MS Office (Home Edition) - Word scrambled formats

Has anyone else encountered problems where an MS Office for MAC Word document (.doc format, not .docx) sent as an email attachment can't be read by a recipient whose computer uses a MS Operating System and MS Word? Formats are scrambled or removed.
If so, has anyone found a way around the problem - short of getting their money back on their MAC and buying a computer that uses a MS Operating System?

Thanks for your comments but I have since found the solution by re-sending attachments in various ways. (Sending the documents as Adobe PDF's did not work either).
The solution turns out to be:
Any attachment has to have the extension to the file name visible, not hidden (which my MAC does as a default).
I have definitely given up using Pages. Pages formats are scrambled by anyone using MS Word - and vice versa.
I've had no further problems using MS Word for MAC (so far).
I'm still left with the task of converting my Pages documents into MS Word documents. No small task and yet another annoyance I have with APPLE whose sales teams insists on maintaining the corporate line that MAC and MS now talk to each other. Wrong.

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