floppy disc compatibility

  arrow 11:57 09 Oct 08
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I run WindowsXP SP3 and I created a letter heading and wrote 6 letters for a friend, all of which I saved to a floppy disc, which he took home and put into his desktop running Vista.
He was able to bring up the contents of the disc, but when he clicked onto any of the letters he got a load of hyroglyphics. Is this the difference between XP and Vista, and what can we do about it? Please help 2 dinosaurs.

  I am Spartacus 12:09 09 Oct 08

Depends what program you created the files in and what your friend is trying to open them with.

  uesquebeathus 13:09 09 Oct 08

as "I am Sparticus" says the version and product must be compatible with Vista Office 2007, the updates for office products which will fix most compatibility problems can be downloaded from here:- click here

select your version of office and begin to download the updates and converters to fix problems.

  Rahere 14:07 09 Oct 08

I don't use Vista but have you tried opening the files in wordpad?

Or try saving the files in a form that each can read - if you don't know what versions of Office etc you both have save the files in Rich Text Format (.rtf)

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