From a dell computer to a mac what format should I use to send a a word document?

My daughter is trying to send a microsoft word document from her Dell laptop to someone with a Mac. He has been unable to open it.
Can you suggest what format she can use to make this exchange possible?

1 Answer from the Community

  • The plain text format, also known as ASCII, will work on ANY computer but the formatting will not be retained.

    The RTF format will work for both Windows and Mac and retain the formatting.

    The Word (.DOC) format will work if her friend has Word or Pages installed on his Mac.

    The PDF format will work on ANY computer, but it is general read-only nor can Word create it without additional software such as a PDF print driver for Windows.

    • Answered by Jason H from Toronto
    • May 17, 2014