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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Tom[_34_]
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Hi,

Will I be able to open and use any/all files created using my Office
professional XP suite (2002), in a new Mac with the latest version of
Office available for the Mac?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 05:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Harald Staff[_2_]
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Office 2008 doesn't support macros and VBA, go for Office 2004 if you need
that. Otherwise your files should run fine.

HTH. Best wishes Harald

"Tom" wrote in message
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Hi,

Will I be able to open and use any/all files created using my Office
professional XP suite (2002), in a new Mac with the latest version of
Office available for the Mac?


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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Gord Dibben
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Hi there Harold.

How you been?


Gord

On Wed, 26 May 2010 18:50:26 +0200, "Harald Staff"
wrote:

Office 2008 doesn't support macros and VBA, go for Office 2004 if you need
that. Otherwise your files should run fine.

HTH. Best wishes Harald

"Tom" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Will I be able to open and use any/all files created using my Office
professional XP suite (2002), in a new Mac with the latest version of
Office available for the Mac?


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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Jon Peltier[_2_]
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Also, Office 2004 (Mac) uses an older generation of VBA than Office 2000
and later (Windows), so you may run into incompatibilities with code.

- Jon
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On 5/26/2010 12:50 PM, Harald Staff wrote:
Office 2008 doesn't support macros and VBA, go for Office 2004 if you
need that. Otherwise your files should run fine.

HTH. Best wishes Harald

"Tom" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Will I be able to open and use any/all files created using my Office
professional XP suite (2002), in a new Mac with the latest version of
Office available for the Mac?


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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
LeelaSeville
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For the most part, files transferred from Mac to PC and vice versa with
the same programs are good to go. Rarely do I ever encounter any sort
of problems. Whenever I had to print something off for class, I would
use the school's computers to print off something I developed on a PC
(they used a Mac). I never had any problems then and I don't think
there would be problems now. Just remember to save your file with the
right type of compatibility. If you do that, you should be fine.




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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Reeza
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On May 26, 7:50*am, Tom wrote:
Hi,

Will I be able to open and use any/all files created using my Office
professional XP suite (2002), in a new Mac with the latest version of
Office available for the Mac?


Install the windows version on BootCamp. If you don't like switching/
restarting use vmware or fusion. Office for Mac is pretty pathetic
and very different.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 09:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
EricG[_2_]
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Or, if you're buying a NEW Mac, go get Windows 7 and Office 2007. Then
you'll have two computers in one and won't have to worry about compatibility
issues. That's what I did when I replace both my iMac and my PC.

Eric

"Harald Staff" wrote:

Office 2008 doesn't support macros and VBA, go for Office 2004 if you need
that. Otherwise your files should run fine.

HTH. Best wishes Harald

"Tom" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Will I be able to open and use any/all files created using my Office
professional XP suite (2002), in a new Mac with the latest version of
Office available for the Mac?


.

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 12:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Bruce Sinclair
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In article , LeelaSeville wrote:

For the most part, files transferred from Mac to PC and vice versa with
the same programs are good to go. Rarely do I ever encounter any sort
of problems. Whenever I had to print something off for class, I would
use the school's computers to print off something I developed on a PC
(they used a Mac). I never had any problems then and I don't think
there would be problems now. Just remember to save your file with the
right type of compatibility. If you do that, you should be fine.


We have a mac at home user that has trouble printing mac files from work
computers. Obviously, that could be a printer problem, rather than a file
problem ... but he is the only one that has this problem (lots of almost
blank pages with a few odd characters printing instead of the XL SS).
Suggest trying small files for printing to start with ... just in case.



 




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