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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Transfer MS Office files to new iMac

I've just ordered a new iMac with MS Office home user. When I get my new iMac I was planning on using migration assistant to bring everything over. My understanding is I will be prompted to do this at start up. My question is if I do this before I install MSOffice will it recognise the files or not? Am I better to skip over, install MS Office first and then bring over the files?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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I don't see why it wouldn't bring the files over. You just won't have any way to open them until you install MS Office (or another office suite).

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