MS word template created in windows won't work in Mac


H

Hannah

Hi,
My colleagues use a MS word template created in windows (they have
PCs) for a big long-term project we're working on together. The
template has macros installed - on a PC it opens up with a toolbar
with buttons for different heading levels, text styles etc. I cannot
get the template to work on my mac. The special template buttons
appear on my screen but they do not work. I have word 2008 for mac.
Any suggestions? Should I try getting word 2011? Or running the
windows operating system on my mac using boot camp or something
similar? If I can't solve this problem I need to buy a PC, which I
really don't want to do!
Thanks
 
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M

Michael Vilain

Hannah said:
Hi,
My colleagues use a MS word template created in windows (they have
PCs) for a big long-term project we're working on together. The
template has macros installed - on a PC it opens up with a toolbar
with buttons for different heading levels, text styles etc. I cannot
get the template to work on my mac. The special template buttons
appear on my screen but they do not work. I have word 2008 for mac.
Any suggestions? Should I try getting word 2011? Or running the
windows operating system on my mac using boot camp or something
similar? If I can't solve this problem I need to buy a PC, which I
really don't want to do!
Thanks

Word 2008 on MacOS can't run the PC macros. I don't know if they'll run
on Word 2011.

Alternately, you can get Windows 7 and Parallels or Fusion to run Win7
in a VM on your Mac. Or just buy a PC.
 

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