fomatting changes Mac to PC

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When I send a word document by email from my Mac to a PC, the document's formatting changes (mostly the pagination). Recently I emailed a word document that displayed on the PC with sporadic changes in the font style/size and line spacing. The changes in pagination occur when there is no page or section break (in other words, a document with 1" top and bottom margins in my word document will display/print differently on the PC). Any suggestions on how to avoid these issues?
 

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The only way to avoid format changes in fonts, spacing, pagination, and so forth, is to save and send the Word document as PDF. Even though Mac Word and Windows Word use the same file format and basically are compatible, you can not predict how the document will be saved and printed by the receiver. This goes both ways.

I receive and use Word documents from Windows users often and only on rare occasions can I use the document "as is". I usually have to spend time editing and formatting for my use.
 

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