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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Apple..., Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I have MS's Office (2004) and I was wondering what will happen to my documents once I delete the no-longer supported suite? If I buy Pages now (is that a good idea?), will those files be able to be edited/opened in the program? I'm still getting everything ready for Lion. Thanks.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    They .doc extension? If so I would imagine it would be fine.
     
  3. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing will happen to your documents if you delete office. I would however get office 2011 instead of relying on Pages to open these.
     
  4. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmm. The problem is, I don't want to spend that much money. I only need a word-publisher. :(
     
  5. mbrown90 macrumors newbie

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    I would save them as PDF as this is universal across many programs or .doc although MS office 2011 is quite expensive its worth the money in the long run. As a uni student i find it best for writing large documents over other program/apps as well as knowing i can open any MS files sent to me. Hope this helps :)
     
  6. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Then I guess you have a decision on your hands.

    If you're merely printing and editing garage sale notices or a poster for you lost dog I'd say go for Pages or even TextEdit for that matter.

    If on the other hand... you want the best possible guaranteed compatibility for opening and sharing documents it has to be Microsoft.

    And really... $120 for the de-facto office suite? Quite reasonable.
     
  7. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess I'll do MS Office '11 then. My work uses Windows, so it makes more sense to go that route. Thanks for the help everyone! :)
     

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