MS Word

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  1. wojofm1 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a c2d macbook pro with 2g ram. (wooo!) and i have a question. I am an x pc user so, naturally I am used to using MS word. I was just wondering if there was a way to get it on my mbp without actually having to buy it.

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. vferrari macrumors newbie

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    Without paying you can't since that's illegal. But if you're used to M$ Office, try NeoOffice which is free:

    http://www.neooffice.org/

    _VF
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I use ABiWord Very nice Freeware Program, reads almost all kinds of text formats, I use it all the time.

    (Download for Mac is in the middle of the page)
     
  5. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    I second the vote for NeoOffice. Looks much like Word, and works great.
     
  6. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    MS Office 2004 if you want the legit version that will be compatible with most (its like $99 for student/teacher version), Abiword if all you need is microsoft word, and Neooffice if you want a whole office suite.
     
  7. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that NeoOffice is a good Word substitute (not that good of an Office sub. though).

    Do you [legally] own a copy of Office/Word for the PC? If so, you can use CrossOver to run it on your Intel Mac. I use this with OfficeXP, works great.
     
  8. williamh macrumors regular

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    I'm using ThinkFree Office. But I still prefer iWork, Page and Keynote are more advanced than M$ stuff~

    The downside of iWork is that it's not supporting excel file :mad:
     
  9. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    Advanced? I guess... if you call not supporting tracking changes, for instance, an advanced feature. This is, by the way, one major reason why I am sticking with the "relic" Word instead of the "advanced" Pages.
    Maybe the Pages will implement tracking changes in one of the upcoming iterations, hopefully before I reach the "advanced" age :D .
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    ;)

    MS Office 2004 is very nice to me. Just pay for it and get over it.
     
  11. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I second the recommendation for just buying Office. I hate Microsoft as much as the next Mac user, but really, MS Office 2004 is a good product. I use it all the time. NeoOffice is good for a free, community-produced package, but it just doesn't stack up to MS Office in my opinion.
     

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