Two probably quite simple questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SamtheDrummer, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. SamtheDrummer macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    1. Can you open microsoft word documents with Openoffice and edit them?
    2. If I install a new harddrive to I have to reinstall Leopard OS?

  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007

    No, you can use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to copy everything to the new one.
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    1. Yes, also true with iWork. Just a note, I tried Open Office for about 2 weeks when I got this laptop and didn't like some of the differences between it and Word. I had 2 extra licenses of office '08 so I ended up installing that, even though I didn't really want to.

    2. CCC and SuperDuper are both great tools. CCC is free (it may be donationware). SuperDuper will erase and clone for free, or with pain (EDIT: meant paid, haha) registration you get smart updates, which only update changed files after your initial drive clone. If you only need to clone once, the free way is fine. If you plan on keeping a bootable clone around, SuperDuper is definitely worth the $20 or so.
  4. SamtheDrummer thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2009

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