Is Office 2004 PPC or Universal Binary?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Luis Ortega, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2007
    Fetcham Surrey UK
    I have an Intel MBP. Is Office 2004 for Macs PPC or Universal Binary?

    Thanks for any replies.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    PPC, I recommend NeoOffice for now :)

    At least until Office '08 comes out, which should be January...
  3. Muzzway macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2007
    PPC, unfortunately. Office 2008 will be universal.

    Maybe someone else can tell how well it runs in rosetta.

    Edit: Too slow...
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Office 2004 is not universal, Office 2008 will be universal. Office 2008 will be released in January. In the interim I second the recommendation for NeoOffice.
  5. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    2004 runs just fine on Rosetta, a few hiccups on occassion, but nothing that would preclude me from using it.
  6. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    You can see what type of code is running with the Activity Monitor. From there you can see if there are UB updates from the software company's mother ship. MS Office fails of course.
  7. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2007
    Fetcham Surrey UK
    I keep hearing that running PPC programs on an Intel Mac is bad for performance, but does it apply only to the particular software running in Rosetta or would having one PPC software installed also affect the entire system and slow it down?
    What about running several applications at once? Would running a PPC program while running a Universal Binary program affect performance on both or just the PPC program? Would having both running at once make the system more unstable?
    I have no problem continuing to use my PC for Office until an Intel version comes out for the Mac.
    Thanks for all the helpful replies.

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