Microsoft Office:mac 2004 Student & Teacher Edition
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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac equivalent to Office 2003 for Windows was developed for Mac OS X to run on PowerPC Macintoshes, so Macs with Intel CPUs must run the program under Mac OS X's Rosetta emulation layer, so is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and newer.
Office 2004 was replaced by Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, which was developed as a universal binary to run natively on Intel Macintoshes. However, Office 2008 did not include support for Visual Basic for Applications, which made Microsoft extend the support period of Office 2004 from October 13, 2009 to January 10, 2012.
Microsoft Word a word processor. Its proprietary DOC format was considered a standard until 2007 when new XML-based format called .DOCX was introduced in the next version of Office for Mac (Office 2008).
Microsoft Excel a spreadsheet program, originally a competitor to Lotus 1-2-3, but it became the de facto standard for spreadsheet programs.
Microsoft Entourage an email application, but also comprising personal information management functionality of a calendar, address book, task list, note list, and project manager. With Entourage 2004, Microsoft began offering a Project Center, which allows the user to create and organize projects.
Microsoft PowerPoint a popular presentation program used to create slideshows composed of text, graphics, movies and other objects, for display on-screen or printed.
MSN Messenger a messaging application which was automatically installed.
Microsoft Virtual PC a hypervisor which emulates Microsoft Windows operating systems on Mac OS X which are PowerPC based. Virtual PC did not work on Intel-based Macs and in August 2006, Microsoft announced it would not be ported to Intel-based Macintoshes, effectively discontinuing the product.
Platform: Apple Macintosh with an Intel, PowerPC G3 256Mb RAM 630 Mb Hard Disk available CD-ROM Drive Mouse
1024x768 resolution or higher monitor
OS: Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later
Application Software (AS:) Office
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