Office 2008 for Mac is on the way but won't be arriving until some time in the second half of this year. Microsoft made the announcement at Macworld yesterday, also revealing that the suite would have some Mac-First and Mac-Only features.

These include Publishing Layout View, to simplify the creation of 'layout-rich' documents, such as newsletters, fliers and brochures; Ledger Sheets, said to make it possible for anyone to use Excel for common financial-management tasks; and the My Day schedule planner - a standalone app reckoned to let users track priorities and stay on top of daily activities, irrespective of the program they're working in.