Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac Os

 

Microsoft only made one initial release to make Office 2011 compatible with High Sierra. That was shortly after HS came out. Later point releases made it less compatible. So it's no surprise at all that a 10 year old piece of software doesn't work in Mojave.


As of September 25, 2017, macOS 10.13 High Sierra is publicly available for all Mac users to install. Office 2016 for Mac is fully supported on High Sierra. For the best experience, we recommend you update Office to version 15.38 or later. For updates regarding macOS 10.14 Mojave, see Microsoft Office support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. For the best performance, use the latest version of the Windows or Mac operating system for your version of Office as follows: PC: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Check the system requirements for the latest. Tech — First Look: Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 Ars takes a quick look at the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. A universal Jonathan M. Gitlin - Jan 3, 2008 1:00 pm UTC. Microsoft AutoUpdate makes sure your copy of Office will always be up-to-date with the latest security fixes and improvements. If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you'll also receive the newest features and tools. Check for updates and install. Open an Office app such as Word, then on the top menu, click Help Check for Updates.

On top of that, Office 2008 is 32 bit software. Mojave only partly supports 32 bit apps. They may work, they may not. The OS that comes after Mojave will be 64 bit only. No 32 bit apps will work at all.


Time to upgrade. You can get the Home Edition of Office 2019 for $160. If you need Outlook, then it'll be $260 for the Home/Business version.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Screenshot of Microsoft Word 2004 on an Intel-based Mac in Mac OS X v10.4 'Tiger' through Rosetta
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseMay 11, 2004; 16 years ago
Stable release
License
Websitemicrosoft.com/mac/products
System requirements
CPUPowerPC G3 or higher
Operating systemMac OS X v10.2.8 through v10.6.8
RAM256 MB
Free hard disk space450 MB

Office 2004 for Mac is a version of Microsoft Office developed for Mac OS X. It is equivalent to Office 2003 for Windows. The software was originally written for PowerPC Macs, so Macs with Intel CPUs must run the program under Mac OS X's Rosetta emulation layer. For this reason, it is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and newer.

Office 2004 was replaced by its successor, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, which was developed as a universal binary to run natively on Intel Macs. However, Office 2008 did not include support for Visual Basic for Applications, which made Microsoft extend the support period of Office 2004 from October 13, 2009 to January 10, 2012.[3] Microsoft ultimately shipped support for Visual Basic in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, which also dropped PowerPC support altogether. Support for Office 2004 ended January 10, 2012.[2]

Editions[edit]

Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 is available in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Student and Teacher. All three editions include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage. The Professional Edition adds Virtual PC. The Student and Teacher Edition cannot be upgraded, which means when a later version of Office is released, people who purchased the Student and Teacher edition must buy a new package.

Features[edit]

Word 2004[edit]

Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac Os

Microsoft Word is a word processor which possesses a dominant market share in the word processor market. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although its successive Windows version (Word 2007) uses a new XML-based format called .DOCX, but has the capability of saving and opening the old .DOC format.

The new Office Open XML format was built into the next version of Office for Mac (Office 2008). However, it is also supported on Office 2004 with the help of a free conversion tool available from Microsoft.[4]

Excel 2004[edit]

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program. Like Microsoft Word, it possesses a dominant market share. It was originally a competitor to the dominant Lotus 1-2-3, but it eventually outsold it and became the de facto standard for spreadsheet programs.

Entourage 2004[edit]

Microsoft Office For Mac

Microsoft Entourage is an email application. Its personal information management features include a calendar, address book, task list, note list, and project manager. With Entourage 2004, Microsoft began offering a Project Center, which allows the user to create and organize projects. Information may come from within Entourage or outside the program.

PowerPoint 2004[edit]

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular presentation program used to create slideshows composed of text, graphics, movies and other objects, which can be displayed on-screen and navigated through by the presenter or printed out on transparencies or slides. It too possesses a dominant market share. Movies, videos, sounds and music, as well as wordart and autoshapes can be added to slideshows.

Virtual PC[edit]

Included with Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition, Microsoft Virtual PC is a hypervisor which emulates Microsoft Windowsoperating systems on Mac OS X which are PowerPC-based. Virtual PC does not work on Intel-based Macs and in August 2006, Microsoft announced it would not be ported to Intel-based Macintoshes, effectively discontinuing the product as PowerPC-based Macintoshes are no longer manufactured.

Criticism[edit]

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Images inserted into any Office 2004 application by using either cut and paste or drag and drop result in a file that does not display the inserted graphic when viewed on a Windows machine. Instead, the Windows user is told 'QuickTime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture'. Peter Clark of Geek Boy's Blog presented one solution in December 2004.[5] However, this issue persists in Office 2008.

There is no support for editing right to left and bidirectional languages (such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, etc.) in Office 2004. This issue has not been fixed in Office 2008 or 2011 either.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Download Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.6.6 Update'. Download Center. Microsoft. December 13, 2011. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012.
  2. ^ ab'Microsoft Support Lifecycle'. Support. Microsoft. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  3. ^Tedesco, Mike (October 12, 2009). 'Office 2004 Mainstream Support Has Been Extended'. Mactopia. Microsoft. Archived from the original on October 17, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  4. ^'MS11-072: Description of the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1: September 13, 2011'. Support. Microsoft. September 13, 2011.
  5. ^Clark, Peter (December 6, 2004). 'QuickTime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture'. Geek Boy's Blog. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2009.Alt URL
  6. ^Heard, Chris (September 27, 2007). 'It's official: no RTL support in Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac'. Higgaion. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  7. ^Morgenstern, David (August 8, 2010). 'Microsoft boosts languages, proofing tools in Office 2011 for Mac, Unicode right-to-left support missing'. ZDNet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2013.

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