Apple Word???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gamerz, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. gamerz macrumors 6502

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    Hey, For some of you this might some like a stupid question... but one I needed to know before purchasing my iMac...

    Does OSX have a program that is comparable and easy to use like microsoft word without having to pay any extra or get boot camp???

    Thats all.
     
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  3. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    you will have to pay extra for microsoft word for mac, just like you have to pay extra for microsoft office for windows
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    If I recall correctly, iMacs come bundled with trial versions of MS Office for Mac and iWork, which contains Pages. Macs also come with TextEdit, which is a free bare bones style word processor.
     
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  6. j26 macrumors 65832

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    NeoOffice is good, but a bit slow to open. Some people here don't like the look of it either.
    AbiWord is small and fast, but the last time I tried it it didnt' display my fonts correctly.

    Both are free
     
  7. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can use Google Doc's & Spreadsheets ;p It's free
     
  8. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks... TheAnswer??? about text edit... can you take a screenshot of it for me and show me what it looks like and it's basic format???
     
  9. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    think wordpad

    in spanish but [​IMG]
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    TextEdit is extremely simple - think of it as notepad with a few extra features.
     

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  11. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    they both look good... but are they free or come already as an application?
     
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    si senor :)
     
  15. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I'm a big fan of TextEdit.

    It has a lot of functionality that a lot of people don't realise.

    And it switches between plain text, rich text and rich dynamic text nicely.
     

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  16. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow... thanks... im off to buy my imac now... literaly!
     
  17. balamw Moderator

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    That's French BTW. :p

    Each of the apps mentioned here has its own strengths and weaknesses. What do you want to do with it? Just simple letters, reports, etc...?

    B
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I use ABiWord. Very nice MS WORD port.
     

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  19. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    your right. Either I just really sucked at spanish or they changed the languages. Got to be the second.

    Sidenote:
    I use word v.x from say 2000 or 2001? This version of word has more than enough features for me and dont feel like dropping 150$ every couple of years. I might try out ABiWord, thanks cassie.
     
  20. grizzlybrice macrumors regular

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    I second docs.google.com. Amazing, and you can do group stuff just like their spreadsheets.

    gB
     
  21. hagjohn macrumors 6502

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    That slowness in NeoOffice has been fixed in the latest patch. It opens up pretty quick now.
     
  22. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Thanks for that.
    I'll download the latest patch later.
     
  23. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I can't say that I've noticed any quicker opening. :confused:
     
  24. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    It's worth noting even a basic text editor in Tiger will have a spell checker and dictionary/thesauras.
     
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