6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 11:56 AM by inoxxs3
GDL2302 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm using Snow Leopard and want to upgrade to Mountain Lion. If I do that and then install the  latest version of Office for Mac will I be able to access exisiting Word files? Or only create new Word files?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Early 2009 MacBook
  • 1. Re: Can I use Word with Mountain Lion?
    Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,560 points)

    You will have access to your older Word docs.

  • 2. Re: Can I use Word with Mountain Lion?
    inoxxs3 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Agree with Mike. I did the upgrade from SL to Lion and than when ML released also to ML. Every upgrade without problems. All docs and everything else worked for me. It still may be a bit different compared to upgrading from SL to ML.

  • 3. Re: Can I use Word with Mountain Lion?
    GDL2302 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks guys. I upgraded without problems, and I actually found that my older (2008) version of Office still works. I was led to believe it wouldn't.

  • 4. Re: Can I use Word with Mountain Lion?
    Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (9,560 points)

    Great! As you said Office 08 works but since you said that you were going to install the newest version I didn't mention it. The only folks that had problems were the ones still running Office 04.

  • 5. Re: Can I use Word with Mountain Lion?
    GDL2302 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, me again. I have run into a problem. I can open most of my word docs (that were created with Office 08) but I can't open older docs (that were created with an older version of Office. No problem opening .docx files but I can't open .doc files. Any thoughts on how I can solve this?

  • 6. Re: Can I use Word with Mountain Lion?
    inoxxs3 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Lets make things clear. Now you are using Office 08 right? I have never used Office 08 on my Mac. I have the 11. In 11 i can open almost everything. .docx and .doc files without any problems. Im not a power user of Mac version of Office so I dont know exactly how things work. Sorry about that. If you are running 08 try upgrading to 11. Its newer (maybe better). There also may be another way but as I said Im not a power user of Office for Mac. And the third option - try to convert your .doc files to .docx. This helped me on Win XP/7 computer.