As I replied to your other message about placing text files, you need to choose File > Place, NOT File > Open.
Sorry! I may not have been clear, I tried to place the file (Command D) but it was greyed out, I then double-clicked it to open in Word, then I got the message about Power PC apps not supported by Lion.
Sorry about the question comming through twice, my mistake
You haven't told us what version of Word you're using. I strongly suspect that you have Word 2004, which is a Power PC-only application. If you used with Tiger or Leopard it ran because those OS versions used the Rosetta application so you could continue to use Power PC apps. That no longer works in Lion,
Nevertheless, you should be able to place .doc files into InDesign. The file may be corrupted. Try opening it up with TextEdit, which can open .doc files. If it does open, try resaving the file.
you're correct, MS 2004. Yeah there was something wrong with the file, I just got the message from Lion and thought that was that.
If I have to upgrade my Word and go to Apple's word processor? And open Word docs and save them in Pages (or whatever it is called)? Along with styles etc.
1 person found this helpful
Pages would be a good replacement for Word 2004. Buy it from the Mac App Store. Pages can open and save in the .doc (Word) format which you can then place in InDesign.
I always feel wierd using MS software on my Mac, even though Word v.1.0.0 was written for the Mac, or at least Apple. And MS supplies more software to Mac than anyone else!
I will keep the faith, and go to Pages