Using Mac for Office 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by skapusta, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. skapusta macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    I am about to install Office: Mac 2008 because my PC died & was sent to home office for "repair" (may take weeks).

    1 - can I open & modify Excel 2003 files in this mac 2008 version?
    2 - Mac 2008 excel docs - if sent to PC users, can they open them and modify them?
    3 - Best Buy sold me a copy that says "service desk edition" on the front - is this normal?

  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    1. Yes
    2. Yes (save the file in .xls format for Office 2003, .xlsx or .xls for Office 2007)
    3. I guess its normal. No reason to worry.
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    They can if they have the converter installed.
  4. laeeqhumam macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    About MS Office 2008

    There is a new extension introduced in 2008. Like .xlsx for MS Excel and .docx for MS Word. So if U want others to edit ur files on old versions then U have to save it using "Save As" .doc otherwise they have to install the patch for running 2008 on their machines.

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