Good, free word processors

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pavementskate, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. pavementskate macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know any good alternatives to Microsoft Word? Or where I can get it for free? Notepad and TextEdit are not cutting it anymore.
     
  2. kflook macrumors member

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  3. theman macrumors 6502a

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    been using neooffice since getting my mac about a month and a half ago. its a lot like MS word. pretty good.
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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  5. Zuplar macrumors regular

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    i'll continue the trend with saying NeoOffice. it is great. functions just like MS Office and you can edit any documents.
     
  6. Slumbercub macrumors regular

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    If you are just looking for a word processor, Abiword and Bean are both free.
     
  7. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    I have been using NeoOffice and the sister program, OpenOffice for more than a year with excellent results.
     
  8. atarin macrumors regular

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    I vote for NeoOffice, as well! It's really great! I started out using Open Office for Windoze before I switched to Mac, and then started using NeoOffice in August (no need for X11). I still can't believe it's free!
     
  9. MacAodh macrumors regular

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    Neooffice is the best, used to use word and to be honest with you i think on an intel mac especially, it's far better then word
     
  10. tennismanclay macrumors regular

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    I love NeoOffice, err loved Neoffice, it has not worked at all since i upgraded to Leopard. Nothing comes up but the Neoffice text in the upper left of the menu bar,i cant even quit it, got to force quit it.
    :(
     
  11. theman macrumors 6502a

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    That's why you should have done an erase and install (I assume you did upgrade install, no?)

    I did erase and install, and downloaded/installed the latest version. Works perfectly.
     
  12. atarin macrumors regular

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    I did an upgrade install, and I have had no problems with NeoOffice in Leopard. Try installing NeoOffice again (there is an update available, anyway). That might fix the problem. I would install the NeoOffice update before reinstalling Leopard. Less time involved and reinstalling Leopard is kinda overkill if the update fixes the problem.
     
  13. techie4life macrumors 6502

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