Mac Hardware forum

General discussion

Microsoft Office in Mac

by s_rajah / January 31, 2011 8:32 PM PST

Had Microsoft Office 2009 installed in Imac version 10.6.3.Use mostly Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. I am prompted to update Microsoft Office. My question is, should I update? I fear by updating, I will be getting viruses.The Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is used basically for keeping track of household expences. Thanks for any advise.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Microsoft Office in Mac
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Microsoft Office in Mac
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
MS never made an Office 2009 for the Mac.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 9:01 PM PST

Are you running this version on Windows on your Mac?

If the update request comes from MS, then go ahead and update Office.

If you used MS Office for Mac, you would not have this virus worry.


Collapse -
by s_rajah / February 2, 2011 10:49 AM PST

You are right.
Its MS Office 2008 for the Mac.
My mistake and thanks for your advise.

Collapse -
Upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question.
by Old_Toad / February 5, 2011 10:24 AM PST

If your current Office 08 does the job you need it to do and you don't have to worry about compatibility with later versions of Word/Excel I'd stay with what you have.

As the old saying goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

My wife upgraded us from Office 06 to 08 due to compatibility with students running the newer versions and we're both sorry we did. We were comfortable and familiar with 06 and how to set it's preferences, toolbars, etc. 08 had enough changes that made it very difficult for us to settle in. Of course we had to change but wouldn't have if it weren't for compatibility.

Collapse -
Not Upgrade, Update
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 5, 2011 8:57 PM PST

The OP was concerned about updating MS Office and not with moving to a newer version


Collapse -
update or upgrade
by Old_Toad / February 6, 2011 3:06 AM PST
In reply to: Not Upgrade, Update

Opps. I misread update as upgrade.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.