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Microsoft Office 2008

Last Review: 08-23-2010

Available To:

  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Microsoft

Product: Office

Version: 2008/12

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: Full


Office productivity suite

System Requirements: Mfg Minimum

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: 10.4
  • Processor: PowerPC G4 500Mhz, G5, Intel
  • RAM: 512 MB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: 10.5
  • Processor: PPC G5 1.6Ghz, Intel 1.6Ghz
  • RAM: 1 GB

Known Issues:

Please review the known issues list on Microsoft's Office 2008 Help and How-To website for more information.

How to Get:

Office 2008 for Mac is made available as part of the UT System Campus Enterprise Agreement. Licensed media can be purchased at UTA Bookstore by faculty, students, and staff. Departments and faculty/staff members interested in upgrading to Office 2008 on their UTA owned computer DO NOT have to purchase physical media. Clients can perform their own upgrade by clicking on the network location link listed under "Installation".



Before installing, it is HIGHLY recommended that you do a backup of your Entourage database BEFORE installing Office 2008, and familiarize yourself with these known issues to see if any apply to you.

Turn off any virus protection software that may be installed on the computer. If installing on a laptop, attach to AC power source and disable sleep. Also, OIT recommends that you close any open applications before installing Office, then restart your computer after the installation completes.

To install from DVD: Insert the DVD. Double-click the installer icon in the window that opens. Follow the on-screen instructions.

To install from a network location, click here (NetID login required) download and save the .DMG file. Double-click the .DMG to mount it on the desktop, then follow the instructions as outlined above for installing from DVD.


Only Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage receive Full Support.

Contact the OIT Help Desk or see Microsoft Support page.

Related Software:

Entourage 2008

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