Best way to install Office?

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  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    I've got Office 2008 already on Mac. Is it better to uninstall 2008, then install 2011? Or is it better to install 2011 on top of 2008?
     
  2. keen-on-mac-1 macrumors member

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    Installing 2011 over 2008 shouldn't be a problem, but you can first unintall the 2008 version if you want to be sure.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have Office 2004, 2008, and 2011 installed on the same machine with nary a problem.
     
  4. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Great Googly Moogly, why?

    Personally, I've stuck with 2004. I tried '08, wasn't crazy about it, went back to '04.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    To start:
    1. Because I paid good money for each of them.
    2. There is no reason to throw them away.
    3. Office-compatibility is a hope; not a fact. I experienced too many instances where one version would not open an Office file properly, but a different version would.
    4. No. 3 is particularly true of Office:win. Because Office 2011 is supposed to be more like Office:win, I am not taking chances.
     
  6. Luba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, so I am not installing 2011 on "top", but "next to" 2008!



     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That us correct. In my case, My Office 2004, 2008, 2011 folders sit side-by-side in my Applications folder. Their support files get along nicely in my Microsoft User Data folder in my Documents folder.
     
  8. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Correct... they are complete different programs which do not interfere with each other. They will each have their own directory.

    I uninstalled '08 after installing '11, but it wasn't necessary.

    /Jim
     

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