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  • Open Office 2007 on Apple Mac

    Posted on December 10th, 2007 Andy Parkes 2 comments

    One of our clients recently made the move to Office 2007. While they have been getting on with it ok i was asked a question the other day i couldn’t immediately answer

    They have a subcontractor who uses Office 2004 on their Mac and wanted to be able to open documents.

    I asked what they had been doing when they were on Office 2003, as they could just save as an older version if needed?

    Anyway after a little more research i found the “Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 0.2 (Beta)” on the Microsoft Mac downloads page

    It is a Beta so use at your own risk and also note that it expires on 31st Decemeber so keep checking back for a newer version

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    Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. He is also Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013 and coordinates AMITPRO which is a peer group for IT Professionals in the Midlands area. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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    2 Responses to “Open Office 2007 on Apple Mac”

    1. You had me thinking this blog entry was talking about a move to Open Source software on the Apple… 🙂

    2. You can use the XML convertor but I would either save in the old 97-2003 format or use virtualization to install a reader, or wait for the 2008 suite which should be available on January 15th 2008.

      http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/12/12/rtm.aspx

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