Put Word Documents on Your iPod

Elliot writes, “I am trying to put a word document on my iPod. I do what you say but when I use my iPod it has a couple of random letters that make no sense. Can you help?”
While you can put Word documents, Excel files and most other Microsoft Office formats on your iPod if you want to use it as a hard drive, they won’t display correctly on the screen.
Files you want to view on the iPod need to be saved as .txt files. The downside to this is saving as a text file strips all formatting, so any tables or layout options you setup in word will be removed when converting to plain text.
You can save a Word document as a .txt file by choosing File > Save As and picking Plain Text (*.txt) from the Save As Type menu.