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Old Nov 29, 2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Help......Upgraded to Lion.....

I am on a IMAC, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and I upgraded to Lion and now I get a message that I can't open Microsoft Word because PowerPC applications are no longer supported! Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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not really,

Lion did away with Rosetta, which provided on the fly emulation for PPC coded software. This is why many people running Quicken were stuck with 10.6 You will either need to buy the new version of Office, get a current version of an office alternative, or do a clean install of an older OS. Sorry for the bad news.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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I am on a IMAC, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and I upgraded to Lion and now I get a message that I can't open Microsoft Word because PowerPC applications are no longer supported! Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
Nope, time to drag your wallet out of your pocket and update that 8 year old copy of MS Office from MS Office 2004 to MS Office 2011.
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there is OpenOffice, which you could try using. Free and open source. I've never tried it, but plenty of tech people seem to like it.
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there is OpenOffice, which you could try using. Free and open source. I've never tried it, but plenty of tech people seem to like it.
I agree it's an alternative however for a minor amount of money (about $100) the OP can have the genuine article. However then again $100 may be a fortune for him too so he has to weigh the merits.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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I agree it's an alternative however for a minor amount of money (about $100) the OP can have the genuine article. However then again $100 may be a fortune for him too so he has to weigh the merits.
Or Pages, Numbers and Keynote from Apple might serve his needs, each available independently, for about $20 each if I recall.

I have someone I used to work with, that calls me up every now and then for tech support. He has been using AppleWorks (formerly Claris Works) for the last five years on his iBook. Works just fine for him. I assume most of the iWork package is based on that software.

There are alternatives, but I can sympathize with the OP's frustration. Apple has a thing for dropping support for stuff people still use even when the alternatives aren't always to the consumer's liking...
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Thank you, I appreciate the information.
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