documents on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Poker-face, May 28, 2009.

  1. Poker-face macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    one simple question... can I open document if I don't have installed iWork or Word???

    and do I have to have mac version of word to install it or i could install any word on my mac??
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    You need the Mac version of Word to install Word on OS X.

    If you don't have iWork or Word, try OpenOffice/NeoOffice. It's open-source and free software that will be able to open .doc formats easily.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    TextEdit can open some simple .doc files. Nothing pre-installed on computer, without iWork or Office, can open .ppt or .xls files. If you're looking for a free alternative, download OpenOffice.

    If you do get Office, it must be Office for Mac unless you are going to install Windows via Boot Camp just to run Office for Windows. The two most recent versions of Office for Mac are 2004 and 2008.
  4. Poker-face thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Pages in iWork 09 (and probably earlier) will also read .doc files, its not foolproof though, I came across a serious incompatibility today to do with diagrams.

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