Changing from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 01.charlesj.10, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. 01.charlesj.10 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    Before the end of the month I have to get a new computer. Now I have a Dell with XP. I want to get a Mac Book. What I want to know if the invoices I've generated in MS office 2003 will work in the Mac Book. I will get MS Office for the MB will I be able to transfer the invoices. Also I have a lot of work pics on the PC that I will want on the MB...Will that work. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Your pictures should be fine across platforms
    What format are they?

    Your MS Office docs should be fine with MS Office for Mac (Office 11 is coming soon)
    But it is not strict compatibility, so there could be some tweaks necessary

    Other Office alternatives are OpenOffice and NeoOffice (free and open source)
    Also Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

    Check out the info here on switching
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    What Office 2003 app do you use to generate the invoices? If it is Word, then, yes, they will wok with Office:mac.
  4. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2009
    New Jersey
    Office for Mac is a great program, you'll love it
  5. 01.charlesj.10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    Thanks for the reply's....They told me at the Mac store that there should be not problem also but when I tried to move some from the PC to my wife's MB using a memory stick the Mac said it couldn't read it & she has MS office on her MB.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It depends on the format of the memory stick. That issue has nothing to do with Office for Mac or Office for Windows.

    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer

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