Do Mac's ship with Office?

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  1. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a dumb question, but I am looking to change over to Mac and was wondering if Office is shipped with the Mac or do I have to buy it then install?

    If it doesn't come with the Mac, how do I make word documents, etc?

    Thanks!
    And sorry if its a dumb question :p
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Nope - yu must buy it or..... download OpenOffice 3.0 (Which is pretty darned good) :)
     
  3. gikku macrumors regular

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    You're in Melbourne, Myer will throw in a copy of Office 2008:Mac Home and Student edition. others resellers may also.
     
  4. meeksdigital macrumors newbie

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    Not even worth it to bother with Office unless you're a power user who needs every little thing.

    Neo Office offers about 90-95% of the functionality of Office in a FREE Opensource package! Rockin'!
     
  5. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even think Myer are a reseller?
     
  6. PresentACat macrumors regular

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    Not quite sure of the prices but for a student in the UK it is actually cheaper in some instances to buy an OEM copy of Vista and get the Ultimate package of Office 2007 from Microsoft, which is a vastly superior programme to the 2008 Mac version.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    While Mac do not ship with Office, a program called TextEdit is included. It's a lightweight word processor that can read and write Word files.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textedit
     
  8. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    Do Macs still ship with a 30 day Microsoft Office and iWork trial? Anyway if they don't, I also recommend downloading NeoOffice. It does everything Office and iWork can, and it's for free!
     
  9. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
    I think I'm going to have to get Office anyway for all my school work.
     
  10. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    They certainly are (most myer stores are, just an example):
    Myer Melbourne (website)
    295 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    03 9661 1716 Melbourne
    VIC 3000 Apple Authorised Reseller

    From: http://www.apple.com/au/buy/
     
  11. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You might consider trying the free demo if iWork '08. It's an excellent suite of programs and much cheaper than Office. -GDF
     
  12. j26 macrumors 65832

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    NeoOffice (as mentioned above) is generally compatible with MS Office, apart from some minor formatting issues, so unless you need the really advanced features, I wouldn't bother getting the MS version.
     
  13. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    They do still ship with the trials.
     
  14. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah just get open office unles syoua re a crazy hardcore user you won't notice the difference on most stuff.
     
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  16. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the replies.
    I think when I get a Mac, I won't bother with Office until I try the other programs people have mentioned - NeoOffce, TextEdit etc.
    Then, if I think I really need office, I will get it.
     

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