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How can I save a 2003 Word PC doc into a pdf or other format that an apple can read? Thanks

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  • Jim Page Jul 11, 2010

    Very helpful and especially timely and quick!

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You have 2 solutions to choose: either you use the open office suite that is a suite like Windows Office (but this one is free) that has the ability to export as pdf file your word document (details at this link)
or you can download and install the bullzip pdf printer (from this link). This one creates a new printer that you can use for printing as a file your job.
Both of the solutions are free. It's up on you to decide. I suggest (I use this in personal use) the 2nd solution.

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  • Jim Page Jul 11, 2010

    Hi, Thanks for your reply. But, I'm sending the email with doc document to an Apple computer and both of these are also Windows programs. 1) Can most Apples read PC Word 2003? 2) Can I save somehow that is Apple friendly? 3) Does Apple use pdf also? Further problem the person I'm sending email and doc to a not computer savvy at all and only knows PC, but is staying with Mac people and I'd rather not have this person ask for help if possible. Thanks

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    Stelios Jul 11, 2010

    The problem between the pc word documents and mac documents is the fonts. As you don't want to get in trouble the mac guy, I think the best solution is to send him a pdf file (created by the bulzip printer). Mac are compatible with the pdf files, no matter the program that created this file. Eventhually you can save your doc (using the bullzip) in image format (jpg) that is compatible with mac too. In none of these cases the mac guy will have the ability to edit the file and send it back to you.

    In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply.
    If you are satisfied, accept my solution.

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  • Jim Page Jul 11, 2010

    Thanks so much. One last question asked earlier: Is there any way an Apple computer can just read a PC Word doc without all of this? Thanks, jim

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    Stelios Jul 11, 2010

    Yes there is but you have to try some combination with fonts. Just for a try make a doc writing something at each line (just one line) wth diferent font from line to line. Send it at mac and ask him/her which line is readable. In case of no luck try sending him/her not a doc file but an rtf one. It is more close to mac settings but you can't embed pictures in this type of file.
    There is also the possibility to use the e-mail. Write down your text at the body of the mail and send it to your partner.

    In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply.
    If you are satisfied, accept my solution.

    Thanks and regards
    Stelios
    direct FixYa link:http://www.fixya.com/users/technical114

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