Using Mac for Office 2008

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  1. skapusta macrumors newbie

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    I am about to install Office: Mac 2008 because my PC died & was sent to home office for "repair" (may take weeks).

    1 - can I open & modify Excel 2003 files in this mac 2008 version?
    2 - Mac 2008 excel docs - if sent to PC users, can they open them and modify them?
    3 - Best Buy sold me a copy that says "service desk edition" on the front - is this normal?

    HELP!!!
    Suzanne
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes (save the file in .xls format for Office 2003, .xlsx or .xls for Office 2007)
    3. I guess its normal. No reason to worry.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    They can if they have the converter installed.
     
  4. laeeqhumam macrumors newbie

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    About MS Office 2008

    There is a new extension introduced in 2008. Like .xlsx for MS Excel and .docx for MS Word. So if U want others to edit ur files on old versions then U have to save it using "Save As" .doc otherwise they have to install the patch for running 2008 on their machines.
     

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