1266 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2009 10:34 AM by Templeton Peck
MS Office '04 works here without any issues. I don't have Office '08, so can't address that issue. Peruse http://www.officeformac.com/productforums/ for MS help. Alternatively, uninstall and reinstall.
Hi, Amanda & welcome to the forums.
I'm not going to lecture you about software compatibility - I'm sure you can do the math between 2004 & 2009, but I will warn you about a common issue with fonts that old...
The general approach at this time is to ask if you've checked for any problematic fonts with Apple's Font Book (look in the Applications folder). Be sure to find and remove all duplicates also.
Start there to be sure all fonts that are in play come out with a clean bill of health.
Also, don't hesisate to perform wholesale deletion of old and/or little used fonts - be skeptical of anything that has come from any MS Equation Editor installation and good luck.
I would also suggest you take a look at iWork '09 with Pages. You can download a trial version. I think it would be a good step in concert with your new OS to get current with a new word processor as well.
How come Apple isn't suggesting anything?
Because it's not up to Apple to maintain compatibility with third party applications.
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