MS Office Altarnatives for Mac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by awulf, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. awulf macrumors 6502

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    I don't like Microsoft Office 2001 for mac, it has to many bugs in it and slows down and some times crashes my PowerMac 7600/132.







    The only Alternatives I found so far is AppleWorks but it lacks in compatiblity with MS office and hasn't got all thoughs features.







    I would like to see programs like OpenOffice/StarOffice or 602 Office running under MacOS. I put Yellow Dog Linux on my mac with OpenOffice on it but it runs really, really, really slow :( .





    Does any one else know of any other alternatives for MacOS or what you think about this?
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Depends on needs

    What do you expect from a piece of Microsoft bloatware? It depends on your needs? Could you use Office for high end features and AppleWorks for everything else??
     
  3. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Appleworks 6.x is very compatible with m$ orfice. I have saved files many times from within Appleworks 6 (under OS 9 AND OS X). If you haven't tried version 6, then I suggest doing so. Make sure you update it fully to the very latest (all available for download). The original release of version 6 didn't have all the compatibility, but in later updates they resolved this issue.

    I have yet to have Appleworks crash on me, or bring my computer down. Orfice on the other hand... 'nuf said.
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    M$ucks office is crap
    its slow and expensive try appleworks 6
     
  5. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    If you can wait a few months a linux office is coming to X this summer and is M$ compatible.

    http://www.hancom.com/en
     

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