5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2011 6:18 PM by Andrew Bosik
Andrew Bosik Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I just installed Lion.

And now whenever I try to open a text file or the text program, it crashes.

Secondly, when I try to open microsoft office files, it says it doesn't recognize "powerpc"

My MacBook is a Intel coreduo


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Marc Wilson Level 4 Level 4 (1,045 points)

    As has been endlessly talked about (and documented), Lion does not provide Rosetta.  PowerPC application support is at an end.

     

    You need at least Office 2008 if you are going to run Lion.  Otherwise your choices are to either downgrade back to your previous OS, or replace Office with something like OpenOffice/LibreOffice.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (29,950 points)

    Lion does not support old PowerPC applications.  Your version of Office, I'm guessing, is Office 2004, which is a set of PowerPC applications.  You'll need to upgrade Office to version 2011.  I'm guessing the app you're trying to open text files with is also incompatible.  Use the copy of TextEdit that came with Lion, or update to a newer third-party editor.

  • Andrew Bosik Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    The program I'm trying to use to open my text files is the standard Apple TextEdit that comes with the OS. Which is what the text files were created with in Snow Lep. Yet it still crashes.

    As far as the office files go, yes, my copy of office is an old one.

    Is there a free prgram I can use the would be compatible?

    Thanx!

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (29,950 points)

    The program I'm trying to use to open my text files is the standard Apple TextEdit that comes with the OS. Which is what the text files were created with in Snow Lep. Yet it still crashes.

     

    Hmm, that's very odd.  Did you by any chance transfer an older version of TextEdit over from your previous installation?  Make sure that you're opening the copy that was installed with Lion.  My version of TextEdit is 1.7, what does yours say?

     

    As far as the office files go, yes, my copy of office is an old one.

    Is there a free prgram I can use the would be compatible?

     

    Several, yes.  OpenOffice, NeoOffice or LibreOffice are all free alternatives, though none will be exactly equivalent to MS Office.

  • Andrew Bosik Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    mine says 1.7

     

    Also, I just created a new account calling it "root user"

    based on what I read on other Lion threads.

    and with that account, it can open the text files with no issues.