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jkw0904
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: convert/transfer word from mac to PC
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Why, after over 20 years of writing Microsoft Word (and other applications),
hasn't Microsoft developed a simple and direct way of communicating between a
Macintosh and a PC? In the old days, when Macintosh ruled, I saved many
archived files on Macintosh formatted floppies. Now, many years later, I
wish to stroll down memory lane, but the lane is blocked because my PC cannot
read the Mac format. Is there an easy (and inexpensive) way to read these
old discs??? Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to attempt this journey,
but I did. Now what?
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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: convert/transfer word from mac to PC [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you still have access to a Mac, email the Word doc to yourself and
retrieve the file on the PC.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"jkw0904" wrote in message

> Why, after over 20 years of writing Microsoft Word (and other
> applications),
> hasn't Microsoft developed a simple and direct way of communicating
> between a
> Macintosh and a PC? In the old days, when Macintosh ruled, I saved many
> archived files on Macintosh formatted floppies. Now, many years later, I
> wish to stroll down memory lane, but the lane is blocked because my PC
> cannot
> read the Mac format. Is there an easy (and inexpensive) way to read these
> old discs??? Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to attempt this
> journey,
> but I did. Now what?
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Bob Buckland ?:-)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: convert/transfer word from mac to PC [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi J.K.,

If the diskette on the Mac was a 1.4 MB one then there
are 3rd party utilities that can read the disks on a
PC's 1.44 mb diskette drive, but generally the even older
Mac drives at ~700K format aren't as usable on a PC.

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Why, after over 20 years of writing Microsoft Word (and other applications),
hasn't Microsoft developed a simple and direct way of communicating between a
Macintosh and a PC? In the old days, when Macintosh ruled, I saved many
archived files on Macintosh formatted floppies. Now, many years later, I
wish to stroll down memory lane, but the lane is blocked because my PC cannot
read the Mac format. Is there an easy (and inexpensive) way to read these
old discs??? Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to attempt this journey,
but I did. Now what?>>
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Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?Smile
MS Office System Products MVP

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RICH
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: RE: convert/transfer word from mac to PC [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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mac to pc........can anyone help transfer my documents and websites from my
apple mac to toshiba notebook pc thanks

"jkw0904" wrote:

> Why, after over 20 years of writing Microsoft Word (and other applications),
> hasn't Microsoft developed a simple and direct way of communicating between a
> Macintosh and a PC? In the old days, when Macintosh ruled, I saved many
> archived files on Macintosh formatted floppies. Now, many years later, I
> wish to stroll down memory lane, but the lane is blocked because my PC cannot
> read the Mac format. Is there an easy (and inexpensive) way to read these
> old discs??? Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to attempt this journey,
> but I did. Now what?
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Peter Jamieson
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: convert/transfer word from mac to PC [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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As a general rule the Mac Word people (see the
microsoft.public.mac.office.word newsgroup) know a lot more about Mac-PC
Word compatibility than the PC/Windows people do. I'd have a look around,
e.g. using Google Groups.

<<
and websites
>>

Websites themselves are in theory platform-neutral. In fact it's far more
likely that you have "proprietary" features in your websites on a Windows/PC
platform than on a Mac platform, unless of course you have relied on
web-provider specific features such as the ones provided by Apple and its
iWeb facilities.

Howvwer, if you have developed your web pages using a specific piece of
software, you're likely to have to start again (ie. convert your existing
material) unless you have web development software such as Dreamweaver that
is available on both Windows and Mac platforms.

Peter Jamieson

"RICH" wrote in message

> mac to pc........can anyone help transfer my documents and websites from
> my
> apple mac to toshiba notebook pc thanks
>
> "jkw0904" wrote:
>
>> Why, after over 20 years of writing Microsoft Word (and other
>> applications),
>> hasn't Microsoft developed a simple and direct way of communicating
>> between a
>> Macintosh and a PC? In the old days, when Macintosh ruled, I saved many
>> archived files on Macintosh formatted floppies. Now, many years later, I
>> wish to stroll down memory lane, but the lane is blocked because my PC
>> cannot
>> read the Mac format. Is there an easy (and inexpensive) way to read
>> these
>> old discs??? Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to attempt this
>> journey,
>> but I did. Now what?
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