According the the Mac Business Unit at Micro$oft, they have seen the error of their ways and determined to reintegrate Visual Basic for Applications scripting back into the next major release of Office. If only they would've consulted me to start with... VBA was a cross platform feature that allowed for advanced forms, and also tremendous customization. It was sacrificed in Office 2008 to speed up the release date.
So, you can add VBA to my predictions for Microsoft Word 2012 (or thereabouts).
Although, it's always possible that by then we'll all be using OpenOffice and not buying.