Documents are stored by default in the Documents folder on your Mac. You can create sub-folders by opening the Documents folder then selecting File > New Folder. If you’re familiar with using Microsoft Word, you can use this on your Mac, but there are alternative programs, too.
Microsoft Office for Mac
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is £119, or you can subscribe to Office 365 for a £79.99 annual fee. The latter gives you Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook for email, and gives you access to OneDrive cloud storage.
Microsoft Office for Mac looks similar to its Windows counterpart. It uses the same Ribbon interface, and formats documents the same way.
File formats in the latest Office on Windows and Mac are identical. You can open, edit and save files without a hitch. Office 2016 and 365 for Mac can also open older Office document formats.
You can use Apple’s free Pages app (a Word alternative), Numbers (an Excel alternative) and Keynote (a PowerPoint alternative). Download them from the App Store for free if they’re not installed already.
iWork apps can open, edit and save the latest versions of Microsoft Office documents. This means that you should be able to open any older documents you’re moving across from a Windows PC, without having to repurchase Microsoft Office.
Free Office alternatives
There are also third-party alternatives that include full support for Office file formats such as .docx and .xlsx. Try the free OpenOffice for Mac by downloading it from the OpenOffice website.