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    Jan 28, 2009
    Opening Old MS Word Files On A New Mac
    Hi everyone.
    I'm considering making the switch.
    To open, edit, and save old MS Word files on a new mac, this is my understanding of the options.......

    A) Buy MS Office for mac.

    B) Use Bootcamp to put windows and my current office on mac

    C) From what I've read, i work will also let me do this?

    The last option interests me the most as long as it will open any of the files and will allow me to save them as they were originally.

    Any suggestions?

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    mcjacksonnelson's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2008
    2.53 Intel Core Duo Mac Mini; 4g RAM; 350g HD, OS 10.6.3
    no need for bootcamp if you get office for the mac. all you gotta do is transfer your old word files to the new mac. PC word files will open fine in the mac version of word.
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    dabears34's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Macbook 2.4 GHZ, 2G Ram, 160 GB HD| iPhone 4
    iWork will also allow you to open and edit word files on your mac.

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    pantstofry's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 10, 2009
    Chicagoland Area
    15" MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Blue Hardshell Case
    I assume dabears is right about iWork, that's what I've heard, but I'm running Excel, Word, and Powerpoint all right on my mac smoothly.
    Adam Z

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    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2008
    Winchester, VA
    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 6, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and MacMini
    Look at NeoOffice or Open Office. Both are free, both can read/save MS formats.

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