software question

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by JonoColesUK, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2005
    London UK
    Hy there

    I just ran a searchy on this but couldnt find much.

    I am currently in my last year of school and moving on to uni in October. I need a piece of software that will allow me to create word documents. I only recently switched to mac (december 04) and am used to MS word so anything similar would be usefull (i know the shorcuts are different lol)

    thanking you all in advance


  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    London, England
    how about microsoft office 2004 for mac? get it on the education pricing and its pretty cheap!
  3. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    You can get Word for your Mac or the full Office 2004... you can also get an substantial educational discount as you're still at college.

    You can download a trial version here.

    You can also use TextEdit to create basic documents that you can save as in Word format.
  4. macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    The most obvious one would be Word itself. MS Office for Mac is available in a student version.

    There are varieties of OpenOffice available but IIRC they're not OSX native so you have to run them with X11.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2003
    So it's possible to buy just Word for mac and not the entire Office suit? How much is that, I haven't seen that around anywhere?
  6. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
  7. macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Spearfish, SD
    Try NeoOffice/J. It free and isn't too bad with compatibility. It's cery slow to start up but after that it's okay. It has a word processor, spreadsheet, and a presentation module.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    Just get the entire suite. Its only about $129 bucks if you get the discount, and the Mac version is much better than the Windows version. Haven't figured that one out just yet. Anyway, you'll probably need the other programs down the road. Who doesn't use Excel?
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2004
    as i've mentioned before... wait until you actually goto college... sometimes they offer even better prices on software. for example, i got office 2004 for the mac for a measley $45 from college, just includes a cd and a serial number as it's a site license, not exactly mine, but as long as i goto school there it is perfectly legal to use. definitely an option, but again, you would need to talk to your university and see if they offer anything like this.

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