Resolved Documents & Spreadsheets

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  1. chattahoochee, Feb 14, 2013
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    chattahoochee macrumors 6502

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    In a book I bought regarding Macs, it mentions "Word Processing Documents" & "Spreadsheets" in iWorks like Microsoft for Mac and Apple as well as Microsoft Excel for Mac. This is not part of the Snow Leopard OS I downloaded. Does this have to be purchased separately ?
     
  2. neilly93 macrumors member

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    Yes, you'll either have to buy MS Office for Mac or Apple's alternative - iWork.

    Alternatively, the constituent parts of iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) can be downloaded individually from the App Store.
     
  3. chattahoochee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looking at "iworks" it is hard to determine the full scope of the software. It shows all kinds of process's icloud for one. i am more interested in "Word Procossers" & 'Spreadsheets".
     
  4. neilly93 macrumors member

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    Numbers is Apple's version of Excel, so should deal with any spreadsheet requirements you have. Similarly, Pages is a lot like MS Word, and should be enough for your word processing needs.

    As I said earlier, MS Office for Mac might also be an alternative. 2011 is the most recent version, but 2008 might be a cheaper option if you can find a copy on eBay.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is a free office suite called Libre Office that might suit your needs.
     

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