Just one question about Office 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by guklein, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    If I use Office Mac 2008...if I send a document (doc, xls or ppt) to a friend that uses Office PC 2003. Will he open normally? Are they 100% compatible or I have to do some adjustes when save my document?
     
  2. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Yup!
     
  3. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    Should work fine. It'll report any incompatibility before you save it
     
  4. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Most of my friends use PC and Office 2003.

    Thank you. Ready to buy it! ;)
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You can share docs, but you will need to save them down for your friend
    There is a compatibility checker that will make this relatively painless for you

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    ^ ^ ^ What they said.

    Just stay away from the newer .docx and .xlsx file types, and you should be fine.
     
  7. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, although there is a converter available for Office 2003 that will allow it to read the newer formats. But to go easy on your friends, just save the file in the older format.
     
  8. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a PC Office 2007.

    Using Office Mac 2008 is the same, right?
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not exactly, there are differences
    But they do both use .docx type files

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Office mac is on mac
    PC office is on pc

    Seriously, they can both read the new docx files
     
  11. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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  12. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was worried if they are compatible (Mac Office 2008 and PC Office 2003).

    As they are compatible...just buying it!
     
  13. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I've had trouble with that converter... even some basic .docx files go awry, for me at least. I've actually had better luck with iWork's converter :rolleyes:.

    Moral of the story: just save to the older .doc/.xls formats and 95% of compatibility headaches go away :).
     

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