Office 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by teknobrat2003, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. teknobrat2003 macrumors member

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    Does Office 2008 work in Lion? I just got a Mac Mini 2011 with Lion and I've been reading it is not compatible. I also called Microsoft and they said it was not compatible because it doesn't have Rosetta. Is this true?
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Office for Mac 2008 WILL run on Lion (it doesn't require Rosetta). There are some known issues with both Office for Mac 2008 and 2011, but for the most part, both run fine.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The applications themselves don't require Rosetta. For some reason the installer does. So if the apps are installed when you upgrade to Lion you should be OK, but if you need to install them on a fresh Lion install you'll have issues.
     
  4. teknobrat2003 thread starter macrumors member

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    I need to install Office 2008 fresh on my new Mac Mini with Lion. What issues?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The installer won't run as it is a PPC app so needs Rosetta. You could try this workaround for installing on Snow Leopard without Rosetta installed.
     
  6. teknobrat2003 thread starter macrumors member

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    Has anyone successfully fresh installed Office 2008 on Lion?
     

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