Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08

Posted: 04-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I'm taking an introduction to computers class that's covering Microsoft Office 2007. I work on a PC at school but, do my homework and exercises on my Mac at home in Mac Office 2008. We are starting Access this coming week and I'm wondering if there's a Mac Office 2008 program that is similar to Access I can use. Can anyone help?

Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08


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CyberTaz
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Re: Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08
Posted: 04-05-2009, 02:16 PM
Sorry, but Access is not available for Macs. There are other relational
database programs but I seriously doubt that any of them will serve as a
substitute for classroom assignments especially since none of them employ a
User Interface that's anything like what Office 2007 has implemented. You'd
actually have to be learning two different programs. That would be more
confusing than beneficial... And even if the data were portable between the
2, Access Objects such as Forms & Reports wouldn't be.

Depending on how long this class is you might do well to consider investing
in Parallels or Vmware Fusion to run a 30-Day Trial of Office 2007 - or
purchase the live package - in order to run it on your Mac. There are a
number of differences between Excel 2007 & 2008 which may prove to be
obstacles as well depending on what the class covers. Mac Excel 2008 is more
directly comparable to PC Excel 2003 than 2007. Perhaps a chat with the
instructor would be a good idea.

Good Luck |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



On 4/5/09 9:48 AM, in article 59b7142e.-1@webcrossing.caR9absDaxw,
"spooky-kid@officeformac.com" <spooky-kid@officeformac.com> wrote:
> Version: 2008
> Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
> Processor: Intel
>
> I'm taking an introduction to computers class that's covering Microsoft Office
> 2007. I work on a PC at school but, do my homework and exercises on my Mac at
> home in Mac Office 2008. We are starting Access this coming week and I'm
> wondering if there's a Mac Office 2008 program that is similar to Access I can
> use. Can anyone help?
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Jim Gordon MVP
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Re: Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08
Posted: 04-05-2009, 02:26 PM
spooky-kid@officeformac.com wrote:
> Version: 2008
> Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
> Processor: Intel
>
> I'm taking an introduction to computers class that's covering Microsoft Office 2007. I work on a PC at school but, do my homework and exercises on my Mac at home in Mac Office 2008. We are starting Access this coming week and I'm wondering if there's a Mac Office 2008 program that is similar to Access I can use. Can anyone help?

Hi,

You'll probably be interested in the information at this URL
http://www.agentjim.com/MVP/Excel/RelationalOffice.htm

How to use Microsoft Office (for the Mac) as a relational database. It
was written for Office 2004, but everything still applies for 2008.

-Jim

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Re: Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08
Posted: 04-05-2009, 03:38 PM
CyberTaz-
Would I need to purchase a Windows OS to consider investing in Parallels or Vmware Fusion? I'm not sure quite how to use bootcamp just yet.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08
Posted: 04-05-2009, 04:07 PM
spooky-kid@officeformac.com wrote:
> Would I need to purchase a Windows OS to consider investing in
> Parallels or Vmware Fusion? I'm not sure quite how to use bootcamp
> just yet.
Yes. Parallels and Fusion emulate the *hardware*, not the the Windows
software. So, you'll need to purchase Parallels or Fusion, a Windows OS
and Office.

You might consider looking into CrossOver Mac from
<http://www.codeweavers.com>, which allows you to run Windows
applications without Windows. They offer a trial so you can evaluate
first if it will meet your needs.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08
Posted: 04-05-2009, 06:31 PM
Yes, for Fusion, Parallels or Boot Camp you'd need a licensed copy of
Windows OS. Bill's suggestion of CrossOver is another option which may be an
even better idea. I neglected to mention it because I have no experience
with it at all but I have heard some good feedback.

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



On 4/5/09 11:38 AM, in article 59b7142e.2@webcrossing.caR9absDaxw,
"spooky-kid@officeformac.com" <spooky-kid@officeformac.com> wrote:
> CyberTaz-
> Would I need to purchase a Windows OS to consider investing in Parallels or
> Vmware Fusion? I'm not sure quite how to use bootcamp just yet.
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Re: Microsoft Office 2007 Access equivalent in Mac Office 08
Posted: 04-06-2009, 02:55 AM
CrossOver isn't working entirely. It will not open Access 2007. I have a free trial for Microsoft Office 2007. So that's one less thing to have to purchase.
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