2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2012 5:11 PM by John Galt
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If I upgrade to M. Lion, will the Word and Excel programs I have on my Mac still work?

Thanx - M

MacBook Pro, iOS 6
Solved by John Galt on Oct 17, 2012 5:11 PM Solved

It depends on which version you have. If they are very old PowerPC only programs - over six years old or so - they will not run.


A better solution is to try a number of better, free alternatives. Consider


LibreOffice (donation-supported)

NeoOffice (free)

OpenOffice (free)


I use Apple's Pages ($19.99) as well as OpenOffice and have been completely Microsoft - free for over a year now. Life is better without Microsoft.

Reply by Niel on Oct 17, 2012 5:04 PM Helpful

If they're Office 2008 or newer, yes. Office 2004 and earlier won't.



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