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Opening MS Excel, MS Word & .pdf files on a Mac

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  1. jennie_m

    jennie_m Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm using MS Office 2003 on a PC, and tried to send Word, Excel & .pdf files to a Mac user. She has Office for Mac 2011 installed on her computer.

    She cannot open any of the files. I think she may not have Adobe Reader installed, which explains why the .pdf will not open. So far as the .doc and .xls files ... I'm stumped. Other than recommending that she download Open Office, does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Jen
     
  2. SRD

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    A few suggestions:
    • Visit this page to see if she can update her Office software.
    • Also, try the Office Open XML File Format Converter from Apple.
    • If that fails, and you don't want to use Open Office, you could save Word docs as RTF Rich Text files, and Excel files as CSV, comma seperated value files.
     
  3. jennie_m

    jennie_m Thread Starter

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    Thank you so much, SRD!
     
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    My pleasure. Let us know how you go.
     
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