6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2013 9:25 PM by hands4 Branched to a new discussion.
sujithna Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

I have recently bought a Mac book pro. Till now have been using a acer laptop.

can any one help with the following

I want to transfer all my data( mostly word, excel and photos) to my Mac

 

what software do i use to in Mac to be able to use the word and excel.

Please help. Iam not computer savy so going nuts now.


MacBook Pro
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 (29,850 points)

    Hi

     

    Apple has "Pages" and "Numbers" which are able to work with, respectively, Word and Excel files. You can purchase and download both from the App Store in your Dock. Both have the ability to export files as Word and Excel if you need to send files to other people who don't have Macs. Each is $20.

     

    Or, you can purchase Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, which contains both Word and Excel. You can purchase and download it from the Microsoft website. It's $120 per computer, or $150 for three computers.

     

    Matt

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 (11,510 points)

    Don't forget Open Office or NeoOffice

  • LilyLC Level 4 (2,660 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Forum, sujithna!

     

     

    sujithna wrote:

     

    ...a Mac book pro. Till now have been using a acer laptop.

    can any one help with the following

    I want to transfer all my data( mostly word, excel and photos) to my Mac

     

    Take a look at the options to Transfer data from a PC to a Mac. Consider the first option with Migration Assistant.

     

    HTH

  • Gmarkos319 Level 1 (0 points)

    Once you get all that data transfered over look into ExcelSkin.com

    It's a nice keyboard cover that maps out all the Microsoft Excel shortcuts for you!

  • Russa Level 4 (1,315 points)

    If you want to stay native with Microsoft products then you'll have to purchase M/S Office 2011.. there are many prices depending on your personal situation e.g. student price. You might even be able to get a cheaper price thru your company if you work. AustinKinsella1 is correct about openoffice and neooffice. They're free.. just google to find them download sites. Matt Clifton is correct about Apple Pages and Numbers applications.. they're about $19US each. But if you need assurances of absolute compatibility then you'll have to buy Office 2011.

     

    You can transfer the files simply by inserting a thumb drive and drag and drop onto the thumb drive and then attach it to your Mac and trasnfer in a similar way. You cna even email them to yourself. 

  • hands4 Level 4 (2,220 points)

    OpenOffice has forked into LibreOffice.  Oracle is no longer supporting OpenOffice.  LibreOffice is proported to be very compatilbe with MS Office in its feature sets.  LibreOffice is free. 

     

    If Maverics was installed on your Mac Pro when you bought it then Pages and Numbers are free for you to download from the App Store.

     

    For editing photos one can use PhotoShop (expensive) or one can use Pixelmator ($30 in the App Store).  Apurature is $80 in the App Store.