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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 41. Q

QuarkXPress

On the Macintosh: QuarkXPress

If you use QuarkXPress on the Macintosh, your skills will translate to the Windows version. Transferring Quark files themselves between Macintosh and PC may not always go smoothly, thanks to both technological differences and font technology differences. For more information, check out Quark’s Web site at http://www.quark.com/ and especially the tech notes at http://www.quark.com/tech/technotes.html.

Quicken

On the Macintosh: Quicken

Quicken is available on the Macintosh, but you may be disappointed to discover that it doesn’t offer as many features as the Windows version—particularly in the area of Internet connectivity. For more information about the Macintosh version of Quicken, visit http://www.intuit.com/.

The Quicken Support web pages also offer information on converting Windows Quicken files for use with the Macintosh version of Quicken—it’s not a trivial process, so check the current recommendations.

QuickTime

On the Macintosh: QuickTime

Most people probably think of QuickTime as a way of playing movies on the Macintosh, but the various QuickTime players and plug-ins can also display pictures and play sounds. QuickTime 4 even offers real-time streaming of audio and video over the Internet—great for people who like to listen to the radio via the Internet or watch live “webcasts” of important events. QuickTime can also be a useful file-format conversion utility for use by other applications, including web browsers and email programs. ...

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