Mac word processor??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cecret, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. Cecret macrumors member

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    What features will document need to have to get you to switch from Word?

    I'd like better address book integration, easier layout, and better templates.
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Re: Mac word processor??

    Basically all I need is a non-stupidly designed word processor that can handle .doc files (I've heard Appleworks can handle them, but it has some trouble). Word X is ok, but it's rather expensive, and has a whole bunch of more office oriented stuff that I really don't need. If MS made a cut down version of Word X (Word X Home Edition?) that was simpler and cheaper, but could still handle .doc files, I would get that. OpenOffice looks promising, but not until it's a bit further along in development. Also, "Document" is a silly name for an application, I really hope they don't call it that.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Mac word processor??

    I agree with you. Calling it "Text" or so would be more logical. "Document" is far too general, not indicating a purpose or type, like "Keynote" does (and the rumored "SpreadSheet").
    Anyhow, like Catfish_Man I'm wishing for simplicity above many features. And as Apple is totally committing itself to "open standards" (Keynote and XML) I believe Apple will adopt the RTF format as the document type. Any modern wordprocessing app reads and writes RTF. Ofcouse Apple's "Word" will be fully compatible with ".doc"-docs.
     

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