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    Office 2008

    Am new to Mac just purchased a Mac Book Pro. Anyhow i was wondering whether documents designed in Office 2008 will be compatible with Documents designed in Office 2007 for windows?

    Thanks for any input..

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    It's definitely compatible with MS office 2007 for windows. don't worry.
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    Jul 30, 2009
    I've found compatibility, to a degree, with Office 2004 and Windows versions. Especially in Excel, which I use the most, the formatting gets messed up frequently. The formulas and fonts translate fine, but I often have to adjust cell sizes, margins... that type of stuff. I wouldn't be surprised if you find the same behavior with 2008.

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    One thing go into Office 2008 preferences and make sure the default for saving documents is set as .doc and NOT .docx.

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    Oct 19, 2008
    If you're trying to open an Office 2008 doc in Office 2007, there should be no need to change the default to the old Office format.

    To the OP: Unless you're using really fancy stuff (like VBA Macros), you should be fine. If you're concerned, give/send an Office 2007/2008 format copy along with an Office 2003/2004 format version.
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