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    It will run in 10.3 in what is called classic mode. Basically you will have to have a copy of OS9.2 installed, and OSX will run OS9 apps in the Classic compatibility layer

    Being OS9, expect office to crash every now and then, but it will not bring down OSX

    but, if you cannot run classic, then NeoOffice runs in 10.3
    http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/...d.php#download

    and it opens all MS office docs

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    Office 98 and OS x
    I think classic is installed. Do I need to switch over to classic or will it launch the office 98 app. seamlessly without me "opening" classic? In other words is it kind of running in the background and will open apps. which need it?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-man View Post
    I think classic is installed. Do I need to switch over to classic or will it launch the office 98 app. seamlessly without me "opening" classic? In other words is it kind of running in the background and will open apps. which need it?

    Thanks,
    J-man
    it will do exactly that, it will just launch word 98

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    I'm not sure if it would work, and even if it does it's going to be slow. Why not just download the new version of NeoOffice (It's free) and install that for her? NeoOffice provides excellent compatibility with MS Office document formats and will save to them by setting it as the default.

    http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

    NeoOffice is an OS X port of Open Office. However, I have heard that Open Office Org will release a version for Aqua in the near future which will mean you no longer will be required to have X11 installed. For now though, NeoOffice is your best bet.

    BTW, if she just needs a word processor that will read from and save to *.DOC (MS Office), I highly recommend "Bean".

    http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html

    It's easy to use, fast, has many features, free, and can be set to default to the MS Office document format.

    Regards.

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    Haven't we already talked about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaheadpunk View Post
    Haven't we already talked about this?
    yea, but wine went stable this week (hit version 1.0 finally after 15 years). You could probably get office 98 running under that
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    BTW, if she just needs a word processor that will read from and save to *.DOC (MS Office), I highly recommend "Bean".
    TextEdit already does that No need for another program.
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    this one is a double thread, can we merge them

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    Problem solved.

    A big thanks to all who posted. Sorry for the double post in another forum.

    I downloaded and installed NeoOffice. It worked great. Pretty user friendly also.

    Thanks agian,
    J-man

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    Thanks!
    A big thanks to louishen. Problem solved.

    A big thanks to all who posted. Sorry for the double post in another forum.

    I downloaded and installed NeoOffice. It worked great. Pretty user friendly also. it does PowerPoint, Word, that's all I needed.

    Thanks agian,
    J-man

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-man View Post
    Does anyone know if MS Office 98 will work with OS 10.3? I'm not sure if Office 98 is only for OS 9x or if it's compatible with OS X.
    Quote Originally Posted by j-man View Post
    Does anyone know if MS Office 98 will work with OS 10.3? I'm not sure if Office 98 is only for OS 9x or if it's compatible with OS X.
    For the third time, yes it will work. You will need to run it under Classic in OS X. In order to be able to run under Classic, you will either need to install it from your machine's install discs or purchase a copy of OS 9.2 and install that.
    Please, do not start yet another thread on this topic.
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    Us old Macheads win again, Why does everyone want to kick everything to the curb. You do not need a G5 and a million dollar OS to do basic stuff. Im posting right now with a Power Mac 8600 and OS9,it works and did not cost a zillion bucks.For something else, I can always whip out the Linux box.

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    Another Vote for NeoOffice. Even if you get office 98 to run under classic mode you will not be able to load Office documents created under the newest versions of Office. neoOffice can open these. It also handles powerpoint compatible files. Go to their website and check it out.

    http://neooffice.org
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