mac os 9.1 and .doc files question...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tgg, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. tgg macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2005
    I have a imac the older ones its the aqua blue color or whatever it has mac os 9.1 I believe thats what it is, anyways i have a .doc file which should be a document file and it wont open theres no program installed that can open it, I thought apple works 6 would but it doenst even support that type file format. How would I open that type of files on mac? thax...

    If theres a simple program to download free let me know.
  2. macmanmatty macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005

    You need microsoft word to open .doc files.
  3. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    Well, AppleWorks should be able to open a .doc file... but I'm guessing that you most likely have the version that came with your system, I believe that would be AppleWorks 6.0.4. Apple has done a lot in making AppleWorks able to read Word documents.

    I suggest downloading the update to get AppleWorks up to 6.2.8. Its free and you can find it here.
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    thinking way back to 9.1.......when opening a file that was created on another computer, sometimes it wouldn't open when you double clicked on it, but if you open a program, appleworks in this case, and then use the program's menu to navigate to the file and select it to open, then it would open and recognise it in the guarantees this will work for you though but i remember having to do that occassionally

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