1. MacOS Yosemite and newer operating systems
Office 2019 for Mac offers you the best experience, but its support requires you to upgrade your macOS to the current version. Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave are the only operating system versions that will support office 2019, but if you have been using office 2016 on macOS Yosemite and El Captain, the requirements will remain the same. Office 2019 will then later drop support of the older versions as newer ones are being released continuously. Versions that are not supported will limit the accessibility to features such as security updates even though office applications will still work on them.
2. Intel x86-64 CPU
This is a CPU that introduces two forms of operations that is; it is a 64-bit version of the x86 instruction set. This CPU allows more data processing per clock cycle and increases memory space by up to 256TB. Office 2019 for Mac has features such as mainstream support for important updates including security updates, that require higher and quicker rates of data processing. This type of a processor is capable of achieving this at more rapid rates hence you should opt to get a Mac computer with this processor any time you need to buy one.
3. 10GB of free disk space
After installing the office 2019 pack, program files are stored in the hard drive. They are accessed every time you run one of the office applications. You should, therefore, have enough available space, a minimum of 10GB of the hard disk drive, to allow storage of these program files. If the hard drive is initially in NTFS format, which is only accessible by windows operating system, you should format it using the HFS+ settings. The disk drive should, therefore, be in HFS+ format, known as the macOS Extended Volume Hard Drive Format. It provides storage for much larger files than the previously used HFS. This is because it can support data with 32-bit block addresses whereby HFS can only support 16-bit block addresses.
4. 4GB RAM or more
For office 2019 to install and run correctly in a Mac computer, a RAM not less than 4GB is required. This will avoid freezing of the application when you are running it, and this could eventually slow the computer down. The RAM size can even be bigger to improve the performance of the computer even when you are running the office applications.
5. Ethernet/ Wi-Fi
For you to install office 2019 for Mac, you have to download it online over a network drive. Office 2019 can install the office applications directly from the internet using a virtualization technology known as Click-to-run, (C2R). The program files will be downloaded and stored in the computers hard drive, and from there you can activate through a key which is delivered in the form of a key card. Therefore, for this case you need to have a stable internet connection provided over Wi-Fi or ethernet. Internet connection is also essential for your applications even after downloading and installing since it will continuously get updates online.
6. 1280 × 800 display resolution
Your monitor should have a display resolution of 1280 × 800 or higher for it to support office 2019. This is because it has high-resolution requirements since it has a feature that lets you view 3D models. Therefore, a resolution lower than that cannot support this version of the office. The higher resolution makes items on display appear clearer, sharper and smaller. You should consider large monitors since a large monitor supports higher resolution than a small one with similar specifications.
7. Browsers compatibility
Your Mac computer should be supporting browsers such as safari, google chrome, the current version of Microsoft edge, internet explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Office 2019 is designed to work best with the current versions of these browsers. You should consider installing one of these browsers and ensure it has the most recent updates. Since office 2019 continuously sends new updates to the users where most of the updates require access to the specific websites hence it should be available.
8. DVD drive
Office 2019 for Mac can have its activation key delivered in a DVD from where it is used to activate the office set up in your Mac computer. You, therefore, need to have a DVD drive for reading the activation key in the disc and copying it to the computer’s storage for activation purposes. Since macs’ developers have been phasing out in-built optical drives, an external disk drive can be a good option.
– Graphics requirements
Office 2019 does not have any specific graphics requirements which means that all the current existing graphics specifications can support it. This, however, does not mean that you should not upgrade your computer to one with advanced graphics specifications since future versions may demand an upgrade. You can even consider getting yourself a graphics card and install it on your old computer.
In conclusion, for you to enjoy the features accompanied by office 2019 for mac, it is at this most significant stage you consider upgrading your computer importantly upgrading both the hardware and the drivers’ software. This will ensure that you don’t fall behind as newer versions and inventions unceasingly continue to arise. Office 2019 has been designed to give you the best experience with its cool features hence it is substantial giving it a trial. Applications such as Ms word has been designed to help you focus when writing while others like excel have new formulae and supports 2D maps.