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MacBytes
Dec 6, 2007, 11:35 AM
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SPUY767
Dec 7, 2007, 08:51 AM
I beg to differ. I'm willing to bet that many more Mac users will find that iWork does everything that they need it to with little or no fuss, for a fifth of the price of Office. This may or may not be a good thing for Apple, because if sales of Office on the Mac are not what MS hopes they may cancel development of Office for Mac. I've seen some betas of office for mac and I must say, that compared to the windows version, it is tripe. Office 2007 is far more workable in a professional environment, and Apple's own iWork appears to be more compatible with the lates office document formats than the beta build of Office 2008 Mac that I saw.

Chef Medeski
Dec 7, 2007, 11:38 PM
I beg to differ. I'm willing to bet that many more Mac users will find that iWork does everything that they need it to with little or no fuss, for a fifth of the price of Office. This may or may not be a good thing for Apple, because if sales of Office on the Mac are not what MS hopes they may cancel development of Office for Mac. I've seen some betas of office for mac and I must say, that compared to the windows version, it is tripe. Office 2007 is far more workable in a professional environment, and Apple's own iWork appears to be more compatible with the lates office document formats than the beta build of Office 2008 Mac that I saw.

I dont find Numbers to be a comprehensive enough spredsheet application. I have run into numerous limitations in ters of data analysis, due to inabiliy to plot trendlines, inability to add error bars. Number is great and I use it often to make good looking Spreadhseets. But its nowhere as comprhensive and thats an issue for me sometimes.

MacsAttack
Dec 8, 2007, 02:38 AM
I know I will not be buying Office - because iWork gets the job done just fine.

Goign to be real interesting to see what improvements the next version of Numbers gets...

elcid
Dec 8, 2007, 10:22 AM
2004 and 2008 office for 60 bucks, it would be silly to pass it up.

CPD_1
Dec 8, 2007, 02:26 PM
I use numbers for personal budgeting and for some of it's built-in templates, I use pages for banner design and word processing, and I wouldn't use anything but keynote for presentation.