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MAC OS and Windows 7 Office and Adobe documents compatibility

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One user is going to have a new MAC PRO with the latest MAC OS installed.  

This user will be working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Word, Excel.

All the other users are working with a PC (WIndows 7)

The MAC can access the network drives (AD network)  But I just want to make sure it is not a nightmare to have a user working with a MAC.  The other users must be able to open the fiels he will be working with.  They must be able to save files the MAC user will be able to open.

What is your experience?

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In the Adobe applications both win and mac have to run the same versions to avoid errors. Saving down a version is time consuming and I know you want to avoid that. So Adobe Creative Suite, the newer –  the better.

Office files, Word and Excel etc. Win 2010 and Mac 2011 work very well together. You have to do very advanced stuff to get a mismatch. The mismatch is in the way for example the way the programs are scripted.

Win Office 2007 and Mac Office 2008 and 2011 also work well together fine.

Since you are getting a new Mac, it will have Lion installed so the best would be Adobe CS5 or 5.5 (CS6 is due in a few months) and install Office 2011 too.

Other things you should consider is to have the Mac user using Outlook for the Mac for even  greater compatibility.
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