Best office apps

timmillwood

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 7, 2006
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i am looking for a word processer, spreadsheet and presentation program.

What are the best ones for the least ammount of money?

I am trying NeoOffice once it downloads but do you know of any better ones?
 

FredClausen

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Aug 7, 2006
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KALM
I think hands down Microsoft Office is the best office suite on the mac. If you are a student or a teacher you can get an Educational version of it for a very reasonable price.

Other word processors to look at:

http://www.abisource.com/ Abiword (wordprocessor only I believe)

http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/ Openoffice. I know you have NeoOffice installed, but OOo may be something to look into as well because as I recall NeoOffice was pretty slow as it used java for the GUI, but OOo used X11 which is snappier.
 

kainjow

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Jun 15, 2000
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NeoOffice all the way, especially if you're on an Intel Mac where M$'s Office isn't native yet. So far it's worked 100% fine with all my Excel and Word files (OpenOffice, that is).
 

WillMak

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Jul 29, 2005
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I'm using pages right now (no spread sheet tho) but pan to switch back to Office after it goes Universal.
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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openoffice is faster than MS office right now on Intel Mac,
MS Office's education discount can go as low as $75