Re: Laptops, Mac-to-Windows

Subject: Re: Laptops, Mac-to-Windows
From: Tim R <71250 -dot- 1550 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 15:43:01 -0500

> How painful are the cross-platform conversion
> headaches, and is it worth it?

Depends on the files you are trying to convert.

I use [and love] a program called "Conversions Plus" on my
Win9x PCs. I can read/format/write to Mac Formatted Zip Disks
with this program - once a CRITICAL need for me (I had to
pull graphics from some fellows who had a mac-only photo
setup and their system would EAT my IBM-formatted Zip disks).

If you can get one person close to you that has this program,
or load it on one of the PCs you use, you're home free. This
program would also convert Mac-2-PC bit order, major program
files (Word, Mac-specific WP programs etc).

Also, many of the bigger (more expensive) programs don't care
TOO much, I was often able to design something simple in
QuarkExpress for Windows and then have a Mac read it w/o
losing too much in the translation - there was the occasional
nightmare of fonts, etc. Word was generally effortless.



Timothy T. Raymond, | You could never tie 8
| cats together and make
ttraymond_spamfre_ -at- hotmail -dot- com | *them* pull a sled...
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