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  1. #16
    Ugh! Didn't see this one coming. Upgraded to SSD, now my Office for Mac 2011 won't work
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    Not to forget Apache OpenOffice, I believe its still up and running for macOS. Apache OpenOffice - Official Site - The Free and Open Productivity Suite
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  2. #17
    Ugh! Didn't see this one coming. Upgraded to SSD, now my Office for Mac 2011 won't work
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Apache OpenOffice is in fact the OpenOffice referred to above. It's no longer being developed. I would avoid it.

  3. #18
    Ugh! Didn't see this one coming. Upgraded to SSD, now my Office for Mac 2011 won't work
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    I think you are right about the document format issues Charlie. I don't have problems with recent documents. There are also several things that the paid version supports that the free ones don't.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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  4. #19
    Ugh! Didn't see this one coming. Upgraded to SSD, now my Office for Mac 2011 won't work
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    I purchased the paid version primarily because it was offered on special sale. While it does edit and save older Word documents, the formatting is not always compatible. I have several older Word docs that we publish into booklets for the work we do. When using the paid version of SoftMaker Office to open and edit them, it totally messed up the formatting to the point where the documents had to be redone. Also, the paid version like the free version does not support many of the fonts that are used in those documents and other Word documents that I have.

    With that happening, I may as well use Pages instead. Pages also totally messes up the formatting but at least it supports all the fonts. All in all and not to get too carried away here, we wound up having to buy a subscription to Office 365 Word from the Mac App Store. I'm not exactly pleased we had to do that but the Office 365 version of Word works great. It supports dark mode, all our fonts, and very nicely lines up all the old formatting just as the original documents have.

    Microsoft wins again!

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