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Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: h linamen
Date: February 11, 2017 03:31PM
My wife is currently using Snow Leopard OS and we want to go to Sierra but she uses Microsoft Office 2008, specifically Excel. Will this work on Sierra?
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: February 11, 2017 03:55PM
I'm running 2008 Microsoft Office on my mid-2012 MBP with Sierra 10.12.3. I haven't had any problems, yet.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: h linamen
Date: February 11, 2017 03:57PM
MindMeld, thanks for the response. Have you used EXCEL without problems?

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I'm running 2008 Microsoft Office on my mid-2012 MBP with Sierra 10.12.3. I haven't had any problems, yet.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: February 11, 2017 04:42PM
If Office works, Excel should.



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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 11, 2017 04:59PM
I have Office 2008 on my SL machine, and one of the components of Office is "Microsoft Query", which is strictly PPC.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: February 11, 2017 07:14PM
I just installed Office 2008 on Sierra. If there's anything specific you want me to test out, let me know. It seems to be working okay.

One thing to keep in mind is MS dropped support for it years ago. This apparently also means that updates for it are not available through Microsoft Update. So even though it launches the updater and the updater will find an update for itself, it will not find Office updates. I had to track them down manually and install them.

Service Pack 2 [www.microsoft.com]
12.3.6 - the last update for 2008 [www.microsoft.com]




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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: February 11, 2017 07:18PM
I'm running Sierra and Office 2008 and have had no problems using Excel.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 11, 2017 07:24PM
Hmmm... I was unable to install Office 2008 on my new Mac with Sierra. I'll have to take a closer look at that.



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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: February 11, 2017 07:33PM
I'm starting a spread sheet for my tax return data. I will know for sure when I actually start entering my data as it becomes available.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 11, 2017 07:35PM
It might be possible to run Office 2008 after a Sierra update if you already have Office installed, but not be possible to run the Office installer under Sierra.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: February 11, 2017 07:46PM
OK. A quick test of the sum of a column with 35 entries worked fine. Haven't tried anything else but I'm pretty confident everything else will work correctly.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: February 11, 2017 07:52PM
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It might be possible to run Office 2008 after a Sierra update if you already have Office installed, but not be possible to run the Office installer under Sierra.

I just did about an hour ago. The installer ran off the original disc. It installed service pack 1, so what you say may be true of an earlier installer.




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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: h linamen
Date: February 12, 2017 07:06AM
Our forum is fantastic. Thanks to all you great folks for responses. I guess the smart thing to do will be to buy a current version of Microsoft Office since 2008 is no longer supported with updates even though it runs.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 12, 2017 09:18AM
Also running Office 2008 on Sierra successfully. Well, kinda. It's irrationally slow. It will often launch at reboot even if I take steps to prevent that. And quitting involves a prolonged rainbow wheel. But all of these things were true before Sierra.

Google "Office 2008 slow to quit Mac" or "Office 2008 launches at startup Mac". I'd upgrade (it is coming up on 7 years old), but I'm not sure it would improve things.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2008 (excel) on Sierra?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 12, 2017 02:27PM
Can you still buy Office 2008? or even 2010?

Upping my wifes machine soon to Sierra (got her a used 2010 21.5 iMac for $200) -- but she wants Word.

Im thinking Libre office, but she sometimes swaps stuff with her work PC.



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