Show them the money. Use compelling charts and graphs to show stakeholders what you mean at a glance. With Excel 2008 for Mac, everyone from beginners to professional number crunchers can quickly create great-looking financial reports.
Analyze, share, and manage your data, and easily create persuasive charts and thought-provoking graphs for powerful results--see your data in a whole new way
Ledger Sheets in Excel 2008 make tracking finances, inventories, even invoices and portfolios easy with preformulated spreadsheets and automatic calculations
Prebuilt functions tackle the most common tasks and make creating error-free complex conditional formulas easier
Now supports over 16,000 columns and over 1 million rows; Quick access to formulas with Formula Builder
Formula AutoComplete simplifies your calculations by providing a dynamic pop-up menu so you can select and complete your formula
Tell Your Story, Effectively
Design your data to tell the story you want to tell--and make the impact your ideas deserve. Discover modern ways to communicate with powerful chart templates and tools, 3D effects, transparency, and soft shadows.
See & Grab Design Styles
In no time, beginners and pros alike build visually-persuasive charts and thought-provoking graphs using the high-quality design layouts and styles that are always within easy reach via Excel's expandable and collapsible Elements Gallery.
Share the Love across Office
Insert your great-looking chart into a PowerPoint presentation or Word proposal for a rich, consistent, high-quality look-and-feel to all your professional communications. Beautiful Excel chart options can be integrated across all of Office.
Formulas & Grids:
A Beginner's Best Friend
Create a little spreadsheet magic without having to remember formulas. Open the Excel Toolbox, and get helpful step-by-step instructions how to build any formula from your Formula Builder.
Save time typing. Power users and beginners alike can input calculations without knowing their exact names. Start typing and a list displays functions, definitions, and structure references that match your text. Continue typing and the list narrows dynamically to the best selection.
Big Grid, Big Potential
Power users will love exploring massive amounts of data within a single sheet. Beginners can create logs that go on for days. Compatible with Excel 2007, Excel for Mac 2008 sheets now support more than 1 million rows and 16 thousand columns each.
Focus on You, Not Math
You just want to balance your budget, track your inventory, or manage your investments--not memorize a bunch of formulas. Beginners can easily use Excel with little training, thanks to pre-formulated worksheets.
Know What to Do, Naturally
Believe it or not, you'll be creating financial management worksheets for home and work with ease. Excel's powerful, pre-defined formulas, data import tools, and new helpful layouts will guide you through what you need to do.
Custom-finish with Ease
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.
All across Office 2008:
See What You Want, Pull It In
Build great-looking documents in no time with building blocks from the Elements Gallery. Spot what you want, select it, and drop it in for fantastic-looking newsletters, presentations, and financial reports.
Turn Data Dynamic
Get ideas noticed in SmartArt charts, tables, maps and diagrams that transfer easily between Office applications and across platforms. Build instant diagrams from simple lists, with no drawing required.
The Right Tool at Your Fingertips
You won't need to be a scholar to work with bibliographies using Word's Citations tool. Even Excel novices will build complex equations with Formula Builder. And everyone from 4th graders to CEOs will easily bring presentations to life with PowerPoint's Custom Animation tool.
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Operating System: Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later
Processor: Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500 MHz or faster)
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB
Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor
HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network)
Entourage and certain features require Internet access (fees may apply)
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With only one significant miss-step over the years (anyone remember Word 6?), Microsoft's Office for Macintosh has arguably always been superior to the Windows incarnation. An ever-more Mac-like interface, Excel 2008 uses OS X conventions like the preference panes and integrated title/toolbar to improve on the 2004 version. New features like Elements Gallery, Ledger Sheets, Chart gallery, and Formula Builder makes it easier for the novice to create professional-looking work. However, like previous new versions of a program that many of us use daily, the interface changes and new features can be jarring, even if some of them are welcome. Excel 2008 brings new power and features, along with shortcuts for less experienced users. Your view of this latest version will likely be shaped by your need for VBA macros and your familiarity with the old Chart Wizards. This is especially true given the usually high cost of an upgrade. As a spreadsheet program, I rate Excel 2008 very high, but for existing Excel users with a lot of work that uses VBA macros, the rating drops significantly....Mac Guild: http://macguild.org/reviews/review415.html