2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2009 4:29 PM by SmallTown

    Compatability

    SmallTown

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      Compatability

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      Windows Server 2003 SP2 / Windows Xp SP3 - FM 9 & 10  All of our FM files were developed on windows XP using FM 8, 9, 10. I am going to by a MAC Pro and test several of the main files used. Only found two issue on FM site of "Open File" & unable to export "*.xls" on the MAC. Has anyone tried running Files developed on Windows with a MAC and if so did you have to change anything to get it to work? Thanks

        • 1. Re: Compatability
          philmodjunk
            

          I've done this on many versions for years. Generally speaking, any issues, especially when moving from Windows to Mac, are pretty minor.

           

          Known Issues:

           

          Both machines may or may not have the same fonts installed. If you database layouts specify an unsual font a different font may be substituted when you open the file on the other OS and this may change the appearance of your layout. If you use "plain vanilla" fonts, this should not be a problem.

           

          Windows machines require a slightly larger amount of space to display the same text as Mac. Thus minor changes sometimes appear when moving a Mac file to windows. Since you're moving files the other way, this shouldn't be an issue.

          • 2. Re: Compatability
            SmallTown
               Thanks for the Info. :)