mac similar windows software name

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I started use mac and I love it , but I' d done my works in windows area, now I have difficult to find software like word, corel draw, act database, because I do not know the name of them. I just upgrade for phanter 10.3, maybe have it but what is the names?
Question by:Darlly01
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    by:Andrew Duffy
    Well apart from Word (which is included in Office 2004 Mac), Corel Draw and Act don't exist on the Mac platform - there are only alternatives. In terms of Corel you're looking at either Adobe Illustrator or Pagemaker (technically part of InDesign now), Macromedia Freehand perhaps, or Quark (this is my best guess - there may be better comparisons I'm unaware of). As for Act you're looking at something like Filemaker which is only comparable in the sense that it's a Mac database app.

    So I think you'll find that in a lot of cases the programs don't exist at all, meaning you'll either have to decide you don't like Mac after all or that you're willing to learn something new.

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    For Word:
       MS Word:
       Nisus Writer:

    For Corel Draw, you have many options, the questions of which is best suited
       Macromedia Freehand MX:
       Stone Design's Create:

    For Act:

    There are certainly others, but these are some of the higher profile apps to fit your needs.  


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