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is there any program that could put a program that i made in Access 97 compatible with a MAC ?? (I don't know a thing about MAC!!!)
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by:BrianWren
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No, there isn't.

The closest you can come is to use a Windows emulator on the Mac, and run the Access app in that emulator.  

The instruction sets at the core of PCs and Macs are altogether different, so an executable file for one is incompatible with the other.

An Access .mdb file is not an executable file, but is a data file, so in theory, you could use it on a Mac—IF you had an executable file that was written to utilize Access database files.

But there are no programs written to do that.  (There are ways to read and write Word documents, for example...)

Sorry to give bad news.  Why is it that you want to do this?

Brian
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by:Tougas
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Its because i made a program in access for a customer... and now they want to know if i can make a version of this program for some of there MAC users....
If you could tell me the name of a good emulator.... i could suggest it to my customer...
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by:BrianWren
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I'm sure you can find one on the web.  there are several, including an entire PC that plugs into the Mac's PCI slot.

Brian
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