So, I convinced the boss to buy an eMac for himself and his assistant. (this was in July) We've been using filemaker pro for all of the database needs: transferred the windoze version into a file that filemaker accepts and redesigned whatever was necessary. The assistant still uses word on the pc. The boss still uses email on his pc which i believe is running doze 98. Need: Either to run virtual pc on the assistant's mac so he can use word and eventually convert him over to at least office mac down the road or get for him office for mac? The boss: I'll deal with him after the assistant. So, virtual pc will be a cheaper fix because I have all of the doze software already, right? But will it be much worse or much better than office for mac? Remember, the goal is appleworks anyway or at least something that isn't windoze and is still compatible with all of the other businesses we have to share documents with. What do you think? p.s. I need scanned document management software too THANKS!