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Old 09-20-2011, 08:32 AM
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Mac question (easy)

I am thinking of buying a Mac after owning a PC for years.

Question is....will all my PC files be read by the Mac without issue?

I am concerned about my Excel and Word files, TurboTax data, pictures, music.

My PC of 5 years is beginning to show signs of impending doom.

It is starting to restart in the middle of the night and gets stuck when it tries to boot up.

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Old 09-20-2011, 10:05 AM
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Pics and Music won't be an issue. Turbo Tax transfer how-to is here:

http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/Copy-of-Return/How-do-I-transfer-my-tax-return-from-Windows-to-Mac-/GEN12225.html

Here's some information on migrating Office files from PC to Mac. You will have to buy Office for Macintosh first.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2518?viewlocale=en_US

The only experience I have with this is moving Word Files. Sometimes fonts and formatting don't survive the process and have to be redone. I think it might depend on how the files were originally saved on the PC, but don't know for sure. I've noticed this a few times when the wife brings something home she did at work on a PC and wants to work on at home. Not a huge issue.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:39 AM
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I have been using my Mac for 10 years now. It's still going strong.
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I frequently bring work from my job (PC only) home to play with here (Mac only). I have had insurmountable issues with graphics generated by ESRI and Erdas but no problems with Microsoft Office generated files.
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My gf and I have had a lot of issues going from mac to PC and back with SPSS files if that is a package you use.
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I frequently bring work from my job (PC only) home to play with here (Mac only). I have had insurmountable issues with graphics generated by ESRI and Erdas but no problems with Microsoft Office generated files.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:22 PM
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The current version of MS Office uses the same file format for Mac and PC.

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:37 PM
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The current version of MS Office uses the same file format for Mac and PC.

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I don't have that one. Mine's 04 I think. How does the new Office for Mac do on older PC generated files?
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:04 PM
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You mean office 2003? Office Mac works fine with those files, and you can get a plugin for '03 to read the newer files.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:21 PM
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thanks for the responses.

it's pretty clear that a Mac is not for me.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:52 PM
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thanks for the responses.

it's pretty clear that a Mac is not for me.
If a person is already PC literate I do not know why you'd switch to a MAC.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:55 PM
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I like using my Mac, i find I'm a bit more productive.

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If a person is already PC literate I do not know why you'd switch to a MAC.
Because MACS RULE!!!!
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comparing Macs and PC's is like comparing Democrats and Republicans, no matter how you are pursuaded you already know what you want......
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:10 PM
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I'm not trying to say one is better, just if you already know how to use one that it would be easier to continue.

Of course when I started Macs were MUCH more expensive and you could not build your own, get many programs or many add-on cards. That's all changed (I think).

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