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MS Office for Mac not working on OSX Lion?

23372 Views 48 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2011 10:28 AM by mejudy RSS
  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 9:44 AM (in response to merter)

    That is not the case in general.  Office 2011 should install perfectly on Lion.  Something specific to you, I think.

  • dsmith5740 Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2011 9:07 PM (in response to kristokn)

    Is it possible to import all of my MS Entourage emails & addresses into the new Lion version of Mail?

  • dsmith5740 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 9:09 PM (in response to igmackenzie)

    Is it possible to import all of my MS Entourage emails & addresses into the new Lion version of Mail?

  • dsmith5740 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 9:13 PM (in response to Evonne&Darren)

    Unfortunately, I didn't read all of these posts before upgrading to Lion...I have used MS Office for Mac 2004 for many years, and use Entourage for my email. I now see that I need to upgrade to MS Office for Mac 2011 - however I have heard good things about Lions new version of "Mail". Does anyone know if it is possible to import my old Entourage emails & folders into the new Lion Mail? Also how do I import my address book from Entourage into Lion's address book?

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,145 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to dsmith5740)

    Once you upgrade to Lion, no, you can't import from Entourage since the app needs to run. However I did read on here that at least one person had success using the trial version of Office for Mac 2011 to transfer their mail, contacts and calendar out of Outlook 2011 to Mail, Address Book and iCal. As always, have a current backup of your user data before doing anything of this nature, as things do sometimes go wrong.

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  • dsmith5740 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, I did a Time Machine Backup before upgrading to Lion. I saw somehwere else (unfortunately after the fact) that the recomendation for MS Office for Mac is to upgrade to 2011 BEFORE you upgrade your Mac OS to Lion. What I'm wondering is how can I uninstall my older 2004 Office for Mac & install the new 2011 version after I've already installed Lion?

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 5:26 AM (in response to dsmith5740)

    As you can see from posts further up this thread and in many others, that is NOT the recommendation.

    There is no problem with Office 2011 in general.

  • BBdolphin Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:07 AM (in response to Evonne&Darren)

    Microsoft Office 2011 works fine with Lion.  No problems....HOWEVER.....the new feature Versions does not work on anything except Text Edit.  What gives?

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:10 AM (in response to BBdolphin)

    What 'gives' is that MS will have to update Office to take advantage of the new features.  Whether this is likely to happen is anyone's guess.

    It's up to all software devs to update their software.

  • BBdolphin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:31 AM (in response to igmackenzie)

    Thanks....I love this feature when I'm working in Pages.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:33 AM (in response to BBdolphin)

    I know, it is really good and makes a big difference.  I really hope that MS do upgrade Word, because Pages just doesn't compare, IMO.

  • dsmith5740 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to igmackenzie)

    OK...got it. Here's another question.thought....is it possible for me to go back to the last image of all files (via Time Machine) and restore my computer back to that point - then export all of my emails, folders, addresses from my old Entourage 2004 in Mail & Address Book - THEN - UNINSTALL the 2004 MS Office for Mac - THEN re-install Lion - import my emails, folders, & addresses into the new wonderful Lion versions of Mail & Address book - and finally purchase/download the new MS Office 2011 for ac to use for Word, Excel & Power Point?

     

    Besides being a pain in the ***, it might be my only way to purge my Mac of the old, useless 2004 MS Office, as well as import my emails & folders into the new Lion Mail.

     

    Your thoughts.....?

  • GlennW Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 5:30 PM (in response to dsmith5740)

    If you're asking whether you could use a Time Machine backup to go back to Snow Leopard, if you have a bootable full backup of Snow Leopard available I believe the answer is yes.  Before I went that route, though, I would try the trial version of Office 2011 to see if you can't extract what you need using that on Lion.  If you're  lucky the Office 2011 install will remove the remnants of Office 2004.  Even if it doesn't, though, they're unlikely to cause any problems other than wasting a bit of space, because as PPC apps they won't do anything in Lion.  You could remove them by hand, since again, as PPC apps by definition nothing can depend on them.

  • dsmith5740 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:48 PM (in response to GlennW)

    Good point....I don't have a bootable version of Snow Leopard...only Time Machine image. I'll try the installation of 2011 route. I'm going to buy it anyway, so might as well. And to your point...I guess I can delete all of the 2004 App files since they don't even operate now.

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