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Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
Hey Bryan, or anyone out there with a mac.
I have downloaded Open Office onto my mac and it appears on the desktop as a disk image. Question is, how do I actually install it on the hd so I can use it?
When I try to open it, it says a warning that it is an application and then when I do open it, it freezes up and the little ball thing appears.
I end up doing a Force Quit. So I am getting nowhere with it.
Appreciate any advice.
Member since 28 Jun 2006
Member from North Beach
I haven't used Open office but the download site gives lots of info depending on the system (Tiger or Leopard) you are using. Are you on the Appleusers.co.nz help list? This gives access to NZ or OZ help lists and will put you in touch with others who may have experienced the same difficulty. I'll be interested to know how you get on with it.
Thanks for that, but I ended up dumping it, too many hassles. I have found Neo Office on the Apple site. More mac friendly and does the same as Open Office. I will give that a go and hope it installs correctly.
I have Leopard on it. Ta for the Appleusers site, will check it out I have registered on both Apple.com and the Mac forums.
Member since 19 Oct 2006
Member from Motueka
Cookybaby, how did you get on with Neo Office for your Mac computer? Will it open Word or PowerPoint documents? And do you have a choice of saving word documents in a format that PCs can open?
Neo Office is working out just fine. It can open Word docs and Excel and Access, and can save them either as MS docs or Open docs.
Don't know about Power Point, but I have a PP Viewer for Mac on the MacBook.
Where did you get your PP viewer? I have tried to download quite a few from the web but each time something was not right, like it wanted Classic ?? or OS 9 or my system wasn't the right one.
Here is the url to get Powerpoint viewer for Mac
You'll have to copy and paste it into your browser and click Download and then wait for the Apple download window to come up to confirm that you are downloading it.
What version of Mac OS do you have? I have Leopard on a MacBook.
I spoke too soon, I just went to open something using the PPS viewer and It opened with Text Edit say it can't open the program in DOS Mode.
What about when you open Neo Office and click on Presentations, is that the same thing?
I tried using Presentations from AppleWorks, but it wouldn't open the PowerPoint. I tried 2 ways, by clicking on the attachment, and by opening AppleWorks and presentations and bringing it in, but it didn't want to know.
It's my friend who has the Mac, I think it is a PowerMac, OS 10.5. something.
I will have to ask my daughter what the best thing is. It might take a while before I get a reply though, she teaches at the University of Baltimore in Maryland USA. She has been a Mac user since 1993.
Member since 14 Sep 2008
Member from Queenstown
Hi, I don't know what files you are trying to work with, but I use iWork, it includes programmes called NUMBERS, PAGES and KEYNOTE. Between them they open Excel, Word and Powerpoint documents and anything created in the iWorks suite can be opened in the OFFICE equivalent on a PC (if you really do have to use a PC :-)
Hope this is relevant.
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