What's New in Office for Mac 2011
With the release of "Office 2011", Microsoft introduced a variety of changes to the user interface and functionality the office suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) while maintaining the compatibility between the Mac and PC versions of Office. Highlights of the major changes are detailed below. Information is categorized as follows:
Microsoft Outlook for Mac is the all-in-one application for e-mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks. This program has replaced Entourage and now provides all of your emailing and personal information management needs. Collapse multiple e-mail threads into one quick view. See all your inboxes in a single view. And manage your workload from virtually anywhere.
Coauthor documents in real time or add audio and video to chats-Office for Mac 2011 gives you better ways to work together. And it's compatible with Office for Windows, so you can share with almost anyone.
The Office for Mac ribbon and toolbar put commonly used commands at your fingertips. Discover advanced options that automatically change to match the application and function you're in. Office for Mac even has the same menu interface of most Mac applications, so you can find what you need easily.
With the new Template Gallery in Office for Mac, it's easy to produce great-looking, consistent documents. Templates appear in a large format that allows you to see layouts, graphics, and fonts at a glance. You can even edit right in the Gallery to quickly create families of customized documents.
Office for Mac 2011 gives you a full suite of media editing options, including in-document photo finishing, color-corrections, background removal, and more.
Maximize the on-screen space for reading and writing documents. Focus easily on the task at hand by blocking out all other windows and menus on your screen.
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 gives you the ability to present to multiple people remotely, improving communication and reducing travel costs. Broadcast your presentation to anyone on the Web from anywhere, with minimal startup time and no special software required.
In Excel for Mac 2011, Sparklines give you the ability to create small charts in a single cell. That way, you see the data in the smallest details-while never losing sight of the big picture.
Increase efficiency and save time by automating repetitive tasks in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. New features include IntelliSense, which uses auto-completion for the symbol names the programmer is typing. Get your documents coded and out the door faster.
Reorder layers of text, photos, and graphics quickly. Create richer documents than ever, and rearrange them without cumbersome copying and pasting. Easily manipulate the layering of all shapes on any page.