If I take class notes on an apple computer can I save this to floppy and use it on a PC. This will assume I am writing the notes in Word for Mac.
Not a computer expert, but in my experience, no. The PC will spit out the disc or ask if you want to (re-)format it. (My Mac, however, can read PC formatted discs & files. You lose some formatting in the translation, however.)
MacDrive. Or you can PC-format the floppies on the Mac and read them directly on your PC at home.