Word .doc not opening

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AFPoster, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    So I posted this in this section because it deals with Windows / products on the Mac. I don't use boot camp or anything I just have Microsoft Office 2008 on my mac and I am looking to upgrade to 2011. Right now with '08 I can't open .doc documents on my mac using Microsoft Word they have to be saved as .docx on a windows and then I can open them on my mac. In 2011 version is this issue fixed?


    I also bought Pages '09 and it doesn't open either, just trying to make the right choice.
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Both office 2008 and 2011 open both .doc and .docx. I suspect something went wrong in your office 2008 install or something got corrupt... Can you try a reinstall?

    I should mention I refuse to use .docx and always set the default to .doc. I still can't see any good reason to use .docx and I just wrote a 300 page thesis in .doc format!

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