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Old 01-24-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Convert word DOCs when you don't have WORD ? heheh

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A friend mailed me some doc files I need to read, and since i don't have word on my mac i thought "hey my reader says it can handle doc files" i tried the drop thing, they don't show up, so i tried to convert in Calibre but that was no bueno

am i out of luck ?

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and yes it's 8 p.m. on a saturday night, and yes i'm at home with my reader LOL i suck i know!
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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TextEdit is supposed to handle DOC files.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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HI

A friend mailed me some doc files I need to read, and since i don't have word on my mac i thought "hey my reader says it can handle doc files" i tried the drop thing, they don't show up, so i tried to convert in Calibre but that was no bueno
Install open office and you will be able to read word documents up to version 2003 I beleive.

http://www.openoffice.org/
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #4
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A friend mailed me some doc files I need to read, and since i don't have word on my mac i thought "hey my reader says it can handle doc files" i tried the drop thing, they don't show up, so i tried to convert in Calibre but that was no bueno
If you check the small font in the "DOC support" text, you'll see that it says "MS Word required". In short, eBook Library software converts doc files to RTF which Reader can handle. Naturally, that works only on Windows.
So you can either ask your friend to send the files in RTF format, or convert them some other way.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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You could use Google Docs to open the file and then save it in a format you can read. http://docs.google.com

Or, you could download and install OpenOffice to open and save in a different format. http://www.openoffice.org/
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:56 AM   #6
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Hi

I do nothing of the Mac, but if you can get your friend to re-email you the files but now in rtf format (he/she has just to save them again but in rtf) you can now read them without conversion in your prs 700 (it reads rtf files but does not “see” inside images in rtf’s) or convert them with Calibre.

Or… if you want to be autonomous in the future with zero costs, follow the above advice and get Openoffice (http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/), and you get a very good office software for free.

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Old 01-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #7
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You could use Google Docs to open the file and then save it in a format you can read. http://docs.google.com

Or, you could download and install OpenOffice to open and save in a different format. http://www.openoffice.org/
I like both, but the OP should note that there is a size limit on Google Docs- I think it's 500KB, so if she's looking to read something book length, she probably can't use Google Docs.
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Doesn't OOo support office 2007 documents now from version 3 onwards?
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Yes it does.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:41 AM   #10
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it was book-length, and i used the advice somene gave of opening it in textedit, saving as a txt file, and then converted it! yay! it worked just great
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