Buy Office or iWork

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by u1725, May 27, 2008.

  1. u1725 macrumors member

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    Hi!
    I have to get Office or iWork(i can get iwork very cheap), which should i choose, and what is the pros and cons for each of them?

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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Which?

    Which one would you guys pick(i can get iwork cheap)?
     
  4. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Use

    I mostly use it for writing and layout stuff, and i never send any of my files to anyone, so it is only a question of, which is the best and esiest(i dont use advansed features)
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    then either would work for that purpose. just get one, everyone is biased. i prefer office and others prefer iwork

    not a big deal for your needs
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    iWork is cheaper and probably easier to use too. Sounds like an easy call.
     
  7. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer iWork, but both have free trials so just download each and try for yourself. :)
     
  8. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    I Think I Will Choose...

    After trying both trials, i think that :apple: iWork is the one for me.
    (Might buy it tomorrow)
     
  9. *Apple* macrumors newbie

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    My recommendation

    I have purchased both, but I would recommend you to buy iwork, it's just easier(and funnier) to use than office.

    Just my advice :)
     
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    the only major beef i have with iwork is a lack of autosave.

    otherwise I prefer it to word for standard text editing.

    It's really nice that it uses the OS's dictionary, so words you've added to the dictionary in any other apps will be recognised there.
     
  12. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    IMO, Keynote is fantastic, Pages is good, but Numbers is horrible if you have to make more than a basic spreadsheet. So I iWork, but also Excel as a stand-alone app.
     
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    I was waiting for your post with all the links.
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    The guide page was created instead. It's much more useful than a bunch of links, but neither seems to stop the proliferation of repetitious threads.
     
  16. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ew, even 2008 is better than Open Office (even in terms of UI design).
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Everyone's situation is slightly different, so I can understand the desire to get a little personalized help, but I do think that pointing out the guides does some good -- at least it gets the basic facts out on the table.
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    If they read it, which from the questions, I presume most do not.
     
  20. pbbaker123 macrumors regular

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    I use iWork for everything except Macro based spreadsheets which I use excel for.
     
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  22. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    OpenOffice 3.0 Beta

    Really, OpenOffice 3.0 Beta looks VERY good. I never actually adjusted to the Ribbon UI in MS Office 2007. I like the UI in the OpenOffice 3.0 Beta much better. And they have versions for MAC OS. For those that haven't tried it, you should. From what I have been reading, and hearing from people working for businesses, a lot of the businesses are switching to this new Open Source Suite. From a price standpoint, it would be hard not to since the new 3.0 is supporting the new file formats of MS Office. If I can just find a good replacement for MS Outlook. Anyway, my next computer will most likely be a iMac since I got looking at them after buying a couple of iPhones.
     

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