Microsoft has released a preview of Office 2016, which you can download from the Office Web site (a 2.66GB download) and install on any Mac that supports it. The latest version of Office offers an interface that is optimized for OS X Yosemite, bringing a flatter look, and better integrates Office with Microsoft’s. Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac. The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. The new Office for Mac is the first major upgrade package Microsoft Office applications on the platform OS X since the release version of Office 2011. The new version of the program includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, and also brings a lot of new features, including support for high-resolution displays Retina and full-screen.
Last year I had trouble getting old versions of Office 2011 to become authorized (server issues) after performing a clean install for several clients.
Microsoft Office For Mac Download
You can download and install the free open source office suite LibreOffice. Sometimes you will encounter formatting issues when opening documents made with Office, but these issues can be minimized if you use a document template to keep the document formatting contained at the beginning of the document (makes it much easier to fix formatting issues).
If you need MS Office, then you could buy a subscription to Office 365 which is web based, but you will need to use a third party browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, or Vivaldi since the Yosemite version of Safari is outdated.
If your Mac can support a later version of macOS, then you could update to the latest supported version and by an actual copy of Office instead of the Office 365 subscription.
Edit: I should add there is no way to know how long these third party browsers will continue support of Yosemite. I really don't expect them to support Yosemite for much longer.
Mar 25, 2020 4:38 PM