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JonoColesUK
Feb 8, 2005, 02:56 AM
Hy there

I just ran a searchy on this but couldnt find much.

I am currently in my last year of school and moving on to uni in October. I need a piece of software that will allow me to create word documents. I only recently switched to mac (december 04) and am used to MS word so anything similar would be usefull (i know the shorcuts are different lol)

thanking you all in advance

Jono

:D

russed
Feb 8, 2005, 03:41 AM
how about microsoft office 2004 for mac? get it on the education pricing and its pretty cheap!

Blue Velvet
Feb 8, 2005, 03:42 AM
You can get Word for your Mac or the full Office 2004... you can also get an substantial educational discount as you're still at college.

You can download a trial version here. (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx)

You can also use TextEdit to create basic documents that you can save as in Word format.

Applespider
Feb 8, 2005, 03:42 AM
The most obvious one would be Word itself. MS Office for Mac is available in a student version.

There are varieties of OpenOffice available but IIRC they're not OSX native so you have to run them with X11.

MacSA
Feb 8, 2005, 04:26 AM
You can get Word for your Mac or the full Office 2004... you can also get an substantial educational discount as you're still at college.

You can download a trial version here. (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx)

You can also use TextEdit to create basic documents that you can save as in Word format.

So it's possible to buy just Word for mac and not the entire Office suit? How much is that, I haven't seen that around anywhere?

Blue Velvet
Feb 8, 2005, 04:28 AM
So it's possible to buy just Word for mac and not the entire Office suit? How much is that, I haven't seen that around anywhere?

http://www.dabs.com/uk/Search2/Product+Details.htm?quicklinx=362T&searchphrase=word%20mac

dcollierp
Feb 8, 2005, 07:25 AM
Try NeoOffice/J. It free and isn't too bad with compatibility. It's cery slow to start up but after that it's okay. It has a word processor, spreadsheet, and a presentation module. http://www.planamesa.com/neojava/en/index.php

cmvsm
Feb 8, 2005, 09:27 AM
Just get the entire suite. Its only about $129 bucks if you get the discount, and the Mac version is much better than the Windows version. Haven't figured that one out just yet. Anyway, you'll probably need the other programs down the road. Who doesn't use Excel?

Logik
Feb 8, 2005, 02:39 PM
as i've mentioned before... wait until you actually goto college... sometimes they offer even better prices on software. for example, i got office 2004 for the mac for a measley $45 from college, just includes a cd and a serial number as it's a site license, not exactly mine, but as long as i goto school there it is perfectly legal to use. definitely an option, but again, you would need to talk to your university and see if they offer anything like this.