word processing

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  1. jrethorst macrumors newbie

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    From the archives here:

    > 1) I use WordPerfect and Word at work. Should I pick up the Microsoft
    > Office or just use Appleworks -- or should I just go Virtual PC, Windows '98,
    > and run them from there?

    If you don't mind the Classic environment (i.e. don't have an Intel Mac - otherwise, see below), you could download the free last version of WordPerfect for the Mac, use it to open any WP Windows documents through version 12, and either work in WPMac or move documents to an OSX app. See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordperfectmac/ for the download of the program and the single necessary updater for OS 8/9/Classic, a Spotlight plugin for Tiger, over a hundred third-party utilities and an active discussion forum. WP runs without problems in Tiger. The forum is especially active these days discussing Basilisk and SheepShaver, two solutions for Classic on Intel Macs.
     
  2. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    I'm not a big fan of apple works, pages however is pretty good. Nothing compares to Microsoft word however- go with ms word.
    -appleintelrock :)
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd say LaTeX more than compensates for lack of MS Word.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Corel released a filter which allows Corel WordPerfect 3.5e to open and edit WordPerfect files up to WP 8. The application will open newer format files, but the results may not be to your liking. The opensource Linux stalwart AbiWord does a beautiful job with both WordPerfect and Word files. I strongly recommend it.
     

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