Office for Mac FAILS HARD at cross-compatibility

I have an essay due in two days for my winter session art history course. The professor sent us all of the previous PowerPoint presentations yesterday, so that we could look them over if we wanted for the midterm essay.

She uses a Mac. Apparently, Office for Mac tends to compress images into a .tiff format which Office for Windows doesn't understand how to interpret, and the only way you can fix the problem, is to re-insert the pictures on a Mac, but this time without the .tiff compression.

In other words, if I don't have access to a Mac, and Microsoft Office for Mac, I can't see these pictures. I don't have either.

Honestly I don't even see how something like this is possible in this day and age. Isn't the point of having Office For a mac that it will be cross-compatible with Office for Windows? Fuck.

Oh also, for those of you who might be thinking I should try OpenOffice because it is inherently superior to a Microsoft product, shut the fuck up right now because I tried that, and I tend to prefer OpenOffice anyway.


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