Open XML Converter allows you to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac.
Open XML Converter allows you to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac. Open XML Converter can convert Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format so that you can open and edit the files in Office 2004 for Mac and Office v. X for Mac. You can choose to convert and open one file, or convert a large number of files. For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site.
Supported Operating System
Mac OS X
Important To open converted documents, you must have Office 2004 11.5.0 or later installed on your computer. For the best experience, we recommend that you install the Office 2004 11.5.1 Update or a later update for Office 2004 for Mac.
To verify that you have installed the Office 2004 11.5.0 Update or a later update, select the Microsoft Component Plugin file in Microsoft Office 2004/Office on your hard disk, and then on the File menu, click Get Info.
Additionally, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:
Note To verify that your computer meets these minimum requirements, on the Apple menu, click About This Mac.
- Operating System Versions: Mac OSX version 10.4.9 (Tiger) or a later version of Mac OS
- Print this page if you want to use it as a reference when you are offline.
- Quit any applications that are running, including all Office applications, Microsoft Messenger, and Office Notifications, because they might interfere with the installation.
- Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements.
- Click Download, or click the link for the language version that you want.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to save the file to your hard disk. If you are using Safari, the downloaded file is saved to the desktop unless you specified a different location in the Preferences dialog box of Safari. To check your preferences, on the Safari menu, click Preferences, and then click General.
- Double-click the file that you downloaded in step 5 to place the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 volume on your desktop, and then double-click the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 volume to open it. This step might have been performed for you.
- In the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 volume window, double-click the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 application to start the installation process, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
- If the installation finishes successfully, you can remove the application installer from your hard disk. To remove the application installer, first drag the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1 volume to the Trash, and then drag the file that you downloaded to the Trash.
This update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate, an application that can automatically keep your Microsoft software up to date. Microsoft AutoUpdate is located in /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/. For more information, about using Microsoft AutoUpdate, see AutoUpdate Help.
To remove this download
- If Open XML Converter is running, quit the application.
- On your hard disk, locate the converter application.
- Drag the converter application to the Trash, and then on the Finder menu, click Empty Trash.
To remove all converter files from your computer, in /Library/Application Support/Microsoft, delete the Office Converter Support folder. If other Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, Microsoft Messenger, or Microsoft Expression Media is installed on your computer, do not delete any of the files in /Library/Application Support/Microsoft because these files are used by other Microsoft applications.
The files shown in the following list are installed by the Converter installer.
/Applications/Office Open XML Converter.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/HV1.0/Microsoft Help Viewer.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MFConverter.bundle
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MicrosoftChartPlugin.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MicrosoftComponentPlugin.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MicrosoftOffice.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MicrosoftOLE.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MicrosoftOLEAutomation.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MicrosoftOleo.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/MSXML.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/OfficeArt.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/Open XML for Charts.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/Open XML for Excel.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/Open XML for Excel.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/Open XML for Word.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/Open XML for Word.framework
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/pptfc.app
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support/SmartArt.framework
If Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac is installed on your computer, the following fonts are installed to /Library/Fonts/Microsoft.
If you have trouble installing this download, or using the converter application after you install it, try the following:
For additional assistance, visit the Microsoft Web site.
- Restart your computer and try installing the download again.
- Make sure that the user account you use to authenticate the application installer is an administrator account. For more information about administrator accounts, see Mac Help.
- If you experience problems opening the converter application after you install it, make sure that /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office Converter Support is installed on the startup volume. If it is missing, or if any of the files listed above are missing, try installing the converter application again.
- If you continue to experience problems opening the converter application after you install it, restart your computer, or try installing the converter application again.