which one?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chris200x9, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    Hi I re-installed my OS and wasn't thinking so I erased MS word. What is best alternitive? (I know there are a few).
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    for free:

    openoffice (need X11)

    for $$$.

    some ppl will mention later, :D
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You can reinstall it though.
  4. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006

    yes it's not in my possesion I used my cousin's office since its good for 5 computers. She's at college in ohio im in michigan.
  5. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2006
    I use NeoOffice. I think it's very promising, and it's good enough for everyday use.
  6. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    I've used Abiword and did not like it all that much.

    NeoOffice is what I use now and is better imo.
  7. rksprst macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2004
    I personally like Mellel ( http://www.redlers.com/ )

    I don't like NeoOffice, as it uses java which is always slow. OpenOffice is also slow as it uses x11.

    I don't remember why, but there was some reason I didn't like AbiWord.

    My ultimate favorite is of course TextEdit. Simple and always gets the job done.
  8. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    I downloaded neoffice but I have a question I went to save as doc and it said some formatting might get messed up so I saved as odt no big deal. But my sister has a PC with MS word and we are in college so formatting is important also my computer is the oly one with a printer so she often saves papers o a flash drive and prints them out on my computer. When I open her papers to print them can/will the formatting mess up?
  9. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    its a precaution, but mostly ok, u can save as doc in neooffice, and ur sister can install openoffice under windows too, whichever u want.
  10. ready2switch macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2006
    Only very complicated documents will show any change in formatting (ie. legal documents or extremely complicated publications), and even then they might still be fine. Normal documents (school papers or letters) won't notice a difference.
  11. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006

    ok thanx:D

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