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microsoft word on power pc

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dmnovick Calculating status...
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Nov 18, 2012 11:14 AM

How do I open word documents on iMac powerpc version running mountain lion??

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), iOS 6.0.1
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,485 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to dmnovick)

    Something is wrong with your story.

     

    You can't running Mountain Lion on a Power PC Mac.

     

    As soon as you get your story straight maybe we can help you then.

     

    Allan

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,855 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to dmnovick)

    If you're using a PowerPC Mac, you need to use Microsoft Office 2008 or earlier, iWork, TextEdit, or similar products.

    If you're using 10.7 or newer on an Intel Mac, see above, except that Office 2008 is the earliest and not the last compatible version.

     

    (71777)

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Allan Eckert wrote:

     

    Something is wrong with your story.

    Ya think?

     

    They've got a 2007 iMac which should have an Intel processor, and is either running iOS 6.0.1 or Mountain Lion.

  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to dmnovick)

    Or you can download the free update for Office 2004 from Microsoft and you will be able to open documents created in later versions of MS Office.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9416

     

    TZ

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,610 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to tzbikowski)

    trbikowshi wrote:

     

    Or you can download the free update for Office 2004 from Microsoft and you will be able to open documents created in later versions of MS Office.

     

    Office 2004 cannot run on any Mac OS higher than 10.6.8. It has no Intel code, and Rosetta support of non-intel code on Intel Macs disappeared with OS 10.7.

  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Allan Jones)

    Allan is obviously right. I just misread the post from dmnovick and I got the impression he had 2004 already installed on his machine and just needed an update. This is not possible as Allan says.

     

    TZ

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