Macworld Forums

Macworld Forums: Converting from PC to Mac - Macworld Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Converting from PC to Mac

#1 User is offline   Nobody 

  • Power User
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 58,347
  • Joined: 18-October 07

Posted 27 March 2005 - 08:05 AM

I am considering converting from a PC to a Mac. I currently use QB PRo 2005 for PC. Has anyone converted from PC to Mac, and if so, was it difficult? Thanks.
0

#2 User is offline   ParadiseStore 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: 02-August 04

Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:57 AM

I highly recommend against attempting to convert from PC to MAC. The PC version of the program is ten times better not even considering all the crashes you will get with the MAC version. You also cannot convert any of your payroll data. Keep the old PC and just use it for accounting...
Remember it is very easy to network with windoz machines now and all your excel data is interchangeable.
0

#3 User is offline   gunnarr 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 31-March 05

Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:36 AM

OK, but does anyone KNOW how to convert a PC (QBP2005) .QBB file for use on QBPro2005 for Mac?
I'll deal with the problems you mentioned, no worries. If they exist.
0

#4 User is offline   machenry 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 350
  • Joined: 24-August 04

Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:59 PM

Here is part of the QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac online help on conversion - please refer to this and the User's Guide, as well as the support area of quickbooks.com for additional information:
Converting a QuickBooks file from Windows to Mac
QuickBooks for Mac can convert a file created with:
QuickBooks Basic Edition 2004 or 2005 for Windows
QuickBooks Pro Edition 2004 or 2005 for Windows
QuickBooks Premier Edition 2004 or 2005 for Windows
QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2004 or 2005 for Windows
To convert a QuickBooks file from Windows to Mac:
1 Copy your QuickBooks for Windows data file, either .qbw or .qbb, from your PC to your Mac.
2 In QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac, choose either File > Open Company to open the .qbw file, or File > Restore > From QuickBooks for Windows to restore the .qbb file.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions for opening the file.
Depending on the size of your data file, the conversion process can take up to ten minutes.
Data that is and isn't converted from QuickBooks for Windows to QuickBooks for Mac
Although Intuit has used reasonable efforts to include all features affected, Intuit disclaims that all features are included in these lists. Be sure to compare the newly-converted data with the original data to learn what data was not converted.
Data that IS converted
Account list (chart of accounts)
Customer list
Vendor list (notes will not be converted)
Item list
Terms list
Shipping via list
Customer type list
Vendor type list
Employee list (notes will not be converted)
To do list (alerts will not be converted)
Other names list (without notes)
Job types list
Payment method list
Customer message list
Classes
Reminders (alerts will not be converted)
Links between pay items and other items
Custom field definitions
Transactions and their links:
- Invoices
- Bills
- Deposits
- Payments
- Estimates
- Sales receipts
- Transfers (will be shown as a journal entry)
Memorized transactions
Memorized reports (in alphabetical order, without groups)
History of QuickBooks versions used with the data file
Transaction statistics
1099 categories
Notes
Audit trail
Preferences
- Company name and address
- Which features are enabled
Time and activity records
Budgets
Reconcile
Address book data
Income and expense tracking by class (available in QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac using Profit & Loss by Class reports)
Job costing data (available in QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac using Job Profitability reports)
File passwords
Data that ISN'T converted
Some features and data will NOT be converted from PC to Mac, including (but not necessarily limited to) the following:
Intuit integrated payroll and payroll item lists (QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac uses Aatrix Top Pay for payroll services)
Online banking transactions that have not been accepted into a register (transactions that have been accepted will appear as payments, deposits, and transfers with associated links)
Customized settings for forms like invoices, estimates, statements, and purchase orders (forms can be customized in QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac)
Multi-user data, such as sales representative information
Business planning, expert analysis, and business optimization tools
Customized price levels
Integration with third party applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and ACT!
Merchant account services
Multiple estimates per job (QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac supports a single estimate per job)
Sales order and back order tracking (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Assembly items (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows) will be converted into regular non-inventory part items
Transaction type "transfer" (will convert into a journal entry)
Transaction type "EFP payroll" (will convert into a payroll liability check)
Workers comp list
Vehicle list
Fixed asset item list
New columns added to lists
Loan manager
Edit/Void Paycheck
Print 1096
Credit check
QuickBooks Online Billing
Sales tax code list
Unsupported reports
The following preset reports are currently not supported by QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac. You can, however, create many of these reports using the customization, filtering, and memorization features in QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac.
Profit & Loss Unclassified
Job Progress Invoices vs. Estimates
Open Purchase Orders by Job
Sales Tax Revenue Summary
Pending Builds
Income Tax Preparation
Profit & Loss Budget Performance
Estimates by Job
Reconciliation Discrepancy
Previous Reconciliations
Voided/Deleted Transactions (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Voided/Deleted Transactions History (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Closing Date Exception (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Open Sales Orders by Customers (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Open Sales Orders by Item (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Adjusted Trial Balance (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Adjusting Journal Entries (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Forecast Overview (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
Forecast vs. Actual (available only in Premier versions of QuickBooks for Windows)
All payroll reports
All mileage reports
All list reports

0

#5 User is offline   lisaharl 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 07-September 09

Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:45 PM

View PostParadiseStore, on 31 March 2005 - 06:57 AM, said:

I highly recommend against attempting to convert from PC to MAC. The PC version of the program is ten times better not even considering all the crashes you will get with the MAC version. You also cannot convert any of your payroll data. Keep the old PC and just use it for accounting...
Remember it is very easy to network with windoz machines now and all your excel data is interchangeable.


Please help! I have been using ACT!2000 on Mac OSX 10.4 using Crossover software. I'd like to switch to a Mac friendly calendar/database software (maybe Lotus Notes or Outlook?? for Mac... or other recommended?). How wold I convert the database file over to the new Mac software?
0

#6 User is offline   rab777hp 

  • Veteran
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Banned
  • Posts: 1,840
  • Joined: 11-June 08

Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

Bento?
0

#7 User is offline   Tristan1 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 30-January 10

Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:55 AM

The conversion process of pc to Mac could be searched online. I came across an excellent website that offers efficient payroll services.

This post has been edited by Tristan1: 30 January 2010 - 12:57 AM

0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users