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James

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Converting from MAC
« on: May 31, 2007, 07:34:42 AM »

Is there anyone out there with sufficient knowledge of computers who can help me with my problem? Up until three years ago I used a MAC. Now I'm on PC (big mistake!). I have CDs full of stuff written on my MAC, and I need to get into one of them to resurrect a mystery play I wrote for radio.

Is there any way I can do this on my PC? Virtual PC allows you to run PC stuff on a MAC, so is there a program that allows you to run MAC stuff on PC?

Or will I have to go to a specialist store which will convert the stuff for me?

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Re: Converting from MAC
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 12:50:57 PM »

Find someone with a Mac who will read your CD, and save it as an RTF file (rich text format) on a fresh CD.  In theory this should be able to be read by a PC.  However, it does not do anything useful with the formatting, so if it does work you may have a lot of formatting to do to get it back into script shape.  This doesn't always work, but it's worth a try.

Next would be to find someone with a Mac that is set up for the dual Mac/PC base.  You should be able to save it as a PC file.

If you don't know anyone with a Mac try your local library or a nearby college.

Good luck - I've had to go back and forth many times over the years and it is never easy.

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