Comparability question

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  1. Otumelty macrumors member

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    Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but:
    How compatible is iWork with Microsoft office, as I am studying in university and I have to use windows a lot there but I want to a MacBook?
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  2. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    iWork does the job but it is missing some key features that you would probably need for schools. If your school offers MS for a good price might as well go for it. No real replacement for Word or Excel, again iWork gets close, but not close enough.
     
  3. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I'll probably just download word for the mac then
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    For your college work I'm afraid that Word is a must have....iwork and Pages just won't cut it....An expensive but required application, although you should qualify for a student discount. Buy the student version...MS hardly even check these days, and even if they do ask for proof, just get the slip signed by the college admins...They stamp it, you save.
     
  5. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    How much is it without the discount on the app store do you know?
    Havent got my macbook yet :(
     
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  7. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    Its only £75 on amazon, might order that one
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Remember that Outlook is not included in the cheap versions...If you just want Word, Excel and Powerpoint then the £75 version is fine....And FWIW Outlook is full of bugs on the Mac....If you don't need it as an email client buy the cheaper offering.
     
  9. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    I have no need for an e-mail client, can access my university one online and I have my iPhone for gmail, might phone software4students and see if they do it cheap
     

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