PC vs Mac WORD files.

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PC vs Mac WORD files.

Postby iwiw99 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:13 am

If I send out a WORD file on my PC, it shows up on my MAC unreadable, and on quick read, jumbled.

What am I doing wrong?


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Re: PC vs Mac WORD files.

Postby city2countrygal » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:43 am

On your PC, you can try saving the Word file to an older version of Word, then open the file on your Mac. Hope it helps!

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Re: PC vs Mac WORD files.

Postby Endo Rockstar » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:54 am

Use Google Docs. Its a super cheap and effective way to back-up, open, and save documents and spreadsheets from any computer.

Saved my ass more than once.


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Re: PC vs Mac WORD files.

Postby HeyZeus » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:49 am

Make sure the PC saves it as a doc, not a docx. I've had trouble with those.

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Re: PC vs Mac WORD files.

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:57 am

There's also openoffice.org if you need to open docx or xlsx files regularly. It's free.

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