[blindlaw] Integrating Apple technology with Windows

Steve Jacobson steve.jacobson at visi.com
Tue Mar 13 14:50:42 UTC 2012


In addition, I do not believe that Apple's version of Office works with VoiceOver at this point unless 
that has changed.  The problem isn't with VoiceOver, as I understand it, but how Office for the MAC is 
written.  In addition, while you can exchange documents between Apple's TextEdit or even Open Office, 
there are compatibility issues there.  Therefore, and this is not a knock on Apple at all, I would tend 
to want to use whichever platform is being used by an office within which you work.  Although people do 
it, I'm not sure I would even try using Windows on a MAC because there are just unknowns there although 
I don't doubt it works.  If one is working independently, then one definitely should examine Windows and 
Macs to figure out which would work best for them.  I am convinced that MACs are probably more stable 
and that there are other advantages, but the fact is that the two platforms are different and each has 
advantages and disadvantages.  

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 07:00:41 -0400, Daniel K. Beitz wrote:

>If your office is using windows, the best thing to do is use windows.
>Apples version of office is not fully compatible with office for windows,
>and the windows environment is the standard in business.  Apples phones,
>iPods etc. are great, but you need a PC and Jaws for the office.

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: blindlaw-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindlaw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
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>Subject: [blindlaw] Integrating Apple technology with Windows

>Hello again,


>For those using Apple technology as a matter of personal choice, what do you
>do if the office where you work uses Windows?  Do you have effective means
>of merging your Apple apps and documents in a Windows environment?  Are your
>Apple word processing documents and spreadsheets, etc. readily convertible
>to Windows?  Are there other compatibility issues that might arise?




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