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Re: Word files different on a PC versus Mac

Word files different on a PC versus Mac

isabellashaya
New member | Level 2

The issue is when a document is opened in the same Dropbox folder on a Mac and a PC it looks different. For example, the table of contents shows up as icons, the spacing is off, etc. 

 

Does anyone else have this issue and have a solution?

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Re: Word files different on a PC versus Mac

Mark
Super User II

Dropbox syncs documents identically, so, if it was an issue with Dropbox it wouldnt open at all - it would break. The same will happen if you email the file between the two parties. 

 

But, Word on Mac is a strange beast.... you need to make sure both parties are using recent versions to ensure the best compatibility. 


 


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Re: Word files different on a PC versus Mac

isabellashaya
New member | Level 2

Thank you for the reply! The document opened the same over email, the issue is when it is in Dropbox, which is why I assumed it was Dropbox.

 

We have the latest versions but I will double-check this!

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