Highlights of Office 2008 for Mac. Office 2008 is a Universal Binary, was built by Mac users for Mac users, and includes many features which take advantage of underlying technologies of the Macintosh platform. Office 2008 uses Open XML file formats for compatibility with Windows-based 2007 Microsoft Office. There's no better sign of Microsoft's increasing acceptance of the Mac population than the latest version of Office for Mac 2008, the first Office with native support for Intel-based Macs.
Compatibility shouldn't be too much of an issue. The only thing you should keep in mind is that when you are at home and create a document for work, to save it in the 97-2004 format so you can use it at work. This format should be a *.doc format. The newer versions of Office will read the older format with no problems.
Otherwise, there should be no issues using Office between a Mac and PC because I do it all the time. It is compatible across the board.
Since you already know Office and use it at work, it would probably be a good idea for now to stick with Office. However, it is always fun to learn new software. Hope this helps.
Office For Mac 2008 Upgrade
Mar 20, 2009 6:14 AM