How to Convert Mac Office Documents to Windows

By Michelle Carvo

The Microsoft Office for Mac program lets Mac users open, edit and create Office documents. While it is possible to save these documents in a format that can be opened on Windows computers, by default Mac typically saves these documents in a different format that may not work correctly in Windows. Fortunately, converting Mac Office documents to a Windows-friendly format is not only possible, but very easy.

Double-click your Mac Office document to open it.

Click the “File” menu button.

Click “Save As.”

Type a name for your Mac Office document in the “Save As” box. Select “Word 1997-2004 Document (.doc)” for the “Format.” The .doc format will work in both Office for Mac and Office on Windows machines.

Click the “Save” button to complete the process.