Best office apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timmillwood, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    i am looking for a word processer, spreadsheet and presentation program.

    What are the best ones for the least ammount of money?

    I am trying NeoOffice once it downloads but do you know of any better ones?
     
  2. FredClausen macrumors regular

    FredClausen

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    I think hands down Microsoft Office is the best office suite on the mac. If you are a student or a teacher you can get an Educational version of it for a very reasonable price.

    Other word processors to look at:

    http://www.abisource.com/ Abiword (wordprocessor only I believe)

    http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/ Openoffice. I know you have NeoOffice installed, but OOo may be something to look into as well because as I recall NeoOffice was pretty slow as it used java for the GUI, but OOo used X11 which is snappier.
     
  3. lOUDsCREAMEr macrumors regular

    lOUDsCREAMEr

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    Pages is obviously superior,

    drag & drop in NeoOffice is just a pain
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    NeoOffice all the way, especially if you're on an Intel Mac where M$'s Office isn't native yet. So far it's worked 100% fine with all my Excel and Word files (OpenOffice, that is).
     
  5. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using pages right now (no spread sheet tho) but pan to switch back to Office after it goes Universal.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    openoffice is faster than MS office right now on Intel Mac,
    MS Office's education discount can go as low as $75
     

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