Adding file extensions to word by default

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by davidhall, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. davidhall macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2007

    Is there a way to make Mac Office 2004 add file extensions by default. Whenever I send a word file to a windows user I forget to add it manually and they always complaint they're left with a file without an extension (or bizarrely a .dat file). It's beginning to get embarassing!

    Many thanks,

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Try ticking Show All File Extensions in the Finder's Preferences (the Advanced tab). This may force the extension to show up when you save it and may apply to all files, not just Office. I hope it works! :)
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    or if you dont like extensions everwhere like me especially for your apps and your sending the .doc with mail. just use the "send windows friendly attachments" option when you add an attachment. im pretty sure that just checks wheter the word document has an extension. what else would it do?

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