Microsoft KB Archive/49139
Transferring WinExcel and MacExcel Using Apple File Exchange PSS ID Number: Q49139 Article last modified on 02-26-1993 PSS database name: W_eXceL
2.00 2.01 2.10 3.00 | 2.20 3.00
WINDOWS | MACINTOSH
The following discusses using the Apple File Exchange software to convert Excel files from Windows to the Macintosh on any Apple Macintosh equipped with a fixed high-density drive or an external high-density drive. These drives come standard on the Apple Mac SE/30, Mac IIc, and Mac IIcx. A 3.5-inch drive on the DOS computer is also required.
Apple’s high-density drives can read MS-DOS and OS/2 disks in 720K and 1.44K formats as well as 800K PRODOS and Apple’s 400, 800, and 1.44K formats. Using The Apple File Exchange program supplied with the Apple operating system, it is possible for an Apple 3.5-inch drive to read DOS 720K disks and copy the selected Excel files.
Transferring Files from Excel for Windows to Excel for Macintosh 1.50
- Save the file in the SYLK format to a 3.5-inch disk.
- On the Macintosh, run the Apple File Exchange.
- Insert the DOS disk into the drive.
- Select the document to be copied from the second dialog box.
- Select the destination file and drive the first dialog box.
- From the MS-DOS to Mac menu, choose “text translation.”
- Click the Translate button.
- Quit Apple File Exchange.
Transferring Files from Excel for Windows to Excel for Macintosh 2.20
Excel for the Macintosh 2.20 can read Excel for Windows 2.10 files in the Normal format. Follow the steps for Excel 1.5, but save the file in the Normal format.
Transferring Files from Macintosh Excel 1.50 to Windows Excel 2.00, 2.10
- On the Macintosh, save the Excel sheet in the SYLK file format.
- Run the Apple File Exchange program.
- Insert a disk into the Macintosh floppy drive.
- If the disk is not formatted, format it as needed.
- Select the document you want to copy.
- Select the destination file and drive in the first dialog box.
- Click Translation.
- You can now insert this disk in your DOS computer and open the file in Excel for Windows. Note that the file is in the SYLK format and should be saved in the Normal format in Excel for Windows.
Transferring Files from Macintosh Excel 2.20 to Windows Excel 2.00, 2.10
Excel for the Macintosh 2.20 can directly read all Excel for Windows 2.10 files in the Normal format. Follow the steps for converting Excel for the Macintosh 1.50 files, but save the file in the Normal format.
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.