Microsoft Word 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP2 (OS X)
Microsoft Word 2007 SP2 & 2010 SP1 (Windows)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level Word document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Monday, 02-Jul-2012 15:12:46 EDT.
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) has a Provider Notes article on the file format that is the default in Word 2007 and Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2008 and Word 2011 for OS X and requires a converter to be opened in any other version of Word.Users of Word 2003 for Windows can install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to read Word 2007, Word 2008, and Word 2010 files in their default format. Users of Word 2004 for OS X can install the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac to read Word 2007, Word 2008, and Word 2010 files in their default format.
Word 2007 also has a significantly revised interface, which features a "ribbon" design and will be a major change for many users who are familiar and comfortable with other versions of Word.
Microsoft released Word 2008 for OS X, the first Universal binary version of Word, in January 2008. Microsoft Word v.X and Word work properly in Apple's Rosetta translation layer.
Word 2002 for Windows was removed from the supported products list in Fiscal 2007 and Word v.X for OS X was removed from the supported products list in Fiscal 2009. ISC removed Word 2003 from the supported list in Fiscal 2012 and removed Word 2004 in Fiscal 2012.
Microsoft software is now available to University of Pennsylvania departments through the Microsoft Select Program, a volume license agreement. A detailed description of the Microsoft Program including product information and a FAQ has been prepared by the Office of Software Licensing. All purchases of Microsoft Select software are made through the Computer Connection.
Microsoft Word may be purchased as part of Microsoft's Office suite of products, which bundles Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or it may be purchased separately. ISC believes that it is generally best purchased in the bundled Office suite.
Windows 7 Compatibility
Word 2007 SP2 and Word 2010 function correctly in Windows 7.
OS X Lion Compatibility
Word 2008 SP2 aand Word 2011 function correctly in OS X Lion. Word 2004 SP2 does not function in OS X Lion.