Office 2008 for Mac and Lion OSX

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    I was told that Office 2008 for Mac and Lion OSX 7.1 is NOT compitable???
     
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    From what I can gather, you can't install 2008 on 10.7 but you can run it if it's already installed (for example, if you have upgraded from 10.6).
     
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    yeah Office 2008 was installed with SL 10.6.8 so it is good to know.

    Thank you
     
  5. robertcloud macrumors newbie

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    Don't want to derail the thread, but I recently bought office 2011 from my university store and it is terrible. I'm resorting to using Office 2010 in windows on a virtual machine powered by vmware fusion 4.0, and this is a much better solution for me.
     
  6. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Is this still true? About installing Office 2008 on Lion?

    I'm needing it to do some work at home for work. The file will not open in Pages/OpenOffice correctly and I do not want to have to mess with this at work. I'm hoping to buy 2008 as it'll be less expensive than 2011 and I'm only going to need it for a day or so.
     
  7. In Utopia macrumors regular

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    Only problem I have is I'm not able to send as attachment directly from Word or Excel like I used to.
     
  8. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    I just installed Office 2008 on my 2012 MBA. No problems with the installation or usage. I considered getting Office 2011, but then I realized that in 2008, I had bought a three-license version and had used only one so far.
     
  9. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I hate having to purchase this software JUST for this issue. I even tried downloading a demo of Office '11 and it wasn't working right. Same thing happened a few months ago when I tried downloading a demo. A few days later I finally got the download link. By then I gave up.

    So would y'all suggest using 2008 or 2011? Also, let's say I buy 2011 and it's still not formatting it properly, could I cancel that license and sell it as used?
     
  10. locoputo macrumors newbie

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    I'm still using 2008 because I like how everything works, and why fix something that isn't broken. Everything still works fine on lion for me, even with endnote installed.
     
  11. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    If you need Office for only a day or so, I'd use the 11 demo. If you decide to buy, new copies of 08 can be had for <$50 on Amazon.

    I have no experience with 11 except for Outlook, which is fine.
     
  12. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Office 2008 installs on Lion! Be sure to update the MAU and the MERP then apply all updaters. You can find them under Additional Tools on Microsoft downloads.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads


    How to Install, Re-install and Update Office 2008

    If you need to purcahse, onsidering the current prices for Office 2008 are under $50 (it was $32 at one time) and the fact that Office 2011 is half way through it's current cycle, I would get Office 2008 and wait for Office for Mac v15.
     
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    Somehow I'd ended up with the idea that the installer was still a PowerPC app. I've just tried it and sure enough, it does work under Lion. I don't know where this PowerPC idea came from :)

    Edit: Under Snow Leopard, it apparently pops up and asks you to install Rosetta when you launch the installer. I don't know why it needs Rosetta under SL but happily runs under Lion :confused:
     
  14. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    If memory servers, the file that needed Rosetta was the original Vise updater that was quickly updated to a package installer. There were a couple of other minor files that were updated to PPC as well when Lion was introduced.
     
  15. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I've tried downloading the demo and I always get "The request to this fragment failed." Been trying this for months with the same error. Last time I finally got an email days later asking me to download. By then it was too late. Lame.

    I ended up going to Best Buy and buying the 1 license Home/Student version. Eh. Hopefully it'll be worth it down the road. At least now I can do some more work stuff from home. I'd do it on Pages but the problem I had was the Export to Word wasn't always 100% perfect and if I did pdf I couldn't edit it later.

    Edit.. Just tried a different email to download the demo. Now I get

    Error:

    We are unable to perform the selected action. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Error Number: SIT_000002
     
  16. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    Autoupdate 232 is the most important, immediately after your install from DVD. Then all the rest of the updates.

    I have been running Office 2008 on Lion since Lion first came out. I have used a wiped-disk-fresh-install of Lion, not upgrades, three times now. Here is the sequence I have used (note, the updates are not cumulative, so you need to install them all).

    Office2008.jpg
     

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