iWork O7

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by prp134, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. prp134 macrumors regular

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    What's your take on iWork 07, Im a recent owner of a Black Macbook. I am still trying to decided if its worth shelling out 195 for word, I am a heavy word user. I was thinking of replacing word for pages but recently read a review that states that pages has still far from over taking word's territory.

    So my question..Will iWork 07 address what its lacking? As far a Grammar and spelling, and formatting palette?
     
  2. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    Well, iWork 07 isn't out yet, iWork 06 being the current version.

    Pages certainly has spell-check — it's built into all native Apple applications — and it has good formatting palettes. Pages also has a lot of page layout features that Word doesn't have. However, there is no grammar checking yet.

    Some people know Word's quirks and functions too well to want to switch; others share documents with other users and need complete compatibility with advanced features. Myself, there's nothing I need that Pages doesn't have, and Pages handles the Word documents I encounter just fine.

    iWork 07, which should be just around the corner, will undoubtedly bring improvements to Pages, possibly grammar checking among them.
     
  3. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    I'm kinda in a similar situation here. I'm a heavy user of MS Office 2004, and I absoluetly hate how slow it runs in Rosetta. If iWork 07 comes with a spreadsheet program, I will be willing to switch over to it if it. Problem is, I exchange lots of files in MS Office formats, so I need good compatibility with them.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I recommend NeoOffice as a free Office alternative...I mainly use Pages, as I am a student and it is perfect for my needs of taking notes in school, but I use NeoOffice when I need the different features...
     
  5. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

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    No one here knows, so how bout we just wait and see.
     
  6. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't Leopard have grammar checking built in?
     

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