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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Behind The Scenes

by Travis Harvey | July 29, 2010July 29, 2010 12:30 pm PDT

Microsoft took to their blog yesterday to show off the first in what will become a series of behind-the-scenes shots of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. For anyone using the dated 2008 version on their Mac, try not to get too excited because Office for Mac 2011 doesn’t hit stores until the final quarter of this year. Here are the details discussed above:

  • Starting off with the new Template Gallery in Office 2011, this feature allows you to quickly and easily pick a template from the built-in designs to the thousands of template online – giving you a head start to create great looking, professional documents.
  • Core features in Outlook for Mac like the Conversation View help you sort emails easily to keep track of what you need to do. Additionally, the new file-based database is faster and provides more stability with Time Machine support.
  • Tying all of the new features together is the Office for Mac ribbon, designed as an evolution of the Office 2008 Elements Gallery while also utilizing the classic Mac menu and Standard Toolbar giving you the best of both worlds. We have put the most commonly used controls at your fingertips making it easier for you to find what you need. You can even minimize the ribbon and the Toolbar for more screen space or for the more advanced users who rely on keyboard shortcuts.