How can i convert a Mac document to MS word document?
Question: I need to make my mac word documents to be able to converted in to MS word documents for any pc readers... help! oh yeah to add i used pages but how do i save it for microsoft word? i used pages on iwork! oh do i save it from there and still be compatible for microsoft word?
Best Answers: How can i convert a Mac document to MS word document?
Well you need to be aware of a couple of things. - make sure the file has an extension (which is pretty standard on a Mac too nowadays anyway). - Word before 2004 used the .doc format, which will open in any version of Word for Windows. - Word 2008 can also use the newer .docx format. This is OK for Word 2007 and up for windows, and requires a converter for Word 2003. You can also use the Compatibility reporter tool from within Word 2008 to make sure everything is going to be OK. Be also aware that come contents (QuickTime based images and movies, PDF, etc) cannot display in Word for Windows. Corentin
You can add that to your default template, this way: In Word versions prior to Word 2007: 1.Close all open copies of Word. 2.Open Word. 3.Click on the File->Save As menu item. 4.In the "File of Type" list box, scroll down to Document Templates and select it. The directory should change and there should be a Normal.dot file in it. DON’T SAVE THE FILE. Click Cancel instead. 5.Press CTRL/O. 6.Select Normal.dot. Normal.dot should become your open document. 7.Add the page number as you want it. 8.Save the file with CTRL/S. You may get a warning message about the Global template having been changed. This is OK. Click Yes. NOTE: You might want to do a Save As and create a new template instead of overwriting Normal.dot. 9.Close Word. In Word 2007, 2010: 1.Close all open copies of Word. 2.Open Word. 3.In Word 2007, click on the round Office button in the upper-left corner of the window. In Word 2010, click the File tab on the Ribbon. 4.Click Open. 5.Select Templates in the Favorite Links pane. 6.Select Normal.dotm or Normal.dotx. (This may be just "Normal" also.) This should become your open document. 7.Add the page number as you want it. 8.Save the file with CTRL/S. You may get a warning message about the Global template having been changed. This is OK. Click Yes. NOTE: You might want to do a Save As and create a new template instead of overwriting the global template. 9.Close Word. Word sometimes leaves the last directory used incorrectly set, so the next time you open or save (especially!) a file, be careful that Word's pointed at the right place. Hope that helps.
If they're Word documents, they don't need to be converted. If they're Pages documents, then, yes you would need to use iWork to save them in an MS-Office-compatible format. What did you use to create the document? Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or iWork?
You don't need to convert it since Pages can read Word (.doc) documents. You can always print it to a PDF file though if you want to be 100% sure they can read it (they won't be able to write it though without a PDF editor which usually aren't free).
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