MS Word docs from PC to imac
I have dropped some word files created on a pc in dropbox for access on a used but new to us mac. In looking at these files in dropbox on the mac, they show as .rtf files.
Is this normal and what do I do to see them as word docs? is there going to be an issue in going cross platforms?-- hide signature --
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Not even Microsoft Word software is 100% compatible moving from Windows to Mac [or back].
Mac OSX has file viewers / previewers that understand and can display Word documents. OSX TextEdit [similar to Windows WordPad] can open many Word documents as 'rich text', but will not provide a faithful representation. [e.g. page breaks are not preserved]
Other software options include Apple's Pages, frees software like LibreOffice [or OpenOffice, NeoOffice] or Google's online editor [Google Drive]. All of them support reading, writing and editing with a variable degree of fidelity [good enough for most practical purposes]
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