Macs for Lawyers


Question of the Moment

Q: Will there be a version of Microsoft OneNote for the Mac?  I *LOVE* OneNote!

A: There hasn't been one announced yet and I wouldn't count on it, to be honest.  Your best bet would be to use something like Parallels to run Windows applications on your Mac and install OneNote in the virtual desktop. 

OR... Microsoft has released the web-version of OneNote.  It's not going as full-featured as the regular version but might be good enough and should work from all of the major browsers, including the iPhone.  It's free, all you need is a account (free) and to locate your notebooks on SkyDrive.


Microsoft has shipped Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. 


Here are some useful resources for lawyers to use for more information on Microsoft Office for Mac



Microsoft has free support newsgroups available for nearly every product they make.  In these newsgroups you can read questions and answers that other people have posted for the product or you can post your own questions and get answers from the other posters. 

Unfortunately it doesn't appear that Microsoft has created any Microsoft Answers forums for Macs yet.

How to Ask a Question:  When posting a question to a newsgroup please be sure to indicate what software you're using, what version of the software you're using, what SPECIFICALLY you are trying to do and what happens when you try to do that (especially any error messages you may be receiving).  It is also helpful if you tell us what you have already tried in an effort to fix it so that we don't waste time telling you to try things you've already attempted.


What's an MVP?

An MVP or "Most Valuable Professional" is a volunteer who has been recognized by Microsoft as an expert on a particular technology.  You'll commonly find them in the Microsoft Support Newsgroups, but they can sometimes be found in other forums or lists.  They can be very helpful but keep in mind that they are only volunteers providing assistance in their spare time.

Web Forums

Since NNTP is a tad esoteric Microsoft has introduced a web interface for their support newsgroups.  These are the same newsgroups you get via NNTP, just in a web browser.

Click the links below to open the Microsoft Outlook newsgroups in your web browser:

Last Updated: 01/12/2013