Runing Both Office 2004 & 2008

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by squatty, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. squatty macrumors newbie

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    I'm a bit hesitant to install Office 2008. I've read a lot of problems/issues with the new version. Is it possible to run 2004 and 2008 side by side? Meaning I have the ability to choose which version I work off at any time.

    I'm assuming the 2008 installer will upgrade the 2004 version. I haven't tried the install yet, so don't know this for sure. If this is the case then how do you go about installing 2008 without upgrading 2004? Do I need a separate partition and then install 2008 there?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can run them side by side. Keep in mind the installer for Office 2008 will want to remove previous versions of Office so just tell it not to.

    I believe on my last lab Mac image I installed Office 2008 first and them just dragged 2004 onto the disk.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    I use both side-by-side with little problem, save for the fact that Office 12 (2008) takes over the default application for Office Documents, and I can't seem to turn it off, so you have to right click on a document to open it in an Office 11 app.

    TEG
     
  4. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that's annoying. I played with 2008 a little bit when I first got it but have since gone back to 2004 but have not been able to change 2004 to the default.
     
  5. squatty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. Just did the install and everything seems fine. Both 2004 and 2008 running fine.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Wish I had not spent the money on 2008 :(

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Me too, except I got the full suite for windows about 6 months before I purchased my mac. doh:(
     
  8. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    In my experience, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Office 2008.

    I like it a lot more than 2004.

    My only issue is that there is a little bit of formatting discrepancies when opening a docx document in 2007 that was saved with 2008.
     

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