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    I am hoping someone on here can help me. I have a Macbook that is about 2 years old... I have the 2008 Microsoft Office and am wondering if I should upgrade to the 2011 version...
    Also, is there a way to check how much memory I have used on here?

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    Hi Supa_star. I'm not sure about checking your memory as I'm not sitting in front of my Mac this week, but in terms of upgrading your Office Software, I would wait a bit longer. There is no need to keep the latest and greatest version of Office, unless you require this for your job. I have the 2010 version and it's fine - some of the work computers have older software!

    Incidentally, if you have children who attend a NSW pubic school, or if you know someone who works for the Department of Education in NSW, you can buy the Department's latest purchase of Office (which is not necessarily the current version, e.g. Might be 2010 or 2011) for $55. Bargain!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedly Happy View Post
    Hi Supa_star. I'm not sure about checking your memory as I'm not sitting in front of my Mac this week, but in terms of upgrading your Office Software, I would wait a bit longer. There is no need to keep the latest and greatest version of Office, unless you require this for your job. I have the 2010 version and it's fine - some of the work computers have older software!

    Incidentally, if you have children who attend a NSW pubic school, or if you know someone who works for the Department of Education in NSW, you can buy the Department's latest purchase of Office (which is not necessarily the current version, e.g. Might be 2010 or 2011) for $55. Bargain!!



    I was questioning the need to update. I mainly use word for uni and thats about it - does the job fine except it doesn't want to run endnote...
    How do you go about that with the education dept? DS is at primary school.

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    what happens when you try to run it?

    I would avoid upgrading it is like re-learning to walk learning to use 2010 after 2008

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    Keep the version you got. The newer versions are hard to use.

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    Not sure about memory for macs this might help you
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2353?viewlocale=en_US
    As for the office as PP have said you don't need to upgrade if you don't require too such as a business etc for home use the older versions should be fine

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    To check Memory
    Click Macintosh hard drive on desktop
    Hold command and I
    Another way

    Click apple icon in the top corner
    Then "about this Mac"

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    The problem with 2010 and 2008 windows is you can open a 2008 file in 2010, but you can't open a 2010 file in 2008. So long as nobody sends you a .docx or .xlsx file, you won't need it. For $55?? You'd be silly not to

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    I'd absolutely upgrade office! The new one is heaps better and there will be a lot of files you can't open.
    It's not even very expensive. Can you buy it from the MacShop on your laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    To check Memory
    Click Macintosh hard drive on desktop
    Hold command and I
    Another way

    Click apple icon in the top corner
    Then "about this Mac"


    Thankyou. I did try this by clicking about your Mac but it tells me my overall memory, not what is used and what is free...


 

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