- Aug 11, 2006
I do a lot of writing. Is there a good Word Processing program I need to get for my Macbook or is there something that comes with it natively?
*raises hand*CoMpX said:As much as it hurts, Microsoft Office is the best program in my opinion, and I think many others will agree with me.
Coolerking said:Awesome. I should be able to figure out which one I like better and buy the program 30 days later.
I kinda hope pages is the way to go. The less I have to bow down to the Microsoft monkey, the better.
The same here, office 1st, open office 2nd....writely.com is a good option too..at least you dont have to install itmcmadhatter said:Ms office is best in my opinion, but then i am used to the layout form pc's, open office is a not to distant second though
I also switched from Office because it I wanted to get away from Rosetta-based apps and because Pages is written in Cocoa. Since switching, I too have come to love Pages, especially since simplifying and personalising it's interface even more. Word is just too visually noisy an environment for me to think and reflect thoughtfully in. I have found Pages to be really lovely.xfiftyfour said:i USED to be a bigger fan of microsoft office, but because of the whole non-UB thing, i started using pages more and have really grown to like it. that's what i would recommend, personally.
neooffice is your best bet for the MB if you're looking for free, though.. it's UB so it'll run natively.
I didn't care for neooffice, though, but that's just personal preference and what i'm already used to.
Export, yes. All imports/exports of Word documents by non-Microsoft products are going to be imperfect, but the one in Pages works for most situations I've found. You really should use .doc for file exchange only on demand. For most occasions, pdf is the way to go. If someone needs your text for inclusion in another document, plain text or rtf is the way to go. Any formatting you've created will only have to be changed anyway.Josias said:BTW, can you save .doc in pages?
It's really fine. The inspector takes a little adjustment if you are used to the more common toolbar interfaces, but it's low-level pain and not permanent.Josias said:Wasn't there some clutter with iWork '06, or is that just me.
It's against MacRumors rules to discuss that stuff. I will note that the iWork family pack costs about the same as, maybe a little less than, the Student and Teacher edition of Office. Plus, you get five seats from Apple instead of three.Can you just as with Office, not register, and use the three licenses on many computers. That way, I won't be urged to buy a Family Pack (don't kill me if this is illegal?)
Yeah, and it seems to do a pretty good job with exporting. Import is usually fine, not always perfect but good.BTW, can you save .doc in pages?