In this article we will show you how to save a document in Word format on Mac, in DOC or DOCX to guarantee maximum compatibility if you work on both Mac and Windows. To do this, you can use the formidable Textedit built into macOS, Apple Pages, WordOffice…
SAVE IN MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT ON MAC: FROM TextEdit
As usual, compose your document from Textedit, which is stored in the Finder in the Applications folder of your Mac. Remember that for more visual comfort Textedit is functional in Dark Mode on Mac. Go to Textedit in the File menu and press without releasing the key ⌥(alt) to bring up the hidden drop-down menu Save as… You can also use the keyboard combination directly ⌥⇧⌘S.
All you have to do is name your file and choose the Document Word 2007 file format (.docx) or the old Document Word 97 format (.doc).
SAVE IN MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT ON MAC: FROM APPLE PAGES
If you are using Apple Pages word processing for Mac. The operation is not more complex. Simply go from Pages to the File menu, Export to and validate Word.
Then, under Export your document, you will choose the. docx format or the traditional and go-anywhere format. doc (compatible with Word 1997-2004).
SAVE IN WORD FORMAT FROM MICROSOFT WORD MAC OR WINDOWS
If file compatibility issues persist, be aware that you can download from the Mac App Store Word for Mac and go to the File menu, Save as ( S). You only have to validate the output format. docx by default or. doc as an alternative, for example.