Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iEric, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    I was wondering two things:
    1) Is it better than Office X. (dont be biased)
    2) Will there be an update soon, like one where you have to a major v.7
  2. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2003
    Victoria, Australia
    1) Hahahahahaha! Office creams it. I've got both and everytime I open AW, thinking "maybe this time it's the tool for the job" I look and think..."too hard"

    2) I bl**dy well hope so! It looks and feels like a badly made toy from the early 90s. But it has such huge potential.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: AppleWorks

    Apples [pardon the pun] and oranges.
    It will be released in due time.
  4. Kyle macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I find AppleWorks to be the worst program on my computer.
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I also found Apple Works to be a waste of money. I bought it 4 years ago thinking it was going to be a cheap and better alternative to Office, but it just doesn't come close. And after over 4 years it is still at the same version only with a few bug/function fixes to make it work with newer revisions of OS X and newer systems. Office v.X is definitely a worthwhile investment, I wouldn't have gotten through the semester with all of the papers I've had to write with any other word processor, I'm sure.
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I've always found AppleWorks to be more than adequate, especially after doing heavy duty work with MS Word on Windows. MS Word 4 for Macintosh was another matter.

    Is it better than MS Office? What's better? AppleWorks doesn't have nearly as many features but its integration is much better.

    Knowing that most people don't scratch the surface of either AppleWorks or MS Office, you should ask yourself what you really need.

    Are you making documents with table of contents and indexes (indices)?

    Do you need multi-depth spreadsheets?

    Do you need to read MS Office for Windows documents?
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I've found the user interface with MS Word to be much easier for me to work with than AppleWorks. Perhaps it's the many years of using Word, Corel, AmiPro, etc on the PC side, but I just didn't like using AW and found myself being less productive while trying to figure out how to use features that were either different or seemingly not better implemented like on Word. I also found the Word file save feature to be less than capable, many times my teachers and friends couldn't get files I saved with AW to Word format to open even though they were supposed to be compatible.
  8. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    I prefer AppleWorks to Microsoft Office. I rarely use Spreadsheet/Excel, but when I have, AppleWorks Spreadsheet supported more equations that Excel did not have. I also prefer AppleWorks WordProcessing to Microsoft Word, as it seems easier to use for me. I know Word has more features, but I have rarely had any use for any of them. AppleWorks Drawing is useful for quick posters or project covers for school. Excel and Powerpoint do have some useful features. So it depends on what you like. AppleWorks is better for what I do, but Office may be better for others.

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