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as the title says, anybody have a source or an educated guess on whether the windows 8 rt version of office (either the free version or a possible upgraded version) will support vba and macros?

i think it prob will, and assuming it uses the same file types (xlsm, etc) that should mean files you've made in office 2007 should work too?

could make a big difference to people's choice of windows 8 rt or windows 8 tablet

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I can see it supporting VBA, but stuff like COM would be limited for the ARM version.

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The way that MS has been headed for the past few years I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't available.
Having said that, there still isn't a credible alternative for quick ad-hoc application based development so it may be there in a cut down form but maybe not in the version of Office after 2013.

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[quote name='S_Herbie' timestamp='1340113420' post='594942581']The way that MS has been headed for the past few years I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't available.
Having said that, there still isn't a credible alternative for quick ad-hoc application based development so it may be there in a cut down form but maybe not in the version of Office after 2013.[/quote]

I've been out of the look for quite some time - what do they plan to replace VBA with?

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[quote name='Mr Nom Nom's' timestamp='1340121322' post='594943001']
I've been out of the look for quite some time - what do they plan to replace VBA with?
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At a guess, something .NET based.

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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' timestamp='1340263445' post='594947351'] At a guess, something .NET based. [/quote]
Yes, something that will run in a browser rather than being tied to the desktop application.
Could be great in the long run, but a complete pain for the first 5 or so years.

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