Word that work on mac and windows?

spick

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I'm trying to find an application that can be use on both mac and windows. I thought office 2004 works, but the save file couldn't be open in windows xp.

Just want a application that I can take notes with on mac and then I can view the save file on my xp desktop(not necessarily editable).
 

Eraserhead

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word should be fine, otherwise you can export as a PDF from any application that prints with the PDF menu in the print dialog.
 

MisterMe

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I'm trying to find an application that can be use on both mac and windows. I thought office 2004 works, but the save file couldn't be open in windows xp.

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Except for Entourage 2004, all applications in the Office 2004 suite create files that open just fine in their corresponding Windows XP apps. I have a sneaking suspicion that your Windows XP computer does not have Microsoft Office installed. If this is the case, then you need to install Office on the Windows machine.
 

Queso

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Also, you need to be sure to save the Mac file with a ".doc" extension, so the PC version of Word recognizes it.
That'll be it. In the Save As.. box on the Mac version there's a little "Append File Extension" tick box. Make sure it's selected.
 

spick

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that's it, I have to save it as .doc. Thanks CanadaRam for pointing that out.