Software Question

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a MacPro, bought in 2007. In order to have ICloud, I recently loaded Mac OSX 10.7.3



Originally, I had the computer loaded with the ability to run Microsoft Office. I needed Word and Excel. After loading the new operating system, I can still see the Microsoft Word and Excel documents but cannot load them, or work wih them. I get a messge that Power PC applications are no longer supported.



I tried loading Microsoft Office:Mac again from the CD-Rom and get the same message.



Any idea how I can once again work with these Microsoft programs ? Something I need to download ?



Thanks.

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  • magicfingersmagicfingers Posts: 703member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tumbleweed02 View Post


    I have a MacPro, bought in 2007. In order to have ICloud, I recently loaded Mac OSX 10.7.3



    Originally, I had the computer loaded with the ability to run Microsoft Office. I needed Word and Excel. After loading the new operating system, I can still see the Microsoft Word and Excel documents but cannot load them, or work wih them. I get a messge that Power PC applications are no longer supported.



    I tried loading Microsoft Office:Mac again from the CD-Rom and get the same message.



    Any idea how I can once again work with these Microsoft programs ? Something I need to download ?



    Thanks.



    Since PowerPC apps are no longer supported you probably need to upgrade "office" to a newer version.
  • kingofsomewherehotkingofsomewherehot Posts: 3,994member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MagicFingers View Post


    Since PowerPC apps are no longer supported you probably need to upgrade "office" to a newer version.



    The Office documents can also be opened using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote from Apple. They are cheaper than upgrading to a modern version of Office.



    In any case... your DOCUMENTS are still viable, but the APPLICATIONS that open them need to be updated. (10.7 will no longer run PPC coded Apps.)
  • user meuser me Posts: 3member


    Hey all!  First post here!! Another option you have might be to get Microsoft Office Starter, which is a free, ad supported program. :)

  • kingofsomewherehotkingofsomewherehot Posts: 3,994member


     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by user me View Post


    Hey all!  First post here!! Another option you have might be to get Microsoft Office Starter, which is a free, ad supported program. :)



     


    Too bad it wasn't your last!... since starter isn't made for OSX ... and isn't available for purchase either ... it's Pre-Loaded Windows adware designed to annoy you into buying the full Office suite.


     


    In short, it's NOT AN OPTION for someone running OSX.

  • user meuser me Posts: 3member
    You condescension is much appreciated. OP can install a windows partition and run it that way.
  • kingofsomewherehotkingofsomewherehot Posts: 3,994member
    user me wrote: »
    You condescension is much appreciated. OP can install a windows partition and run it that way.

    Except that it's only available as pre-installed software on Windows PC's.

    So it STILL isn't an option for the OP.

    ... And there's no need to express appreciation ... condescension is my default position.
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