hi all, i might need to look for an alternative to Libreoffice because i've been having issues with it as a thread i just made illustrates. my real question is related to Microsoft Word: will the formatting and setup i use on Mac Word work with Windows Word or will it change? the real thing i'm concerned about is the 'notebook' layout -- will this look the same if i opened the same file on Windows Word? most of my work will be done on the Mac, but if i had to do some work on Windows i want to be able to do it. is the compatibility perfect between the two different versions or not? do Microsoft do a good job with it? thanks a lot guys! edit: on a similar note so i don't need to create a new thread, what about the compatibility of OpenOffice and Microsoft Office?