What versions of Word for Mac will run on Leopard OS X?

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  1. barnkeeper macrumors newbie

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    I don't want to buy the entire suite of programs that come with MS Office 2008. I can buy what I need separately much cheaper if I buy one version back in the series. Does the stand alone application called Word for Mac 2006 (or 2007) run on Leopard OS X?
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    I use Office 2004 with no problems, I even think Office X (2002?) works.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no Word 2006 or any other Office 2006...

    The Mac versions of Office and Word for OS X are... Office.X ("Word.X"), Office 2004 (Word 2004), and Office 2008.

    The Windows versions are Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

    Office 04 (fully updated) and 08 definitely work on Leopard. It looks like .X may have some issues.

    All the recent Windows versions would also work through Parallels, VMWare, BootCamp, etc. Or for that matter in Crossover Office on an Intel Mac.
     
  4. rmb7984 macrumors regular

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    Office 2004 works great. I actually prefer the UI for Office 2008, but am still using 2004 because of the issue with spaces. If you use spaces at all, you will probably find it very frustrating in Office 2008. Open documents will refuse to come to the front, documents will jump from one space to the next, and parts of the formatting palette will separate such that one part is in one space and another part is in another. This was just too much for me. If you don't use spaces, however, this will not be an issue.

    Good luck!
     

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