problems importing .docx into iWork09

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by psipsina, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. psipsina macrumors newbie


    Jan 12, 2009
    So brand new macbook. Have a few documents that were started on a PC that I'm trying to import onto the mac. Bought iWork preinstalled. It isn't showing a bunch of images throughout the document (only some?). Instead it shows a + inside a box?? Talked to apple tech support and they basically said nothing could be done :( The strange thing is that the images show when I preview the document in finder. The tech guy was saying that the computer can't access the images but obviously it can. Does anyone know a fix for this?? Will it work in MS office 2008 or is that just wasting my $$??
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    OpenOffice handles .docx (Then you can save it in a different format and transfer it into pages if you want), or you could try the office converter tool to switch it from .docx to .doc
  3. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    .docx is the new MS Office standard and is the default for Office 2008 so yes it will work.

    To get those docs working without Office 08, can you re-open them on the PC and then re-save them in the .doc format? If so, you'll be able to access them on the Mac...
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The default document format for Word 2008 is .docx. Suffice it to say that Word 2008 opens .docx documents irrespective of their source. No conversion is necessary.

    Pages and OpenOffice/NeoOffice will also open .docx documents. However, some minor formatting tweaks may be necessary.

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