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slashdotwriter slashdotwriter writes  |  more than 7 years ago

slashdotwriter writes "Macworld (http://www.macworld.com) features an article (http://www.macworld.com/2006/12/opinion/microsoft /index.php) stating that the next version of Office for the Mac will not include Visual Basic scripting. This is bad news for a number of reasons. For me, the main reason is that I won't be able to run the translation memory application Wordfast (http://www.wordfast.net) natively on an Intel Mac since this application is a collection of VBA macros. What's a translator to do? Keep her PowerPC or spend more money cobbling together a second "virtual computer" from Microsoft Vista/Office/Parallels? From the article: "Microsoft makes a Basic mistake with Office 2007 Dropping support for Visual Basic scripting makes Office suite DOA By Rob Griffiths Microsoft Office isn't among the apps that will run natively on Intel-based Macs — and it won't be until the latter half of 2007, according to media reports. But when it does ship, Office will apparently be missing a feature so vital to cross-platform compatibility that I believe it will be the beginning of the end for the Mac version of the productivity suite...""

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