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Old Sep 26th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Is there a cheap way to obtain Microsoft office for my mac without having to purchase another entire office professional package? i already have the student/teacher version which should include it since it is used frequently in university these days.
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Old Sep 26th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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The Microsoft Access application does not exist for the Mac. PC-only program. It's the single biggest difference between Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
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You can run MS Access inside of Parallels but this requires a copy of Windows. You can purchase it separately, however you're looking at $300+ for MS Access alone. Office is a much cheaper way to go if you need 2 or more of the applications.

As pointed out, there is no version for the Mac. An alternative would be to export the data from MS Access and import it into FileMaker Pro.

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The Microsoft Access application does not exist for the Mac.
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Access will run in CrossOver Mac as well. No need for a full blown copy of Windows.

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Old Sep 27th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #6
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I have a copy of windows and office professional 2003 on my PC that I can use in parallels. What concerns are there with running parallels on a Mac with respect to viruses and trojans etc that are prevalent on PC's?
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I have a copy of windows and office professional 2003 on my PC that I can use in parallels. What concerns are there with running parallels on a Mac with respect to viruses and trojans etc that are prevalent on PC's?
Running Windows on a Mac is the same as running Windows on a PC (for the most part) -- which means becoming 'infected' on the Mac side (the Windows OS, not the Mac OS), is a real threat.
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Running Windows on a Mac is the same as running Windows on a PC (for the most part) -- which means becoming 'infected' on the Mac side (the Windows OS, not the Mac OS), is a real threat.
I don't think that is right Lars. That only applies if you run full blown Windows via Bootcamp.

I have run XP Pro with Parallels for months with zero issues, but I'm told if there was one, I simply trash the virtual machine and open a new one. I may be wrong, but that is my understanding of Parallels from reading and using it for quite some time now.
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