Good Alternative to MS Word

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bosunsfate, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Bosunsfate macrumors 6502

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    Apple Works not good.

    iWork...to expensive.

    Anyone have a good altnerative on a student budget?
     
  2. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    Neo office is really good...if you have a ppc processor. The x86 port won't be out until summer I hear.
     
  3. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    Disclaimers: I myself would consider WriteNow running under Classic to be immensely preferable to Word. I'd almost prefer to do word processing from the open firmware prompt. And what I actually use is AppleWorks and I'm fine with it.

    Having said that, though, have you looked at the free NeoOffice/J? It is way too much like Microsoft Office for my tastes, but it is commendably, transparently compatible.
     
  4. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    It might help if you tell us what sorts of things you want to do on your word processing program. Basic essay/paper writing?
     
  5. Bosunsfate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone....thanks for the feedback. Neo Office looks to be exactly what I was looking for.

    On the use front...yea, I went there with my brother-in-law on this. He's the one who was looking for it.....his comment...I just need something like Office...no details provided...my assumption is that he's college studend...needs to write term papers...

    So I pretty much gave up and decided to see what I'd find here. To my luck I think this will work for him....we'll see.

    Thanks again
    bosun:)
     

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