Osx And Ms Office Compatibility


I'm want to upgrade our system software, but I have been putting it off for years because my wife has a huge number of Excel worksheets with Notes and Macros on out desktop iMac.

That Mac is running 10.7.5 and she is using MS Office for Mac 2008.

If I upgrade to Yosemite or El Capitan, I'm assuming that MS Office of that age will not run on the new systems. But I've also heard that MS Office 2011, or later will not run on 10.7.

I have no idea whether these assertions are true or not. But I need advice on the best way to bring things up to date without losing the work she has done. I'm happy to update MS Office but I would rather avoid the subscription version.

We have tried Neo Office, which I use on the laptop, but my wife doesn't get on with it, having learnt MS Office and it's ways over the last 30 years...

All help gratefully received.
Thanks! That's great news.

All I have to do now is get her to back it all up, just in case.
Just to update this.

El Capitan is installed on the 2010 iMac. Everything is working as it did on the old OSX 10.7.

No problems with Microsoft Office! :)