OS X downloads 1/2 of presentation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fjs08, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003

    Using Firefox, and Google Mail, I received an attachment from a friend. It was a Word Document. It downloaded and when I opened it, I only could see 1/2 of it. There was an option to view in Google Docs too. Same result. I went to my wifes XP box and had no problems downloading the Word doc and also opening it up separately in Google Docs.

    How can I open it properly in OSX??

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Text Edit will open Word files. What are you using?
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003
    >>Text Edit will open Word files. What are you using?<<

    I'm using Microsoft Word. I also had an option via the e-mail to open using Google Docs. I actually opened the attachment with both. Neither opened the document properly on the Mac. But both did using the PC with XP. I used Word 2003 on the PC as well as Google Docs via Firefox on the PC.

  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    TextEdit will open MS Word 6 files and I'm not sure what level Google Docs will open, but I suspect nothing newer than Office 97/98.

    If the file was created with MS Office X, 2002/2003, or 2004, it's not likely compatible.

    Save it as an Office 97 file or Rich Text File format and it should be fine.

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