Need help with an old Word document

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by angel76ph, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. angel76ph macrumors member

    angel76ph

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    Hi there.

    I had a MS Office subscription a few months ago but that has expired now. Out of the cancellation of my subscription I have some leftover documents on my Macbook Air especially my CV.

    I would like to be able to edit that old Word CV and save it in a .doc or .docx format to send it for my job applications.

    Is there any 1st-party (or 3rd-party) software that can give me that ability?

    Please help. Many thanks,
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Microsoft office online is free and can finish simple editing tasks. You can try it out.
     
  3. angel76ph thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you Miss Shirasaki.

    But MS Office online is online. I won't be able to pull my saved file to attach to my email or job site.
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    libre office

    open office

    These work on mac/windows/linux etc

    I'd recommend libre office personally and is what we use at work and so does our local council as it is free.
    both above are free BTW.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Just put it to your OneDrive and set a sync between OneDrive and local, you will fine. You can then delete account if you hate Microsoft and you are able to.
     
  6. angel76ph thread starter macrumors member

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    Is Libre Office as extensive as Word or Pages? Can i save them on the format i want i.e. .doc, .docx and .pdf?
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    It can, but I cannot guarantee compatibility and document layout is the exact same as Microsoft office online does. I used it a little bit with complex documents and it worked well, and retained all document layouts.
     
  8. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Bad idea. Those are editable files, not appropriate to be transferring to anyone. You should print your document to pdf and attach that to your job applications.
     
  9. angel76ph thread starter macrumors member

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  10. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    But the problem is: OP needs to edit Them before attaching it to anywhere.
    If online tool is not the choice then I can only hope those free office suite can fit his need while retain document layout, format etc.
    Or he can use free Microsoft word for iOS as it can also finish simple editing tasks.
     
  11. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    the office above is 95% compatible, some formatting of newer office 2010/2016 may be lost in conversion.

    beware libre office by default does NOT save as .doc you need edit when saving or change preferences.

    libre office docs will be fine if opened in word provided you saved as .doc that is.

    I use libre office quite a lot although just got office 2011 2nd hand for my mac.
     
  12. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    and thats why i bought the nonsubscription version of office
     

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