Office 2008

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by segfaultdotorg, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. segfaultdotorg macrumors 6502

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    Is it just not supported on High Sierra, or does it not work at all? It runs fine for me on 10.12.6.
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Office 2008 & Office 2011 are 32 bit apps. Stick with 10.12.6.

    Apple announced at WWDC that the company will start to phase out support for 32-bit software in macOS. In January 2018, new apps submitted by developers to the App Store must be 64-bit apps. Also, all apps and app updates must be 64-bit by June 2018. Eventually, 32-bit support will no longer exist in macOS, probably in a version after High Sierra.
     
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    High Sierra has and will always have 32-bit support, so that's not a concern here. They said it will be the last release to run 32-bit "without compromises," which probably means 10.14 will give warnings like iOS 10, and 10.15 will end support.

    Someone reported Excel 2008 worked fine in the stickied compatibility thread, but no word on the other apps. May have better luck asking there.
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Still using Office 11 (Sierra). Recently after doing a security update my copy go deauthorized and ended up having to call MS. They gave me a new key but warned me that 2011 would soon be obsoleted by MS. That means no more security or compatibility updates. So whether we like it on not its time to upgrade.
     
  5. EugW macrumors 603

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    Office 2011 won’t work on 10.14 most likely. It does work mostly fine on High Sierra but I’ve noticed that with Excel 11 after first launch of a spreadsheet you often can’t close it using the red close button in the top left corner.

    But other than tiny bugs like that, it works fine.

    I have installed Office 2016 on recent and 9 year old Macs and it’s fast enough on new SSD Macs but its size on older slower Macs makes it feel a bit sluggish to load.
     

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