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PC Mac compatibility

Postby User557 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:23 am

If I create a database in Base on a PC version of OpenOffice using the standard ODB filetype, can this file then be opened on a Mac (obviously using OO) without losing any formating and without having to carry out any form of conversion?

If the answer is no, could anyone suggest an alternative that could perform this (without having to resort to MS Office), preferably opensource.

I'm fairly certain that it is possible, however I just need a bit of confirmation first ;)

Thanks in advance :D
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Re: PC Mac compatibility

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

I'm not an expert with Mac nor Base but I don't see why there would be any problem. Just try on a small database as a test.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: PC Mac compatibility

Postby darkness7171 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:03 am

Software is software. Unless Mac prevents it (and i wouldnt put it past them they prevent everything else) I doubt it will have an issue. Generally speaking a text document opened by the same software even on a different computer should be possible even with a different OS
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Re: PC Mac compatibility

Postby PGAGA » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:59 pm

Friday, April 09, 2010

I am not a user of Base, but I am a multi platform user. The issue when moving between platforms, which can include identical setups with the exception of video and printer drivers, is font metrics - different systems will display files different due to interpretation of font metrics.

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