Originally Posted by Bethany R. Conly
I have the older version of Windows on my class of 09 laptop and have had a number of issues opening papers sent to me by other students that all have the new Windows XP on their laptops....is there a way that I can make them compatible to view them?
Go get OpenOffice from openoffice.org. It's a free alternative to the M$ suite of apps and it can read the newer files. Really complex formatting con sometimes not work right in their word processor, but most student work isn't going to fall into that category.
Oh, and switch to OpenOffice. Their filetypes are open and an accepted ISO/IEC standard, unlike M$'s.