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Office viewer for Mac

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Dan, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    We just bought our daughter a Macbook. Have heard they will open Windows
    Office documents from 07 and Vista but not older than that. Curious if this
    is true.
    If true are there any downloads which allow Mac to view Windows Office
    documents from previous versions, ie: '03, XP, etc. ~ Dan
     
  2. JoAnn Paules

    JoAnn Paules Flightless Bird

    If she has Office for Mac, then she doesn't need a viewer. Or do you mean
    she does not have Office at all?

    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8B5CFD53-4030-4391-B569-EF89DC318CF6@microsoft.com...
    > We just bought our daughter a Macbook. Have heard they will open Windows
    > Office documents from 07 and Vista but not older than that. Curious if
    > this
    > is true.
    > If true are there any downloads which allow Mac to view Windows Office
    > documents from previous versions, ie: '03, XP, etc. ~ Dan
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    We bought the Mac version of Office, however the issue we're trying to
    address is if someone sends her a document from an older version of Windows
    Office, ie: '03 or XP. The understanding we have is the Mac Office will only
    open Windows Office documents from '07 and Vista, nothing older. If true,
    hence the need for the download I mentioned in the previous post. ~ Dan

    "JoAnn Paules" wrote:

    > If she has Office for Mac, then she doesn't need a viewer. Or do you mean
    > she does not have Office at all?
    >
    > --
    > JoAnn Paules
    > MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    > Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"
    >
    >
    >
    > "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8B5CFD53-4030-4391-B569-EF89DC318CF6@microsoft.com...
    > > We just bought our daughter a Macbook. Have heard they will open Windows
    > > Office documents from 07 and Vista but not older than that. Curious if
    > > this
    > > is true.
    > > If true are there any downloads which allow Mac to view Windows Office
    > > documents from previous versions, ie: '03, XP, etc. ~ Dan

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. JoAnn Paules

    JoAnn Paules Flightless Bird

    I really doubt that. I don't do Macs but the Windows version will read
    documents that are several versions old. I suspect Mac will too - I'd even
    be willing to bet money on that. But if you want to be sure, post your
    question in the Offive for Mac newsgroup.

    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0A587100-D02F-43C6-B9C8-E04C863389A0@microsoft.com...
    > We bought the Mac version of Office, however the issue we're trying to
    > address is if someone sends her a document from an older version of
    > Windows
    > Office, ie: '03 or XP. The understanding we have is the Mac Office will
    > only
    > open Windows Office documents from '07 and Vista, nothing older. If true,
    > hence the need for the download I mentioned in the previous post. ~ Dan
    >
    > "JoAnn Paules" wrote:
    >
    >> If she has Office for Mac, then she doesn't need a viewer. Or do you mean
    >> she does not have Office at all?
    >>
    >> --
    >> JoAnn Paules
    >> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    >> Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8B5CFD53-4030-4391-B569-EF89DC318CF6@microsoft.com...
    >> > We just bought our daughter a Macbook. Have heard they will open
    >> > Windows
    >> > Office documents from 07 and Vista but not older than that. Curious if
    >> > this
    >> > is true.
    >> > If true are there any downloads which allow Mac to view Windows Office
    >> > documents from previous versions, ie: '03, XP, etc. ~ Dan

    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  5. On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:40:08 -0700, Dan wrote:

    > We just bought our daughter a Macbook. Have heard they will open Windows
    > Office documents from 07 and Vista but not older than that. Curious if this
    > is true.
    > If true are there any downloads which allow Mac to view Windows Office
    > documents from previous versions, ie: '03, XP, etc. ~ Dan


    Here are two resource pages that might help.

    Sharing documents with other versions of Office

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.m...-US&usid=56387524-4468-4589-8e51-d1621fc3e944

    Click on document

    Best practices for working with Windows

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.m...rget=7acce321-36fb-48d6-8c76-12cb3a0063ee1033

    David


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  6. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <0A587100-D02F-43C6-B9C8-E04C863389A0@microsoft.com>, Dan wrote:
    > We bought the Mac version of Office, however the issue we're trying to
    > address is if someone sends her a document from an older version of Windows
    > Office, ie: '03 or XP. The understanding we have is the Mac Office will only
    > open Windows Office documents from '07 and Vista, nothing older. If true,
    > hence the need for the download I mentioned in the previous post. ~ Dan


    Not true.

    Windows 7 and Vista are operating systems, like the various versions of MacOS
    (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, etc).

    Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc are PROGRAMS that run under these operating
    systems.

    As long as you have compatible versions of the PROGRAMS, it doesn't really
    matter what operating system version you have, or what version the files were
    created under.

    If you have Mac Office 2008, you should be able to open documents created in
    any prior version of Office, at least back to Office 97/98, regardless of what
    operating system, Mac or PC, the file was created in.
     
  7. joefox

    joefox Flightless Bird

    As mentioned, Office for Mac should open any previous version of a document.
    I would almost say that if you cannot open previous versions of files with
    Office for Mac, then it might be a bad install. If you are still having
    problems, try to use Textedit.app. It's located in the Applications folder on
    the Mac (which can be accessed by the shortcut Command-Shift-A). That should
    open a .doc file and then save it as a different version (ie: .docx, etc).

    "Dan" wrote:

    > We bought the Mac version of Office, however the issue we're trying to
    > address is if someone sends her a document from an older version of Windows
    > Office, ie: '03 or XP. The understanding we have is the Mac Office will only
    > open Windows Office documents from '07 and Vista, nothing older. If true,
    > hence the need for the download I mentioned in the previous post. ~ Dan
    >
    > "JoAnn Paules" wrote:
    >
    > > If she has Office for Mac, then she doesn't need a viewer. Or do you mean
    > > she does not have Office at all?
    > >
    > > --
    > > JoAnn Paules
    > > MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    > > Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:8B5CFD53-4030-4391-B569-EF89DC318CF6@microsoft.com...
    > > > We just bought our daughter a Macbook. Have heard they will open Windows
    > > > Office documents from 07 and Vista but not older than that. Curious if
    > > > this
    > > > is true.
    > > > If true are there any downloads which allow Mac to view Windows Office
    > > > documents from previous versions, ie: '03, XP, etc. ~ Dan

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     

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