[Solved] OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

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[Solved] OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby bob_catch » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:09 pm

Hello,

I have the current OpenOffice 3.4.1 on my laptop (Mac OS 10.6.8).
I can't use it on my Power Mac G5 (OS 10.4.11 PPC) because the current version is Intel only. :(

Is it possible to download an older version of OpenOffice compatible with OS 10.4.11 PPC?
If so, from where is it available?

Thank you,

Bob
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Re: Open Office for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:33 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

See that one perhaps: [Solved] OpenOffice.org 3.0 for OSX 10.4 PPC?

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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby RPG » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:42 pm

Hello

Maybe you can download libreoffice for PPC

http://download.documentfoundation.org/ ... 7/mac/ppc/

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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby lgusaas » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:24 pm

bob_catch wrote:Is it possible to download an older version of OpenOffice compatible with OS 10.4.11 PPC?
If so, from where is it available?

Here's a link to download OOo 3.2.1 for PPC Macs.
http://ftp.rz.tu-bs.de/pub/mirror/OpenOffice.org/stable/3.2.1/OOo_3.2.1_MacOS_PPC_install_en-US.dmg
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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby bob_catch » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:37 am

Hello RPG and Igusaas,

Thank you for the links, both appear to be exactly what I'm looking for!

Is there any difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice?

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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby RPG » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:51 am

Hello

bob_catch wrote:Is there any difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice?
The most important difference for you is: Libreoffice support PPC.
It seems me off topic in this thread for more details.

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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby bob_catch » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:20 am

Hello RPG

RPG wrote:The most important difference for you is: Libreoffice support PPC.


This comment doesn't make sense to me. The OpenOffice version Igusaas has suggested also supports PPC



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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby lgusaas » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:51 am

bob_catch wrote:Hello RPG
RPG wrote:The most important difference for you is: Libreoffice support PPC.

This comment doesn't make sense to me. The OpenOffice version Igusaas has suggested also supports PPC

The version I gave a link to is an old version of OOo released on 09-Mar-2011. It was the last version released for PPC Macs. OpenOffice.org 3.3 was not released for PPC Mac. Apache OpenOffice does not have versions for PPC Macs.

LibreOffice, a derivative clone of OpenOffice, continues to support PPC Macs in its latest releases.
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Re: OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby bob_catch » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:19 am

Hello Igusaas,

lgusaas wrote:The version I gave a link to is an old version of OOo released on 09-Mar-2011. It was the last version released for PPC Macs. OpenOffice.org 3.3 was not released for PPC Mac. Apache OpenOffice does not have versions for PPC Macs.
LibreOffice, a derivative clone of OpenOffice, continues to support PPC Macs in its latest releases.


Thanks for the further information. I now have to decide which one to download for my Mac 10.4.11 PPC. Do you know if LibreOffice is as good as OpenOffice? Given my situation, which would you go for?

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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby RoryOF » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:22 am

On this forum volunteers use both OpenOffice and/or LibreOffice, as they decide. I doubt you will see any notable difference between one and the other.
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice for Mac 10.4.11 PPC

Postby bob_catch » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:16 pm

Hello RoryOF,

Thanks for your comment. In that case I think I'll opt for LibreOffice since it's still being developed for PPC Macs like mine.

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