Can office mac 04'/08' commingle ?

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  1. macnfab macrumors regular

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    Can you use both on the same machine, without causing issue with each other?
    I need to keep my 04' so that my own docs from my macbook, my old pc, and friends that haven't updated yet. I should add 08' so my instructors don't have to jump through hoops to read my email attachments. Because as I understand it the file format on the new office mac 08' is now .docx is that right?

    i can get a full pro version of 08' from school for 60$ so cost isn't part of the equation. I am just really indecisive.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!:apple:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You should be able to use them both

    Your instructors should not have a problem reading the older versions. The problems come when someone tries to read a newer version.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. tshort macrumors regular

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    Yes, I have both on mine. The (minor) issue I have is that sometimes it launches the older version for a given file. No big deal.
     
  4. macnfab thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone, looks like I can add 08' with no issues!:D
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Well, we didn't say THAT exactly :D
    Office 2004 and 2008 both have their issues! ;)

    Lack of VB support
    Spaces
    Etc.

    But "yes" you can use them both

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. macnfab thread starter macrumors regular

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    NOTED:D

    Thanks:apple:
     
  7. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    You can use both Office 2004 and Office 2008 concurrently. However, if your only reason for doing so is ensuring that those with whom you share documents can open them, you don't need to use both. Office 2008 can save in the old binary format (.doc, .xls, .ppt, etc); in fact, you can even set the default to save in the old binary format instead of the new XML-based (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc) format.

    The biggest reason to have both Office 2004 and Office 2008 installed together is if you need to use VBA macros.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     

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