New buyer needs help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    Washington D.C.
    #1
    I used to have a PowerBook G4 and bought Mac Office for it. I was wondering if I buy a C2D Macbook will I still be able to use the old Mac Office that I bought previously or have to purchase a new one made for the Intel chips.

    I have also heard that Macbooks dont really run Office very well?

    Can anyone speak from experience and give me advice?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    #2
    as of now, there is no intel chip version of M$ Office, so
    yeah, you can use it.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #3
    You can run PPC Office (your existing version) under Rosetta. This is seamless: you won't even know it's happening. It does take a bit of extra time to startup but once running Word and Excel are fine (I don't use the other apps) on my MBP. You need quite a bit of RAM though as the translation uses more memory than normal: aim for 1Gb at least.
     

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