Need advise for compatibility issue with autocad, office and emails

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by novetan, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. novetan macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    I've been a window user for almost 20 yrs and have learnt recently the so many good points about Mac. Here are my questions before making up my mind

    1) Will the latest iWorks version able to open window exel, works and powerpoint? Vice versa, when I do a document and spread sheet using iWorks, will window people able to open it?

    2) I understand Mac do not have a window autocad version yet (that's what I was told). This there any compatible Mac version in the market that can sync with window autocad?

    If none, then I'm prepared to partition it. Do you recommend Boot Camp or using Parallel?

    2) My current email is outlook express (not microsoft outlook). Do I have to install entorage or use the Mail that comes with it. Can I possibly migrate the addresses to Mac. How?

    Thank you.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Welcome to a new experience.​

    iWorks is able to open MS Office documents, Numbers can open and save documents as Excel documents, Keynote can open Powerpoint presentations. MS Office however can not read iWork files, thus the need to save them as .doc, .xls or .ppt in the appropriate iWork application​

    Boot Camp, as AutoCAD is GPU intensive and Parallels is not up to that.
    Booting Windows on the Mac

    You can either use Entourage or Apple Mail. - Importing from Outlook and Outlook Express

    Links provided via search: x mail&biw=1552&bih=729&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw

    Also have a look at the following links (if you haven't already), as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

  3. novetan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    Thank you so much Sir,

    You are most helpful and very much appreciated for your time. Now got to ask credit line from my wife.

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