Mac word processor??

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

  1. Cecret macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2003
    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


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    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


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    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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