switching to mac, but keeping documents

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by signatus, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. signatus macrumors member

    signatus

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    I don't know if this is the appropriate forum to ask this question.

    I am a high school teacher and I had enough of Windows (and Linux comps are not for me -already tried them), so I'm switching to Mac. That's for sure. I love the iMac. But I don't want to lose all my presentations, exams, exercises, handouts, and all the thousands of documents related to my job, all of them in Microsoft Office formats. BTW I don't want to lose my personal photos either, but since they use the .jpeg extension I suppose there will be no problem there.

    Together with that, my school uses Windows and Linux. Will it be difficult to use my Mac home and use the files at work? Should I rather buy a Macbook to avoid compatibility problems? Anyway, I'll wait until next week for the San Francisco keynote, just in case...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Microsoft Office, iWork, and NeoOffice can handle these files in OS X.

    Not to mention that Quick View in Leopard can at least view them and TextEdit can edit the .doc files.
     
  3. 66217 Guest

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    If you have Office installed in your Mac there shouldn't be any compatibility problems.

    As for what you need, an iMac or a MacBook, maybe you'll want a MacBook to have everything with you wherever you go. But both should offer you the same compatibility.
     
  4. signatus thread starter macrumors member

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