Can't open Excel File!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vaikz, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. vaikz macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009

    I'm new w/ MAC, in fact I don't have one. :( Actually this is a problem on one of my client. My client had a macbook and an office 2004 is installed. He bought a new macbook. What they did is copy the office 2004 and also the office files from the first macbook to the new one.
    In fact there's no problem in using the office 2004, it works very well not until both macbook is on the same network (wireless network) and either one of the macbook open an office application like excel files first, the second one can't open the application.
    The error message states that it cannot open because the file is in use. They're not sharing a single files, they have their own files stored on their local drive.
    Please can anybody explain why is it happening.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Is that person trying to use both MacBooks at once? That won't work, due to Office's licensing check, since the installation was copied over from one Mac to the other one.
  3. vaikz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    yes. so what if i will install the same installation cd (the one they used from the old macbook) to the new macbook? is there any difference from simply copying from one mac to the other?
  4. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    you have to have a license for the second computer, same license won't work on networked macs.

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