updated 03:10 pm EDT, Tue October 16, 2007
Office 2008 sneak peek
Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (Mac BU) has released its third sneak peek of Office 2008 for Mac, offering more details on the software suite's new Ledger Sheets feature. "The Mac BU is giving you a deeper look at [Ledger Sheets] that can make any Excel user look like a pro – even those with 'grid fear'!" Ledger Sheets are designed to harness the power of Excel by simplifying the process of handling common financial management tasks with the help of pre-formulated cells. Accessible from the Elements Gallery, Ledger Sheets streamline tasks for users who aren't experts at Excel while improving convenience for proficient users. "Home and small business users can easily balance checkbooks, track accounts or manage investment portfolios without having to fuss with formulas."
Office 2008 for Mac includes a slew of features designed to help new users as well as experienced gurus work more efficiently. Pre-formulated cells help users who are new to or who dislike creating formulas in Excel to create spreadsheets for a variety of tasks -- including balancing a budget, tracking inventory, managing investments, and more.
"Start with fully-customizable Ledger Sheets designed for invoicing, bill-paying, household budgets, and payroll. Beginners to pros can easily customize at will - to keep on top of each person's totally unique financial picture."
The Mac BU posted Microsoft Office 2008 sneak peek no. 2 in early October to detail the software's revamped Toolbox, and issued its initial sneak peek in mid-September with a preview of all the new features scheduled for release in the near future.