Microsoft Office 2001 (OS 9)

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  1. JD92 macrumors 6502a

    JD92

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    Hey guys, I'm trying to set up this iBook for my dad's work. They want Microsoft Office 2001 on it and they gave me the CD, so I set up Classic on the iBook, but when I try to save something nothing happens.
    Whenever i click save or press Command S, all that happens is that the mouse cursor changes to the clock, then turns back to a pointer, and I can't find the file anywhere. It doesn't ask me to decide on a file type or on what to name the file.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    My idea is that you gave no information relevant to your problem.
     
  3. JD92 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JD92

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    Huh? Microsoft Office doesn't seem to be saving anything, that's my problem

    I'm on OS X 10.4.6 if that helps.
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Is there some good reason why he can't use Office X or Office 2004? Those are both OS X native, and will work a lot better than an old Classic version of Office.
     
  5. JD92 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JD92

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    You know I totally agree with you, it would be so much easier just to get an OS X version of Office, and my dad agrees with me, but the woman at his work who buys the computers and the software doesn't seem to know all that much about computers. Not sure if I could convince her to upgrade to Office X or 2004, but I could try.
    In the meantime, any suggestions for the Office 2001 problem, or are there any free office (Spreadsheet and Worprocessor) progams which run on OS X which open and save Office files.

    Thanks alot,
    Jack
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Appleworks, which should have been pre-installed does. More powerful, are neooffice/j and openoffice.org... They can do quite a lot, including manipulating MS Office files.

    EDIT: Neoffice website: http://www.neooffice.org/
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Lots of people use Office 98 and Office 2001 in the Classic environment under MacOS X 10.4.6 with no problems at all. I will repeat that you have given no information relevant to your problem.
     

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