Office Mac 2008 on Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by bmac89, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014

    Does Office for mac 2008 run on Yosemite?
    I am guessing the answer is no but very much hoping it does!

    Please don't tell me it is old software and out of date... I know it is 2014!

    I am happy with office 2008 and don't much like the idea of buying a separate license for each mac computer I use. Previously (office 2008) the license was for 5 household computers, now only 1. I also don't really want to upgrade to office 2011 to find they release new office in 2014 or soon after.

    If it doesn't run on Yosemite, what is the latest OSX that it does run on?

  2. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
  3. relbhcb macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011
    Word 2008 & Excel 2008 seem to work fine on 10.10 PB2 on my mid-2011 11" MacBook Air.
  4. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Works for me as well. In fact I've had fewer problems with Entourage 2008 than Outlook 2011.

    The issue with Office 2008 apps opening in a new window is still there, but as bugs go not such a bad one.

    Every time I quit Office 2011 it fails to open the Identity. I have to switch to another Identity then maybe it lets me back in my main Identity other times not. I now have two main Identities so I can switch back and forth.
  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Works on my 09 MBP. Looks better than it did in Mavericks!
  6. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    Thankyou for the replies. I am very glad to hear Office 2008 works with Yosemite and I won't need to upgrade yet.

    I dislike all these yearly subscription software that are becoming more common.
  7. STEVE2400 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2015
    Spell checker

    I upgraded to Yosemite and cannot get spell checker to work in Microsoft Word 2008. Any suggestions?

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