Now I know how the Windows people feel.

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  1. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    Tonight, for the first time, I realized why some windows users dont switch and why they have a hard time doing it. Tonight I decided to put that installed version of Keynote to some use. I needed to make a presentation and got to use it for the first time. I felt pretty good about this considering I have masterd the ins and outs of PowerPoint. I opened Keynote and I didnt even know where to start. Very confusing for me at first (not saying its hard, its just i havent used it before). But then I once i figured out everything I loved keynote. So much easier to use now than powerpoint, everythign i layed out so much simplier. Now i kind of know how you windows people who switched feel. most of you didnt know it at first, learned it for a little while, and know love it. its amazing what apple can do, wow. if you guys plan on making prez's, go get keynote, lovely software.

    iJon
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    just did a history presentation using keynote.
    Everyone said great powerpoint presentation you make great ones teach me you are god
    lol!
     
  3. iJon thread starter macrumors 604

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    and thats when you whip out the apple handouts on the machines.

    iJon
     
  4. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Re: Now I know how the Windows people feel.

    Switching was one heck of an experience. i did so in november 2002... I was something of a windows expert then, but apple had sold me. i learned the ins and outs of OS X fairly quickly; i never had that moment of "i don't know where to start," but there were plenty of quirks, like how to name your computer (turns out it's under "sharing" or something). I think my experience was helped by a relative familiarity with Linux, but just the same, it's not a switch that i would want to make very often.
     
  5. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    lol :D
     
  6. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought you weren't going to post anymore. :D

    OS X was so easy to figure out. I've used Windows for years and still don't know how to do some things. OS X is so easy, but it helps to have used OS 9 first. Many of the programs are easy to use, but there is a tradeoff, some aren't all that powerful. Then again, many of the options in Windows apps are useless anyway.
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Read the last 2-3 posts.


    also, what things don't you know how to do in windows?
     
  8. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    Fix things.

    edit: And software/hardware installation is a bitch, especially when it won't boot afterward.

    P.S.-It's Win98, if that says much.
     
  9. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i hear you, lol. touché. i thought you meant like, some feature (not including "working right" ;))
     
  10. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    How'd you know I was a fencer?
     
  11. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    male intuition?
     
  12. dotcomlarry macrumors regular

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    I, as well, have been using Powerpoint for the bulk of my computing life, and I too was a bit confused when first using Keynote. The most confusing to figure out was the two panels for Text and Fonts. Now, in classic Apple style, I would have thought the two to be the same, but they aren't. I think they should be combined, personally. Keynote comes close to the mark in terms of usability, but some things are weird (like text/fonts). I realize that this is a 1.0 release, and I look forward to all the new options to be included (hopefully) and the updates.
     

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