MS Office 2003 on a MacBook

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  1. rayhat macrumors newbie

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    Just upgraded my G4 PowerBook and got the new black MacBook. I have Office 2003 for the Mac. Does anyone know if this will run on the MacBook? I know it is not UB but since it ran on the G4 I thought it might run on the MacBook under OS X 10.4.9. Thanks for any help........
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no Office 2003 for Mac. Do you have Office 2004 for Mac, or do you have Office 2003 for Windows?

    There are lots of threads on Office 04 on an Intel Mac... generally, people say it runs reasonably well. Probably not dramatically faster than the G4, though. Probably will also use more memory than it used on the PPC.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Office '03 doesn't exist, '04 does; it will run, but quite slowly, I recommend the free NeoOffice :)
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    2004 runs fine on my Mom's first gen Macbook Pro.
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    Its doubtful it runs as well as NeoOffice...and RAM is precious...
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it runs just as well as NeoOffice for me, just takes a few seconds longer to load. :rolleyes: i can deal with that.
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Yeah but NeoOffice is like a slightly prettier OpenOffice, which isn't saying much. The hassle of using NeoOffice far outweighs any faster launch times. Especially for a businesswoman.
     
  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    just out of curiosity, have you actually spent time using Office 2004 on a Mac intel machine?
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Le sigh....

    If you *have* the macbook, and you *have* Office 04, why not install it and decide for yourself? If you want to try Neo, install that too. It's not like the OP is going out and buying a new copy of Office.

    :rolleyes:™
     
  10. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I've never had any problems with my MB running Office 2004 slowly (I have 1GB of RAM). It runs fine, even if I have many other windows open or a second screen attached.
     
  11. RaMaz macrumors regular

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    NeoOffice is great, and office is cool as well, runs ok on my MB, runs great on my mini G4
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I think the people saying Office 2004 on the Macbook is slow are doing so because Office 2004 is still PowerPC-only... it does not run natively on Intel computers.
     
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    Yes...and it slowed down my machine; I like my RAM...

    With two Office programs in use, the spinning wheel comes quite often...
     
  15. kastorff macrumors regular

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    Office 2004 works just fine on my MacBook. No spinning wheels, no RAM problems...
     
  16. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    Works just fine on my Macbook as well, although I upgraded my RAM.
     
  17. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I have. Extensive time. In fact, probably 7-8 hours a day, and it usually runs just fine on my 2.16 MBP CD w/2 gb memory.
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Office is fine on my Mac mini w/1.25 GB of RAM. I use Word and PowerPoint simultaneously very often. I tried NeoOffice but I could never get the language packages to work.
     
  19. island macrumors 6502

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    I use 2004 but only for misc things, I prefer 2003 with Parallels.
     
  20. RaMaz macrumors regular

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    yes, slow but still usable, just wait For Office '08 UB or something, Or just use NeoOffice
     

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