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Cant open application microsoft word because powerpc applications

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Can't open application microsoft word because powerpc applications no longer supported . . .how do I solve this?

Welcome to Just Answer! I'm sorry to hear about your problem, unfortunately I can't offer a quick solution but I can explain why your facing this issue.

I assume that you recently upgraded to a newer version of Mac OS...unfortunately, apple dropped support for Power PC apps as of Mac OS Lion. You really only have two options at this stage:-

1. Purchase a more up to date version of Microsoft office or switch to a free alternative such as
2. Restore your mac from a recent back to restore your previous operating system and office version

Do let me know how you get on...


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