February 28, 2020
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons
- Provide industry-standard software to create & edit the most common file types
- Create visually appealing newsletters & documents
- Maintain consistency across different tasks & projects
- Create documents that are universally usable by nearly all computer users
- It's sometimes too "idiot-proof". It tries to do everything for you, even if you don't want it done; e.g. Excel has an issue where it likes to trim leading zeros, which is seldom convenient.
- Some new features are available only in the online version (Office 365); e.g. some productivity plugins for Outlook.
- Locks files for use; kind of like point #1. Often, it would be nice to keep a file open while using it in another application, especially when the other application is only reading and not editing.