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Old 05-17-2018, 10:04 AM
chas1308 chas1308 is offline Mac OS X Office 2011 for Mac
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I currently use Word for Mac 2011, version 14.7.6 (170621) and am having difficulty opening some older word documents. One example shows as a Microsoft Word 97 - 2004 document.


Can someone please help?
Thank you, Chas.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:14 AM
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Anyone any ideas please?
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:47 AM
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From one Chas to another,

Patience, please. This forum is staffed by your fellow users, volunteers.

Please give more specifics. "some difficulty" doesn't give us much to go on.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:30 AM
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Patience, please. This forum is staffed by your fellow users, volunteers.

Please give more specifics. "some difficulty" doesn't give us much to go on.
Chas, Thank you for your response. What I should have said is that they won't open.
I will attempt to attach two screenshots, one showing details of the document I am trying to open and the other showing the response I get when I try to open.
Sorry if I appeared impatient but I just find it frustrating not to be able to open some important documents. Hopefully you or another member can help me.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:40 PM
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Unfortunately I do not have a Mac anymore. I know that the Windows Trust Center has file block settings in ribbon versions that may be in Word 2011.

Are you sure this was created in Word? Sometimes people add a .doc tag to a document file produced by another word processor.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:40 AM
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Hi Chas,

Yes I wrote these documents in 2006 using Word on my previous MacBook Pro.
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