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Subject:Re: MAC to PC Converters? From:Kat Nagel/MasterWork <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 15 Nov 1995 18:14:18 -0400
Mark Sanders wrote
>Does anyone know where I could find a converter to convert
>Mac documents into PC ones?
I (and my Mac) routinely exchange Word and FrameMaker documents with
clients and colleagues who use PCs. My Mac can read their DOS and Windows
files/disks directly. I have to give them DOS files on a DOS disk, but
that's easy to do with most modern Macs (anything more recent than a
Classic, I think).
You just give your contractors DOS-formatted disks and ask them to save the
files in Word(DOS) or WordPerfect(DOS). The Mac versions of both these
wordprocessors allow you to save your files in any of a kazillion formats.
My Word(Mac) menu gives me about a dozen PC wordprocessor formats to choose
from. The only hitch is that I can't format DOS disks, and PCs can't read
Mac disks. So I just keep a stock of cheap DOS disks in the drawer, and
that solves the problem.
There's also a package called 'Word for Word' that claims to convert
to/from any Mac or PC format. I haven't bothered with that --- floppies
are considerably less expensive than software!
@Kat_____ Kat Nagel
MasterWork Consulting Services Rochester, NY
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