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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
    I just downloaded Mountain Lion. I was running Snow Leopard. Can someone help me with MS Word?
    This is the message I got when trying to look at a MS Word document;
    "You cannot run MS Word bc power PC applications are no longer supported"

    I did back up documents and photos before downloading...but what do I do meanwhile w/o my Word Suite?

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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
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    OS X Lion dropped support for all PowerPC applications and Mountain Lion continues that trend. You will need to purchase the newer version of the Office suite to use on Mountain Lion. Or, you could use Pages from Apple or LibreOffice which is free..
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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
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    Buy Pages. For $19.99, you can't go wrong. LibreOffice and OpenOffice are both bloated with stuff you probably will never use. And, unfortunately you have to install the whole enchilada.

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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
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    +1 for pages. It really is a beautiful App and very easy to use. Have it now on my Mac and iPhone and couldn't be happier wit the purchase.
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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    Office 2011 is the best. Assuming you have Office 2004, sell it.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    If you don't need all the features of Office just use Pages.

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    Thanks. Are any of these programs compatible with MS Word?

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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
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    Pages can make Doc's to be read from MS Word. When you save it, it gives you the option as to what format you want to save it in....... Pages is good
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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    And BTW, Harry B- I saw your post and did a quick check online...of course I still have the disc. Why is MS Office Suite from 2004 selling for >$100?? .

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    If I do purchase Pages will I be able to access/use my previous docs which I'd written using Office Suite 2004?

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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
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    Im pretty sure you will be right. Open up MAS find Pages and then read the description and down the bottom it lets you know what file formats can be imported/exported
    . Pages has come a ong way at being compatible with a wide range of formats
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    thanks, tattooedmac

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    Power PC Applications no longer supported.
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    Well Metis the old issue of supply and demand. If you are selling something someone wants it will attract a nice price. Office 2011 is Word, Excel etc.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Will MS Word recognize documents saved on my hard drive when I do update to a new word suite?

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    Newer versions of Word can read old versions of Word documents without a problem. I still read old doc files in Word 2011 without issue.
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