Re: Mac DOCs

Subject: Re: Mac DOCs
From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 03:49:21 CDT

On mardi, mai 1, 2001, at 10:02 , Tomas Frydrych wrote:

> I think MacWord format is exactly the same as WinWord, but
> everything numerical in it gets saved in big-endian fashion. If you
> save a MacWord document onto a PC formated floppy it can be
> opened by WinWord no problem (even if you just email it from the
> floppy). On the other hand, if you save MacWord on a Mac
> formated disk, Windows version of Word cannot open it.
> Endianness is the only obvious explanation for this behaviour.

Nope. How would you want Word to know it is writting a PC disk ? How
would the move of a document from the hard drive to a PC diskette force
the conversion by Word.
I have already provided explanations.

Moving Word 98 (Mac) document to Word 97 or 2000 (on Windows) do work.


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