How easy is it to use iWork with Office documents...?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by quentoncassidy, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. quentoncassidy macrumors newbie

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    Do you think it's too much work with the conversions and stuff and possible formatting differences or do you think it wouldn't be a big deal? I'm talking about for like high school or college
     
  2. JAT macrumors 603

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    For school, just fine. Of course, if you don't have either, keep in mind that Office 2011 is much more compatible and not that much more $$$.
     
  3. gks macrumors 6502

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    Check with your school's ITS department. I can typically acquire some version of office for around $50 via their microsoft licensing agreement. Mine doesn't have 2011 yet, but does have 2008 available.
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I use iWork fine, with only a handful of minor compatibility problems in the two years I have been using it.

    And it is a much nicer program than Office:Mac.
     
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    I used iWork '09 for a while but I kept on having compatibility issues with the Office documents that I create on my Windows desktop. I got Office for Mac 2011 recently and have been very happy using that instead. :)

    I'll keep Pages for desktop publishing.
     
  6. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Also keep in mind that if you need visual basic, you'll need Office 2011.
     

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