The latest version of Pages is supposed to open .docx; NeoOffice 2.2 definitely opens .docx and the Excel equivalent format without problem; MacLink Plus deLuxe 16 opens Office 2007 files, apparently. I don’t suppose Scrivener will, and I don’t think Nisus Writer Pro does … don’t know about Mellel.
Thank you very much for your speedy and comprehensive reply.
My daughter has just left teaching after ten years, and gone back to university to do Occupational Therapy. Part of her tooling up for the job, was to buy Office 2007 for her HP laptop. I don`t think she realises yet, that she could have problems with it.
I presume that Office 2007 will export to Office 98/2000/XP format and to RTF … but my experience of people who go for Office under Windoze is that exporting is something most of them’ve never even dreamed of.
the .docx quote is from Computer which?s Jargon Buster column. It does say, "Not compatible with 2003 and all before." I cant vouch for its accuracy. It doesn`t surprise me though, that MS would pull a stunt like this.
But thanks again Mark.
Thanks for your response. Ill chat to her about the Save as option. Weve had a chat about the wisdom of backing up to external drives etc. Shes got that pretty well covered. Shes linked into the Uni`s computer set up as well as other options.
I`ve just this minute spoken to her, about the above, and she informs me, that the Uni. has some device in place, that enables them to read .docx files.
Ive given her your Save as` work around for other non-uni stuff, and she says, “Thanks.”
No doubt Leopard will handle .docx documents (View them in Quicklook, open them on Preview, for example.)
P.S. The Microsoft Office for Mac team sez: “we continue to recommend that you advise friends and colleagues who use Office 2007 and collaborate regularly with Mac users to save their documents as a “Word/Excel/PowerPoint 97-2003 Document” (.doc, .xls, .ppt) to ensure that the files can be robustly shared across platforms while waiting for final availability of Office 2008 for Mac.” Cf. http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/05/15/get-converted.aspx