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Why no access for MAC when there is Excel et al ?

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How can I make the move to MAC for graphics when I shall lose my
database storing all my work in a visual way. MAC has MS office but no
Access, thus unable to move platforms :-( ....is there good reason
in this omission ?

How easy is it to change to the offered PC/Mac prog Filemaker, took me
two years and more to learn Access enough to create the image linking
dbase I have... and would it allow me to have a database with filters
and so on storing images as my Access dbase now does ?

Are there plans to have Access for MAC ?

Envirographics
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Envirographics,
If you must have Access and nothing else will do, buy Virtual PC for the
Mac. It establishes an emulated (ok, slow) PC in software as a disk image
file. The emulation is quite good--good enough that picky Windows NT 4.0
Workstation installed on it and thought it was on a real PC. Expect 900Mhz
Celeron (doggone slow) or so performance with a G4 Mac and 512Mb of RAM.
You can run Access in the emulated Windows PC on your Mac. Filemaker
supports ODBC--including drivers for Microsoft Access--so you could connect
Filemaker to your Access back end. You would still have to recreate the UI
in Filemaker--a pain in the ass--but your data would be there.

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How can I make the move to MAC for graphics when I shall lose my
database storing all my work in a visual way. MAC has MS office but no
Access, thus unable to move platforms :-( ....is there good reason
in this omission ?

Nov 13 '05 #2

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en************@bigfoot.com (envirographics) wrote:
How can I make the move to MAC for graphics when I shall lose my
database storing all my work in a visual way. MAC has MS office but no
Access, thus unable to move platforms :-( ....is there good reason
in this omission ?
<shrug> Likely due to the relatively limited market. Also the Mac Office is not a
direct port of the Windows Office. Those folks are a totally separate team within
MS.
Are there plans to have Access for MAC ?


Not that I'm aware of.

Tony
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