Any one know of a typing program for mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Landeeno44, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Landeeno44 macrumors newbie

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    i just bought an imac and have realized that the text edit program is nothing compared to ms word

    does any onw know of any FREE programs like ms word that makes it easy to change fonts and setting without the hassle of using text edit?

    i have to type alot of papers for school and this would make things alot easier

    Landeeno44:apple:
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  3. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    I second the OpenOffice suggestion. If it wasn't for compatibility with sharing it would have replaced MS Office for me years ago.
     
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Theres also neo office which is made off of open office :p I use that only becasue i have a ppc and it opens x11 for the ppc version and icon looks stupid :D
     
  5. Landeeno44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it exports documents in an uncompilable file extension?
    so i cant send files i type to a comp at school that uses ms word???
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    OpenOffice can export files to Word .doc format, but it isn't perfect.

    I use the Mac version of Office. It works fine.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    id reccomend open office aqua

    you can. just select the format in the save as menu
     
  8. Arcadie macrumors regular

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    Honestly, you might want to pick up iwork. The pages is probably the best program i have used. well worth it if you going to do alot of typing.
     
  9. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Well all you have to do is open a .doc and then save it as a .doc and always works unless, if at school saves it as a .docx then you will have some trouble, otherwise i find it works fine between school and home.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what are you talking about?

    open office handles the .docx files just fine
     

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