What is the Best Word Processor for Turabian formatted Research Papers.

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  1. MacDaddyMan macrumors newbie

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    As the title says, what is the best word processor for mac when working with turabian formatted papers?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Isn't Word industry standard?
    Your new Mac doesn't come with that, btw.
     
  3. MacDaddyMan, Dec 12, 2012
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    Jessica, there is really no need to be like that. If you do not wish to be helpful, thats fine. Just put me on ignore or something.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I said Word. It's a real program buddy, look it up. And your Mac doesn't come with it. If you don't like the answer then that's too bad. Anyone can support my statement that Word should be used. It's a program by Microsoft. How you can think I'm making that **** up is beyond me pal.
     
  5. MacDaddyMan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jessica, You know as well as I do that this was a smart alec statement.
     
  6. wrosie macrumors member

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    I would use Word also. It has all the power and features you need for citations, headings, and anything else that comes up.

    I wish I had had Word back in the day when I was working on my dissertation. We didn't have much in the way of computers or software back then so someone typed it for me...on a typewriter...with four carbons! Making changes was quite a challenge!

    Anyway, you can't go wrong with Word. If you are a student, your college or university may have student copies available at very low cost. I recently purchased a copy of MS Office for Mac from the college where I work, and it was amazingly inexpensive.

    Good luck! :)
     
  7. MacDaddyMan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your input and advice.
     
  8. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    I cast a third vote for Word; and, no, it doesn't come with your computer.
     
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    What are turabian papers?
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Look buddy, it was far from it but I will not defend myself with someone who is so unintelligible that they are unable to see that an answer was supplied to them. I said Word, others said Word, you can eat the foot that you've stuck in your mouth or you can use Pages. No one will mind either way. Don't ask questions if you're going to take issue with a response. It seems to me that Word is still industry standard and as such, Word is in fact your best bet.
     
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    Formatting style for theses, dissertations, etc. based on the Chicago Manual of Style
     
  14. 8.33 macrumors newbie

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    Lyx. Very pretty output, BibTeX citations and free!
     
  15. MacDaddyMan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow. Cool. I have never seen these before. Thanks
     
  16. RSL macrumors regular

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    You can start with Lyx, but be warned it has really lousy LaTex output. You'll want to move to a LaTex editor for full control (e.g. MacTex).
     
  17. 8.33 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, having seen what LaTeX looks like for not much effort I have decided to put the effort in and go the whole way.
     

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