Change from a PC to an imac soon?

surfbug

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I've a PC. I'll go to tranfser some files and Adobe pictures to the mac . Do I change to text files before tranfser them. What do u suggest? Thx
 

dwig

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I've a PC. I'll go to tranfser some files and Adobe pictures to the mac . Do I change to text files before tranfser them. What do u suggest? Thx
No

Any files created in Adobe products in the primary "native" format for that application (e.g. Photoshop PSD or PSB, Illustrator AI, ...) are completely cross platform.

Files from other applications may need to be opened and resaved in a different format if the current format is not supported by an MacOS equivalent application. These need to be reviewed on a case by case basis.
 

jeyf

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it would be un likely you will have an issue but
-un encrypt files before transfer
-use caution on applications that package files into types of disk image. 4example; i have a journal and the application macOS "Finder" sometimes, not all the time of course, will NOT delete these files. So i have a accumulation of old these files on my hard drive till such time as i can play the game to get them gone in Terminal.

not quite what the OP wanted but:
in macOS you can assign a file type to a specific application. Just saying that to avoid some initial frustration.
 
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surfbug

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I've a PC. I'll go to tranfser some files and Adobe pictures to the mac . Do I change to text files before tranfser them. What do u suggest? Thx
I've microsoft words software. Can I change words xlr to text txt. Can I save it on the DVD and I install it on the mac?

Thanks for helping me :-}
 

Fishrrman

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List for us ALL the file formats you wish to transfer over.

MS Office stuff -- should be no problems.
Adobe stuff -- not sure, but the libraries may transfer over without problems.
 

surfbug

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Hi fishrman.
I've some files on words process "wps" changed to text txt, csv .Can I open the txt on the mac now?
 

Fishrrman

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"I've some files on words process "wps" changed to text txt, csv .Can I open the txt on the mac now?"

Is that a word processor file created with Microsoft Works?
If so, does the file contain just text, or are there graphics in it, too?

If text only, you can export as a "text file".
If there are graphics, perhaps it can be exported as "rich text".

On the Mac, it might be possible to use the free "LibreOffice" to open the original (unconverted) files. I can't confirm that because I don't have a source file with which to try it.

Do you have a sample file you could post here, that we could download and work with?

Really, stop worrying.
File conversion is quite "do-able" from PC to Mac in many cases.
You will want to keep the PC up-and-running for at least a few months after you get a Mac, so if you run into any problems, you can still "go back" until those problems have been worked out.