Mac users are all too aware of compatibility issues when sharing documents. You can avoid problems by using the PDF format. The PDF format is the best way to share a document with other users. In addition to being cross-platform support, PDF files won't compromise security -- they don't carry viruses.
Recent versions of the Mac operating system have the ability to create PDF documents without any additional software. Further, saving a document as a PDF only takes a few mouse clicks!
1. With the Word document open, click File, Print
2. Click PDF
3. From the pop-up menu, select Save as PDF...
4. Name your document
5. Use the arrows to select your save location
6. Click Save
This will create a basic PDF file that you can share with others. You can select advanced options, such as compression and encryption from the PDF menu.