunately, Word 2008 doesn’t support VBA. The good news is that, with a little tinkering, almost anything you could do with a VBA macro in previous versions of Word, you can now do with AppleScript in Word 2008.
We’ve compared Word and Pages, Excel and Numbers, PowerPoint and Keynote. But one question is still on readers minds: What about file compatibility?
We asked Franklin N. Tessler—our go-to expert on presentation programs—to use PowerPoint 2008 and Keynote ‘08 to create the same project, progressing from the basics (data entry and formatting) to more-advanced features.
Which word processor is really right for you: Word 2008 or Pages ‘08? Jeffrey Battersby puts them in the ring and lets them duke it out.
A trio of products share the spotlight in this edition of the Macworld Podcast. We start off with a showdown between Microsoft Office 2008 and iWork ’08—their respective spreadsheet applications, specifically. Then, we turn our attention to Photoshop Express, Adobe’s newly released online photo-editing site.