Office for Mac 2008 patching

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AndyK, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. AndyK macrumors 65816

    AndyK

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    Anyone have a solution or idea how to fix this issue under Yosemite? I know some of you will say "lol friend upgrade to 2011" but if I can get this version working it would save me spending money for an upgrade that I really don't need.

    It's a clean Yosemite install, installed Office, ran updater -> this happened.

    I have a feeling this is an issue that only MS will be able to resolve server side (if they even would) but thought I'd ask as I'm getting nowhere with Google.
     

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  2. AndyK thread starter macrumors 65816

    AndyK

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    As an update / follow up, I tweeted @Office seeking some answers & received this reply.

    https://twitter.com/Office/status/523219781311545344

    Tl:dr The link he posted asking if it "related" to the problem was a support page for email decryption problems in office 2010 for, wait for it...yes..Windows!

    Could they be more inept if they tried?
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Actually, no. If you'd read up a bit more you'd know that Office 2008 support ended over 18 months ago - unless you'd paid for extended support, but I'll assume you haven't or you wouldn't be here whining about this here. They're under no obligation to help you - don't pick on them, or me for pointing this out to you.

    OS X changed its directory structure considerably in Lion, and MS patched 2008 - which I owned, and moved on to 2011 some time ago - to accommodate legacy users.

    Upgrade, or do your best with this from a friend from UTA (http://www.utexas.edu/its/help/user-certs/833). I'm not following this thread, you're on your own.
     

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