Hi, and a realy daft question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rory Manton, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Hi all.

    Sorry I havn't taken the time to lurk a bit befor posting but this thing is bugging me.

    I have an iMac G5 (brand spankers it is too!) and I know that there should be some sort of office program, word processing, spread sheets etc, but where?

    Where do I look, what do I look for?

    Sorry to be a compleat prat but I have a sort of hate- hate relationship with BoG's and have managed in the two weeks I have had this "thing " to compleatly balls it up twice so I have had to re-install everything.

    Ps. Wheres the spell checker?
     
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    AppleWorks is fairly basic and old but has all the usual features.

    You should also have trial versions of iWork and Microsoft Office - if you find AppleWorks too primitive then give those a go and decide if you want to buy those programs.
     
  3. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

    SummerBreeze

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    Unfortunately, the only word processor that comes for free is TextEdit, which is annoying to say the least. However, in your Applications folder there should be a trial version of Microsoft Office that you can use until you get your hands on a full program.

    To turn on spell checking in Safari, ctrl+click, choose spelling, and choose to check spelling as you type.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Marshes? What's a BoG?
     
  5. Rory Manton thread starter macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Box of Gubbings, the computer!
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Ah. That doesn't clear anything up at all.. :) Clearly, I'm not from the UK.
     
  7. Rory Manton thread starter macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Gubbings

    A mass of wires, plugs ,sockets and other "unidentifiable "things held together in a loose package ( computer)that serves no use what so ever other than to confuse poor idiots like me!

    :D
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    AAaaaahhhhh.. I call that "the internal combustion engine" or sometimes, "my car". :)
     
  9. Tigger7 macrumors newbie

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    NeoOffice is a free full featured version of Open Office for Mac.:)
     
  10. dmetzcher macrumors regular

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    OpenOffice.org or NeoOffice were going to be my suggestions, if you want something free and powerful.
     

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