Re: Mac files to PC

Subject: Re: Mac files to PC
From: Chet Ensign <Chet_Ensign%LDS -at- NOTES -dot- WORLDCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 18:21:45 EDT

Bill,

Easiest way to do what you are describing is:

1) Export your Mac word files as RTF (Rich Text Format).

2) Find a Mac with a superdrive installed (assuming yours doesn't have one).
Newer Macs should all have this capability. Plop a DOS formatted disk in the
drive. The icon should show up on the Mac desktop with "DOS" on it.

3) Drag and drop your RTF file onto the disk.

The result should be an ASCII file on your DOS diskette containing the RTF
version of your thesis. Now, go over to your PC and import it into Word.

You'll note that the Mac font names show up on the PC (looking at Chicago in
the font box the first time I did this was rather disorienting, I'll tell you),
but the formatting should come across cleanly. Obviously, you'll have some
cleaning up to, but you should be able to do most of it with search/replace.

If you want to use Frame, you should be able to import the RTF directly into
Frame and work on it there. I haven't tried it with Mac RTF, but I can't see
any reason why it would cause a problem.

Best regards,

/chet

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