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Another Office 2008 sneak peek

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.

by MacNN Staff





  1. zootdaze

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ditch Entourage

    Until they make a real Outlook client for Mac and not a cobbled together c***-basket that uses WebDAV to connect to Exchange Server I don't give a s?! about Office 2008.

  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Since Rosetta sucks up CPU, the sooner they release this the better my MacBook Pro's battery life will be.

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    take note

    Why do I get the feeling that Numbers is going to make Excel look like Powerpoint does next to Keynote?

    MS. They add one feature every 10 years, throw some new, less user friendly interface on something, and call it innovative.

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not WebDAV in 2008


    Not that I'm gonna use it, but Entorage 2008 is using native MAPI connections, and not WebDAV! Demoed to me by MS Sweden 2 weeks ago..

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    the only sneek-peak...

    I wnat is a Beta Copy_

  1. zootdaze

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I have a beta copy

    "the only sneek-peak... I wnat is a Beta Copy"

    I have one. And I tried Entourage. As far as I can tell it's still only does POP, IMAP, and WebDav. But, perhaps marook can enlighten me (he said very hopefully).

  1. Jaye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Entourage address book

    Is the address book layout similar to Outlook or is it the same configuration as Entourage 2004.

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