can we use an pc microsoft office 2007 license with this software version

we just purchased a new iMac and would like to use Outlook, Excel and Word on the iMac do we need to purchase a new Office suit or can we use an older 2007 we purchased ?

Another question is can we download the Parallels Desktop 9 for mac

  • Asked by Patricia B from Miami
  • Feb 3, 2014
Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

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1 Answer from the Community

  • the only way to obtain Microsoft Office for Mac (version 2011) is to have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription. this will allow you to download it (or Office 2013 for Windows) to 5 devices.

    You can use Parallels Desktop for Mac to create a WIndows virtual computer and then install office 2007 or any other office version, but that is a bloated solution just to simply access Microsoft Office on a Mac. Furthermore, you will require a Windows OS (7, 8.1) license and office license. Plus office 2007 is, for all intents and purposes, obsolete.

    Why do you need Office? Most functionality of MS office, can be found in OpenOffice and many other free Office replacement products. they read and can perform almost all features of office with the exception of advanced VBA programming.

    • Answered by Casey M from Falls Church
    • Aug 18, 2014