office X compatibility

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
i use word X to create a doc and use it in PC (word 2000)

i couldnt open it unless i save it in .rtf



what could possibly go wrong????



thanks

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by firehc

    i use word X to create a doc and use it in PC (word 2000)

    i couldnt open it unless i save it in .rtf



    what could possibly go wrong????



    thanks




    Word v.X and Word 2000 have the same file format. You should be able to open files created on either computer on either computer. Since you can open your files on your Mac, your Mac installation appears to be fine. You might try reinstalling Office 2000 on your PC.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    hmm.



    i can open a word 2000 doc in Word X but not vice versa..

    this is brothering me.....



    thanks for your reply anyway
  • Reply 3 of 8
    chinneychinney Posts: 1,019member
    They are designed to be compatible. I have never had a problem. It must be a bug.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    ezzieezzie Posts: 27member
    check your compatibility settings. In Office x, select Preferences from the Word menu, click on compatibility from the list on the lefthand side, then click on recommended options for Microsoft 2000-2002 and x. Then click on the Default button to save the changes to your Normal template,



    good luck, e
  • Reply 5 of 8
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    it works now,

    thanks
  • Reply 6 of 8
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    I haven't had too much trouble with this. They seem to work well together.



    PowerPoint is another story.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    mccrabmccrab Posts: 201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    PowerPoint is another story.



    Never a truer word spoken. PowerPoint is a disaster area as far as compatibility is concerned. What is all this "Converting Metafile" nonsense? And as for font and paragraph formatting...



    MS should be ashamed of this product
  • Reply 8 of 8
    chinneychinney Posts: 1,019member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    I haven't had too much trouble with this. They seem to work well together.



    PowerPoint is another story.




    I take fairly complex PowerPoint documents back and forth between work (Windows PC) and home(Mac OSX) all the time and I have never had a problem.
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