Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 12:01 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
I don't know about the installer, but we had '08 on 4 machines that we upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard. Once the upgrade was complete, the '08 program icons had a whitish circle with a slash (think Ghost Busters) symbol over them. Not deterred there, I tried to launch a Word .doc that had opened before Lion. Nada!
Sure mileage may very with anything, but 4 machines? A 24" iMac, a 27" iMac, a MacBook Pro, and a MacBook Air restored from a Time-Machine backup. So, for my 2-cents, there will be no nod in the direction of '08. On the other hand, '11 is loved by all here, AND all we share documents with at PC centric places like government agencies and contractors.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to Chris Hayden)
I don't know what the problem might have been, nor do I doubt that you saw it, but I can say your problem was out of the ordinary. Office for Mac 2008 will install and work just fine for the majority of people in Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Kinda' got to doubt that. We don't do custom hardware configurations since everything is still under AppleCare warranty agreements. Nor do we use any pirate software. We run updates as they come down the pipe from Apple. And, ALL 4 machines I've mentioned (including the TM backup inherited by the MBA) ran '08 just fine before Lion.
So maybe who's experience is atypical, I wonder.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to Chris Hayden)
Again, I'm not douting that you've had a problem. But it is atypical. The majority of people just on this board who have Office for Mac 2008 will tell you it runs just fine. One important thing to keep in mind is that just because you have a problem, doesn't mean everyone has that problem. However, you were able to solve the problem by upgrading to Office for Mac 2011, so no harm done.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
What's the blindside, that some people have '08 running issues after a migration from Snow Leopard to Lion, or that '08 gets an unwaivering endorsement even though it is an out-o-date product that has a easily acquired version. Really.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to saffronfrombrighton)
Thanks! What with upgrading to Snow Leopard and then Lion I can only really afford Office 2008! May wait and buy the 2011 version. Thanks
While I am in no way endorsing this, not being a fan of the Cloud, you should be aware that if you buy Office for Mac 2011 soon, you may be able to get a free One (1) year non-commercial subscription to Office 365 Home Premium. The offer is here http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/offer/. The offer details (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/offer/pre-launch-offer-details-and-terms-FX102 902434.aspx?redir=0) used to include the effective dates. This article http://techofthetown.blogspot.com/2013/02/buy-office-2010-and-get-office-2013-fr ee.html has the effective dates for both purchase and redemption still going on. To be safe, I'd suggest giving Microsoft a call to confirm that the deal is still current if you're interested.
Microsoft just released an update for Office for Mac 2011. I just updated it hoping it will fix it but it didn't, It might fix the problem for some people here. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2814835