CrossOver Office?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SnowLeopard2008, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Hey, in an effort to avoid the numerous issues with Office 08 for mac, I thought maybe I could virtualize Windows XP (I have a copy lying around from my PC building days) and install Office 2007? Which works better, Fusion 2 or Parallels 4 for this task? Is CrossOver able to do it?
  2. Markov macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    Crossover will more than likely work just fine... If you want to virtualize, I personally like VM Ware fusion over Parallels, but I have yet to play with Parallels 4.
  3. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    First off cross-over doesn't have golden compatibility with office 2007, only office 2000 (which is ridiculously old). I ran parallels 3 with my first macbook and had nothing but problems so much so that I ditched the whole thing and now am running vmware fusion 2.0 with office 2007 and it is a thing of beauty. I keep it on in the background in unity mode and have my office applications in my dock so that if I need to make a word document all I have to do is click it and it pops up in its own window. Office 2007 is MUCH better than office 2008 for mac so I highly recommend it.

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