I was hoping to buy it from the Mac App Store. Also why isn't Skype on the Mac App Store?
Why would a company like Microsoft give away 30% of its revenue to Apple? Being on the App store is good for smaller companies who don't have a good marketing machine, but it is just a waste of money for Microsoft
jpellino wrote: »
Worst Office installation in recent memory. Back to 2011 if I still have the DMG. Every app crashes unpredictably. All three open at once (and nothing else open) take 99% of 4GB RAM. Do not remember a crash with 2011. Tried second time to find every 2011 component and delete it before installing 2016 but that didn't help. Minute launches even after the first launch.
Even more fun: the crash reporter stays bouncing after the app crashes. I suspect it has something to do with all of the additional stuff from the MS folder in 2011 Mac is now inside the Word and the PP and the Excel app, including - wait for it - the crash reporter app itself! Open each app as a package, the fonts are in the resources and three apps are inside shared support.
I would be willing to pay more for the App Store version to cover Apple's cut. Besides all App Store apps have a 5 Mac license, so it would have to cost more anyway.
ash471 wrote: »
Pages is also useless for lawyers. There's many problems, but just to illustrate one, Pages won't do automatic paragraph numbering with the second line left justified. Its a really easy fix, but Apple won't do it.
The most likely explanation is that Apple has agreed with MS not to update Pages in exchange for MS releasing their software on iOS. It is a smart move for both of them.
Yes Microsoft is greedy. I believe if they were to charge $99.00 or less people would not have an issue. If you have been around long enough you would know that software costs are ridiculous. Apple gives there updates for free. Microsoft should follow suite. There are so many office like products for Mac out there that are free people won't pay that absurd price. Good luck thinking they will.
rotateleftbyte wrote: »
and what happens to YOUR documents etc if you can't afford the $120/year?
Say you lose your job? What if you couldn't update your resume because you MS monthly tithe has expired. Bang goes your next job then?
Yes. That is what is it. You pay them money for them to let you have the priviledge to access you information for another month.
I will never ever purchase a subscription for software where if I stop paying, it stops working.
I will pay for support but not where if I stop the software stops working.