Win/Mac Dropbox/File Compatibility

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fu-Manchu, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Fu-Manchu macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    quick question: I have a Windows 7 Desktop PC with Dropbox running and keeping my Word (doc/docx) files on it.
    Is it possible to set up Dropbox on a Macbook and have both systems synchronized? Or should I expect file compatibility even if I work with Mac Office?
    Example: I have a .docx file on my PC, writing on a thesis, saving it on the Dropbox.
    Then I take my Macbook with me, synchronize the Dropbox folder/file and continue writing on the .docx file without a hassle. Is that possible? Cheers
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can share files and keep folders in sync between Windows and OS X via Dropbox. Yes, you can work on .docx files with MS Office on both Windows and OS X. It's not a problem at all. You may want to ensure that you have the same fonts installed on Windows and OS X.
     
  4. Fu-Manchu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    How is this done?
    Sorry, I don't have a Mac but am thinking of getting one after being a long time PC USER.
    I also have a dropbox acct.
    Would I need a copy of Microsoft office on the PC side and then also have a office for Mac edition on the Mac in order to do what the OP wants to do?
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yes, you will need MS Office on for Mac, or a compatible software suite, in order to open and work on your MS Office documents that you have on your Windows machine.
     
  7. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Thank you!
     

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