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Re: [teacherartexchange] From PC to Mac

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melissa_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Feb 09 2006 - 07:12:26 PST


Dear Amy,

Programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and Photoshop are good choices to use
when working cross-platform. These files will transfer very nicely between
PC's and Macs. The newer version of Office for Mac has a compatability
check, so you can see if a document made on a Mac will retain all
formatting, etc. on a PC. Be sure to keep the extensions ( .doc, .jpg,
etc.) when working on a Mac so a PC can recognize it properly. When going
from PC to Mac, you shouldn't need to do anything for files from the above
programs.
Don't use Appleworks. It is a format that is not standard and will pose
problems when trying to open the file on PC's and computers that don't
have AppleWorks. I understand that the new Macs don't even have AppleWorks
on them anymore, so even Apple is doing away with it.

I would recommend buying and using a flash drive (aka thumb drive). You
can then transfer files very easily between your home and school
computers, regardless of their platform. Be sure not to reformat the flash
drive on the Mac, because the PC will not read it then.

Melissa
> Good morning, all.
>
> I had a wonderful package delivered to me Tuesday at the school from the
> district Art Department--a brand new iBook G4. > Does anyone know if
there is a simple way to put Word documents into a
> Mac-friendly format? (In my previous treavhing life I used
> Clarisworks to design my seating charts and class record pages.) I am just
> wondering if I am going to have to re-do all of my seating charts and
> class
> lists, which I did on my PC, in order to have access to them in my
> classroom.

> Will an iBook G4 run Adobe CS2?

> Have a happy Thursday,
> Amy in TN

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