I'm always puzzled why Apple Works doesn't seem to get any respect from even the most diehard Macheads. In my opinion, Apple Works features the most elegant and easiest to use Word Processor around. I can think of many benefits: 1) Elegance/ease of use (M$ Word's horrid interface looks and feels as if it were designed by the Internal Revenue Service - big, unwieldy, unfriendly, non-intuitive and, well, just plain UGLY.) 2) Price - free or virtually free (compare cost to M$ Office for Mac -- ridiculous!) 3) Size - Compare to M$ Office for Mac - jeezuz, the textbook definition of bloatware! 4) Latest version of AW does a fabulous job of translating MS Word documents; certainly can't say the same for any M$ translation program. (I have NEVER gotten Word on a PC to translate anything properly, not even a document created on Office for Mac! Never mind a .cwk document ...) 5) Apple Works is not made by M$ ('nuff said) I much prefer Apple Works' slide show over M$ Powerpoint anyday! I've never had occasion to use Apple Works' spread sheet (I never use any type of spread sheet), so I have no idea how it compares to Office Excel (or whatever it's called). So, if you do use Office for Mac, why? What do you think Apple Works is lacking? Just curious. Discuss!