Word 04 for mac problem

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  1. nicolle19 macrumors member

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    I have a word document that was made on a windows computer with word, which i emailed to myself via hotmail. I am trying to open it on my mac with office (word ) and it says that it might be in use or not a valid file.....please help
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    People with Word 2004 receive, read, and edit documents created using Word:win everyday. Your problem is not a Word problem. You need to be a little more specific about the other elements of your workflow. For example, which email client are you using on your Mac?
     
  3. nicolle19 thread starter macrumors member

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    The word document was created with office on a pc, then emailed to myself via hotmail. I then go to hotmail and download it and try to open it from my desktop and it wont open....says word does not recognize it
     
  4. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Does it have the extension .doc? if not rename it.
    otherwise..? I transfer win->mac Word files often with no probs.
     
  5. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    If you emailed it while the file was still open, there's your problem. I get this error in Acrobat occasionally when transferring PDFs from my Mac to our primary PC where I work and the files are still open on my end.

    Assuming that's the culprit - this doesn't have anything to do with Word versions or email program versions.

    Reopen the file on the PC, resave it, close Word, then email it; that should fix the problem.
     

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