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The Office Mac Help Site is provided as a resource to help Microsoft Office: Mac users. Questions and answers come from the Office for Mac forums and Microsoft MVPs.


Trial for Office for Mac 2011 is no longer available for download. Microsoft has released Office365 that does have a trial. Buying via link to Amazon is currently $63.22 for a one year subscription. Full price from Microsoft is $99.00. Installs on five computers Mac or PC. Includes upgrade to new version of Office for Mac when it's released at no additional cost. Includes 1T OneDrive space.


OS X Compatibility

Yosemite Compatibility: Current testing in Yosemite beta shows both Office 2008 and Office 2011 run under Yosemite. Entourage has some issues syncing with IMAP accounts. No word on when Microsoft will release the next version of Office for Mac.

Always clone your drive and make sure Time Machine is fully updated before making a major changes to your drive. I suggest SuperDuper! to clone your drive. You can boot from your clone but not from Time Machine. If you upgrade and need to revert it's much easier using a clone.

Office 2011 runs under Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

Office 2008 runs under Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. There are a few minor quirks under Mavericks. Entourage opens with a new compose window. Office 2008 is End of Life software. It will receive no further updates.

Office for Mac 2004 is a PowerPC app and will not run under Lion or newer. Runs under Snow Leopard. Office 2004 is End of Life software. It will receive no further updates.

If you have upgraded and can no longer access your email, you can contact me for recovery and upgrade to either Entourage 2008, Outlook 2011 or Apple Mail.


Purchase Office through our Amazon links and help support this site. (includes free shipping) Note prices may vary.

Exchange Users: Entourage 2008 supports Exchange 2003. Outlook 2011 requires Exchange 2007 or higher.


  • Office for Mac 2008 Home & Student (3 installs - you can install on e desktops and 3 laptops but you cannot use on both laptop and computer at the same time)
  • Office for Mac 2008 Home & Business (1 install - You can install on one desktop and one laptop but you cannot use both at same time.)
  • Office for Mac 2008 Home & Business Upgrade (1 install - You can install on one desktop and one laptop but you cannot use both at same time. Eligible for any licensed user of Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition suite or application, or any Office for Mac 2001-2004 suite or application. Not for current Office 2008)

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