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#1 krsmith

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    Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:04 AM

    I used to think I was somewhat computer savvy, but now that I have a Mac Book Pro I'm feeling like an idiot! Does anyone else have troubles viewing the templates when you download the attachment? It ends up looking like a bunch of gibberish with random names/dates/etc in really weird places. I don't have Microsoft Word or ANY of those programs on my computer!


    Man...I was thinking I LOVED my Mac...now I feel like I can't do anything I used to!


    I'm also having a hard time finding free clipart...I want to use clipart that looks like Passport stamps and general Mexico clipart thats not cartoonish. Thanks for all the help!

    #2 krsmith

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      Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:05 AM

      Oh and I'm talking more specifically about Boarding Pass Invites... but just about everything doesn't look proper.

      #3 LilyRose

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        Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:34 AM

        Hi krsmith,


        Congratulations for your Mac Book Pro!  I love mine and would never exchange it!


        Although I do not have the right to download attachments here, I think you should consider buying Microsoft Office for Mac.  I really like Pages and Keynote and I can "convert for PC"  every document I make with those softwares. The opposite is not true.  You can not read Word documents for PC with Pages on your Mac.  But when you will have Word for Mac, you should be able to see the content and design exactly the way it was designed on a PC. You will have the best of both worlds!


        P.S. You can purchase Word for Mac online if you prefer!



        #4 LilyRose

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          Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:41 AM

          Oh, by the way, have you tried to convert the Word document by sliding it into the Pages icon?  Usually it works for text but not so well for graphics and pics.



          A lot of the templates here are created on Power Point.  So, just not buy Word but the complete Office suite, it will save you money! Here is what a have on my computer, so I can play and convert everything.


          PC                 MAC


          Word             Pages

          Excel             Numbers

          Power Point  Keynote




          #5 vlynnw

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            Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:55 AM

            I have a Mac Book and I've never had any trouble viewing anything on the forum.  Lily Rose is correct though, if you don't have mocrosoft office software on your Mac you won't be able to view everything as a lot of templates are in word and power point.

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            #6 sunshine2413

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              Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:49 AM

              I have a Mac and had the same issue. You will need the microsoft programs for most of the templates, as majority of the templates provided are designed through those programs. As for the cliparts, you can always google any clipart that may be of interest to you and the lovely drag feature of the Mac, will allow you to put it into pages.


              Good luck... embrace your Mac, it is the best cpu ever!!

              #7 krsmith

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                Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:52 AM

                Ok so I guess I need to buy Office then! I remember when I bought my Mac that I could buy the extra software, but at the time I thought "I will mainly be using this for the internet and I don't really need it for any papers/reports", and I remember it being pretty pricey, so I just never bought it...now I REGRET it! UGH! 


                Thanks ladies!

                #8 ChristiandRyan

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                  Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:08 PM

                  great info!! I just got a macbook pro also!! I have been searching for the best way to create and change the templates also!!! thanks for posting!!! Did you get the microsoft office???? how did it work out for you??

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