I’m another one of those pesky new mac owners… and I’ve been experimenting with something on and off today. I have a file that I typed this morning in NeoOffice. I need to get it onto my PC at work. Simple, eh? Not so fast!
This morning, I saved the file as a Word 2007 document (this was my mistake, I think), not thinking that “dang, I don’t HAVE Word 2007 yet” – but oh well. I figured I could open it anyway.
Office 2003 on a PC didn’t like the file – it asked me to download some add-on thing from Microsoft so I could open Word 2007 files. But the add-on (FileFormatConverters) didn’t like my PC, and wouldn’t install. OK, I thought – no problem. I’ll just open up my copy of Open Office at work, and I’ll be done.
It apparently doesn’t like the Mac flavor of a Word 2007 docx file that was created with NeoOffice (my guess here).
So – I’m just going to turn on my Mac (it’s at the office with me), copy/paste the text I need into an email to myself, and – BINGO. That WILL work. (and to those thinking “Dave, why didn’t you do that in the first place?” I knew I could do it the EASY way… I wanted to see if it would work THIS way, ok?).
I’m still loving the Mac, and I don’t think it’s a Mac-PC issue. I think it’s probably more of a Word 2007 converter issue. Beats me!