Running Microsoft Office 2007 on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yourdream, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. yourdream macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    I am in a Computer Science class that requires Microsoft Office 2007. The problem is I only have Macs. There isn't a version of Microsoft Office 2007 for Mac. But is there a version that is similar to 2007 and is able to run on a Mac?
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Office 2008 and 2011 is available for Mac. Out of them both, I'd choose 2011 as 2008 was a bloated bag of poo.
  3. yourdream thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    Yes, but will the User Interface be the same as Microsoft Office 2007? The textbook has instructions that need to be followed within the user interface of Microsoft Office 2007.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No, it will not be the same. If you need Office 2007 you will need to run Windows via Boot Camp or use some other virtualization suite like Parallels or VMWare Fusion.
  5. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Office 2007 will run quite happily in Wine or Crossover. No actual copy of Windows required.

    Although Office 2007's interface is pretty similar to the one in Office:Mac 2011. I'd be surprised if you couldn't follow the book's instructions using the Mac-native version.

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