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My professor has assigned a project that uses Windows software but I'm on a Mac. What should I do?


If you've been assigned a multimedia project or presentation and the instructor has asked that you use software that is not available for Macs (such as Windows Movie Maker, Publisher, etc.), first check with him or her to see if you can use a different program instead. Chances are, what you are turning in for class is not the actual project file, but a final playable media file (ex. video or audio file). The exception to this could be a PowerPoint presentation, but PowerPoint is in fact available on both platforms.

Here are two examples:

  • Substitute iMovie when asked to create a digital video using Windows Movie Maker.

  • Substitute Pages when asked to create a publication using Microsoft Publisher. (Or, if you have Office for Mac, use Word)