XP/Vista sharing discs with Apple Mac

  Emsie 12:57 04 Oct 2009

I am going to do some typing for a friend in her house on an Apple Mac which is probably at least 4-5 years old. (I've never used a Mac.)
My question concerns sharing portable discs between pcs and Macs, please.
If I save my work to a portable disc on her Mac, will I be able to read/write/edit it on our XP or Vista pc?
Likewise, if I'm allowed to bring some of the work home, to continue typing, and then save it to a portable disc on our pc, will it be readable/writable on her Mac?
Should I format a disc on any particular machine to make them readable and writable by all of them?
I'd appreciate your advice, please. Thanks!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:08 04 Oct 2009

First what type of file?

If you type and save as pdf a Mac or a PC can open them.

Second MAc use HFS+ PC uses NTFS mac can read NTFS disc but has limited write capability, PC cannot see HFS+

It may be better to write files to a CD

  Emsie 13:52 04 Oct 2009

Thanks, Fruit Bat. When you say it may be better to write files to a CD, do you mean I should type directly to the CD-RW disc, whichever machine I'm on?

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