As with that Windows-geared update, much of the focus on Office 2008 for Mac was on revamping the user interface. The new Mac software, though, will not use Office 2007's "ribbon" user interface, but will instead have its own look, dubbed the "element gallery."
"It's very Mac-like," said Microsoft's Sheridan Jones. "It's not an incredibly abrupt change for our users."
The software has taken somewhat longer to arrive than the 18 months to 24 months that typically elapse between releases. The current version, Office 2004 for Mac, debuted in the spring of 2004.
Office 2008 for Mac expected later this year
Posted on Thursday, Jan 11 2007 @ 01:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck