Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to Norseman2)
I can purchase MS Office 2011 for Mac, but I'm concerned it would be dog slow on my 8 year old computer, ya know?
No, you cannot--won't run. Office 2011 requires an Intel iMac. The last version of Office:Mac that will run on a PowerPC Mac is Office 2008. Fortunately, you can still get 2008 from some vendors:
The free LibreOffice (which I am liking better than OpenOffice) is still available for PowerPC:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to Allan Jones)
Thanks man ...I'll try Libreoffice when I get home today!
I can purchase 2011 through my company ...I'll have to see if I could get 2008 instead, but I'll be there would be some hoops to jump through.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to Norseman2)
Microsoft no longer sells Office:Mac 2008. The site I linked gets overstocked products so they often have new copies of older software versions you can't get through regular channels.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to Allan Jones)
+1 on the LibreOffice ...installed it last night and it works just fine. I don't plan on doing a lot of work with "Office" apps on my G5, but it's nice to be able to if I need to. Because they give it to you for free and only "ask" for a donation, I gave a little donation, too, once I used it and decided I was going to go with this app suite.
Thanks again for the suggestion!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 6:44 AM (in response to Norseman2)
LibreOffice is the way to go... swithed and never looked back.
Same source code as OpenOffice but it works 10x better. They also have localization in many languages which is very nice, very well done.