Reading A File Created In WORD On A Mac On A PC ?


  1. Posts : 261
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    Reading A File Created In WORD On A Mac On A PC ?


    Hello,

    Thanks for all the previous help over the years.
    Can really use some advice with this, as I'm pretty well lost on what to do. That old age problem again, I guess.

    I have a document on my MAC created with MS WORD.

    I want to put it on a USB stick and give it to someone who only has a W10 PC.
    They do not have MS WORD on their pc.

    I tried installing Libre Office on their pc, but it won't install for some reason.
    Instal always hangs up.

    Is there another program I can try installing on their pc that would read my original document created on my MAC
    with MS WORD ? It would be read off of the USB stick, as noted.

    Any other suggestions would be most appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Bob
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       #2

    Robert11 said:
    I tried installing Libre Office on their pc, but it won't install for some reason.
    Instal always hangs up.

    Is there another program I can try installing on their pc that would read my original document created on my MAC
    There is a Portable version of LibreOffice that requires no install, you just unpack it to a folder and run it from there. Like any Portable app, you can even run it from a USB stick, so you can take it with you and run it on any machine.

    Portable versions | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Based on OpenOffice - Compatible with Microsoft
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Might also try WordPad in Start, W section, Windows Accessories, can open .doc and .docx files but might get a message such as shown here above the data page:
    Reading A File Created In WORD On A Mac On A PC ?-image.png
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  4. Posts : 261
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    From OP:


    Hi,

    Will try them.

    Them,
    Bob
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  5. Bastet's Avatar
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    If no luck then try MS Works 9: Microsoft Works 9 This is my MediaFire account. You would need to mount the .iso & then run setup.
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  6. Wisewiz's Avatar
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       #6

    Back in Windows 3.1 days, I had and frequently used a little program called something like Conversions. I received docs from Mac users and PC users all the time, and had no problems when I used that. Oh, the good old days, when things were so much simpler.

    Dan
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    I use QuickView Plus for viewing files I don't have a program for. As I recall there was a 'lite' version included with Windows 95.
    File Viewing Software | Avantstar
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