How can I create cross-platform compatible documents on my Mac?

Joan Conner November 9, 2011

How can I create Word or Excel documents on my Mac that are compatible with other computers? I have Microsoft Word for Mac 2008.

  1. Jay
    November 10, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 saves documents in *.doc format, which is the same extension of ms word 2003. there is an option to save file in docx also to work with ms pffice 2007.
    so I think it will run on Microsoft and other os that can open .doc word files.
    same should work for excel.
    you may try rtf format as well.

  2. Jeff Fabish
    November 10, 2011 at 3:51 am

    You don't have to do anything special. As long as you have a program that can open that extension, it doesn't matter what operating system created the file. (i.e don't save it as a mac-specific extension if one exists). Word will be able to open the document back on Windows as well, granted you have word installed.