Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Office 2007

Posted on 2014-03-04
6
Medium Priority
?
264 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-05
My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use office 2007.  I have a temple member who is on Mac.  I have an Excel 2007 file which I want to send to him so that he could review - no editing.  What is the best cost effective way of achieving this?  I have always been a windows person and I have no clue about a Mac nor have I used it at all.  Thank u.
0
Comment
Question by:jegajothy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Dan Craciun
Dan Craciun earned 400 total points
ID: 39904647
Easiest way is to save it as HTML. This way he'll be able to see it, but not modify.

HTH,
Dan
0
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:PatHartman
PatHartman earned 800 total points
ID: 39904649
I believe the Mac version of Excel will read Excel files created in Windows.  They can also be read by open source spreadsheet programs.  If he has none of these, try Google Docs.  You can upload the file to Google Docs and use the Google Docs format.  It will ask if you want to convert on the way up.  This will probably lose any macros but should retain most formatting.

If he doesn't need to manipulate the file, you can also just save it as a PDF and send him the PDF.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:John-Charles-Herzberg
John-Charles-Herzberg earned 400 total points
ID: 39904913
In the past I have printed a excel file to a PDF with a free program called "CutePDF" from

http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp

I have tested it in Windows Mac and Linux

Thanks
JC
0
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:PatHartman
PatHartman earned 800 total points
ID: 39905000
A PDF writer in included with Office.   You don't need a separate application.  For some versions of office, you need to download the PDF writer separately due to licensing restrictions but I'm pretty sure it is just included in O2010 and O2013.
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
serialband earned 400 total points
ID: 39905431
Office 2011 on the Mac will read it.  If the client doesn't have money for Microsoft Office for the Mac, the Open source editors, LibreOffice and OpenOffice will open and edit the files.  Some Microsoft specific formatting and change logs will be lost, but otherwise they will mostly work.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jegajothy
ID: 39906343
Thank u everyone for your suggestions.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes a method of delivering Word templates for use in merging Access data to Word documents, that requires no computer knowledge on the part of the recipient -- the templates are saved in table fields, and are extracted and install…
This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question