DRM protection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hndn, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. hndn macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I received 2 files: powerpoint & word, downloaded, work fine on PC but in Mac, I got this message:

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    Please help.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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  3. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Message as the picture :)
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    There is no picture, only a broken image link.

    TEG
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I don't see any image - there is nothing there.

    ETA: Now it's there - I have never seen that message before in my life. Sounds like the document might have password protection on it or is encrypted. Odd.
     
  6. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ooppss...I can see it on my end, uploaded it again.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    It looks like you are SOL, as M$ chose to not allow encrypted documents to be read on a Mac. Try getting a different, non encrypted version of the files.
     
  8. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is SOL? Since it works in PC, why not in Mac?
    Thanks.
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  10. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Despite what their names imply, the Mac version of Office is not the same as the Windows version of Office - they do not have the same feature parity. Heck, they are even developed by different units at Microsoft. They are different products and do not work the same. Thats just how Microsoft decided to do this (my cynical side says that they did this to create dependency on Windows and Office monopolies).
     
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