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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

want an ibook but have questions.


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hi,

well i want a ibook but at the mo use a pc,

my main concern is that i won't be able to use say word files on the pc and open them up on the ibook, without having virtual pc..?

would i have to have mac versions of photoshop etc to work on it too?

hope u can help thanks

also are there any peeps who use to use apc but changed to mac, how did u find it?
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You can use Word files from a PC on a Mac, I make most of my Word documents on my PC at home and I can still use them on the Macs at school, save them then open them back up on my PC at home.

I don't know about Photoshop, I have some software that includes both the Mac/Windows version on the same CD, but I have never owned a copy of photoshop, too expensive for me.
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You can get Office for mac (student price is like 120 or 150), you can use openoffice which is free, you can use AppleWorks or you can use TextEdit (built into OS X) to work with word documents.

You will need to get a new version of Photoshop to install onto your mac

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Basically nearly any program that is used on a pc has a mac counterpart.

For Office 2003/XP/2000 under windows you have Office 2004/X on the mac.
Alternatives are also available.

But you can't (usually) take a pc program, and install it under Mac OSX.

There are exceptions where manufacturers put both versions on the install disks (Warcraft III, the strategy game is a so called hybrid) but normally you'll need a seperate version.
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the only prob with making a word doc on a mac then opening it up later on a pc is that it can change a little bit. ie it might open up and have a different font. not that big a deal really

photoshop will cost more for a mac
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o rite then. if i bought a standard ibook then what office programs would be installed on it, eg word, excel, publisher, powerpoint?...

are these a similaly layout to microsoft office?.... are they easy to use?

also if an ibook has these similer programs installed, are all files saved files on a mac compatible on a pc?

sorry for all th e questions but i not found many sites that clearly state these things

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o rite then. if i bought a standard ibook then what office programs would be installed on it, eg word, excel, publisher, powerpoint?...
It will come with a trial version of those but you will still have to buy the full version of office if you want it.

There are minor differences between PC version and Mac version from what I have noticed, nothing that is so different that you can't figure it out easily.

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also if an ibook has these similer programs installed, are all files saved files on a mac compatible on a pc?
I am not sure what you are asking here, there is no real difference between a Mac word document and a PC word document, they are all word documents.
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And you could always buy Photoshop Elements 3.0 for the Mac for just $99 USD if you didn't want to spend the $699+ for the regular Photoshop.

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"also if an ibook has these similer programs installed, are all files saved files on a mac compatible on a pc?"

Yes they are.

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o rite then. if i bought a standard ibook then what office programs would be installed on it, eg word, excel, publisher, powerpoint?..."

No Microsoft Office programs, but instead it will come with Appleworks, which is apple's office suite.

Appleworks is ok for basic stuff (and it can edit and save Microsoft Office documents) but Office is better.
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the only prob with making a word doc on a mac then opening it up later on a pc is that it can change a little bit. ie it might open up and have a different font. not that big a deal really

photoshop will cost more for a mac
no...photoshop for the mac is the same price as the windows version
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o rite then. if i bought a standard ibook then what office programs would be installed on it, eg word, excel, publisher, powerpoint?..."

No Microsoft Office programs, but instead it will come with Appleworks, which is apple's office suite.

Appleworks is ok for basic stuff (and it can edit and save Microsoft Office documents) but Office is better."

yea thats what i wanted to now, so a standard ibook will have appleworks installed, is this a trial version or the full version?
also what program are with apple works?

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do some of your own research...

http://www.apple.com/appleworks/
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ok,

i shall,

thought some of u may just be able to help me as i not found the apple sit ethat useful and as most of u may own a ibook i thought u may just be able to help me out.

thanks for those who did
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to answer your other question, ibooks come with the full version of appleworks. the invidual apps and features of appleworks can be found at the above uri
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no...photoshop for the mac is the same price as the windows version
not here its not. but in america or where ever your from that may be different i admit
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