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Mountain Lion and Word

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Namie61 Calculating status...
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Dec 8, 2012 6:11 PM

I had word on my mac until I upgraded to Mountain lion. Now it will not let me open any word documents. Do I have to buy a whole new word program?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,775 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to Namie61)

    Try free software such as TextEdit and OpenOffice; if those don't work for you, you need to buy Office 2008 or newer. This is usually because 10.7 and 10.8 don't support PowerPC applications such as Office 2004.



  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to Niel)

    Sun/Oracle has abandoned OpenOffice. LibreOffice is now the preferred app and offers the best Word compatibility.


    If you want to run Word again on the newest cat, you need to have at least Office:Mac 2008, preferably 2011.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to Courcoul)

    Courcoul wrote:


    Sun/Oracle has abandoned OpenOffice.

    And Apache have taken it on, Open Office is available and supported at


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