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Solved Images inserted in documents on Mac do not show up on PC

January 24, 2013 at 09:42:46
Specs: Macintosh

I have an Macbook Pro (OSX Tiger) at home and work as a first grade teacher in a school filled with PCs. I like to make my own worksheets. I work almost exclusively in Word and Excel. It takes me hours and I would love to work on this at home so I can be physically present with my family. I like to go online to find free images because first graders need pictures. I have never been able to find a picture online with my Mac, include it in my document, and bring it up at work. (The document minus all pictures is always there.) The opposite is not true. My Mac sees every picture my PC inserts. I am not computer savvy so I need the steps laid out in very easy lingo.
IT people at school tried to help me by installing QuickTime, but this doesn't bring up any of my images. Computer sales people for both types of computers have also been unsuccessful. One told me I was wasting my time because it is actually impossible to do. I need a new computer soon but just cannot go with a Mac again, unless this is a resolvable issue.

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January 24, 2013 at 10:05:11
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Installing Quicktime wasn't necessary, Quicktime is for viewing video.

It may be that your Mac is saving the picture in some format that the Windows PC can't read, or that it's not putting the proper extention on the file (IE jpg, bmp, etc. Try this, when you find a picture you like, save it to your hard drive. Make sure it's in a jpg, bmp, png, or gif format. Those are the most common for Windows and will be the most compatible. Now rename the file so it has the right type of extension for that particular file type, IE if it's a jpg picture and the name of the file is kitten, the rename the file to kitten.jpg . If it's a bmp file, then rename it to kitten.bmp, etc. Now import it into your Word doc or Excel spreadsheet and see if it works on your Windows PC.


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