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Are MPP or Word files created on a Windows PC viewable on Macintosh

Are MPP or Word files created on a Windows PC viewable on Macintosh

Are MPP or Word files created on a Windows PC viewable on Macintosh

(OP)
Is it possible to view MS project or MS word file an Apple Macintosh Computer?
These files were created on a Windows 95/98 PC.

RE: Are MPP or Word files created on a Windows PC viewable on Macintosh

I have Word 2000 on the PC at work and Word6 (Mac) on my PowerMac at home. I transfer the PC file to the Mac via floppy, open Word 6 and from that the PC file. NB you might need to get translators from Microsoft to convert Word97 etc to Word 6; (the Mac tells me that a Word 2000 file is really a Word 97 file; and the PC tells me that a Word2001 Macfile is really a Word98...)

Going the other way, open Word 2000 and then the Mac file from that. Watch out for problems with fonts. Word 2000 will print a file transferred from the Mac in the typeface used on the Mac, but it's better to use a font that exists on both systems (such as Arial); you can always change it once you've transferred the file.

The new Mac version (2001) will open Windows Word files without any argument; open the program first and then the file. It also includes the translators.



RE: Are MPP or Word files created on a Windows PC viewable on Macintosh

Word installed on both platforms assuming similar version will open both ways as listed above.

This works for ALL cross platform apps. Beware of fonts issues and with Word, disable fast saves which only write the version change info into the header. Especially important when importing into Quark.

If project is available for the Mac then this would also work...

RE: Are MPP or Word files created on a Windows PC viewable on Macintosh

(OP)
Thanks for the information and help
Take care

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