Mac Excel to Windows Excel Error

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ciavyn, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. ciavyn macrumors newbie

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    When I send my .xls files from my Mac (Office 2008) to my boss's Windows machine (Office 2003), he gets an error message when he attempts to open the excel spreadsheet: Excel has encountered an error and must shut down. I've sent files to other computers and not had a problem, and my boss has received other excel files and been able to open them. So it must be something between these two machines/softwares that is affecting it. Any suggestions or ideas? I can add any additional info you need.

    Mac is running on Snow Leopard. Windows is running on (wait for it...) Vista.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    What do you mean by "other computers"?
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Does the offending Windows machine make .xls files or some other suffix? I think there's a newer standard for Word and Excel files that could be at the root of the problem. It's .dox for Word, I think. Anyway, if that's the case, a setting needs to be changed to read the .xls file.
     

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