6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2008 12:18 PM by Kappy
vauriac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I would like to know how can I simply (if possible) transfer the Office file (word, excel, power point, ...) from my Powerbook G4 to my new Macbook Air (limited connectivity).
I just read on Google that the Migration assistant does not accept to transfert neither individual files nor selection of files...

Thanks a lot
Regards
Vincent
France

powerbook g4/macbook AIr, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (255,685 points)
    If you have the external DVD drive you can reinstall Office on the computer. Note that installing on more than one CPU at a time may violate the software license (you need to have the Academic version which came with three licenses.)

    You have an older version of Office, so you should consider upgrading to the latest Office 2008 which will be a better version for the MBA.

    If you can access a USB external drive you could transfer to the external drive in order to move the folder to the MBA.

    If you can network both computers you could transfer the folder via Ethernet or wireless via file sharing.
  • macgeek24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I saved my office onto an SD card and an external HDD just for this purpose. I ended up transferring it with a usb card reader and the 1GB SD card.
  • vauriac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for your answer
    i'm not sure to have been sufficiently precise
    my goal is to copy all the Microsoft Office X folder from my G4 to my McBook Air
    if I do as you advise to do, is it always possible to upgrade after to the new office 2008 version ??
    I have not 2 machines (the screen of my G4 is out of order), my macbook air is replacing my G4, it would be normal if I could re-use my license .... it's not a illicit copy but a switch
  • vauriac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for your answer
    I have not the external DVD drive
    I have not 2 machines (the screen of my G4 is out of order), my MacBook Air is replacing my G4, it would be normal if I could re-use my license .... it's not a illicit copy but a translation
    when the Office folder copied on my MBA, do you think it will be possible to upgrade to the latest office 2008 version ??
    does it make a difference to transfer the folder via ethernet or wireless and via and Portable Hard Drive ? maybe the PHD is considered as a new computer ??
    thanks again
  • macgeek24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My entire Mac Ofiice 2004 was saved to SD and external HDD. When transferred on my mac my full product liscence and name are on it on the new mac. So upgrades will not be an issue.
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (255,685 points)
    It makes no difference how you transfer the Office folder. You also will need to transfer the Microsoft and Office related preferences located in your /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder.

    Is it not possible to use the Remote Disk facility of the MBA? Could you use a flash drive (2 GBs would be large enough for the Office folder and preferences?)