Mac Tip of the Week #1

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By default, Microsoft Word for Mac uses a different format (.docx) than earlier versions of MS Word on Windows (.doc).  However, you  can easily change your Word  preferences so that your files are saved in the .doc format:

  1. Open Word and click on the Word menu
  2. Click on Preferences
  3. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save
  4. Under Save Options, “Save Files as” (bottom of list), make sure “Word 97-2004 Word Document (.doc)” is selected.
  5. If not, click on the blue arrow and select it from the list.
  6. Click OK

Note: This only applies to new word documents. If you already have a .docx  file, you will need to click on the File menu, click on Save As, and use the blue arrow to select Word 97-2004 Word Document (.doc)” from the the list.

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