Microsoft Releases Office 2007 File Converter for Mac

May 16, 2007

Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) made available today a download that will give Apple users the ability to work with Office 2007's new file formats.

Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) made available today a download that will give Apple users the ability to work with Office 2007's new file formats. The download is meant to serve Apple users during the delta between last January's release of Office 2007 for Windows and the upcoming release of Office 2008 for the Mac, set for the second half of this year.

The Word convertor, available for download through Microsoft's Mactopia site , converts .docx files to .rtf and lets users open read-only versions of Office Open XML files. Users can either convert files individually or as a batch. Drag-and-drop updates to the app for PowerPoint and Excel will be available this summer.

When Office 2008 is released, later in the year, Mactopia will offer an Office Open XML converter for the suite. Six to eight weeks after the release of the suite, a final converter for Office 2004 will be made available.

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

Explore further: Political polarization on Twitter depends on the issue

Related Stories

Political polarization on Twitter depends on the issue

August 27, 2015

Twitter offers a public platform for people to post and share all sorts of content, from the serious to the ridiculous. While people tend to share political information with those who have similar ideological preferences, ...

A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

August 19, 2015

Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family's home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes ...

Researchers building high-speed data 'freeway system'

August 5, 2015

For the last three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a series of competitive grants to over 100 U.S. universities to aggressively upgrade their campus network capacity for greatly enhanced science data ...

Recommended for you

Schlieren images reveal supersonic shock waves

August 27, 2015

NASA researchers in California are using a modern version of a 150-year-old German photography technique to capture images of shock waves created by supersonic airplanes. Over the past five years scientists from NASA's Armstrong ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.