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can ms office 2008 work on OS 10.7 lion?

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urbanpixy Calculating status...
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Jul 20, 2011 4:43 PM

Hello, just installed OS 10.7 Lion, can ms office for mac 2008 work on OS 10.7 lion or will i have to buy 2011? Or will i just buy iwork 2009? I'd prefer not to buy anything?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • robert from green cove springs Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:47 AM (in response to urbanpixy)

    I have installed Lion (OS 10.7) and have not had any problem using Office 2008.  I have only tried Word and Excel but assume since they run OK then others would work/

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:56 AM (in response to urbanpixy)

    If you just installed it, why not just try opening the Office applications and see for yourself.

     

    Office 2008 works fine on Lion.

  • sidneysidney Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:04 AM (in response to urbanpixy)

    I've tried both MS Office 2008 and 2011 for Mac on Lion, they both work perfectly fine for me. However I still prefer iWork 2009 when there are no compatibility issues concerned (sharing with colleagues using windows for further editing etc)

    If you prefer not to buy anything, you can try NeoOffice, OpenOffice, or even use GoogleDocs, which are all free.

  • JoeyR Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:32 AM (in response to urbanpixy)

    Actually... it's a yes & no.  Office 2008 will run in Lion if the system you have already has it installed.  Unfortunately, the installer itself for Office 2008 is a PowerPC application which requires Rosetta to run (which is not part of Lion).  So, while the applications are all compatible, the installer itself isn't. 

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:05 PM (in response to JoeyR)

    JoeyR wrote:

     

    Actually... it's a yes & no.  Office 2008 will run in Lion if the system you have already has it installed.  Unfortunately, the installer itself for Office 2008 is a PowerPC application which requires Rosetta to run (which is not part of Lion).  So, while the applications are all compatible, the installer itself isn't. 

    Stop repeating the meme. I did so myself until I decided to try the Installer myself and it works just fine. It is a standard installer package.

  • jsndmrc Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:20 PM (in response to urbanpixy)

    Actually... My Microsoft Office 2008 doesn't work at all now. I had it installed before updating to Lion, and have checked for all available updates. Still not working. Any suggestions?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:24 PM (in response to jsndmrc)

    jsndmrc wrote:

     

    Actually... My Microsoft Office 2008 doesn't work at all now. I had it installed before updating to Lion, and have checked for all available updates. Still not working. Any suggestions?

    Try creating another account and see if they will open in that account.

  • Yefim Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to urbanpixy)

    MSO 2008 works perfectly OK under OS Lion except it doesn't support newest features like Versions and AutoSave.

    I had it nstalled since 10.6.6 and it went OK through all updates up to 10.6.8 and then - to Lion (10.7).

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