New buyer needs help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

    May 27, 2006
    Washington D.C.
    I used to have a PowerBook G4 and bought Mac Office for it. I was wondering if I buy a C2D Macbook will I still be able to use the old Mac Office that I bought previously or have to purchase a new one made for the Intel chips.

    I have also heard that Macbooks dont really run Office very well?

    Can anyone speak from experience and give me advice?
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    as of now, there is no intel chip version of M$ Office, so
    yeah, you can use it.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You can run PPC Office (your existing version) under Rosetta. This is seamless: you won't even know it's happening. It does take a bit of extra time to startup but once running Word and Excel are fine (I don't use the other apps) on my MBP. You need quite a bit of RAM though as the translation uses more memory than normal: aim for 1Gb at least.

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