Skip navigation

I lost my ability to use Microsoft Offic for Mac, when I upgraded my MAC from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion! HELP!

305 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 6:43 AM by macjack RSS
karlfromsaint james Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 17, 2012 6:38 AM



After I upgraded my operating system on my mac, (from  Snow Leopard (10.6 ? ) to Mountain Lion (10.8.2), virtually ALL of my documents (recipes, update logs, information of untold things), have been denied to me with my Microsoft Word for Mac (which I have used since I purchased my mac in Aug.2008).

      I now get a window that tells me "You can't open the application "Microsoft Word" because PowerPC applications are no longer supported." (Needless to say, I cannot use Excel or anything else, either!)

      Yet, I can still access them, fully (read and even print fro them), individually, by dragging a file into my PREVIEW program!



      What gives?

      I am not a savvy programmer, nor do I confess to somehow being warned that this might happen when I upgraded my operating system.



     Is there any reasonable (easier?) way to continue the use of these (to me) very important files? I only upgraded because I upgraded my iPhone to a 4S and wanted everything to conform to  siimilar circumstances!



     What can I DO?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Using OFFICE FOR MAC after upgrade?


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.