2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 6:05 PM by Kappy
Dominic Paul Level 1 (0 points)

Is windows power point compatible with Imac?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,237 points)

    Office 2008 and 2011 will run in Lion.

    Office 2004 and earlier will only run in Snow Leopard or earlier.

    Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 are Windows products.



  • Kappy Level 10 (265,666 points)

    No. But there is an OS X compatible suite from MS - Office 2011 for OS X. It contains Mac compatible versions of Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and two or three other applications.


    You need to upgrade to Office 2011 - Mactopia - or you can try the freeware suite, Libre Office, that is functionally similar to Office 2007 for Windows except it works on the Mac.


    You may want to consider as well:


    These two suites are similar to Libre Office but not as current or as well-supported:



    Open Office


    And, then there is Apple's iWork suite:


    Pages - word processing and layout

    Keynote - presentation

    Numbers - spreadsheet


    Each can open and save Office compatible files. They may be purchased separately via the Mac App Store for $19.99 each.


    (Access to the Mac App Store requires Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or higher and an Apple ID.)