What’s New in Office 2008
Like the v.X and 2004 versions before it, Office 2008 is a significant release. It’s now a Universal Binary, allowing it to run natively on Intel Macs rather than relying on Apple’s Rosetta translation technology used to run PowerPC code. Until today, all Intel Macs have effectively run one of their most important productivity packages in a mode that rendered it artificially sluggish.
One of the most obvious new changes in Office 2008 is its overhauled user interface. Rather than using the floating button bars Office has always used (above, Word 2004), the new version adopts the look of standard Mac OS X toolbar within the document window