Excel & Yosemite

I work as a volunteer doing admin for a charity.  The main database is an Excel document (why I have no idea!).  I have pages and allows me to read and save Excel files.

Would be the installation of Microsoft Office (if this so-called software which contains Word, Excel and Powerpoint) only the iMac that has Yosemite for its OS work, OK?  I have read that people have had problems but Don ' know there is classes / history.

Thank you



Both the previous Office 2011 for Mac and present office 2016 for Mac products will install and work on Yosemite. I would first check that the iMac has 4 GB or more of RAM installed and has 10.10.5 Yosemite Park and installed updates. If an older version of Yosemite is installed, then apply Yosemite 10.10.5 update combo , after the first execution of a full backup of the iMac. Update combo, under normal circumstances, does not affect the base directories. Also, make sure you use the Time Machine backups on an external drive.

Once each Office is installed, you must use Microsoft AutoUpdate to keep applications up-to-date with updates of Microsoft products, or you may encounter some anomalies that have been reported. Some of these future updates can expect Yosemite 10.10.5 installed.

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