Microsoft Word 2008 - Non-compatibility?

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  1. joco302 macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Microsoft Office 2008 and Word 2008. I'm trying to send a word doc to a PC for a fantasy football column I am writing but the PC receives it in all random characters.

    This is a potentially huge problem considering I am starting my Sophomore year in college on Monday and this could make sending in papers impossible.

    I have tried saving the file in the 2008 form and 1997-2004 form, but neither are working.

    Any suggestions? How do I get the PC to be able to read it?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are they using a recent version of Word?

    I use 2008 at home and 2003 at work on a PC, and everything is fine. I save my 2008 docs as .doc (97-2004) compatible.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm at work so I am not on my Mac, but doesn't 2008 on the Mac have a compatibility check and compatability mode?

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it does. The save dialog, press compatibility report and it will tell you about any issues
     

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  5. joco302 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried saving it as a 2008 doc and a 1997-2004 doc and they're both showing up as jibberish for some reason.

    They are using Office 2003.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have the "Append file extension" checked?

    Are they giving the option to choose encoding when the open the file? Such as in this image: If so, have try Western European (Mac).
     

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  7. joco302 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't see either of those things. I'm still having the problem though.
     
  8. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    In this instance, should it be checked or not? I'm having the same issue too, and I'm about to send my resume out...
     
  9. justin.jett macrumors newbie

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    Fonts

    What fonts are you using. It could be that the font you are typing your information in is not a font installed on the receiving computer.

    Check the fonts see if that helps.
    Cheers,
    Justin
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It should be checked.

    If the font is not installed, it should just default to a different font.
     

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