How to Use Mac Files on
The Mac is
excellent about reading files from a PC...but did you know that a PC will read
certain Mac file?
you want to use a Smart Classroom (PC based) to show a PowerPoint presentation
created on your office Mac...
While the instructions below refer to PowerPoint presentations, the procedure
works for other files as well)
sure that whatever medium you are saving your presentation to is PC formatted:
Zip - You can purchase these PC formatted
- Click HERE
to open a new window with instructions on how to PC format a floppy disk
your Mac, Save the presentation to your PC formatted Zip/floppy
over to a Smart Classroom.
a key on the keyboard to bring the computer out of standby mode.
see a small window asking for a username and password, fill in the appropriate
information and click OK.
You should now see the
desktop which should look something like below
on the My Computer icon located
in the upper left of the Desktop.
In the window that appears,
Double Click on the drive
A window will now appear
showing the contents of your floppy disk.
Double Click on
the file that you created on your Mac.
The necessary program
will now open and display your file...for this tutorial the program would
Now you can use your
Mac file on the PC!
nothing happens after 10 seconds, locate power button on monitor and push
to turn ON.
If nothing happens after 10 seconds, locate the power button
on the computer case and push to turn ON
If you want to use a Mac file on a PC, make sure you save the file on a PC formatted
you need further, or more advanced, help with Mac to PC files you may contact
Norma Chrisman in the Faculty/Staff Resource
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