Universal Word Processor? MS Word is being slow...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by i-unit123, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. i-unit123 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I've been finding that MS word has been a wee bit laggy, on my macbook pro (2.0GB, 2.16Ghz, 17"). Im guessing this isnt hardware issue, as everything else runs great. However, MS word (the rosetta app i use most) seems to lag while editing/opening large documents with pictures.

    Are there any intel native word processors available for .doc files? are they too limiting and lack formatting options? im not that heavy a user, but i would need basic formatting, pictures, spell check, etc. Are there any freeware universal word processors for mac? or would I have to buy something? Thanks for your advice!!!:) :)

    Josh
     
  2. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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  3. i-unit123 thread starter macrumors member

    i-unit123

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    hey thanks,

    which would you recommend over the other? any benifits or disadvantages that arent so obvious after just testing them out briefly? thanks again
     
  4. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    I haven't used either myself, but NeoOffice is just OpenOffice with a native aqua interface.
     
  5. rspeaker macrumors 6502

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    Don't know if it's too limited or not, but I've taken to using TextEdit for most things, and Pages for college papers and stuff needing more formatting options. TextEdit seems to be overlooked by a lot of users, but it provides 75% - 90% of what most people need from a word processor.
     
  6. i-unit123 thread starter macrumors member

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    do they all open .docs? i dont know if thats a dumb question, sorry
     
  7. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    Pages does and it works great for everything I've needed it to do. I don't even have MS Office, which I am aware is probably not the smartest thing, but there are computers at school with Office so if it is a problem, I just go use a computer lab.
     
  8. tominated macrumors 68000

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    i don't know about text edit, but pages opens them (BTW: to save to a .doc file you have to 'export' it
     

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