Problems with Office 2011

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crewkid89, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. crewkid89 macrumors regular

    crewkid89

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I am new. I am using Office for Mac 2011 on a 2010 iMac with Snow Leopard 10.6.7. When I attempt to open a .doc file or .xls file as opposed to .docx or .xlsx files, Word and Excel will not display any text. I can see the lines from grammar and spell check in word. I can also see the contents of an excel cell in the formula bar but again just blank cells. I have tried searching around for this bug but I cannot find anyone with quite the same problem. Any ideas?

    PS these files open fine in textedit as well as openoffice and other versions of Office
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Let's try a diagnostic. Does the problem present itself when you save a current .docx/.xlsx file as 97-2004 format and try to reopen the file?
     
  3. crewkid89 thread starter macrumors regular

    crewkid89

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    I tried creating a .doc file with some formatting and text in it and it opened fine on the same mac. If I create one on libreoffice on another computer I can where the text should be and I can highlight it but I can't see it.
     
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