Software pre-installed on iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by julizeda, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    For some reason I can't seem to find a list of the software that comes pre-installed on the iMacs. For example, do they typically come with a word processing program (Pages, for example) pre-installed? I don't know why I can't find this info on the Apple web-site.
     
  2. macrumors G3

    Apple fanboy

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    iMacs don't ship with pages or any other word processor. They ship with ilife and your os (currentlt Lion)
    http://www.apple.com/uk/ilife/
    You will either have to buy word or pages from the app store or shop.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Not quite correct, all Macs come with Text Edit which is a very basic text editing application. You can purchase Pages for $20 from the Mac App Store and of course you can always use MS Office for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for about $100 or so or use one of the free MS Office derivatives like NeoOffice or OpenOffice.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    Is this the same as notepad on a windows machine? I've heard good things about open office but never used it on a Mac
     
  5. macrumors 604

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    TextEdit is similar to Notepad, but I think TextEdit is much better. I use it to write letters for snail mail when I don't want to bother with Pages.
     
  6. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    Its successor Libre Office works well, although it is not very pretty. Still free though and might be all you need.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    TextEdit works with formatted text, so I would say its actually closer to wordpad.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    I currently don't use a PC so I can't say I'm familiar with notepad, however my understanding is TextEdit is somewhat similar however it has more formatting abilities and also includes a spell checker and some nice formatting abilities.
     

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