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Mac to PC Conversion

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by campsb, Dec 14, 2006.

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  1. campsb

    campsb Thread Starter

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    I have a document that was created on a Mac and I would like to access it from MS Word. Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can convert it?

    Many Thanks!:)
     
  2. Triple6

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    Have you tried opening it in MS Word? In Word go to File -> and select All FileTypes and try opening the file. Open Word can open a wide variety of document types, for that matter MS Word is available for MAC's as well. What format is the file?
     
  3. campsb

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    Yes, I've tried that but no luck. It's an appleworks file, cwk file extension.
     
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    You'll likely have to convert the file before sending it to the PC, unless you have FileMakerPro on the Windows PC. But you might be able to convert the file to another format on the MAC, like to an Rich Text File(RTF), which Word and maybe other programs can open.
     
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    Copy and paste it to an email to yourself.
    Copy and paste that email into a blank WORD document. You might lose the formating, but thats likely anyway.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Suppose that he has 500 of them? :confused: Besides, why not use the converter that you can get free from Microsoft?
     
  8. Knotbored

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    He doesn't have 500, he says he has one.
    Why download and install something he will seldom use when an instant fix is available with no software?
     
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    Because it's not an "instant fix", he then has to restore all the formatting of the document! If it was simply a text document with no formatting, we wouldn't be having this discussion. :rolleyes: Also, just because one is mentioned, it doesn't mean more won't be coming down the pike. Why not have a permanent solution that will be painless to use in the future?
     
  10. campsb

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    I appreciate all the responses so far, but the situation is that I don't have access to the MAC, just the file & the PC. So I need a solution that I can use from the PC side. And yes I'd like it available for future use.

    Thanks!:)
     
  11. JohnWill

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    Did you check the reference I provided? I believe it addresses your situation.

    Converts AppleWorks 5/6/6 Japanese Word Processing files to Word format. With this converter installed, users can open and edit AppleWorks 5/6/6 Japanese files in Word X. This converter can be used only to open an AppleWorks file. Users cannot save files in AppleWorks format.

    I must admit, I'm not sure why they mention Japanese in this context. :)
     
  12. campsb

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    Yes, I did, but it appeared to be Word for Mac and I need AppleWorks to Word for PC.

    Maybe I'm missing something.
     
  13. JohnWill

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    Maybe I'm the one missing something! :D
     
  14. kilowatt1

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    :) You might want to try THIS. There is a free download that you can try for five days to see if it is what you need.
     
  15. JohnWill

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    Hmm... That's a whole disk mounting application, not a conversion application. After sticking my foot in my mouth with the Word plug-in, I did some looking. I didn't find anything that would convert an AppleWorks fine to anything that ran under Windows.
     
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