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murphrc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

thinking og upgrading to mountainlion, need to know if office 2008 will wk

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (265,735 points)

    Yes. If you haven't installed it yet, do so; a few of the boxes contain installers requiring Rosetta, which isn't available in 10.8.

     

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  • murphrc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    needing to install speech to text software that will only wk with lion or mountain lion concerned 2008 office will not wk

  • murphrc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    niel not sure what you mean by boxes requiring rosetta

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (265,735 points)

    The Office 2008 applications themselves will work, but your copy might have an installer which won't. If you haven't already installed it, do so prior to upgrading.

     

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  • Eric Root Level 7 Level 7 (27,605 points)

    I'm using Office 2008 in Mountain Lion with no problems. You can also check here:

     

    Application Compatibility

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Niel wrote:

     

    The Office 2008 applications themselves will work, but your copy might have an installer which won't. If you haven't already installed it, do so prior to upgrading.

     

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    About a year ago myself and others took a look at this particular myth. There never were any Office 2008 copies with PPC onstallers. However, the analysis addon is PPC and won't install.

     

    If you have one please give the build number over so I may check.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)

    Sounded like an interesting intellectual challenge (and you know how much I like Rosetta-related challenges!).

     

    Here is a screenshot of the Custom Install for Office 2008.  Where exactly is the analysis add-on (clicking on Proofing Tools only reveals different languages):

     

    Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 6.19.16 PM.png

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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Disk 2 of the Office Expressions (Pack), amongst the other addons, also used to be available as an download.

     

    Apologies, it's called Microsoft Query for Excel, for connection to SQL databases, it is a PPC rather than Universal app. It was available for 2004 and 2008 (don't know if there is a version for 2011)

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Niel wrote:

     

    The Office 2008 applications themselves will work, but your copy might have an installer which won't. If you haven't already installed it, do so prior to upgrading.

     

    (78153)

    About a year ago myself and others took a look at this particular myth. There never were any Office 2008 copies with PPC onstallers. However, the analysis addon is PPC and won't install.

     

    If you have one please give the build number over so I may check.

     

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Disk 2 of the Office Expressions (Pack), amongst the other addons, also used to be available as an download.

     

    Apologies, it's called Microsoft Query for Excel, for connection to SQL databases, it is a PPC rather than Universal app. It was available for 2004 and 2008 (don't know if there is a version for 2011)

     

     

     

    Please restate these two contradictory posts.  What are you saying about Office 2008 and its possible inability to work without Rosetta in Lion or Mt. Lion?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Niel wrote:

     

    The Office 2008 applications themselves will work, but your copy might have an installer which won't. If you haven't already installed it, do so prior to upgrading.

     

    (78153)

    About a year ago myself and others took a look at this particular myth. There never were any Office 2008 copies with PPC onstallers. However, the analysis addon is PPC and won't install.

     

    If you have one please give the build number over so I may check.

     

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Disk 2 of the Office Expressions (Pack), amongst the other addons, also used to be available as an download.

     

    Apologies, it's called Microsoft Query for Excel, for connection to SQL databases, it is a PPC rather than Universal app. It was available for 2004 and 2008 (don't know if there is a version for 2011)

     

     

     

    Please restate these two contradictory posts.  What are you saying about Office 2008 and its possible inability to work without Rosetta in Lion or Mt. Lion?

    Office 2008 installs and runs correctly on Lion and Mountain Lion, the Microsoft Query add on does not, is that clear enough?

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Office 2008 installs and runs correctly on Lion and Mountain Lion, the Microsoft Query add on does not, is that clear enough?

     

    Actually, not...

     

    First, let's leave out your discussion of Microsoft Query, which is not a part of Office 2008, was never raised by the OP nor any of his responders and which only you raised and then dismissed for reasons that only you could comprehend...

     

    So you continue to stand behind the accuracy of this statement:

     

    About a year ago myself and others took a look at this particular myth. There never were any Office 2008 copies with PPC onstallers (sic).

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Niel wrote:

     

    The Office 2008 applications themselves will work, but your copy might have an installer which won't. If you haven't already installed it, do so prior to upgrading.

     

    (78153)

    About a year ago myself and others took a look at this particular myth. There never were any Office 2008 copies with PPC onstallers. However, the analysis addon is PPC and won't install.

     

    If you have one please give the build number over so I may check.

     

     

    I wonder who propogated "this particular myth" in the first place?

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15728217#15728217

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Current versions of Office 2008 are 13.3 (supports Exchange 2003) and 14.1 (supports Exchange 2007/10), I have heard of no plans to update either version for Lion, you'd have to ask Microsoft about that.

     

    Both versions have a PPC installer so will not install on Lion but should run if installed prior to the Lion upgrade.

     

    To tell which one you have: If your copy of Entourage is labelled Entourage EWS you have 14.1, all other apps are identical in either version.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Office 2008 installs and runs correctly on Lion and Mountain Lion, the Microsoft Query add on does not, is that clear enough?

     

    Actually, not...

     

    First, let's leave out your discussion of Microsoft Query,

    First and last.

     

    Goodbye Lax

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)
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