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  1. sGsG macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. May i know how to transfer files from windows to mac? Is any software required?

    And can i use microsoft office for windows in mac?
     
  2. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you are speaking about two partitions on the same drive, you can login to your OS X partition and locate the directory where WIN is installed, then simply drag and drop any file from WIN to OSX.

    As for Microsoft Office for Windows: indeed you can use it, you have three options:

    1) Boot in the WIN partition and use it normally.
    2) Install it in the WIN partition, then use a virtual machine software and use it from the OSX partition.
    3) Install the Mac version of Office in your OS X and enjoy.
     
  3. sGsG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks there!

    So the format of the file doesnt affect whether can the file be used in mac OS X right?
     
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    Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    The file format doesn't matter. An .xls file for example, can be read equally by Office Windows and Mac version. But you have to install Office Mac version in the OS X before, in other words you cannot install a Windows version of Office in Mac.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products

    The only issue you *might* experience are some formatting inconsistencies between the two versions, but maybe the 2011 fixed that.
     
  5. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Bear in mind of you are using an external drive there may be an issue with the format of the drive itself. Macs play nice with FAT32, but less nicely with NFTS (however, it isn't hard to overcome that).
     
  6. sGsG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So how do we overcome the problem?
     
  7. sGsG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh ok, thanks!
     
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