Problem Installing Office 2004/X on Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigslidehimself, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. bigslidehimself macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm a switcher, got my first mac 2 days ago.

    I had the office 2004 trial going, but I can download the full version from my school, so I did, onto my desktop. It was just a regular file, office2004.sit i believe. However, when I double clicked it, it would just open the trial of 2004. My friend who is a mac "expert" told me to take the office 2004 trial from my applications and put it in the trash and empty trash. I think this was a bad idea. Because after that, when i clicked on the 2004 full version, it would jsut bring up a window of garbled text. I downloaded full version of office X as well, same thing. Keep in mind, these are fully legit copies of office downloaded from my school. What should I do? and no i don't have time machine running.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Personally I think you should use NeoOffice, as its faster than MS:Office on Intel Macs...if not try using Spotlight to delete ALL Office's file apps then installing fresh...
     
  3. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    If it's a .sit file, it would probably be a good idea to try expanding it with stuffit expander.
     
  4. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    For what it's worth, Office 2004 will run fine when you get it expanded properly.

    Can you expand it on a non Leopard box and move the file that way?
     
  5. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Yep, you'll have to get Stuffit Expander, and use that to open the .sit or.sitx file. Then you can install the files in your applications folder.

    Brian
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You will also need to uninstall the trial version. To do this, you must use the uninstaller utility.
     
  7. bigslidehimself thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello, thank you for your help and advice, I downloaded stuffit expander and everything seems to be working. Thanks again.
     

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