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Microsoft Word Compatibility

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  1. johnvt519

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    How can I send email attachments (documents) composed in Microsoft Works Word Processor so that they will be formatted correctly when viewed by recipients using Microsoft Word? I’ve tried saving them as .wps, .doc, and .docx file extensions before sending, yet they are still incorrectly formatted when viewed by people using MS Word. Short of purchasing the Microsoft Word software, is there a solution that would rectify this problem using what already exists on this particular operating system (Vista Home Edition)?
     
  2. raybro

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    You might try Open Office. Free download and can do just about everything MS office can do. The only limitation I've seen so far is although you can open a *.docx document, you cannot save into a *.docx extension. You can, however, create or save a document with a *.doc extension.

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    Thank you for your response. The problem is, when it’s viewed by recipients, the margins, spacing, and bullets are a bit scrambled. I do have Open Office Org, but I’ve found that it’s only useful for viewing documents sent to me that are in MS Word format. Also, Office Org is not very user-friendly when it comes to composing documents using bulleted lists and things. Have you any other suggestions?
     
  4. Hughv

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    Try the latest version of Open Office or use an online word processor like Google Docs or Office Live.
    http://www.officelive.com/en-us/
    Docs saved as text or rtf should translate OK.
     
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