updated 12:30 am EDT, Tue April 6, 2004
Microsoft Office 2004
Microsoft today announced that in eight days, for Mac will be released to manufacturers for production. The new productivity suite is available for pre-order today, from the Apple Store online, Amazon.com, MacConnection, MacMall and MacZone. It will ship by the third week of May, according to Microsoft. "Customer feedback on early versions of Office 2004 for Mac has been overwhelmingly positive; we are really excited to get it out the door and into the hands of our customers," said Roz Ho, general manager for the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft. The new version includes charting improvements in Excel 2004, smart buttons in Word and Excel 2004, new design templates, 'Save As Picture' in Office, and 'Soft Shadows' in Office.